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New Waterproof Kindle - Printable Version

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New Waterproof Kindle - abarrow - 10-11-2017

For those who have used, or plan to use, Amazon Kindles for instrument display, they just announced a new waterproof version. It's considerably more expensive than their earlier units (around $250 USD), but still cheaper than many proprietary display units, and can display anything you wish to output to a black and white web format.

If you have never tried using Kindles for instruments, It's easy to give it a try. There are Signal-K additions that make it possible. EPaper displays probably have the best sunlight readability that you can get, and those what have LED backlight are also quite usable at night.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/11/amazon-introduces-a-waterproof-kindle-oasis-with-a-seven-inch-screen-and-audible-playback/

These new units also have bluetooth audio, so with a little work you could probably come up with some nice audible alerts on the unit, which would be a nice feature!

I'll have to give my piggybank a shake to see if there are enough coins inside!


RE: New Waterproof Kindle - Sailoog - 10-11-2017

IP8? really? amazing


RE: New Waterproof Kindle - abarrow - 10-11-2017

Yeah, I guess they are worried about people reading in the tub!