Amazon has been releasing new Kindles since 2007. These series of e-book readers by Amazon.com has been enabling users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking. So what is the latest Kindle? Well, the giant online store has come up with it’s latest version called Oasis which, according to amazon, will be release on April 27, 2016.
Amazon has continued to make reading an enjoyable experience and it’s philosophy with the Kindle line has been consistent for nearly 10 years now i.e. to make the device disappear, by making it as close to paper as possible.
So with its latest Kindle, is it reflecting this philosophy? I have listed all that you need to know about Kindle Oasis and see for yourself if that is the case.
What You Should Know About the Latest Kindle Oasis?
As I mentioned, amazon philosophy is to design their device as close to paper. There are still many out there who prefer reading a physical book. I believe as time passes, they will start to get used to the idea of ereaders. The information here that reflects the Kindle Oasis’s design, capabilities and functionality seems to be making it easier for people to embrace ereaders. Here’s the information about the Kindle Oasis.
Let’s look at its price, quality, design, comfort, and battery life:
A Kindle can cost you between $40 and $200. The latest Kindle Oasis, which will be released by amazon on April 27, 2016 will cost you you $289. Although this is high, it can be justified because of the following:
- Higher quality – it has the strongest cover glass with a featherweight frame – resilient enough to take anywhere you want to read.
- It has the highest resolution with enhancing lighting – the high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser-quality text—all on the same 6” display size as Kindle Voyage.
- It also has a high quality leather cover for the charger. You can choose between black, merlot, or walnut.
It’s New Design
- It is the thinnest and lightest – 20% lighter and 30% thinner on average than any other Kindle. It is designed to feel as light as paper.
- It has 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.
- Another cool feature is that the cover opens like a book. And when opened it fits closely around the bezel, waking Kindle Oasis when opened and putting it to sleep when closed
- The Kindle Oasis is more comfortable to read – The hand-grip tapers to an ultra-thin 0.13” display so you can read comfortably for hours.
- It is also designed for comfort – It has a tapered ergonomic hand-grip which 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. This feature allows you to enjoy your reading experience – you get lost in your story.
- You are able to comfortably turn the page with either the touch display or dedicated page turn buttons located on the front of the hand-grip. It caters for those choosing to read with their left or right hand, Kindle Oasis automatically rotates the page orientation to match.
- It has a redesigned feature where the device guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light. Now this is unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes. With the Kindle Oasis you can read comfortably for hours without causing strain on your eyes.
- Longer lasting battery – It has a dual-battery charging system delivers months of battery life—the longest ever.
- It’s new design allows you to 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.
For all those e-reader lovers, this device, although a little pricey, will definitely make one’s reading experience more enjoyable. I continue to appreciate the fact that amazon is leading the way in making reading an enjoyable experience by the e-reader’s design, quality, functionality and new additions. Off course, I also love the fact that Kindle Oasis like some of the other versions, is best for the eyes because of it’s built-in front light.
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