In an age where our smartphones (and tablets) have come to replace so many of our other personal electronics, some people might question why you might want a dedicated e-book reader in the first place. Part of it has to do with battery life. Part of it has to do with the e-ink screen. Part of it has to do with disconnecting, if only for a short period of time. But you’ve got to wonder whether you’re willing to drop $400 on the new Amazon Kindle Oasis.
For starters, it’s probably the lightest Kindle you’ve ever held. It also boasts a brand new design that departs significantly from the other three e-readers in the lineup. And then there’s that battery-boosting cover that comes “included” in the package. This is certainly a niche product and it won’t have the same kind of wide appeal as the far cheaper Paperwhite.
In the video embedded below, I go through what you can expect when you open up the box for the Kindle Oasis, as well as some first impressions for what I think about this new e-reader. The full review will be published on MEGATechNews after I’ve put this device through the wringer.