Kindle Oasis Review: The Bookworm’s Best Bud


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  1. I like to buy an oasis. But for my budget only basic kindle is good. Even paperwhite don't have enough value for money over basic one

  2. I never thought I would ever give up reading a "real book" until the power went out for several days and I had finished my current library read. I got a "book' to read until the power came back on and my WiFi was up and running again. Did not like having to hold a book again. When I was reading "Grant", the weight of my PW never changed, and I didn't have to hold a two pound book and keep the pages open. Strange after reading books for 70 years.

  3. Big difference between an iPad and an ereader. A tablet is backlit and and projects blue light. It also is VERY difficult to read in direct sunlight. ereaders do not suffer from glare. Also they are front lit and do not have blue light. I have an Oasis and love it. Make sure you have the wifi off if not using it. If something ever happens to it, I will get a Papetwhite. The Paperwhite is still superior to a backlit device which is useless in sunlight. Also if you are prone to marathon reading, ereaders are often lighter than tablets. If you are an active bibliophile get an ereader.

  4. Just realized I ran into you in an airport. Asked about your backpack (I have the small version). Thanks for the review! 7ish months later, that micro-usb port is a killer (as is the lack of redshift in the backlight) If it had those, sounds like a winner.

  5. Funnily, the people who read A LOT are those who’d opt for the cheaper ones, while those tech savvy who are not as into intensive reading are the ones who are more likely to own the fancier versions. The cheapest and super plain kindle, the 7th gen, works just fine if all you wanted to do is read loads, which is what books are for anyway.

  6. I have been using my current kindle paperwhite since 2013.  While it has been reliable up until now,  in recent weeks the battery charge has not been lasting and sometimes does not fully charge.  The screen is also flickering.  I have restarted the kindle several times and been able to fully charge the battery.  However after listening to your review I am seriously considering buying the 2018 model.  It looks like there are very few changes which is good in some respects as I don't have to learn all the new features.  For some reason we are unable to buy kindle batteries in NZ.  They have to be ordered from overseas and can take 2-4 weeks for delivery.  There is also the issue of it being a lithium battery that the NZ postal service does not allow to be delivered in our country.  I hear what you are saying about buying a refurbished model but again how long will it last.

  7. Is there anyone who thinks a single app is good enough and will replace lots of money investment on book reader like Kindle.

  8. I do hate that when you turn the page it turns black then white and I hate that flash because I have sensitive eyes

  9. Have an Oasis and love it. Ereaders are always better than any backlit device. Phones and tablets have an annoying glare in direct light. If you use a tablet at night, the blue light will interfere with your sleep. No problem with this with eink devices. Also, ereaders possess a longer battery life.

  10. Felt like more of a general Kindle review than an Oasis-specific one, but it still had some good points. I love my Voyage, though…too bad they discontinued it.

  11. If you have a large kindle library you don't have to stay on Kindle. Simply convert the files to ePub. Why would you want all your books to be locked to a single service or device. It is not illegal to convert the files as long as you are not selling them or making copies to give away for free. If you are simply using them for your own personal use it is perfectly legal.

  12. I read at work in between clients. Do to our current political atmosphere I can read the Communist Manifesto, 12 Rules for Life, or Thomas Sowell without offending my coworkers.

  13. Question: If I have mobi-format books on my computer, can I just upload them to this device or do I have to buy books from Amazon?

  14. Well, I finally decided to get one of these and, honestly, I'm a bit disappointed.

    The aluminum feels cold, hard, and slippery. The asymmetrical design helps, but the edge kinda digs into my palm. I can't help but wish it were some type of rubber or something.

    I was surprised that the battery life is just bad for an e-reader. My first e-reader was the Nook Simple Touch, followed by a Kobo Aura One, a Kindle Paperwhite 3, and finally a Kindle Oasis 2. Right away I noticed how fast the battery drains in comparison to my other devices.

    What I do really like is the buttons. They're in the perfect spot and have just the right amount of click. They're fantastic!

    If the device were a bit cheaper I wouldn't mind, but at this price it should at least have great battery life. I know that the feel is subjective and many people seem to like it.

    I think I'm going to stick with the KA1 as my main reader and PW3 as my pocket reader. Maybe I'll try the Kobo Forma.

  15. Nice vid. Yeah, it's a bit pricey. I made a mistake about 5 or 6 years ago when I bought a Nook. Not that it's been that bad, but I want something with a backlight so I can read in bed at night while my wife sleeps, and I've noticed AMZN offers a ton of books free that aren't available on Nook. In short, in the time since I bought the Nook, AMZN continues its march towards world domination, while Barnes and Noble sort of flounders, at least digitally. I'm more in the price range of under $150, or even $125. Any suggestions for someone like me who wants a Kindle with gentle-on-the-eyes page (my Nook provides that, too) backlighting, and a decent amount of storage?

  16. reading on a kindle, any kindle, even the entry level ones, is far superior to using the kindle app on an ipad or other tablet.

    the screen is designed for reading whereas an ipad screen is designed mainly for video. it makes a BIG difference.

  17. 3:15 In my opinion, Likebook and BOOX handle PDFs better than Kindle, plus, they can still read content from services like Kindle and OverDrive through their respective tablet apps!
    3:45 That problem only exists on the iOS version, not the Android version.

  18. Can you also turn pages by screen touch? I don't like the physical buttons..plus they would wear out over time

  19. That connection you made between "overseas and water resistance" is another example of you being a very good writer.

  20. You forgot to mention if it is good to pick up women. The girl probably thinks I am smart if she sees me with one. It is easier than actually being smart, what is unreachable for me.

  21. Good news! Amazon just introduced an IPX8 rated PaperWhite. Pretty much settles that…except the PW won't do sepia. So late night reading might not be as relaxing.

  22. Just wish the wikipedia pages on the kindle would navigate like the book pages. Looking up concepts with a single click is one of the biggest pros for kindle over normal books, just wish it could have a better interface…

  23. I think I will buy the paperwhite instead. I used a normal kindle in college and loved it….read so many books on it.

  24. Decent coverage. The new Oasis solves the color temperature question but at a massive premium. The new Paperwhite solves the waterproof. Ugh, choices

  25. Could you please review Onyx Boox Nova Pro pr Note Pro? pleaseeee that's better for reading pdf

  26. Hi. Kindly let me know a good tab for reading medical textbooks which is soothing to eyes, and gives good reading experience

  27. I got an iPad pro 10.5… Got all the ebooks on it? This oasis looks interesting.. Does anyone recommends to shift on this or not? Ipad or any other android device gives much more facilities? Worth spending? Apart from the distractions in the other tablets…

  28. I still don’t understand the Oasis, it has marginally more features than the paperwhite at 2x the price. For what? A bigger display and LTE? Pass

  29. I have watched this review 5 times (maybe more). I bought the PPW months ago, after 3rd-watch. I just like this guy's voice.

  30. Still rocking my kindle fire and I use the free calibre program to manage my 60,000+ ebooks so I don't have a big issue with storage space on my kindle or books disappearing from my amazon account for any weird reason. Don't know that the pros overweigh the price on this iteration to motivate me to upgrade when my kindle fire still works just fine. Maybe when my kindle fire dies but not before.

  31. I own a Kindle Paperwhite 2 (because Paperwhite 1 doesn't have a backlight) and this thing is completely pointless.
    My battery is still 3-5 weeks
    I can read any book that this Kindle can read
    When will they stop? There hasn't been a significant breakthrough, no point in releasing new stuff…

  32. This review is surprisingly good and helpful. Never thought I'd be impressed by a review. Keep up the good work

  33. I have a paperwhite and I love it. If I ever switch, it would be to something like an Oasis. Not gonna lie, I especially love the inverted colors, it makes it even easier on the eyes. I do wish it would have a nightmode, though.

  34. Is that the popular idea? That seams retarded to me. I always thought that you use an e-reader because of it's display and that would rule out any Ipad!

  35. I am surprised that Amazon took out the ever so important paper texture that used to exist over the screen and nobody seemed to care! It didn't change the appearance but the fact that you felt you were touching paper when switching pages, wow. That was sweet!

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