All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader - Graphite, 7" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 8 GB, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
|Price:||$249.99 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Now available in Graphite or Champagne Gold.
- Our largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.
- The first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle so you are free to read in even more places.
- Now with Audible, listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
- Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
- Keep reading—a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, newspapers, and audiobooks.
- Instant access to new releases and bestsellers, or from over a million titles at $2.99 or less. Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1.
Our largest, highest resolution display
New – Featuring our largest 7-inch 300 ppi display, Kindle Oasis fits over 30% more words per page for fewer page turns. Crisp, laser quality text reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.
Designed to feel light as paper
Kindle Oasis tapers to an ultrathin 3.4mm display featuring our strongest cover glass and a sleek, anodized aluminum back. Designed to be portable and lightweight, it’s perfect to take anywhere you want to read.
Ideal for one-handed reading
The ergonomic design shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Easily turn the page with either the touch display or dedicated page turn buttons. Whether you choose to read with your left or right hand, the page orientation automatically rotates to match.
Larger storage capacity
New – Kindle Oasis is now available in 8 GB or 32 GB. Carry even more titles with you.
Perfect lighting anywhere
Now with an adaptive front light, Kindle Oasis automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on your surroundings—whether you're in a dimly lit room or outside in the sun—and can be fine-tuned even further based on personal preferences.
Read books your way
More options than ever before to personalize your ideal reading settings with font sizes, additional boldness levels, left-aligned (ragged right) text, and new accessibility features. Combined with the new, larger 7-inch display, reading on the all-new Kindle Oasis is more comfortable than ever.
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|Price||From: $79.99||From: $119.99||From: $199.99||From: $249.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||No||Yes - IPX8 (2 meters, 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes - 4 LEDs||Yes - 6 LEDs + adaptive light sensor||Yes - 12 LEDs + adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page press||Touchscreen + page turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Colors||Black, White||Black, White||Black||Graphite, Champagne Gold Aluminum back|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity|
|Weight||5.7 oz (161 g)||Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz (205 g) Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity: 7.6 oz (217 g)||Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz (180 g) Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity: 6.6 oz (188 g)||Wi-Fi: 6.8 oz (194 g); Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity: 6.8 oz (194 g)|
|Dimensions||6.3" x 4.5" x 0.36" (160 x 115 x 9.1 mm)||6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 x 117 x 9.1 mm)||6.4" x 4.5" x 0.30" (162 x 115 x 7.6 mm)||6.3" x 5.6" x 0.13-0.33" (159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm)|
Unlimited reading on any device with Prime
Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – you can read however you want, wherever you want
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks. Freely explore new authors, books, and genres on any device for just $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more
Exclusive Kindle titles
Over 1 million Kindle exclusive titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Arthur C. Clarke.
Millions of books (including the latest best sellers), newspapers, magazines, Kindle Singles, and more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. Learn more
Free books in the public domain
Millions of titles in the public domain, such as A Tale of Two Cities, Les Misérables, Pride and Prejudice, and more are available for free.
Free book samples
Download and read a sample for free before you decide to buy.
Low book prices
Over a million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Over 2 million titles are $9.99 or less.
Customize to your language
Kindle can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with, and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Read books in other languages
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favorite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin, and Greek scripts, and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Follow along with page numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Never lose a book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library free in the cloud so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Carry and read personal documents
Email documents—including Word, PDF, and more—directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle using Send to Kindle
Get special offers
Love deals? You'll receive special offers and sponsored lockscreens directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle lockscreen and on the bottom of the home screen while not in use - they don't interrupt reading.
Organize your books with Cloud Collections
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier.
It’s even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library, Goodreads, and the Kindle Store on the same page.
Amazon's 7” Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
6.3"x 5.6” x 0.13-.33” (159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm).
Wi-Fi 6.8 oz (194g); Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity: 6.8oz (194g). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
8 GB holds thousands of books or over 35 Audible audiobooks; 32 GB holds thousands of books or over 160 Audible audiobooks; Audible audiobook capacity based on average Audible audiobook size.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless and Bluetooth off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light settings, wireless usage. Audible audiobook streaming over Bluetooth will reduce battery life.
Fully charges in under 3 hours from a computer USB, or in under 2 hours using the Amazon 5W charger (sold separately).
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, or 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from Kindle Oasis to your Bluetooth speakers or headphones. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) support to remotely control playback of Audible audiobooks on Kindle Oasis from compatible Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.
VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, provides spoken feedback allowing you to navigate your device and read books with text-to-speech (available in English only). Kindle Oasis also includes the ability to invert Black and White, adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins. Learn more about Accessibility for Kindle
Content Formats Supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion; Audible audio format (AAX).
Warranty and Service
Included in the Box
Kindle Oasis (9th Generation), USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide.
Waterproof (IPX8), tested to withstand immersion in 2 meters of fresh water for 60 minutes. Learn more.
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Flash forward one year, and Amazon seems to have abandoned this philosophy completely with the 2017 "New" Oasis, a Kindle seemingly designed to uncomfortably remind you that you're holding a reading device in your hands. It does this in several ways. First, with a significantly bulked up size and weight--it looks and feels much bigger than you'd think compared to the 2016 Oasis, and it's just plain heavy to hold in one hand for extended periods of time. Sure, that weight is fairly well-balanced, but that's like hearing, "Oh, but it's dry heat!" when the temp hits 115 degrees.
Second, the added carry-weight of the new Oasis is made worse by the very slippery feel of the new aluminum body, which forces you to grip it more tightly, and that becomes uncomfortable in longer reading sessions. This is definitely not a Kindle that ever disappears in your hands. I've seen some complaints about sharp edges, too, but that was not my experience. I've read that Amazon was going for a more "premium" feeling with this switch to aluminum, but I'm not sure what that means when every cheap tablet out of China has an aluminum body. It's also a foolish design goal for a Kindle, where priority should be given to materials that are comfortable to hold in-hand for hours at a time. And finally, this aluminum body is cold to the touch, about as unbook-like a reading experience as you can have. The ergonomics, in summary, scream to remind you that you're holding a device.
So, is there anything I liked about the New Oasis? Yes, and that's what makes it especially disappointing: the 7" screen is really great, and has the immediate feeling of being the "right" size for a Kindle screen. My old Oasis and Voyager now look cramped by comparison. The larger screen somehow makes the experience of reading feel "roomier" and more relaxing--and perhaps this is just because it's closer to the page size in a real book. My new Oasis did not have the screen lighting issues some have reported but, as I've read elsewhere, the background does appear to be less white than previous Kindles, but that change actually looks more like printing on a paper page to my eye.
My hope for the next gen Kindle is something like a 7" Voyager form-factor, but one that narrows bezels as much as possible for a smaller size, while using materials chosen for light weight and a comfortable feeling in the hand. In the meantime, my new Kindle Oasis will be going back to Amazon, and it's the first next-gen Kindle that I've ever returned. That should tell you a lot. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and I hope you find it helpful in making a buying decision.
One of the first things you notice, after the size increase, is the total look and feel of quality:
Refined aluminum outer shell that will resist scratches.
Page turn buttons-similar to the last Oasis version.
Well balanced when in the hand.
The lighting seems to be the best that the Kindle team has put forward yet- It seems they have taken prior criticism to heart and made a focus on making the lighting as flawless as possible.
Overall fit and finish-this thing looks and feels refined. You get the same sense of quality you get when you pick up an Ipad (whether you like Apple or not).
Faster page turns.
Lighting/ Screen quality:
Amazon must have taken poor reviews on some other models to heart and focused on eliminating these issues. Now with 12 LED bulbs, the lighting is more uniform than any prior unit. Far better than the Paperwhite (while decent for the money- the Oasis is far better). I would rank the Voyage as having a more even screen than my 2016 Oasis-The 2017 OASIS HAS THE BEST SCREEN YET).
The screen has a warmer hue than the Paperwhite, Voyage or Oasis 1.
No visible light cones.
7” screen displays more text for less page flips.
Graphics look better-small print displayed better.
Inverted White/ Black option is nice change that displays less light...good for some that read in bed with partners.
The Kindle team set the reading plane lower in the device(the glass is thicker) the eliminate light cones. The addition of 2 more LED units makes for the most even lighting possible. A one inch screen size really makes a difference in the reading experience-I stopped reading on my Old Oasis and Voyage after getting this unit...ABSOLUTELY FLAWLESS! While the other Kindles are fine, when you put them side by side with the Oasis...NO COMPARISON...OASIS WINS!
Font boldness control, size options and Black /White color conversion
Kindle added more font sizes and boldness control-great for all readers-available on software update on other readers.
Black /White inversion is a neat new reading option-exclusive on the Oasis.
For the visually challenged:
THIS IS THE DEVICE FOR YOU. Large fonts look more normal on this larger screen.
Less page flips-really noticeable on larger fonts.
Bold font options….about time!
White /Black color inversion option. Great for nighttime readers with a partner.
This is an area that many will overlook...Magazines look better on a 7” screen than 6”
At 194 grams it is slightly lighter than the Paperwhite at 205grams and slightly heavier than the Voyage...In reality you can hardly feel the difference. It is however, significantly heavier than the prior Oasis model without the cove that only weighed 131 grams.
Page turn buttons:
Similar to last year’s model
Much better than the Voyage- you can easily feel these, even in the dark.
A slight click when the buttons are pushed leaves no doubt that the page will turn. These buttons really make it easy to stay focused on reading-no need to swipe the page, just klick the button. Once you get used to the buttons it is hard to go back to a Paperwhite.
Very similar to last year’s model; they expanded the gripping area on the bezel to allow for wider thumbs that don’t overlap the screen while in use. One the Voyage, my thumb is half on, half off the device when in use.
The screen and button function auto flip when you change hands.
Well balanced and secure in the hand while holding.
8 gigs is plenty for most ebook readers, however if you plan to use Audible or have a large library consider paying $30 more for the 32gig model(about 27 gigs in actual use)
Graphic and image heavy books can exceed 200 mg in size Examples are Manga, Comics, Cookbooks, Magazines and How to books.
My library has a little over 2000 items and does not totally fit on any other Kindle device-no problem on a 32 gig Oasis!
Seamless switching from reading to Audible if you own the e-book and the Audible version. They offer a 32 gig option for 30 dollars more if you plan on storing a lot of Audible books.
This device does not have speakers. You need to pair it with blue tooth speakers or headphones.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO TEXT TO SPEECH...No e-reader on the market has this.
Amazon E-book/Audible ecosystem:
Simply the most extensive e-book store on the planet.
Almost always the lowest price.
Audible offers membership specials that can save you money.
Kindle Unlimited -a exclusive option that seems to be best for inexpensive fiction books.
I tried this just to make sure it works – good addition.
Seems to last about the same as the Voyage and charges in under 2 hours.
Solid protection for the device. The Origami style stand is OK-not great. Consider getting a small tablet stand(Amazon carries a multitude of these).
Definitely not a pocket device.
10 out of 10! SIMPLY THE BEST
Amazon does not need to apologize for cost on this one-Sure it is twice the price of the Paperwhite (and that is a fine choice in it’s price range) but simply put THIS IS THE BEST KINDLE UNIT AMAZON HAS MADE TO DATE.
For $50 dollars more than the Voyage you get a bigger screen, more storage, Audible, page turn buttons, brighter screen and better display of graphics and magazines.
$40 less than 2016’s unit.
$20 to remove adds...I did to stop seeing adds and having to swipe the device to unlock it. I read a lot and would rather see the regular screen savers. I included a photo.
$30 for 32 gig storage – I opted for this because I have a huge e-book and Audible library.
44.99 or 59.99 -Honestly I can’t recommend this-the magnets are not super secure-they hold ok...6/10 from me.
4G- In this day and age many of us have wi-fi available-just store all of your books on the device. I passed on this expense.
Great for large font users
No compromises-high quality
Vast storage options
Page turn buttons
White /Black inversion option
Like all Kindles you get Amazon’s vast ebook ecosystem-titles you will not find elsewhere
Portability-This device does not fit most shirt or pants pockets
Cost-still $40 less than last year’s Oasis
In short – The OASIS IS BETTER-NOT JUST BIGGER
After spending more time with the unit, I would give this device 10 out of 10 for the right user. I have owned every unit since the Kindle Keyboard and the Oasis 2 is by far the best. I stopped using my other devices after getting the Oasis-It is that much more enjoyable to read on. Let’s take a look at who this device is for:
Don’t buy if:
You want an e-reader that easily fits in your pocket-get the Paperwhite or Voyage.
You are looking for text to speech. None of the current e-readers offer this. I see poor reviews for the device because it does not have this...no current e-reader does.
Budget is a priority. The Paperwhite is a fine budget friendly option.
Do buy if:
You want the finest e-reader available. This Kindle has the reading plane set below thicker glass to eliminate most of the light cones previous models occasionally had. The lighting is phenomenal. Page turn buttons make a difference.
You want a larger reading screen that feels more like a book. E-reading immersion at it’s best.
A visually challenged reader that uses larger fonts.
You need more storage.
If you can swing it -BUY IT-IT DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THIS
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