Kindle Oasis E-reader (Previous Generation - 9th) - Graphite, 7" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 8 GB, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Closeout)
- 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 over a million titles at $2.99 or less. Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles.
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Our largest, highest resolution display
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 ultra thin 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
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 accessibility features. Combined with the larger 7-inch display, reading on the Kindle Oasis is more comfortable than ever.
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|Price||From: $89.99||From: $129.99||From: $249.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Storage||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Front light||4 LEDs||5 LEDs||25 LEDs|
|Weeks of battery life|
|Audible (via Bluetooth)|
|Adjustable warm light|
|Auto-adjusting light sensors|
|Automatic rotating page orientation|
|Page turn buttons|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity|
|Color||Black or White||Black, Twilight Blue, Sage or Plum||Graphite or Champagne Gold|
Unlimited reading on any device with Prime
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Exclusive Kindle titles
Over 1 million Kindle exclusive titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
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.
Send to Kindle 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, 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.
Kindle Oasis 9th Generation - 2017 release.
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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
I received my Kindle Oasis a day before the official release date (thanks UPS!) so I’ve had some time to explore it already. I’ve owned many Kindles throughout the years starting with the very first one (the white model with the funky liquid crystal scroll bar). I can already tell that the new Kindle Oasis is a keeper! I won’t go over all of actual interface details and how the Kindle works as these are pretty similar between models. Instead I want to focus on the hardware itself and what makes the Kindle Oasis the Kindle to get!
The Kindle Oasis is a high-end device and it looks like it! The front is a nice matte texture that extends all the way to the outer edges of the device and is framed by the aluminum back that creeps in from the sides to form a slight border. The screen itself is beneath this textured front so there’s no edge on the screen where you can see the separate of the screen from the bezel. It’s all smooth across the entire point other than the two small page turn buttons.The only other button on the unit is the sleep/wake button along the top edge.
The back of the unit is a very nice dark silver aluminum with the Amazon logo printed tastefully on it. There is a slight hump on the back that takes up about a third of the total width. I’m sure this is where Amazon has stashed the battery and other electronics, and it makes for a great grip for holding the unit with one hand.
As I mentioned above, you can easily grip the unit with one hand using the hump on the back and then use your other hand just to support the other edge. This allows you to access the page turn buttons with your thumb. You can also flip the unit upside down if you’d like to hold it with your other hand and the display will flip accordingly so your book is always right side up. The page turn buttons feel very nice and emit a very slight click when depressed. This isn’t very loud but if you feel that your significant other may get annoyed with it if you’re reading in bed you can always just tap the left or right side of the screen for silent page turning.
The touch screen on the Kindle Oasis is very responsive and makes entering text a breeze. When you initially setup the unit you will need to enter your wi-fi password so this gives you a taste of how easy it is to enter text.
Adjusting settings such as the screen brightness via the touch screen seems more responsive than on earlier models and the entire interface feels more like a tablet now. You won’t get super smooth animation like with a traditional LCD display but you also won’t get the eye strain either, and that tradeoff is just fine with me!
Tapping the top of the display brings up the menu from any screen. From here you can quickly return to the home screen to switch books or go to the store to buy more books. You can also quickly access the most commonly used settings such as light brightness and airplane mode.
Pushing the button on top of the unit puts it to sleep and, as you guessed, wakes it back up. When you wake the unit you have to do a Apple-esque swipe to unlock it. This prevents accidental button presses from waking the unit while it’s in your bag, purse, carrying case, etc.
Overall the controls are just perfect. Amazon has put just what you need and nothing else. I really like that they have included the small physical page turn buttons rather than going with touchscreen-only controls. This gives you the option to page through your book in whichever way feels best to you.
The display is a great size and really feels like you are ready a small paperback book. The text is super crisp and looks more like paper than ever before.
There are still the page refresh flickers from the eInk technology but compared to previous models they seem to be optimized now to only refresh the area of the screen that is actually changing rather than the entire page. So when you turn the page while reading the flicker is almost nonexistent unless you are changing to or from a page that has things other than standard text on it (for instance, the beginning of a new chapter that has larger fonts or stylized lettering).
The lighting on the display is very even now. I had the original Kindle Paperwhite and always felt that the lighting on that model showed obvious signs of where the individual LEDs were positioned along the side of the screen. With the new Kindle Oasis you can’t tell at all where the LEDs are placed. You get a very consistently even glow across the entire screen. I have noticed a VERY slight area that seems a tad brighter in one area but it isn't enough to bother me. I'll update this review if it gets worse. The display can get very bright, but more importantly it can get very dim but still be usable. This is great for reading in bed with somebody else who’s already gone to sleep as you can have all the lights off in the room and have the Kindle Oasis at a brightness level that won’t disturb the other person but yet still be bright enough for you to read.
The one issue I have with the light is the control to adjust the brightness. Tapping the on-screen brightness control sometimes isn’t very responsive. You also have to be careful if you are in the dark because if you adjust down too far the light will turn off completely and you won’t be able to see the button on the screen to turn it back on.
Of course if you are reading in daylight there’s no need to even use the light and as always the eInk display is as easy to read in direct sunlight as paper.
I really couldn’t ask for anything more from the display (other than color eInk but it doesn’t seem like we’ll be getting that anytime soon). Reading on it is delightful, day or night.
The Kindle Oasis is claimed to have weeks worth of power from a single charge and although I haven’t been able to test this since I just got the unit I have no reason to doubt this claim based on past Kindles. The display technology is very power efficient and it’s this battery longevity long with the superior display that really make the Kindle Oasis a great alternative to reading books on your phone or tablet.
The unit charges through a standard micro-USB connection so if you already have cables and chargers for micro-USB you can use them with your Kindle Oasis as well.
Despite having a gorgeous metal back the Kindle Oasis still manages to feel light in the hand. Holding it for reading is no problem. Holding it with one hand may get a little tiresome after awhile but you can comfortably hold it with two hands with hardly any effort at all.
Of course one of the big new features with the Kindle Oasis is its waterproofing. I haven’t tried this and hope not to, but it’s nice to know that it should survive an accidental dip in the pool or splash from the ocean when you’re reading on vacation. One of the few actual printed instructions that comes in the box is a note explaining how to drain the unit if you get it wet and how to wash it out with clean water if you happen to get it in salt water or some other potentially damaging liquid. The note stresses that just because it’s waterproof doesn’t mean that you should use it underwater, so any dreams of reading while snorkeling are going to have to remain dreams for now.
This is a premium device and it shows. If you are looking for a Kindle and can afford the extra cost for this one then don’t hesitate. There’s no better way to read eBooks. Amazon has taken all my wishlist items such as premium materials, touchscreen while still having physical page turn buttons, high resolution display in a great size and aspect ratio, very even and controllable lighting, waterproofing, and good overall design, and cranked out their best product ever.
Verdict: Buy it now!
UPDATE 11/8/17: After reading with the Kindle Oasis for a week the bright spot in the lower right corner is really bugging me. It seems to persist regardless of which level of lighting I select. It's noticeably brighter in a circular area and then the light seems to fall off gradually to match the rest of the screen. Because of this I'm considering returning the unit and just getting a Voyage or Paperwhite. Stay tuned.
UPDATE 11/10/17: The bright spot on the screen really bothered me, especially with this being a premium device. If it wasn't so expensive I could excuse the bright spot, but at this price level I really expect it to be flawless. I could attempt to exchange for a different unit but my experience in the past is that the replacement unit may have even more screen flaws and Amazon will not continually replace the device when the issues fall within what they consider acceptable (I may just be super sensitive - most people may not even notice a difference). I have instead opted for the Kindle Paperwhite for less than half the price of the Oasis. The Paperwhite definitely has light issues as well, but they are mainly along the bottom of the screen and in specific areas that don't really bother me since they bright spot doesn't overlay the text area. I have also found that the Paperwhite display is actually "whiter" than the Oasis (see attached comparison picture). I had both units set on the same brightness and to me the Paperwhite is a more pleasant shade for reading.
Sure, the Paperwhite isn't waterproof, isn't quite as zippy when turning pages (talking milliseconds difference), is a little smaller, doesn't have as much storage (which doesn't really matter unless you need a ton of books available when you are away from wi-fi) ,and weighs a measly 5 grams more, but for my money the Paperwhite is the better device when you factor in the cost. I also like that the Paperwhite has the rubberized back and that the back is the same thickness on both sides. It feels easier to hold.
So, while I stand by my original review that the Oasis is the best Kindle yet, the light bright spot coupled with the much higher price lead me to suggest the Paperwhite for most readers.
Two words. Battery Life.
I have had owned a Kindle since they came out. One of my favorite things about the Kindles I've owned (3 prior to the Oasis. Original Kindle and two Paperwhites) has been that I only needed to charge them once every 4-6 weeks. I haven't been able to go 7 days before I need to charge the Oasis. I'm charging it today (Wednesday) and I just charged it four days ago. I only read an hour or less per day. This is far less than I am have ever done with any other Kindle.
I haven't been able to find any help on this, but, I think that the buyers should beware!