Amazon celebrated the ten year anniversary of the first Amazon e-reader by releasing the Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017). It comes with a waterproof design and a larger screen among many other features. However, the price tag it carries is $249.99 so is it worth it? Let us find out below.
Key features of the Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)
A highlight of the E-reader is that it does more than ebooks. It also supports Audible audiobook titles. If you are someone who uses this service, you can listen in by making use of a Bluetooth headphone or speaker. And yes, I mentioned Bluetooth because it does not come with a 3.5mm design. This is most likely to accommodate the waterproof design. if you own both the Audible and ebook version of a title, you can quickly switch between the two without losing your place.
Design of the Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017)
The e-reader is made of all metal. This is a first for any of Amazon’s e-readers. It is not slippery to use and weighs only 194g. The design on the rear is similar to the previous Kindle Oasis, with one side thicker than the other, with the thicker side designed to sit in your hand to offer a good grip.
As mentioned above, the Kindle Oasis is waterproof. It can be submerged in water to a maximum depth of 2m up to an hour. This is ideal for people who do a bit of reading around the pool or something similar.
The display is a seven inch display. This is larger than the six inch found in previous generations. The screen resolution is still at three hundred PPI. It is enough to get the job done as text and comics are crisp and clear to read. Viewing angles are quite strong too.