Apple’s new iPhone X honors the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and is the most expensive and innovative iPhone yet. Along the same line, the 2017 Kindle Oasis marks the 10th anniversary of the original Kindle ereader, also being the most expensive and innovative Kindle ever.

The most significant new design element of the new Kindle Oasis is the IPx8 waterproof rating that lets you use the new Kindle in the bath, by the pool, on a boat, or in other environments where even paper books can’t be used.

I purchased the Kindle Oasis on the day it was announced and have carried, read, and listened to it daily ever since it arrived. It is an expensive single-purpose device, but if you love reading it is the best ebook reader you can purchase today and nothing is compromised.



Specifications

  • Display: 7 inch glare-free 16-level gray scale with 300 ppi
  • Storage: 8GB or 32GB internal
  • Water resistance rating: IPx8
  • Material: Aluminum body
  • Integrated backlight: 12 LEDs and adaptive light sensor
  • Battery life: Weeks for reading
  • Wireless connectivity: 801.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth, cellular option for $50
  • Dimensions: 159 x 141 x 3.4-8.3 mm and 194 grams

When compared to last year’s Kindle Oasis, see Sandra’s full review, the 2017 model provides a larger display (7 vs 6 inches), larger integrated battery (last year had an integrated battery and an external one in an included cover), waterproof construction, aluminum body instead of plastic, 12 LEDs instead of 10, larger base capacity (4GB vs 8GB), and Bluetooth audio support for Audible book listening out of the box. As…

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