Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]

Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]

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Amazon has introduced the 'Kindle Oasis', a new e-reader with a thin and light design and a charging cover that delivers months of battery life.

“To lean back and read for hours, you need a sanctuary from distraction,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “We want Kindle to disappear, and Kindle Oasis is the next big step in that mission. It’s the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built—thin and ultra-lightweight, it gets out of the way so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.”

Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]

The Kindle Oasis weighs just 4.6 ounces and is just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point—30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than any other Kindle. To achieve this, the device has a featherweight polymer frame that is plated with metal by structural electroplating, making it incredibly light while ensuring it has the strength and rigidity of metal.

An entirely reimagined shape, shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book so that the device feels balanced for one-handed reading. You can turn the page with either the touch display or physical buttons. A built-in accelerometer detects whether you are reading with your left or right hand, and automatically rotates the page and page turn buttons to match.

Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]

Kindle Oasis introduces a new dual-battery system—as soon as you connect the cover to Kindle Oasis, the battery in the cover begins recharging Kindle Oasis automatically. The battery in the cover uses a custom cell architecture that optimizes power and energy and delivers months of battery life. You can charge the device and cover simultaneously while both are snapped together and plugged in. Plus, a new hibernation mode minimizes power consumption when your Kindle is inactive.

The included leather charging cover is available in 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 the device and cover, while ensuring it is easy to detach when you choose to read without the cover.

Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]

The Kindle Oasis has a high-resolution 300 ppi Paperwhite display for crisp, laser-quality text. A redesigned built-in front light features 60% more LEDs for our brightest Kindle display ever and leverages new cylindrical diffractive patterns to increase the consistency and range of screen brightness for improved reading in all types of lighting. It uses a ground-breaking 200 micron display backplane that is as thin as a single sheet of aluminum foil and features a custom cover glass engineered from chemically-reinforced glass.

You can pre-order the Kindle Oasis for $289.99. It will start shipping in the coming weeks.

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Amazon Introduces the 'Kindle Oasis' [Video]
Stephaniecalman - April 14, 2016 at 5:48am
nice post
Skidrow - April 13, 2016 at 2:18pm
Old one is still on discount, this one is bit expensive in my opinion. Nice design by Amazon, I guess that must be coming after taking 1000s of feedback from power users. Steep pricing will drive profits then economic of scale with discounts will drive sales.
Ban the Trolls - April 13, 2016 at 8:09pm
It's Pretty neat looking. I've never been a huge book reader and if I do end up picking up a book I'd rather have the real thing, either buying one or getting it from a library, but maybe in certain circumstances I'd buy a digital version. In my opinion I think publishers should include and digital download code for people that buy actual print copies. Kind of like how some magazines and papers are doing these days. Basically as a thank you. I know with these Kindles or even iPads it's as easy as pressing a button and you have the book right then and there, but in some ways it's not the same as holding a real book in your hands and having a collection of books you've bought and read displayed on a book shelf or coffee table. Kind of how video games are today. It's easy to just download a digital copy but it's not the same as owning a physical copy.
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