All-new Kindle Oasis - Now with adjustable warm light - 8 GB, Graphite (International Version)
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- Our best 7", 300ppi flush-front Paperwhite display
- Adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber
- Waterproof (IPX8) so you can read in the bath or by the pool
- Thin and light ergonomic design with page turn buttons
- Reads like real paper with the latest e-ink technology for fast page turnsInstant access to millions of books and newspapers.
- 1-year limited warranty included.
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The all-new Kindle Oasis features our largest 7-inch 300 ppi display using the latest e-ink technology and a sleek ergonomic design with page turn buttons, perfect for one-handed reading. Introducing an adjustable warm light for a richer reading experience in any lighting.
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Customize your screen
Now you can adjust the shade of the screen from white light to a warm amber with the ability to schedule when the light changes for a personalized reading experience. Kindle Oasis also has an adaptive front light that automatically adjusts the brightness of your screen based on lighting conditions.
No more soggy pages with the Kindle Oasis - it's built to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bathtub, hot tub, or pool. Kindle Oasis is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes
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- Display: Amazon's 7” Paperwhite display with next generation e-paper and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
- Size and Weight: 6.3” x 5.6” x 0.13-.33” (159 x 141 x 3.4-8.4 mm). Weight: 6.6 oz (188 g). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
- System Requirements: None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
- Storage: 8 GB and 32 GB hold thousands of books. Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
- Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to six (6) weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Fully charges in approximately 3 hours from a 5W power adapter or computer via USB cable.
- Wi-Fi: Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use 802.11b/g/n standards with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
- Accessibility Features: 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 also includes the ability to adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins.
- Content Formats Supported: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion.
- Included in the Box: Kindle Oasis, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide.
- Generation: All-new Kindle 10th Generation - 2019 release.
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• It’s small, provides basically two simple physical controls, and a sleek premium aluminum design that makes it beautiful to look at without showing off.
• The screens warm temperature display works like a charm. You can either adjust it manually in the setting section or just set it to automatically active with sunrise and sunset. I just put in an automatic timer and overall found it a pleasure to use this feature at night. The warm effect doesn’t bring in any eye irritation to me, at night or day, which a computer screen does.
• Surprisingly for me, I found the need to apply the warm temperature display on all day. The reason why is because the effect creates the illusion of flipping through old pages in a book. I’m always a physical book person, so this feature brings in the comfort of that feeling. It makes it look like real paper! Still, I only use the cool display when it’s super bright out, but other than that the warm display is perfect regardless of day or night.
• You have many intensity levels of cool brightness to ranges of the warm temperature effect that can match your need. From mild yellow to full-on amber color, Amazon finally put in the right software for this display because I’m getting a clear display and no glare regardless of any ambient lighting.
• The E-ink display is very fast and efficient. I mean you’re just reading so the processing power isn’t that much as I didn’t notice any ghosting while reading.
• This is one of the only times that I’m glad for a bezel border because I can always place my hand at the perfect spot on the device, right underneath the page buttons.
• The page buttons themselves provide great feedback when I press them. They’re not loud but it does give you that little click, which I love. You can use the touch screen to turn pages, but I felt the buttons provide a better experience.
• Regardless if you're left or right-handed, the device is ambidextrous! I flip the screen to my left the display adapts to it, just as if I flipped it to the right. The experience is the same for all.
• I took it out in a clear sunny day and the anti-glare matte display screen provided perfect viewing angles even when the sun was hitting at it the most.
• The touch screen is responsive as I like that it has a soft-touch texture on it. It creates a pleasurable experience and kills the creations of my fingerprint.
• IPX8 waterproof means it can be washed off and taken almost anywhere. I didn’t submerge it in a pool of water but an IPX8 will stand almost all forms of water issues (just don’t use it under the water.)
• Bluetooth is super-fast. Connecting my Airpods took less than 20 seconds, and the feedback is spot on.
• Battery life is in no way going to be an issue. From my one battery test, I got around 21 hours of use! The average person will probably read 30-40 minutes a day with this. Having Wi-Fi on will eat a lot more but, in the end, the math doesn’t lie.
• The software of highlighting text, placing bookmarks, getting extra info about your book, and adding notes is very straight forward and doesn’t require digging around the system to use them. For me, one feature I use a lot is tapping a word and get the dictionary pulled up for the word (you need Wi-Fi).
• You can input MOBI, PDF, and TXT files on this device (I’ll go into more details later on).
• One cool feature I like is that if you use your kindle email address, you can upload files to your Oasis. I found this 10x quicker as I used this format when transferring my Steve Jobs autobiography book from my IPad to the Oasis (via email).
• At the time pf my review, I found 10 different fonts, 14 sizes, and numerous alignment choices. I can save numerous themes and have the option to switch back and forth if I wanted to. I found this feature helpful if more than one person uses this device.
• The books themselves are pretty cheap to buy on Amazon. It’s even better if you’re a Prime member because you can “borrow” books from the Prime Reading catalog. There is also Amazon First Reads that I like but overall, if you get this device, Amazon is the way to go in getting your books/magazines.
• Unlike a smartphone, I know that if you treat your Oasis right, you’ll get a pretty good shelve life with it.
Cons and Oks:__________
• Just like Amazon’s previous models, no USB-C connector. Micro-USB brings slow for charging and importing files. With Micro-USB, I’m getting around 3 hours, 0-100%, for a complete charge.
• No headphone jack! No idea why this isn’t built-in because they even have the room for it on the device.
• Getting used in finding your brightness and temperature setting will take some time. Amazon gives a lot of options on the display, as I spent a decent amount of time just figuring out which type of lighting I wanted.
• The keyboard is a touchscreen keyboard. So expect a slow typing rate. Sadly I can’t apply the tracing effect that many androids and google phones provide on their keyboards.
• The aluminum design does make this slippery to hold, and it’s able to slide off my lap pretty easily.
• Also, with aluminum, it takes in the heat or the cold a lot quicker if you leave it outdoors or in a hot car.
• Without a decent cover, it feels like I’m holding a piece of metal than the feeling of holding a book.
• Can’t connect to 5GhZ Wi-Fi network.
• Even if this Oasis looks the same as its previous models, I found out that you can’t really use the same covers. My colleague has the older model and issue we found is that the magnet covers of the last case model don’t stick with the new Oasis. Almost the same size and weight, you expect that older covers to work, but nope. I’ll have to pay for a new case cover.
• At the time of my review, I get ads on the lock screen of the device. You can remove them, but you have to pay around $20 to make it ad-free. I found this ridiculous given what you’re already paying for it.
• As I mentioned before, you can upload MOBI, PDF, and TXT files on this device. This is cool, but when I put in a simple pdf file (composed of a small story) the formatting gets lost in the process. The paragraphs were mashed together, there was a delay when you wanted to turn to the next page, and overall it looks like a big mess. Now, this could be just a one-time event, but I have to assume any third party software that goes into the Oasis will face some issues (Importing audiobooks did work flawlessly though).
• No microSD. That means the storage you have is what you’re going to have forever. This is buzz kill because I know for only 8 GB (Minus 1 GB for the initial software) you’re going to only have maybe 20 audiobooks go have on storage. It seems more appropriate, given the shelf life of this device, to just invest in the 32 GB since there is no way to upgrade the 8 GB.
• It’s small, but not small enough to fit your pocket. Be careful where you put it because I feel like I can bend this without any issue if I wanted to.
• The browser feature, I believe, is very experimental. Because of the display, many webpages are shown up broken or just unreadable. Obliviously this isn’t for web browsing, but it’s a feature they provide that I just ignore.
• It’s almost the same in software and design as its previous model. With the price, I was expecting Amazon to a least redesign it into something different (maybe less in the bezels). It’s still a beautiful design but, given the identical looks as its previous model, as the only main difference is the warm color effect. I know this is what Amazon is advertising but they had 2 years to redesign it. I guess the saying goes “if it ain't broke, don't fix it.”
As not having a Kindle before this, I would say that I’m having a pleasant time reading with this. I always prefer a “real” book to read, but having thousands of books at my fingertips, it does reduce that need. To be honest, it’s kind of scary to see the possibility that kids can use this more than a physical book. It reminds me of a scene from the 1960’s film “The Time Machine,” where George goes into to future to find out that all the books he touches turn into a fine powder because no one has used them in centuries.
But ignoring that thought, there really isn’t any competition for devices like these, and Amazon does know how to build them. It's sleek, fast, and most importantly, the screen is superb in reading. The warm light effect does make me feel that I’m still reading an old book, while the battery life is holding its ground.
Note, if anyone has the previous model of the Oasis, don’t bother buying this. It’s the same thing, except without the warm display and some small software upgrades. For new people, I recommend that you invest in the 32 GB because 8 GB is not nearly enough (given that you can’t even install a MicroSD to it). There are some smaller issues with the design of the device that make me feel like I’m holding a machine instead of a book, but for those who want to take a leap in digital reading, this is the way to go.
Overall: An above-average device for book readers of all ages, and a small step forward in the extinction of physical books.
Hope I was a help to you.
The only negative for me is the battery life. If you listen to a book, or use the browser, the battery life shoots down very quickly. Having just received my Kindle yesterday, I want to see the battery life if I only read.
I am thrilled with this new Kindle. Having small cataracts in my eyes, along with my stigmatism, made reading books so unpleasant. The Kindle changed that immediately. I hope to become an avid reader.
Special note, take a look at the covers for the Kindle Oasis 9th and 10th generation. What a gorgeous variety of artistic colors, designs, and natural scenes.
However, as an avid fan of comic books, my reading experience with the Oasis has been a huge disappointment.
The kindle version of comic books does not take advantage of the generous screen size, and the so called orientation sensor simply isn't available in kindle comic books. You can only read the strips with the default portrait mode. That means you still end up with small pictures and texts, because the files are basically pdfs, so you do need to pinch and zoom for larger pictures, which results in headache inducing lagging.
How about reading of normal books? Well, the screen does look significantly better than my Samsung smartphone. Yay, no more eye strain. The aluminium body is light and thin, though a little slippery to hold in my opinion.
My main problem with the device is that the user experience isn't particularly impressive. I expected buttery smoothness in operation and simplicity of steps to get what you want). If you want to change orientation, the so called "auto sensor " only stick to ONE orientation. It will only turn 180°, meaning it stays portrait if you turn it around upside down. Wanna change to landscape mode? Pls press multiple buttons to get there.
I still wonder why Amazon still won't let users access their screenshots with the Kindle itself. Who would connect the device with a computer just to get to the root file folder! Come on! Amazon! Make your Kindle smarter!