Amazon’s line of Kindle devices is about to grow, and so is their price tag, with the unveiling of the new Kindle Oasis.
Lighter, thinner, and pricier ($289.99 to be exact), this latest addition to the Kindle line is available now for pre-order through Amazon and will be released on April 27th.
No word yet if other stores, like Best Buy, will also be carrying the devices; you can see a picture below
Considered to be an advanced version of Amazon’s premium Kindle Voyage, the Oasis has a funky new design and some cool enhancements bookworms will love- and maybe even pay for.
Among the new features worth noting are:
The Oasis is 20% lighter and 30% thinner than any other Kindle, according to Amazon, and sports a tapered hand-grip, which mimics a book spine and gives users a natural feel when it’s in their hands.
The Oasis comes with a charging cover, for months of combined battery life. You can charge the cover and device together, then the cover will recharge the device automatically when users are out and about.
The charging covers are made of leather and come in black, merlot, or walnut.
Finally, the new Oasis has enhanced lighting, sporting 10 LED’s as opposed to the 6 LED’s found in the voyage.
The extra LED’s are meant to give readers improved screen brightness and clarity.
In addition to all these new features, it also has all the staples of the Voyage: 6″ touchscreen, 300 ppi display, and a glare-free screen.
Overall, it seems like a quality device, and I like that the charging cover comes with it at no extra charge.
However, I do have one gripe: the $20 fee to remove ads from the device.
I know this is standard practice for Amazon, but at $289 I feel they should waive the fee.
What do you think of Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis?
Do you think it’s worth the steep price tag?
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