Kindle Oasis E-reader with Leather Charging Cover - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Wi-Fi, Built-In Audible - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 8th)
- 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
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New—Designed to feel as light as paper, Kindle Oasis is over 20% lighter and 30% thinner on average than any other Kindle. The handgrip tapers to an ultrathin 0.13” display so you can read comfortably for hours.
New—Kindle Oasis combines our strongest cover glass and a featherweight frame infused with metal using structural electroplating, ensuring it is lightweight while also resilient enough to take anywhere you want to read.
New—A tapered ergonomic handgrip shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Perfectly balanced for one-handed reading, Kindle Oasis enables you to get lost in your story.
New—Comfortably turn the page with either the touch display or dedicated page turn buttons located on the front of the handgrip. Whether you choose to read with your left or right hand, Kindle Oasis automatically rotates the page orientation to match.
Highest resolution Kindle with enhanced lighting
Kindle Oasis features a high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser-quality text—all on the same 6” display size as Kindle Voyage. A redesigned built-in light features 60% more LEDs than any other Kindle, increasing the consistency and range of screen brightness for improved reading in all types of lighting. Kindle Oasis guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain.
Dual-battery charging system delivers months of battery life—our longest ever
New—Charge the device and cover simultaneously while snapped together and plugged in. When on the go, the cover will automatically recharge the device, giving you months of combined battery life. Plus, a new hibernation mode minimizes power consumption when your Kindle is inactive, extending battery life to its fullest capacity.
Premium leather cover
New—The removable charging cover is made of high-quality leather and comes in your choice of black, merlot, or walnut. The cover opens like a book and fits closely around the bezel, waking Kindle Oasis when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Twelve magnets form a secure attachment between device and cover, while still easy to detach when the lightest possible weight is desired.
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|Price||From: $79.99||From: $129.99||From: $249.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||Yes - IPX8 (2 meters, 60 minutes in fresh water)||Yes - IPX8 (2 meters, 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Audible||Yes – when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones||Yes – when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones||Yes – when paired with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones|
|Storage||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes - 5 LEDs||Yes - 12 LEDs + adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page turn buttons|
|Colors||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|
|Weight||5.7 oz (161 g)||Wi-Fi: 6.4 oz (182 g); Wi-Fi + 4G LTE: 6.8 oz (191 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)||6.6" x 4.6" x 0.32" (167 x 116 x 8.18 mm)||6.3" x 5.6" x 0.13-0.33" (159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm)|
Flip through books while saving your place
Page Flip makes it easy to find pictures, charts, maps, your notes and highlights from different parts of a book. While you swipe to other pages or zoom out to see page thumbnails, Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading, pinning it to the side of your screen so you’ll never lose your place.
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. Our fonts, such as Bookerly, have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability.
Export and share notes
It’s now easy to export notes and highlights from a book to your e-mail, so you can always have them on-hand for reference. Receive your notes both as an easily printable PDF that’s ready to bring to your book club, and as a simple file you can open in your favorite spreadsheet app.
Read comfortably with one hand
Lighter than a paperback, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down.
Lose yourself in a book
By design, Kindle is purpose-built for reading and creates a sanctuary so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, Kindle doesn’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages
Won't tire your eyes in the dark
Unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes, Kindle guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain.
Learn more about a book before you start reading
With About This Book, see background information about the author, other books in the series, and more.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Share your library
With Family Library, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own Kindle books, but also books from the linked Amazon account of a spouse or partner.
With a single tap, read the complete text of each footnote without losing your place in the book.
X-Ray lets you explore the “Bones of the Book”
See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest. The X-Ray timeline view lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Look it up instantly while you read
Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford American Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings, and more without losing your place.
Know how long it will take to finish that last chapter
Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. At a glance you’ll know how much time it will take to finish a chapter or book.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate it into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
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.
Low book prices
Over a million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Over 2 million titles are $9.99 or less.
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.
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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.
Get books in seconds
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds—no computer required.
Lend your books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users for up to 14 days. Learn More.
New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Connect free at AT&T hotspots
Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.
Find a new favorite with Goodreads
Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Free Kindle app
Download the Kindle app on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac to keep reading when you don’t have your Kindle with you. Learn More.
Switch devices without losing your place
Amazon's Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer without ever losing your place.
Set goals and celebrate with achievement badges
Kids can read books in a simple, fun, and safe environment designed specifically for them with Kindle FreeTime. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their reading milestones. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned, and books read.
Tackle more challenging books
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more.
Read children’s books and comics
Kindle supports children’s books with Kindle Text Pop-Up, and comic books with Kindle Panel View which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
For as little as $2.99 per month, kids get unlimited access to hundreds of hand-picked chapter books and early readers, all curated for age-appropriateness, so parents don’t have to spend time and money guessing what their kids will enjoy.
When kids look up words on Kindle, they are automatically added to the Vocabulary Builder on their device. With Vocabulary Builder, they can use flashcards to learn the definitions and usage of words.
Best-in-class parental controls
Parents can have peace of mind that kids won’t access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle FreeTime blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle Store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.
A Kindle e-reader with Wi-Fi is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up at home, a free cellular connectivity model may be a better option—free cellular connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.
Wi-Fi + Free Cellular Connectivity
With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, free cellular connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check cellular connectivity coverage area.
For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. To avoid any charges, you can always use a Wi-Fi connection or download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB.
Some books may not be eligible for download over cellular connectivity, including promotional content or where indicated on a book detail page.
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 6” Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
5.6” x 4.8” x 0.13-.33” (143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm). Cover: 5.7” x 4.9” x 0.07-0.18” (144 mm x 125 mm x 1.9-4.6 mm).
Wi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g); Cover: 3.8 oz (107 g). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
4 GB; holds thousands of books.
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
A single charge with cover lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage.
Fully charges in less than 3 hours from a computer via USB cable.
Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
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, BMP through conversion.
Warranty and Service
Included in the Box
Kindle Paperwhite, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide.
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Let's get this out of the way...yes, the Oasis is expensive. I read a bunch of reviews from the "experts" before I pulled the trigger. They all basically say the same thing: The Oasis is the best e-reader ever made, if you can afford it. Or, my personal favorite, "it's the best e-reader for the 1%." I am not in the 1%. They all feel that the price butts up too closely to the iPad mini and other devices that do far more. When I bought my Paperwhite originally, I let this thought process deter me from the Oasis. I mean what is Amazon thinking trying to sell a $300 e-reader??
Here is what they are thinking and really where I think many of the expert reviews missed the point. Yes, the Paperwhite does the exact same thing as the Oasis and, frankly, it does it just as well. What is missing in that thinking is just how important the form factor of an e-reader is. The actual hardware in this device is a game changer. It is super thin, lightweight, and just feels great in your hand. It is so much smaller that my wife didn't believe that it was the same size screen as the Paperwhite until she compared them side by side. When you have them side by side, the Paperwhite looks pre-historic. Additionally, the reintroduction of the physical buttons is something I missed with the Paperwhite. The design of the battery case and how it attaches magnetically to the Oasis is brilliant. I think Steve Jobs himself would have very much appreciated how thoughtful and well put together the Oasis is. Plus, the enhanced backlighting is perfect.
It is difficult for me to imagine that too many folks could take the plunge on an Oasis and not feel like they got their monies worth. The Voyage was out of the question, given the delta in price after buying a case was approximately $30.To get another Paperwhite with a case would have saved me around $120. While that isn't insignificant, after owning both I can say, without hesitation, that the Oasis is worth the extra money on every level. I would encourage anyone that is a die hard reader to take the plunge on the Oasis. It isn't for the 1%, it's built for those of us that are passionate about their books.
Well done Amazon. I am glad I finally had the guts to make the investment!
*Update: I found my paperwhite. Under my bed somehow? Anyway, gifting to my oldest son. I still think the Oasis was worth the investment. Best eReader on the planet!
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. It was asymmetrical which (from an aesthetics point of view) really bothered me and I thought it seemed really expensive for an eInk eReader. So first impressions were that it was ugly, expensive and anyway still B&W. Still, as apparently I have a Kindle fetish, I wanted to lay my hands on it. So I read the reviews.
I began to understand that the asymmetry was intentional, supposedly giving it the balance of a small book and making it easy to hold and read at varying angles and also one handed. The comments on the price made sense. It is true that by the time you get a Paperwhite or a Voyage and add a nice cover, the price difference isn't that much. The battery life and the charging cover tipped the scale. I thought I must at least try this.
Second impressions... not a lot better. When the box arrived it seemed so SMALL! I opened the box and the device seemed SQUARE (I actually said out loud - to no-one in particular - "yikes, its square!"). I wasn't feeling it. Still, its here now. Soldier on.
Lasting impressions... I LOVE it. LOOOOVVVVEEE it. As mentioned, the nit about the word spacing seems to be taken care of. Do I love it enough to put up with it if it isn't? Actually, yes. Why? It is just so, so comfortable to hold. I have never been a one handed reader... all of a sudden I am. I have been reading it that way all weekend.
I love that you change hands and the aspect changes with you so you can press the buttons left or right handed, making it easy to turn pages without even moving your hand. It is clever that whichever way you set up the buttons (you can change the setting - top/forward, bottom/back or vice versa) that stays the same whichever way up you hold the device. And of course it really is nice to have buttons. Although you can use the touch screen to turn pages, the buttons are very satisfying and that asymmetrical thing? It gives them a place to live and a way for you to hold the device comfortably without touching the screen. The "hump" really does work as a comfortable place to hold and a way to balance the device. It is just incredibly easy to hold and there doesn't seem to be a wrong angle to hold it, for comfort or for visibility.
Lets talk about the role of the cover for a minute. I have seen reviews about the cover eliminating the benefits of design (weight, thinness and one handed reading) and it does - a little bit. With the cover on it is slightly heavier and slightly less well balance for one handed reading. Just slightly. Not enough to impact the comfort or put you back to the feel of a regular Paperwhite or Voyage. But here's the thing. The cover just snaps on and off magnetically. What I have found is that if you just snap the cover off for reading and snap it back on when you are done, its easy and you get the best of both worlds... the benefits of a light, thin, balanced design and the screen protection AND charging capability of the cover. It is easy and quick to do unlike other device covers and cases, where you are wrestling to get them off and on.
Lets talk the cover from a protective point of view. Would it protect from a drop? Not sure. It unsnaps so easily it is possible that it would come loose if you dropped it, exposing the device to damage. About 1/3rd of the device (the "hump") is not inside the cover anyway, as the "hump" is where it snaps in, making the back flat when the cover is on. Bottom line, you can read comfortably with the cover on if you wish. It really doesn't make it a lot thicker or heavier and the one handed thing is only slightly less comfortable. Or, it is "a snap" to quickly remove/replace the cover if you prefer a naked device and want to take full advantage of the design. I have been using it both ways.
Is the cover leather? I think so and if you do read with the cover on and folded back, the micro fiber on the inside feels really nice. One small irritant is that the other color options are not yet available. I originally tried ordering the Merlot and was told it wouldn't be available until September! That's not a huge deal except it does appear that you can't order the device without the cover at this time. So it would have been September before I got the device too. Also, there is a slight concern that if something were to happen to the cover and you wanted to replace it, it may be difficult as I can't see where you can order a cover by itself... at least not yet. On a side note, there are already plenty of other manufacturers offering covers in various colors, but they don't see to also charge the device (unless I am missing something?)
The Oasis is ridiculously small, thin & light and this makes it a breeze to take with you. Reading in the broadest daylight is perfect (not the case with Fires or iPads of course) but also seems better than the Paperwhite or Voyage. I know the resolution is the same, but the lighting design is slightly different I believe... could that be why? Don't know, but I do know I did find the other eInk versions a bit reflective in bright light and I don't find the Oasis is at all.
Some have commented about its inability to auto-adjust the light. I haven't found that a problem, but then I always turned that off on the Voyage so maybe I am not the best judge. Maybe it was left out of the functionality for the Oasis because most people prefer to set their own light level? Anyway for me, this was a non issue and its so easy to adjust the light it doesn't seem like a big deal to me anyway.
I really think this is THE Kindle for me. I really love it.
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!