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New Oasis on the market

Post by gali » 11 Oct 2017, 23:36

Have you seen the new Kindle Oasis?

Amazon is going to release a new Kindle Oasis which is waterproof and has a bigger screen. It is also cheaper from the old Oasis. I am happy with mine, but like the idea of a bigger screen. What do you think? Going to buy it?
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Post by kandscreeley » 12 Oct 2017, 07:30

How much bigger is it? I'm always looking for a good new tablet.
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Post by gali » 12 Oct 2017, 07:34

kandscreeley wrote:How much bigger is it? I'm always looking for a good new tablet.
It is 7-inch instead of 6''.
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Post by kandscreeley » 12 Oct 2017, 08:03

I probably won't get it then. My husband has a kindle fire and he enjoys it, but I use my tablet for a lot more than just reading. I don't like how limited Amazon is as far as apps and things. I like more of an android tablet. Course I don't know much about the Oasis verses Kindle Fire anyway.
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Post by gali » 12 Oct 2017, 08:15

kandscreeley wrote:I probably won't get it then. My husband has a kindle fire and he enjoys it, but I use my tablet for a lot more than just reading. I don't like how limited Amazon is as far as apps and things. I like more of an android tablet. Course I don't know much about the Oasis verses Kindle Fire anyway.
An e-reader is different from a tablet and gives a better reading experience. I have a kindle and like it, but I like the idea of a bigger screen.
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Post by NL Hartje » 05 May 2018, 22:22

I never owned an eReader (gasp) until I started reviewing for the bookclub.

Previously, as an editor, I always accepted word processor documents so never had a need for a reader.

I rewarded myself after my first month's payments from OBC with an Oasis and I really love it!

I have nothing to compare it to though since I never used a previous version but I'd be happy to field questions if anyone is considering it (on a sale day :lol2: )

Reading other's comments makes me wonder if I didn't need to splurge on the newest edition? I suppose I'm happy with it just the same! :shifty:
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Post by gali » 05 May 2018, 22:34

NL Hartje wrote:
05 May 2018, 22:22
I never owned an eReader (gasp) until I started reviewing for the bookclub.

Previously, as an editor, I always accepted word processor documents so never had a need for a reader.

I rewarded myself after my first month's payments from OBC with an Oasis and I really love it!

I have nothing to compare it to though since I never used a previous version but I'd be happy to field questions if anyone is considering it (on a sale day :lol2: )

Reading other's comments makes me wonder if I didn't need to splurge on the newest edition? I suppose I'm happy with it just the same! :shifty:
I bought it too and I love it! It is much better than the others. Enjoy! :)
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Post by Shaggy-Reads » 11 May 2018, 12:41

As of right now that will be a no for me. I enjoy my fire and what it can’t do my cell handles well; iPhone. We have an online school student so we have to utilize Microsoft office for many assignments and so far that isn’t helpful with a fire. I can’t see oasis changing that so I will stick to what works.

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Post by amypattenaude » 16 May 2018, 00:10

gali wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 08:15
kandscreeley wrote:I probably won't get it then. My husband has a kindle fire and he enjoys it, but I use my tablet for a lot more than just reading. I don't like how limited Amazon is as far as apps and things. I like more of an android tablet. Course I don't know much about the Oasis verses Kindle Fire anyway.
An e-reader is different from a tablet and gives a better reading experience. I have a kindle and like it, but I like the idea of a bigger screen.
But how would all that compare with Kindles of old? My main concerns are the lighting, the screen appearance, the colors, touchscreen, etc... all the things that make a tablet or Fire fun to play with, irritate me on a reader without having the option to turn them off. I don't want to worry about where my fingers land while I am holding it in fear of flipping pages. I don't want it to glare with the slightest hint of external light. I don't want it to be bright like a computer screen there by causing extreme pain for my eyes and effectively ending all late night reading marathons. What is the closest thing that you can buy these days that is similar to the old Kindle? And I am probably not exaggerating when I say I think it's a second edition kindle. :o

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Post by gali » 16 May 2018, 00:32

amypattenaude wrote:
16 May 2018, 00:10
gali wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 08:15
kandscreeley wrote:I probably won't get it then. My husband has a kindle fire and he enjoys it, but I use my tablet for a lot more than just reading. I don't like how limited Amazon is as far as apps and things. I like more of an android tablet. Course I don't know much about the Oasis verses Kindle Fire anyway.
An e-reader is different from a tablet and gives a better reading experience. I have a kindle and like it, but I like the idea of a bigger screen.
But how would all that compare with Kindles of old? My main concerns are the lighting, the screen appearance, the colors, touchscreen, etc... all the things that make a tablet or Fire fun to play with, irritate me on a reader without having the option to turn them off. I don't want to worry about where my fingers land while I am holding it in fear of flipping pages. I don't want it to glare with the slightest hint of external light. I don't want it to be bright like a computer screen there by causing extreme pain for my eyes and effectively ending all late night reading marathons. What is the closest thing that you can buy these days that is similar to the old Kindle? And I am probably not exaggerating when I say I think it's a second edition kindle. :o
I have older versions (kindle touch and Oasis 1). The new Oasis is much better and doesn't have a glare, nor does it hurt the eyes.
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Post by amypattenaude » 28 May 2018, 00:29

gali wrote:
16 May 2018, 00:32
amypattenaude wrote:
16 May 2018, 00:10
gali wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 08:15


An e-reader is different from a tablet and gives a better reading experience. I have a kindle and like it, but I like the idea of a bigger screen.
But how would all that compare with Kindles of old? My main concerns are the lighting, the screen appearance, the colors, touchscreen, etc... all the things that make a tablet or Fire fun to play with, irritate me on a reader without having the option to turn them off. I don't want to worry about where my fingers land while I am holding it in fear of flipping pages. I don't want it to glare with the slightest hint of external light. I don't want it to be bright like a computer screen there by causing extreme pain for my eyes and effectively ending all late night reading marathons. What is the closest thing that you can buy these days that is similar to the old Kindle? And I am probably not exaggerating when I say I think it's a second edition kindle. :o
I have older versions (kindle touch and Oasis 1). The new Oasis is much better and doesn't have a glare, nor does it hurt the eyes.
lol i didn't even know what the Oasis was until I tried to find out what generation my kindle was! I have had it since 2011! If they all last that long then I won't mind the day I finally have to buy a new one!

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Post by VictoriaRR23 » 29 May 2018, 18:35

:tiphat: I started with one of the first kindles (the one with the large button at the bottom, not sure about generation) I then went on to the paper white and just treated myself to the new Oasis and I am utterly in love! I've never experience any difficulty in reading the screen in any lighting conditions, it's incredibly light, the dual touch screen and side buttons to turn pages work seamlessly and its not a bad battery life. I purely brought it for the fact it's waterproof as I love reading in the bath or pool but I love all the features. The only part I don't use is the audiobook feature as I don't really enjoy audiobooks but apart from that I would 100%recommend it. :wine:

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Post by amypattenaude » 30 May 2018, 02:04

VictoriaRR23 wrote:
29 May 2018, 18:35
:tiphat: I started with one of the first kindles (the one with the large button at the bottom, not sure about generation) I then went on to the paper white and just treated myself to the new Oasis and I am utterly in love! I've never experience any difficulty in reading the screen in any lighting conditions, it's incredibly light, the dual touch screen and side buttons to turn pages work seamlessly and its not a bad battery life. I purely brought it for the fact it's waterproof as I love reading in the bath or pool but I love all the features. The only part I don't use is the audiobook feature as I don't really enjoy audiobooks but apart from that I would 100%recommend it. :wine:
I have had the same Kindle since 2010, but waterproof you say? I may not be quite as sad when this one dies after all!

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Post by VictoriaRR23 » 07 Oct 2018, 11:21

Yep it's waterproof, a fact i have tested after putting it both in the bath and hot tub. Obviously you still have to be careful but it's a great feature.

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