It’s been eight years since Amazon first introduced the Kindle brand, and since then the company has continued to reinvent the eReader market with bold new designs.
Over the years Amazon has introduced new Kindle e-readers that are smaller, lighter, and faster – and today Amazon took another step toward creating the most convenient device possible. The all-new, thin and light Kindle Oasis also introduces a charging cover that delivers “months” of battery life according to the company. The Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order today for $289.99 and will start shipping in the coming weeks. The new Kindle Oasis is available at amazon.com/kindleoasis.
“To lean back and read for hours, you need a sanctuary from distraction,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “We want Kindle to disappear, and Kindle Oasis is the next big step in that mission. It’s the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built—thin and ultra-lightweight, it gets out of the way so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.”
The new Kindle Oasis offers an amazingly thin display and an ergonomic grip. The device weighs just 4.6 ounces and is just 3.4 mm at its thinnest point, that’s 30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than any other Kindle. To achieve this, Kindle Oasis has a “featherweight polymer frame” that is plated with metal by structural electroplating—this makes the device incredibly light while ensuring it has the strength and rigidity of metal so it is resilient enough to take anywhere you want to read.
The device is designed for extended reading sessions—with an entirely reimagined shape, Kindle Oasis shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book so that the device feels balanced for one-handed reading. Effortlessly turn the page with either the touch display or physical buttons. Oasis is comfortable to read on with either hand—a built-in accelerometer detects whether you are reading with your left or right hand, and automatically rotates the page and page turn buttons to match.
Kindle Oasis introduces a new dual-battery system—as soon as you connect the cover to Kindle Oasis, the battery in the cover begins recharging Kindle Oasis automatically. The battery in the cover uses a custom cell architecture that optimizes power and energy while keeping an incredibly small and light form factor and delivering months of battery life. You can charge the device and cover simultaneously while both are snapped together and plugged in. Plus, a new hibernation mode minimizes power consumption when your Kindle is inactive.
The included charging cover is made of high-quality leather and is available in black, merlot, or walnut. The cover opens like a book and fits closely around the bezel, waking Kindle Oasis when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Twelve magnets form a secure and solid attachment between the device and cover, while ensuring it is easy to detach when you choose to read without the cover.
Kindle Oasis features the latest generation high-resolution 300 ppi Paperwhite display for crisp, laser-quality text. A redesigned built-in front light features 60% more LEDs for our brightest Kindle display ever and leverages new cylindrical diffractive patterns to increase the consistency and range of screen brightness for improved reading in all types of lighting. The new Paperwhite display on Oasis is the first Kindle display designed using a ground-breaking 200 micron display backplane that is as thin as a single sheet of aluminum foil, but is robust enough for you to throw in your bag and take with you on-the-go, combined with a custom cover glass engineered from chemically-reinforced glass.
Kindle Oasis is the newest addition to the Kindle family. By design, Kindle e-readers are purpose-built for reading so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, dedicated e-readers don’t distract you with social media, emails, and text messages. They don’t beep at you or tire your eyes when you read for hours at a time.
You can now choose from four different Kindle e-readers to find the one that is best for you. There’s the Kindle, the most affordable reader, with a touchscreen display and all the latest features customers love about Kindle. That includes Whispersync, Smart Lookup, and Goodreads integration for just $79.99.
The Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular and best-selling Kindle, which features a high-resolution display and an adjustable front light for $119.99. The Kindle Voyage offers a high resolution, high contrast display, with an adaptive front light and page turns with PagePress buttons for $199.99.
Now there’s the Kindle Oasis, the thinnest and lightest Kindle, with page turn buttons, and an included leather charging cover which, when added, provides months of battery life through a unique dual-battery charging system for $289.99.
The new Kindle Oasis includes all of the features that have made the Kindle family so popular over the last few years. That includes the built-in front light, so you can read without eyestrain or glare, even in bright sunlight. The weeks of battery life, and not needing any setup to start.
The new Kindle Oasis is $289.99. It is available for pre-order around the world and will start shipping in the coming weeks. Order now at amazon.com/kindleoasis.