If you’ve taken note, or perhaps even owned Amazon’s line of e-readers and the fact that they won’t hurt your bank account too much, take the Amazon Kindle Oasis as a different device from the ones that you’re thinking of right now. While the humble e-reader doesn’t get as much updates or flashy overhauls when comparing it to that of the smartphone or tablet, this new e-reader from the popular online shop was just recently announced and it might even give some mobile devices a run for their money.
The Amazon Kindle Oasis Might be Looking to Raise the Bar in Mobile E-Reading Technology
To start, the Amazon Kindle Oasis has an unconventional shape, but it does have a few improvements for users to take advantage of. However, one aspect that makes it very different from Amazon’s other e-readers is its price, and what a price it is. This particular e-reader is aimed at the high-end markets, and would therefore not be easily accessible for everyone.
However, the Kindle Oasis is not too far off from the rest of the Kindle series. Like the other models within the product line, it contains a six-inch e-ink display which is designed to let users experience reading something similar to viewing text on actual paper than looking at a glass screen. The display also has an improved built-in light along with very sharp pixel density of 300-pixels-per-inch (ppi) resolution which can be found in each but the standard model of this particular e-reader.
Furthermore, just like its siblings, it also comes with 4GB of internal storage and Amazon claims that it can hold “thousands of books.” Like the Kindle Paperwhite, interested purchasers can choose on either a Wi-Fi only model, or to pay a bit more to get one with subscription-free 3G for downloading e-books on the go.
Aside from its price, what sets this particular e-reader apart from the rest of its family is its design. It has a look that is closer to being a book than that of a slate. Furthermore, it simultaneously boosts its cred as it is a gadget created with quirky lines and an unbelievable slightness.
The Amazon Kindle Oasis weighs only 131-grams (add 2 more grams if you’re getting the 3G model), which makes it a whole 50-grams lighter than the already very light weight Voyage. When comparing it to the Wi-Fi model of the iPad Mini 4, then it is a whole 168-grams lighter.