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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets are displayed during a launch event in New York September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

London – Amazon has unveiled its latest waterproof Kindle Oasis e-reader which can be used on the beach, in the pool, or in the bathtub; developed to survive immersion in up to 2 meters.

The device is available for 3 different price, the 8GB version is for $250, the 32GB model prices at $280, and the 32GB with free cellular connectivity is priced at $350.

The new Oasis which holds the same name as last year’s premium Kindle — has jumped up in size, moving from a 6-inch screen to a 7-inch screen, which can take a bigger number of words, according to the company.

The device has ambient light sensors and comes with an aluminum back. Amazon said now page-turning feels faster.

This version isn’t only waterproof, but also has a built-in Audible app that lets users download and listen to around 375 thousand audible programs and books.