Amazon's new Kindle Oasis arrived as the answer to a timely question – mainly because it happened to me to request an update from the device just before his arrival. I'm passionate about the Kindle, which dates back to its beginnings, so take this into consideration, but trust me when I say: The new Kindle Oasis is the Kindle update I had hoped for, and more.
The new Oasis looks like the original version, but bigger – but appearances do not tell the whole store. The new Oasis retains all of its battery internally, which means you do not need a cover to take out the Kindle's battery, as you did with the old one. It also has a 7-inch screen, which is the largest so far on a Kindle barred the absurdly large (but still awesome in its own right) Kindle DX. It also has an IPX-8 water resistance rating, which means you can easily use it on vacation without being afraid of damaging it.
In short, he ticks all the boxes for what an e-reader should do; Amazon has been slow to get here, but it's finally the Kindle that leaves little room for style statements "I wish so too …". Amazon has even added Bluetooth support for connecting a headset so you can listen to audio books, which now integrate it much more easily with their printed counterparts to switch from one to the other. 39; another.
Probably the best part of the Kindle Oasis is the speed with which it becomes essentially invisible; it's so ergonomic, with easy-to-read text and a glare-free display with ambient light detection and high enough resolution that you'll quickly forget you're using a gadget. An ideal electronic reader is a conduit to the imaginative worlds created by books, and I would say nothing better than the new Oasis, which is both immersive thanks to its large screen, while being lightweight and small enough to make it easier to handle than your average paperback.
The battery life is a big step forward compared to the original Oasis, and the extra waterproofness removes you from worry if you're the kind to insist on the durability of the device trying to rally otherwise (to the beach, for example). And the version with an integrated data connection and 32GB of storage meets the needs of anyone who reads a lot of comics or who wants to travel without worrying about when they will have the chance to download their next book.
Amazon also sells covers for the Kindle Oasis, which connect like the original version, adding relatively little volume and protecting the display. These also double as racks to support him to read while you do something else, like eating in cramped quarters of an airplane seat. But the Kindle works just as well with or without the cover, according to my experience, so it's really up to personal preferences.
In the end, when I asked Amazon for an updated Kindle this year, the new Oasis is exactly what I had in mind. It's always a bit expensive, but it's worth it for all readers who love the experience, and want to improve it.