All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader - 7" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 8 GB, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
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- 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.
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. Available via a free over-the-air update. Combined with the new, larger 7-inch display, reading on the all-new Kindle Oasis is more comfortable than ever.
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|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)|
|Audible||Available in the coming months||No||No||Yes|
|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, 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)|
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Follow along with page numbers
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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.
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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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* The display is 7" diagonal compared to 6" diagonal. That's an increase in display area of 36%. As a practical matter, that means fewer page turns. I attached a photo of the Oasis 1 and Oasis 2 side by side for a comparison.
* Amazon claims that the new Oasis is waterproof, with an IPX8 rating. (The IPX8 International Protection Marking code signifies that the Oasis is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which are specified by the manufacturer. In this case, Amazon claims the Oasis is waterproof for submersion up to two meters in depth for up to one hour.)
* An aluminum frame compared to the electroplated polymer frame of the original Oasis. It adds a little bit of weight, but it's sturdier. Unfortunately the aluminum doesn't give a great gripping surface - it's not as slippery as the glass backs of some cellphones, but it's not a whole lot better. See my comment below about the need for a cover for the Oasis.
* The base price Oasis has 8 GB of internal memory instead of the original Oasis's 4 GB.
* The adjustable front-lighting comes from 12 LEDs compared to 10 LEDs in the original Oasis. (By comparison, the first Paperwhite had only four LEDs, and there were noticeable shadows.)
* And here's the real shocker - Amazon has brought back audio, although there's a catch. Unlike early models of the Kindle that would read books to you with a robot voice coming through a speaker or headphone jack, the new Oasis wirelessly sends audio to a Bluetooth-enabled speaker or headphone. But apparently this audio support is only available when you buy both the Amazon Audible audiobook and the Kindle ebook, which can get expensive. Also, based on my experience with Bluetooth devices, this will likely drain the battery much more quickly. The good news is that you can find Bluetooth earphones for less than twenty dollars.
I'll give credit to Amazon for developing such a high tech ebook reader. However, I still think that the Amazon Paperwhite is the best ebook reader for the money, with the much more expensive Oasis aimed at techno-geeks and gadget lovers like myself who enjoy trying new products like the Oasis, and to serious readers who want the absolute best possible experience in reading. But for the typical reader, I just don't think the Oasis adds enough to the reading experience to be worth the high price, especially for those who already have a Paperwhite or Voyage or the original Oasis. If you do decide to buy the new Oasis, I have some thoughts about how much customization you need to add:
* The Oasis comes with either 8 GB or 32 GB of built-in internal memory. Unless you plan to load up with a lot of audiobooks, 8GB is more than enough memory for most readers. (Bear in mind that all books that you buy from Amazon are stored in the Amazon Cloud, always available to download.)
* About the "Special Offers": To me, it's not worth $20 to opt out of the special offers. They're not really so intrusive, and they don't pop up while you're reading, and occasionally you may see an offer that you're interested in. After a while, you get used to the ads and hardly notice them, or at least that's been my experience. My advice is to take the special offers and save $20. Later, if you find you don't like seeing them, you can ante up $20 and opt out of the ads.
* About wi-fi only versus wi-fi + 4G/3G: Nowadays with wi-fi being so available just about everywhere you go, many people won't need a cellular connection. However, if you do decide to get the wi-fi + 4G/3G Oasis, at least there's no additional cost to download books over a cellular connection (the book publishers pay that cost).
* The Oasis comes with a USB charging cable but no charger. Any AC charger or vehicle charger that outputs 5 volts at about 1-1½ amps should work just fine. This includes any Kindle chargers you already have, as well as most cellphone chargers. Or you can recharge the Oasis from a USB port on your computer. Note that Amazon's own AC charger is 5V/1A and usually sells for $20. If you don't already have a suitable charger and need to buy one, you can buy third-party chargers for considerably less than Amazon's.
* Cover - Amazon is being a bit disingenuous about this, since it's not immediately clear that a cover is not included, as it was with the Oasis 1. The original Oasis came with a cover, and you couldn't buy it without the cover. The Oasis 2 does not include a cover, which I think it really needs to protect the screen as well as give a good gripping surface. Also, the Amazon cover activates the auto-wake feature which keeps you from having to fumble around for the little power button on top. So plan on spending an additional $45-$60 for a cover, depending on whether you want fabric or leather.
For hand-holding the Oasis, Amazon has done a real service for us southpaws by making the Oasis ambidextrous. You can rotate the Oasis 180 degrees to hold in the other hand, and the screen display remains upright, thanks to an accelerometer that senses the rotation. To turn pages, you can use touchscreen swipes or press the large buttons on the side. And these are actual raised buttons, not the flush pressure sensors like those in the Voyage. I measured the page turn buttons, and surprisingly they're slightly smaller on the Oasis 2 than the ones on the Oasis 1 (0.55" versus 0.70).
Like other Kindle models, the Oasis text is easy to read outdoors, even on bright, sunny days. There's no glare or washed out text as with a back-lit LED tablet or phone. This is one of the biggest advantages of an e-ink reader like the Oasis over tablets and phones. And with the Oasis now being waterproof, it's definitely suitable for a trip to the beach or just to poolside.
I do have some fairly minor complaints about the new Oasis:
* The Oasis has a micro-USB charging/data port instead of the newer USB Type C port which is rapidly becoming the standard.
* There's no micro-SD card slot to expand the memory. (I don't know why Amazon keeps resisting this feature, since all of the current Kindle Fire tablets have expansion slots.)
* The new Oasis has returned to a graphical battery power indicator instead of a numerical indicator like the Oasis 1 has.
The bottom line: The Oasis is the most technologically and functionally the most advanced of all the Kindle e-ink readers. On its merits alone, it deserves five stars. But it's very expensive with its $250 base price and as much as $350 if you get wi-fi + 4G/3G and opt out of the ads. And you still need to add a cover. That adds up to a lot of money, considering that you can buy a Kindle Paperwhite for $120 (at the time I'm writing this), and the Paperwhite is a superb device.
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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