Kindle Oasis E-reader with Leather Charging Cover - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
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- Our thinnest and lightest Kindle ever--read even more comfortably for hours
- All-new ergonomic design with dedicated buttons to effortlessly turn the page
- Longest Kindle battery life--the included leather charging cover can boost battery to months. Choose from a black, merlot, or walnut removable cover.
- High-resolution 300 ppi display with crisp, laser quality text. Reads like real paper without glare, even in direct sunlight.
- Enhanced built-in adjustable light evenly illuminates the screen for perfect reading anywhere, anytime
- Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles
Top Customer Reviews
|Length: 5:39 Mins|
Amazon released the first Kindle in November of 2007. Eight and a half years later, the Oasis model is the 8th generation Kindle and the third evolution of Kindle with built-in illumination. The price of $300+ was a bit of a shock, but I ordered mine as soon as it was announced on April 13th. I then spent the next two weeks reading what was available online describing the features and benefits and asking myself whether or not I had made the right decision. Now that it’s finally been released and I have it in my hands, how different is it, and is it worth what appears at first to be a very high price?
(My Kindle experience: I purchased my first Kindle (a first generation Paperwhite), when it was first released in Sept 2012. I purchased the Voyage when it was first released, in Sept 2014.Read more ›
|Length: 6:24 Mins|
For reference, here's a brief comparison of the Oasis with the Paperwhite and the Voyage:
Size: 5.6"x4.8"x0.13-0.33" (thickness varies)
Weight (wi-fi version): 4.6 ounces (without battery case)
Display: 6" diagonal, 300 pixels per inch, 16-level grayscale, LED front-lit
Storage memory: 4GB
Page turns: Touchscreen plus page turn buttons
Number of fonts: 9
Display lighting: Manually adjustable front-lighting (10 LEDs)
Third Generation Paperwhite (2015)
Weight (wi-fi version): 7.Read more ›
It's not that the Oasis isn't great - it is. The display is slightly crisper than previous Kindles. It's not that it isn't set up well - the buttons are placed well and easy to use, and the touch screen works fine. It's really just a matter of personal preference. I love to read while I have coffee in the morning and while I'm eating lunch at work, and because of that I love the origami case that the Voyage has. It's hard to read the Oasis hands-free, especially if you are used to the Voyage. Also, when reading while laying down, I switch hands unconsciously a couple of times a minute. I didn't realize this until I used the Oasis, because with the Oasis you have to flip the Kindle over, which may not seem like a big deal, but it definitely does not create a seamless reading experience.
So if you like to read while eating or laying down then you are probably better off using the Voyage. If you want the best looking read, then the Oasis is great. And regardless, you are better off reading any Kindle than you are watching the garbage on TV!
Lets put a little context around this. I eventually migrated to the Fires because although I liked the eInk for reading, I also liked to see more detail on book covers and black and white didn't seem to offer that. The Paperwhite and it's successors got closer, so that even without color the detail was sufficient to make browsing "by cover" satisfactory (something I have always done, even with real books).
Still though, what I didn't like about the eInk versions was the inability to render a page without big gaps between words or even truncated lines when there was a big or hyphenated word in the line. I don't know whether it is just coincidence that I haven't seen that yet with the Oasis, or whether the "Amazon Ember" font helps (I like this new font a lot) or whether it has been specifically addressed in the newer OS. Whatever, I have not seen that yet and it removes one of my reasons for preferring a tablet over an eReader.
First impressions... not great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love it! Perfect size and easy to use! So happy with my purchase and the case it came with looks nice and classy.Published 2 hours ago by Julie Butson
I bought my Oasis for a far higher price than the one now listed. I can see why it has dropped in price. Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Patricia C. Dahl
I ordered this product with the brown charging cover and it looks great! I look forward to especially using this on my vacation next Tuesday.Published 9 hours ago by Spencer Mukai
Three months after the purchase of this latest iteration of Amazon's saga in the world of e-readers, I give you a few words about it. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Aleem Ahmed
Wish you could customize the font size more.... you only get like 5 options for the size. I also wish it had warm lighting. Would not buy again or recommend for almost $300. AlsoPublished 1 day ago by bob
I'm disappointed with this kindle oasis. My paper white keeps a longer charge. Seeing as that was the only reason I purchased this one was for a longer battery life. Read morePublished 1 day ago by cel
I am so unhappy with this Kindle. It is my 4th Kindle and my least favorite I love that the Kindle is light but, it is slippery and constantly slips out of my hands. Read morePublished 1 day ago by KPeters