Kindle Gets Design Overhaul with Oasis

NicoleMotta - April 13, 2016 - 12:01 PM

Kindle Gets Design Overhaul with Oasis

On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled a brand new Kindle, complete with a new design optimized for one-handed reading.

Dubbed the Kindle Oasis, this new e-reader is shockingly different from its siblings. The Oasis is 30 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than any previous Kindle and features a 6-inch high-resolution 300 ppi Paperwhite display. The new Kindle also features a redesigned built-in front light with 60 percent more LEDs, a new dual-battery system, and an ergonomic design for easy, one-handed use. The Kindle Oasis "shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book" and allows users to turn the page via physical buttons or the touch display. The e-reader has a built-in accelerometer to detect whether you are holding the device with your right or left hand and automatically rotates the page and page turn buttons accordingly. The Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order starting today for $289.99 and will officially launch on April 27th.

The new Kindle Oasis marks the 8th generation of Kindle devices and is currently the most expensive option of the e-readers. Amazon's most affordable Kindle is priced at just $79.99 and features a touchscreen, as well as Whispersync, Smart Lookup, Goodreads integration, and more. The Kindle Paperwhite is the most popular and best-selling of the e-readers and is available for $119.99. The Kindle Voyage with PagePress and an adaptive front light is priced at $199.99. Amazon also offers a Kindle for Kids bundle with a kid-friendly protective cover and 2-year accident protection for $99.99.

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