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Kindle Oasis E-reader with Black Leather Charging Cover, 6'' High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

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Wi-Fi Only
  • Our thinnest and lightest Kindle-read comfortably for hours
  • Ergonomic design with buttons for effortless page turns
  • Longest Kindle battery life - the included leather charging cover can boost battery life to months
  • Choose from a black, merlot or walnut removable cover
  • High-resolution 300 ppi display-reads like the printed page
  • Adjustable front light-provides ideal brightness, day or night
Unlike any Kindle you've ever held
Reimagined to be our thinnest and lightest Kindle ever

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 ultra-thin 3.4 mm display so you can read comfortably for hours.

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 it with you everywhere you go.

Perfectly balanced ergonomic design

A tapered ergonomic handgrip shifts the centre of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book. Perfectly balanced for one-handed reading, Kindle Oasis lets you lose yourself in your story.

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.

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Highest-resolution Kindle with enhanced lighting

Kindle Oasis features a high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp text, which reads like the printed page, 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 towards 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 eye strain.

Dual-battery charging system provides the longest battery life of any Kindle

Charge the device and cover simultaneously while joined together and plugged in. When on the go, the cover will recharge the device automatically, giving you months of combined battery life. Plus, a new hibernation mode minimises power consumption when your Kindle is inactive, extending battery life to its fullest capacity.

Premium leather cover

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 and solid attachment between device and cover, while still easy to detach when the lightest possible weight is desired.

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Screen Size 6" 6" 6" 6"
Glare-free Screen Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Light No Yes Yes + Adaptive front light Yes
Page Turns Touchscreen Touchscreen Touchscreen + PagePress Touchscreen + Page turn buttons
Resolution 167 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
Colours Black, White Black, White Black Black
Charging Cover No No No Included (Black, Walnut or Merlot)
Connectivity Wi-Fi Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G
Battery Life Battery lasts weeks on a single charge Battery lasts weeks on a single charge Battery lasts weeks on a single charge Battery lasts months on a single charge
Storage Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books Holds thousands of books
Dimensions 160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm 169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm 143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm
Weight 161 grams Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217grams
Wi-Fi: 180 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 188 grams
Wi-Fi: 131/238 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 133/240 grams
Weight without cover / with cover
Every Kindle E-reader...
Reads like a book...

Sharp, dark text

Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.

Skim through without losing your place

With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter, or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.

Take and share notes

Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.

Read comfortably in one hand

Lighter than most paperback books, comfortably hold Kindle in one hand for long reading sessions.

... and goes beyond a book

Look it up instantly without leaving your page

Kindle's Smart Lookup feature integrates a full dictionary with X-Ray and Wikipedia so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.

Share your library with family

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.

Read more challenging books

Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.

Expanded X-Ray for books

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. X-Ray’s new timeline view lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.

Enhance your vocabulary

Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.

Squeeze in that last chapter

See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.

Adjust your text size

Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.

Pick up where you left off

Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.

Translate passages instantly

Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.

Share with friends on Goodreads

With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.

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.

Low prices, massive selection

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Massive selection

Over four million books, newspapers and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.

Kindle Unlimited

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just £7.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days. Learn more.

Exclusive Kindle titles

Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Michael Ridpath, Marcus Sedgwick and Phil Rickman.

Free books in the public domain

More than one million free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available.

Free book samples

Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.

Never be without a book

Get books in seconds

Browse Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds - no computer required to download content.

Connect wirelessly

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.

Find a new favourite 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.

Buy once, read everywhere

Read on your smartphone, tablet or computer

For those times when you don’t have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet or computer to read your Kindle books.

Never lose 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.

It's not screen time - it's book time

Kindle for Kids sets and celebrates goals

Encourage kids to read even more. Kindle for Kids lets you create personalised profiles for kids, and give them access to titles from your collection of books. Kids are rewarded with achievement badges when they reach their goals. A progress report keeps parents updated on total time spent reading, number of words looked up, badges earned and books read.

Read 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 appear above difficult words automatically, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.

Enhance their vocabulary

Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.

Parental controls

Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. Parents can have peace of mind that kids won’t access inappropriate content or websites, or accidentally make purchases as Kindle for Kids blocks access to browsing and purchasing in the Kindle store, access to the Internet, access to Wikipedia, and disables social sharing.

Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G

Wi-Fi

A Kindle 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 3G model may be a better option—3G connectivity lets you download books anytime, anywhere.

Wi-Fi + free 3G

A model with Wi-Fi + free 3G is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup—you are ready to shop, purchase and read right out of the box. Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that mobile phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments—Amazon pays for 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions

With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area

Plus other features you've come to expect from Kindle

Customise 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.

Never lose a book

We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the Cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Read books in other languages

Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite 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.

Carry and read personal documents

E-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.

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.

Get special offers

You’ll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle. Offers display on the Kindle screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen when not in use – they don’t interrupt reading.

Read children's books and comics

Kindle Paperwhite 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.

Organise your library

Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.

Technical Details
DisplayAmazon’s 6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
Size143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm
WeightWi-Fi: 131/238 g; Wi-Fi + 3G: 133/240 g
Weight without cover / with cover
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage
Charge TimeFully charges in less than 3 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports 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)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Oasis User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online
Warranty and ServiceKindle Oasis is sold with a worldwide limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights, and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (for further information on your consumer rights, click here). Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Oasis with leather charging cover, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

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Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyColour: Black Verified Purchase
Mine came yesterday. Initially was very happy with the purchase as it seemed like a huge upgrade from PW1. It's much smaller and lighter, and a lot easier to hold in one hand. However the screen quality is, well, not what you might expect from a price tag of £270. The screen is uneven on one side where the LEDs are. It looks like some of the LEDs are brighter than other and cast shadows and screen bleeding, this especially visible when you try to use the reader in a dark room with brightening settings somewhere in the middle. (Photos attached).

Other than that the reader is very light, responsive and super comfortable to hold. I'm going to try for a couple of days more and then decide whether to keep it or return.
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Update 02/05/2016

Amazon has sent me a replacement, the screen of the second oasis is miles better. Photo of both devices side by side attached.
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I rarely write reviews as I get fed up with constantly being asked to provide feedback for everything I buy, but I feel compelled to rate the kindle Oasis. This is my 5th Kindle and I expected to like it a bit more than the Voyager as I have liked each new one better than the previous model. But the Oasis is, I believe, a quantum leap in improvement. It is a joy to use. Elegant and simple - it just works. I love how light it is, I love how it fits easily into the charging cover. I can't see how Amazon can now improve on this - it is the ultimate e-reader. Now if only the cover came in a prettier colour... Seriously, anyone thinking of buying this who is hesitating, I'd say go ahead. You won't be disappointed.
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Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyColour: Black Verified Purchase
Nice bit of kit to use. My wife loves it as it is so light and easy to handle. My big grudge is that it does not live up to the hype of long battery life. This has to be charged more often than her previous paper white. The hype tells us the power should last months, but it requires charging at least weekly with the same usage as her previous kindle which lasted twice as long as this new oasis.
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Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyColour: Black Verified Purchase
As an avid reader I persuaded my husband to purchase one of the Kindle Oasis last year, on average I consume 4 books per week. My original Paperwhite battery would last 1-2 weeks on a single charge, this diminished over time, which is why I bought into the hype of the Oasis lasting a month on a single charge - as the old adage says "if it sounds too good to be true, is usual is". I am currently on my 3rd reader and soon to be my 3rd case in less than 9 months, trying to resolve the battery issue; for this amount of money the least I would expect is for the reader to fulfil the specs that are prominently displayed on the Amazon page

On a plus side most of Amazon after sales support has been good, a few of their operators really need to have more training on the technical specifications of these units and when replacement are sent they REALLY should have the latest OS installed not an OS that was installed June 2016!!! If, like me you have no laptop or computer and work purely from tablets you are in trouble, as apparently this is not normal and you cannot do the required updates (3 weeks of my life I will never get back getting that issue resolved)

Until the battery life lives up to the promised duration I would avoid these readers, save your money and buy the Paperwhite
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Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyColour: Black Verified Purchase
I have waited a few weeks before posting this review in order to use the Oasis and form an opinion based on that.
First:this version of Kindle looks, and feels, subtly more high quality. The almost square shape seems as if the screen sould be smaller than the Voyage /Paperwhite , but this is not the case. The bezel has been narrowed, top and bottom, by moving a good portion of the power pack to the detachable battery/cover.
The result is an almost postcard size, with a very noticeable reduction in weight when used with the cover removed-which I now do automatically-when using the device. Removal/attachment is a simple and easy one-click operation.
The reading experience is what we have come to expect from generation Kindle, pretty flawless really.
I now prefer the return of the two forward/return buttons on the bezel edge:these can be set to individual preference and will automatically adjust position for right or left-handed readers.
The light weight makes this so comfortable to use.

Second:the elephant in the room - Price! This is expensive when the same reading experience can be had on the Voyage /Paperwhite. But, IMHO, the quality feel, the really compact size, the hugely extended power life and the 'je ne sais quoi' factor, coupled with the really comfortable feel in the hand, makes this the one to go for if your resources can stretch to it.

Verdict:another advanced winner from Amazon.

P. S. I am a private buyer, not a product tester.
PPS. This will reduce the aftermarket sales of cheap 'Kindle' covers!!
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Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi OnlyColour: Walnut Verified Purchase
First-off I have to say I didn't buy from Amazon, even though I was on a waiting list, because as someone on a review very kindly mentioned they bought theirs from John Lewis. Unfortunately after I whizzed over to their website it was out of stock, but I left my email not expecting any reply until mid/end of June, when Amazon where indicating delivery, but they obviously got some in a lot quicker than Amazon and so cancelled my Amazon order and bought it there instead.

I have had nearly all the Kindles - the Keyboard, the Paperwhite, the Voyage and now the Oasis. Obviously each one was perfect in its own right, when I first bought them, but they have been tweaked over the years and I think this one is the best so far in my opinion. The size is what immediately grabbed my attention, I know there isn't a massive deal of difference but it just feels so much smaller, probably because it is squarer and also so incredibly light. And that is probably the best part of it, the lightness. You could (and I do!) read for hours without having wrist-ache. I always kind of propped the bottom of my Voyage on my little finger whilst holding it as it was heavier and after a while reading it starting slipping out of my hand. The Oasis is so easy to switch from hand to hand with the new automatic page rotation and extremely comfortable to hold without feeling like you might drop it when you get tired. The slightly rubberised back which houses the battery is perfect for gripping it and feeling secure.

Cover-wise I have the walnut leather cover and again I love it! It is suede and so does mark slightly, but that is all part of its appeal and, as I read in a review somewhere and totally agree with, you just want to keep stroking it, it's so soft!
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