Kindle Oasis 2 vs Oasis: What's new in the 2017 model?
12 October, 2017, 00:31
I didn't have much time to demo the new Oasis, but it's certainly intriguing.
The new Oasis' design is similar to that of the older model: It has the same sloped frame that tapers from one edge to the other, with the thicker side resembling the binding of a book. It's water-resistant with an IPX8 rating, meaning you can dunk it in up to 5 feet of water for 30 minutes. Amazon basically refined its look for this year's model. "You never have to put your story down and can switch easily between reading and listening without changing devices", said Amazon.
It also has Audible built in, so you can listen to audiobooks through Bluetooth-enabled speakers and headphones - sadly there's no in-built speaker - and should last for weeks off a single charge. Bluetooth has been added, for headphones or speakers, though there's no headphone jack for cabled connection.
Unlike last year's Kindle Oasis, which used a magnetic case you attached to the e-reader to extend its battery life, the new Oasis relies entirely on its built-in battery.
Here's another first for the Kindle line - support for audiobooks from Audible, thanks in part to the boosted internal memory that lets you store more on the device itself. Otherwise, you'll probably be fine sticking with last year's model. Barnes & Noble sells a full hardware lineup, including the luxurious-but-low-priced Nook GlowLight Plus. Weighing in at 194 grams, the Oasis is still 10 grams lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite.
The 300 ppi display promises to deliver "crisp, laser-quality text" with absolutely no glare, regardless of lighting conditions, while the battery life is measured in weeks, not hours. There are two physical page turn buttons on the front, plus a flush-fit, glass-covered capacitive touchscreen.
If you want more storage then the price goes up to £259.99 and finally if you want increased storage and the ability to download literally anywhere using free 3G then it goes all the way up to an eye-watering £319.99.
The KindleOasis is also the first Kindle to have an aluminum back while still being thin and light.
If you're looking for something cheaper with a premium design the Nook GlowLight is a good choice. It also has a marked advantage when attempting to read image-heavy works, like comics, on the thing (though comics on an e-reader is still a big no-go, as far as I'm concerned).
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