Amazon has been making e-readers for 10 years and in 10 years there have been many new technologies introduced into the world. Some of those new technologies have made their way into the Amazon Kindle Oasis 2018 and that gives us many things to love. Even before these new additions in tech and design became relevant, the Kindle was well-loved by many. Now, the e-reader is even better.
The Kindle Oasis 2018 is loaded with features that readers will enjoy each time they read their favorite book.
The Kindle Oasis 2018 adds many new things to the already adored Kindle line of e-readers. While not quite a tablet, the Kindle has etched its own place in the world of tech.
Many people love the way the display works and how easy it is to read an entire book from just about anywhere. But even more important is that there is more to love with the Kindle Oasis 2018.
In fact, the Kindle Oasis takes the asymmetrical design from the original Kindle and then changes everything else from there.
Kindle Oasis 2018 | Design
The design of the Oasis 2018 may be similar to those who have been using Kindles since the beginning.
The Asymmetrical design makes the Oasis easy to hold and somewhat familiar but it’s also thinner and lighter than other Kindles. The depth of the thinnest side of the oasis is .13 inches and on the thicker side is 8.3 mm.
Weighing in at only 6.8 oz, the Kindle Oasis is the lightest of all Kindles, making it a dream for traveling. This thinner design also makes it nicer to use a case with and some Kindle cases can improve the experience immensely.
Kindle Oasis 2018 | Screen Size
While the Oasis is the thinnest and lightest Kindle it has the largest screen. The display says of the Oasis is 7 inches and 300 PPI. The goal of the display on the Oasis is the same for every Kindle, to provide as close to a real experience.
That means that the display must be able to provide a look that seems like you’re looking at paper pages, not a display.
Kindle Oasis 2018 | Audible
Special offers are not a new thing to Amazon and the Kindle Oasis can often be part of those special deals.
Audible is an app that lets you download or save ebooks to a cloud in audio form. Many people love Audible because not only can you have a book read to you, you can also download some podcasts and radio shows to listen to whenever you want.
The Kindle Oasis comes with Audible built-in so you can download your favorite books or podcasts right to your Kindle Oasis.
Kindle Oasis 2018 | Bluetooth
The Kindle Oasis does not have speakers and there is no headphone jack so you may wonder why it includes Audible. Well, Bluetooth has become a major source of connectivity in portable tech devices.
The idea of having no wires but still being able to privately listen to books or podcasts is something we all can appreciate. The Kindle Oasis has Bluetooth so you can connect Bluetooth headphones to the device.
Kindle Oasis 2018 | Waterproof
One of the reasons you won’t find headphone jacks or speakers is because the Kindle Oasis is waterproof. This is the first time waterproofing of any kind has been added to a Kindle.
The waterproofing is IPx8 which means it will survive splashes and even survive short dunks but you won’t be reading underwater with this device.