All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader - Graphite, Waterproof, 7" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Built-In Audible, 8 GB Wi-Fi
|Price:||£229.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Delivery Details|
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- Now available in stylish Champagne Gold and Graphite colour options.
- Our largest, highest resolution display-7" and 300 ppi, reads like printed paper, without glare, even in bright sunlight.
- The first waterproof Kindle (IPX8), so you are free to read in even more places.
- Now with Audible you have access to over 200,000 audio titles. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
- Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page-turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
- Keep reading-a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, newspapers and audiobooks.
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|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||No||Yes – IPX8 (up to 2 metres, up to 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes + Adaptive front light||Yes – 12 LEDs + Adaptive light sensor|
|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||Graphite, Gold|
|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 weeks on a single charge|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217grams
Wi-Fi: 180 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 188 grams
|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||159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4 - 8.3 mm|
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Expanded X-Ray for books
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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
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Never lose a book
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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
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Get special offers
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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.
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.
Amazon’s 7 inch Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimised font technology, 16-level grey scale
159 x 141 x 3.4 - 8.3 mm
Wi-Fi: 194 g; Wi-Fi + 3G: 194 g.
None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content
8 GB holds thousands of books or over 35 Audible audiobooks; 32 GB holds thousands of books or over 160 Audible audiobooks. Audible audiobook capacity based on average Audible audiobook size
Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
A single charge lasts weeks based on half an hour of reading per day with wireless and Bluetooth off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light, wireless and Bluetooth usage
Fully charges in under 3 hours from a computer USB port, or in under 2 hours using the Amazon 5W charger (sold separately)
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)
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from Kindle Oasis to your Bluetooth speaker, headphones or car audio system. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) support to remotely control playback of Audible audiobooks on Kindle Oasis from compatible Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported
Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Waterproof (IPX8), tested to withstand immersion in 2 metres of fresh water for 60 minutes Learn more
Warranty and Service
Kindle Oasis is sold with a 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 Box
Kindle Oasis, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide
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The look & feel was much better than I expected, the screen was clear & crisp. Setting it up was easy too. I have upgraded from a Kindle Keyboard (about 2010 I think) so many improvements.
I’m having a few sight issues at to moment so the adjustable font, size, spacing,& boldness are perfect for my needs. I was eager to try the new integrated Audible..... and that’s where my woes started.
Bluetooth connection set up, easy. Book downloads, easy. Not a sound... no matter what I tried, no sound. I know, I will talk to Amazon/Audible... they tried for 1 ½ hours, we did resetting, deregistering, reregistering, you name it, we did it. By this time, it had even given up downloading books, and even refused to show me my cloud library.
There was nothing else left for them to try, so the replacement arrived today. Eager as I was (again), I unpacked, set up, registered, and downloaded. Great. Now for Audible... back to square one.... back on the phone.... another hour or more... and still not a sound...
I am now waiting for them to go do more research and try and discover what the problem is, and get back to me.
Has anybody else tried (successfully) to listen to an Audible book on the new Oasis?
I will update as we progress through this issue.
I'm upgrading from the previous Oasis, which I absolutely loved for its size, weight, screen clarity and ease of use. This one is bigger and heavier, but not so much that I can't hold it with my arthritic fingers, and the larger screen has to be seen if you're a sceptic. For me it was instant love, simply because of the extra content on the page, and after a few minutes of looking at the larger screen the previous Oasis screen seems tiny in comparison. However, the backlighting is different in colour: the old Oasis has a blueish white backlight, while the new one has a yellowish white. I like both, although the yellowish white is arguably a bit more restful for the eyes.
For ease of use this new version has to be a winner. The page turn buttons are shorter and stubbier and much easier to press, with better feedback. Again, if your fingers are in the slightest bit arthritic this is wonderful and if they're not it's still pretty good. Page turns are instantaneous and subjectively seem faster than on the previous Oasis. I find the new model easy to hold, even though the attached leather cover does add some weight (I'll put up a separate review for that), and its size makes it easier (for me) to hold with both hands. I often want to do that but the precious Oasis seemed too cramped to make it a viable option.
So far so good then. Why have I awarded 4 stars instead of 5? This is why I intend to come back to update later ..........
At the moment, I'm severely concerned about the battery life of my unit. Last night, it suddenly went to the empty battery screen of death. Recharging started after a few minutes, and I'd been downloading part of my large library, so I gave it the benefit of the doubt. This morning, I continued downloading the library at 9.15 with the battery at full charge. By 13.15 I was looking at that empty battery symbol again.
My library wasn't downloading in the order I wanted anyway, so I decided to start again from scratch with a complete reset, in the hope that it might nudge the battery management software to behave itself. At the time of typing I've been downloading for 2.5 hours and the battery has gone from 100% to 62%. What I'm doing might be putting undue strain on the battery so I won't be contacting Amazon until I've seen how it lasts in a real world reading situation. I read a lot and keep wifi on permanently, and my old Oasis usually needs recharging every 4 days or so. If this new unit gives me 4 days of similar usage I shall be very pleasantly surprised, yet it's supposed to be the best yet in terms of time between charges. We'll see.
I always name my Kindles "Xxxxxxx's nth Kindle". If I didn't I might not know that this is my 6th Kindle. I'm lucky enough to be able to afford to upgrade every time a new version comes out and I'll definitely be keeping this one - or its replacement, should I need to send it back because of the battery. Usually, I just sell the previous model to recoup some of the outlay for the new one but this time, I might keep both. If I'm going out somewhere where size and weight of the carried bits matter - I'm thinking hospital appointments in particular - I'd prefer to take the smaller form factor "old" Oasis. For every day use at home, I'd obviously prefer the larger screen and easier use of the new one. However, if I were upgrading from the Voyage or any previous version (and I've had most except for the keyboard model), I think I'd be very happy with this 2017 Oasis.
As I said at the beginning, this is a first impressions review. I've only had the unit two days and it's far too early to make a completely objective detailed commentary. I'm mostly very impressed and despite the cost, would recommend it to anyone upgrading from any model from the Voyage backwards. If you're thinking about upgrading from the 2016 Oasis, however, and value the size/weight factor, you might want to think twice unless you really want the extra screen size of the 2017 model.
I like the new size screen and layout. It's very comfortable to both read and hold. The design is sleak and I don't mind the aluminium backing. The weighted side is also not an issue and I haven't noticed the difference. I also don't have a problem with the colour of the screen. Some reviews mention that it is beige but that's misleading. There is a difference in colour when you hold them next to each other but other than that, the comfort in reading is the same. I like the varied options for size of the font and text - there is more choice now. I think I will probably try the inverted text option at some point (black background/white text) but it wasn't a game changer for me.
The speed of the processor is a noticeable improvement. Reading is seamless with no pausing between page changes. I like the new buttons on the side for turning back and forward. Mine came with the top button for going forward and the bottom for going back. I was happy to be able to change this in my settings because I was used to this layout on my Voyage.
I do like reading in the bath from time to time so the water resistance is a nice feature.
My one gripe is the new audio function. I like using Audible and I loved the idea of being able to use the function from my Kindle. I'm reasonably tech savvy coming from a family of IT specialists so I found the instructions for enabling the bluetooth ridiculous. I chose to first try myself without going to the instructions since I've done it before on a number of devices. The scan didn't pick up my phone even though I tried a number of times. I then went to the manual sent to me with the Kindle and I'm convinced that it's a hoax. Here is a sample:
"Press the Power button once to turn on your Kindle. The Power button is located on the bottom of the device next to the Micro-USB/power port.
Wait 45 seconds.
Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.
Press and hold the Power button for 9 seconds.
Hold two fingers spaced apart on the screen for 1 second, then wait up to 2 minutes to hear audio.
When you hear audio from your Bluetooth device, hold two fingers spaced apart on the screen.
Troubleshooting: If you do not hear audio from your Bluetooth device within 2 minutes of completing step 5, confirm your Bluetooth audio device is in pairing mode and repeat steps 4 and 5."
Like an idiot, I tried this at least 3 times and not surprisingly it never worked. Feeling very stupid, I asked my IT expert son-in-law to sort it out but he told me afterwards that he thinks it's a joke. He managed to connect to my wireless speaker for me but not my phone. I then tried to connect my car to the device but that didn't work either.
I think that Amazon have more work to do on this feature. I'll go back to using Audible on my phone for now because that works perfectly and I'll have to "sync to furthest page read" when going back to my Oasis. It's a bit disappointing.
Other than what I've already said, I'm happy with my new Oasis and I don't have regrets.
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