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 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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|Price||From: £59.99||From: £119.99 £89.99||From: £229.99|
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||Yes—IPX8 (2 metres, 60 minutes in fresh water)||Yes—IPX8 (2 metres, 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|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|
|Colours||Black, White||Black||Graphite, Gold|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 4G LTE||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 182 grams
Wi-Fi + 4G LTE: 191 grams
|Dimensions||160 x 115 x 9.1 mm||167 x 116 x 8.2 mm||159 x 141 x 3.4 - 8.3 mm|
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.
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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.
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Over 5.5 million books, newspapers and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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If you're familiar with the Kindle software, there's really nothing new here. The store looks the same, and has the same annoying issues (eg prices are only shown when you open the page for a book, rather than on the lists). On the face of it, there's not really anything new in the software that the Paperwhite didn't also have.
The hardware is very nice. As soon as you open the box you realise that this Kindle has a much bigger screen than previous models, and the lighting is better, more evenly distributed, and it adapts itself to the lighting conditions (you can turn this off if you wish and set it manually.) The screen isn't "inset" on the Oasis, the front of it being a single piece of glass with two page turn buttons on one side. The back is made of metal and there is a "bump" on the side where the buttons are, where presumably the processor and battery live. This runs the full height of the Oasis and actually makes a convenient "handle" of sorts for holding it - especially useful if you're reading while lying on one side.
The page turn buttons are a welcome feature. I didn't have any issues with tapping the screen to turn pages on my Paperwhite, and this still works on the Oasis too, but the buttons are certainly handy. The software allows you to reconfigure them too - out of the box the top button moves forward a page and the bottom moves back, but you can switch the order if you prefer. Additionally, if you turn the Oasis around so that the buttons are on the left of the screen, the page automatically rotates and the buttons continue to use the same configuration you selected, so the top button still goes forwards if that's how you'd set it. Nifty!
The Oasis is apparently waterproof too (haven't tested this) and has Bluetooth, solely for the use with Audible ebooks. As I'm not a user of ebooks I haven't tested this.
Lots of people have commented on battery life. In all honesty I kind of agree that it isn't as good as the Paperwhite. We've just returned from a two week holiday where we were both using our Kindle Oasis for several hours each day. On previous holidays we'd both probably have to charge our Kindles once or twice while we were away. This time it was three times each. That's obviously a drop from our previous models but it's not as drastic as some make out. We have Bluetooth turned off as we don't use it, the Kindles are in airplane mode unless we're downloading new purchases, and we leave the adaptive lighting on. I don't think it's *too* bad, but it's definitely a step down from the Paperwhite. On a positive note, charging is very fast, but as with previous models you need to buy your own charger or use one from eg a mobile phone (the box comes with a USB lead you can use for charging.)
One quirk I've not seen before though... We were using our Kindles on a Greek island, and one day my wife's displayed a message saying that the Kindle was too hot and was shutting down until it was cooler. Haven't seen that before! Mine didn't do this though, despite us being next to each other. The moral of the story seems to be that if you're using it in the sun, try to keep the screen in the shade.
So is it worth the money? It's a lovely piece of kit, feels nice in the hand as it is so thin and so light, it's faster than my previous Kindles and the screen lighting is better, but the software is the same as the "normal" Kindles and the battery life isn't quite as good. It all boils down to whether or not you think it is worth it. We took the plunge as we wanted the latest & greatest, best Kindles you could buy, and we're happy with our purchases, but I suspect that for most people the Paperwhite will do just fine.
I am very happy and not missing my old kindles one bit.
It. Is. Su.Perb!!!!
Weighted beautifully, slim, great screen and just oozing quality in every aspect.
In fact, it's so gorgeous, I have immediately ordered a case - rather than just lob it in my pocket.
On the assumption that it will spend a while indexing my extensive library, I left it on charge. Two days since of reading five hours a day, the charge has barely dropped.
It keeps up my typing (first ever Kindle in history to do that), is just so superbly balanced and I can't recommend it highly enough.
As other have said - better, clearer screen, and better ( or more even) backlight, and the screen is the killer requirement on a kindle.
- but it seems to need to be brighter in daylight which may account for the higher battery drain, so it would be good if it had the background light level self adjust similar to some phones and an iPad.
Physically it is a bigger screen, but the case is a lot wider and a different form factor.
- which makes it impractical to stash in a coat Pocket in the way a Paperwhite would allow.
- and I haven’t found a case which makes “use with 1 hand” any different to the old ones.
And I still try to do reviews using a web browser - kindle text entry is feasible, but not exactly ideal.
Bluetooth - useful maybe if you play audiobooks and want it via a headset / car audio system - although not for me.
Waterproof will only get tested by accident:)
And it is roughly double the price of a paperwhite so getting close to a low end IPad - nicer than a soft reader on a tablet esp, if you read in bright sunlight but not sure the extras are worth it for me.
Anyhow elegant high end reader which I will carry on using but not quite the step change in function you would expect from the step change in price.