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Amazon - Kindle Oasis Wi-Fi (with special offers) - 7" - 32GB - Champagne Gold-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wife loves it

    Posted
    Jammy
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    I bought this for my wife who happens to be a librarian (I know, ironic). Her library has something called Libby, where she can rent "digital" books for a period of time and return, just like physical books. She likes this because she doesn't need to lug around heavy books and track later for due dates and whatnot. It took some research to bite the bullet on this. For the price, it made me more hesitant because nobody could give me a straight answer whether or not Libby worked for the Oasis. I got a lot of mixed answers, but in the end I went ahead and bought it anyway. So, for anyone asking the same question: does Libby or Overdrive work for Oasis? Yes, it does. But, it does not install Apps. You would have to setup your libby account and make Amazon Kindle as your default reader. Then, as you rent books, it will send it to your Kindle account and you can then download it to the Oasis. According to my wife, she likes the comfort of holding the Oasis in one had, and if said hand gets tired, you can switch to the other hand, it reorients that page itself. It is light weight, and the battery seems to last a good while. She has not had to charge it since the first full charge, which is a week now. She has had many kindle products before, but this one is by far her favorite!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price

    Posted
    Sarah
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    I upgraded to the Kindle Oasis in Champagne Gold from my Voyage, and was hesitant since I love the sturdiness of the Voyage combined with the haptic buttons, but I'm so glad I took the plunge! The Oasis is a lot faster, the physical buttons are great and it's easy to use with one hand. I only have two minor issues that are so small I can't even justify knocking this review down to 4 stars. One, a small part of my screen near the top (or bottom depending on how I'm holding it) is brighter than the rest. It's noticeable when the Kindle is booting up and when I'm reading in the dark, but not noticeable in daylight, which is when I'm usually reading. Two, the "champagne gold" color honestly isn't a huge stretch from the usual silver color -- when I saw the champagne gold was coming out I decided to wait until I could purchase it, but in hindsight I would've been fine with the silver. It's a really pale gold, so pale that I think calling it gold at all is a stretch. Still beautiful, though. I will say that I'm still a bit nervous using the Oasis without a case, which was never an issue with my Voyage or my Paperwhite. It's probably sturdy, but the thinness combined with the metal back makes me really nervous about dropping it. Overall, I really love the Oasis. If you read a lot and have some money to spend, I think the Oasis is a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazon Kindke Oasis

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    Tiffany
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    I have to be honest I’m crazy about this little gadget. I love the fact that it connects to my Bluetooth headphones and I can fall asleep listening to a book or music. I can download books, audiobooks and music on my iPhone but everything I downloaded takes up space and causes my system to run slow so I figured it might be best to get a devise strictly for reading books. If you are a parent I would not advise sleeping with both headphones in your ear because you will not be able to hear anything outside of those headphones. That device is expensive considering it’s size. I don’t think you can download any apps outside of reading nor have I tried. To my understanding this tablet is strictly for books. It does not get as many pop-ups as a regular Amazon tablet and the pop ups are normally book recommendations. It has a light sensor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth you’ll have to purchase your own headphones. The battery life on this device is amazing I charge this device want since I purchased it and I want to say I’ve had it for a month now. If you have a book nerd in the house this is a perfect gift idea. All the books have to be downloaded over Wi-Fi but once there on your device you can listen to them anywhere. This device only comes in one color.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for what it offers

    Posted
    Spiff
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    It was time to replace my old 3rd gen Kindle and thought this would be a nice upgrade. I've used a tablet to read as well, but I find e-ink devices easier to read for long periods and with much less glare. Pros - The device feels solid, and the thicker side with the battery makes it easier to hold one-handed. It's fairly responsive and downloads books quickly. Cons - The automatic light adjustment doesn't work well. It would often turn up all the way in a well-lit room or outside and would turn almost off in a dark room. More than once I had to reboot the device because it would lock up, especially if you try to queue up several book downloads at once. The page turn buttons would sometimes change several pages instead of just one (this appears to be a common complaint). The touch sensitivity extended almost 1cm into the button area by the screen, which often caused me to accidentally flip pages if my thumb moved too far over. The same extended area did not exist on the other side of the screen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool Design but Software is blah!

    Posted
    txstatesal

    I'm 20% into a book on my Oasis and I have a good grip on how I feel about the Oasis. It is a real cool gadget and it's thin as can be! I love how light it is and the page turning buttons are a hoot! The software is a little archaic and gee whiz I am so over the advertisements when I wake the Oasis from sleeping. I have other expensive devices and none of them try to over advertise when I wake them up. That for me is a super big downfall since this is a expensive piece of equipment. I also love that it has a dictionary built in because it brushes up my knowledge of words if I find one I am not familiar with. So get this if you don't mind dropping a good chunk of money but the software needs some real updating!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Oasis!

    Posted
    DianaR
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    I had a Kindle Paperwhite that died after getting rained on when I was in vacation last November. So for my birthday this year, I asked for the Oasis. I was a little hesitant because it cost so much more, but I absolutely love it. I like the larger display, the page turn buttons (you can still swipe to advance pages I f you like that), and the feel of the Oasis in my hand. It has a little ledge to grab onto and you can use either hand. AND, it’s water resistant so I don’t need to worry if I get caught in the rain again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST HAVE FOR BOOK READERS

    Posted
    elaine
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    This is a birthday gift from my husband and since then it's my favorite. I carry it wherever I go to, it's easy to get books from Amazon even with different formats. It's the most expensive version among all kindles but totally worth it. The light is adjusted automatically, it has different functions like notes/dictionary/page setting/wifi/wiki and so forth. I enjoy it every time I read it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally we can invert colors

    Posted
    NYCArtChic
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    I had the amazon paper white which was great but sadly I started developing an eye sight problem and needed to have my whites turn black and the paper white didn’t have that accessibility option so I traded in for the oasis which yes is freaking crazy expensive when it’s what repellent etc but I needed the inverted color option and it was lighter than the paper white to hold which was good. Otherwise I love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Voyager is Better

    Posted
    Traveler
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    I like this device the page turn, the lights - not such a fan of the size. Wish it fit in my pocket like the Voyager did. It is an awkward size and they don’t make an effective origami cover for it. I know because I now own 3 different versions. So maybe a 3.5 star rating because my complaint is the size not the operation and the lack of an effective origami cover

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This ereader is awesome!

    Posted
    yogagirl
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    I never thought I would enter the world of readers until I purchased the oasis and decided to spend double for speed and looks. This ereader allows me to read and do so much more. I love how responsive and sleek it is compared to others. Also, it is waterproof and has many nice features such as automatic dimming and xray. This is most definitely my new favorite gadget and the color is beautiful!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device!

    Posted
    Tena
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    I purchased my Oasis right before I went on a cruise a month ago. I was so impressed by the clarity of the screen, the light weight of the device and the complete ease to turn a page that I I recommended it to my sister. She went out and purchased one immediately and has been extremely pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my oasis

    Posted
    MrsMcCoy
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    The oasis is easy to use, easy to read and I love the page turning buttons. It flips from being a right hand hold to a left hand hold and the page turning buttons stay in the same order. Love that it is water proof and the adjustable back lighting and anti glare glass make it perfect to read no matter where you are.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Kindles are great and this is a step up

    Posted
    RazzLady
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    I had the Paper White for many years. So handy always having a small library especially when I am staying with friends or on a cruise. When I lost it I decided to up grade to the Oasis so that I can have a black screen with white letters. I love it especially when reading at night, much less light than the traditional screen

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but expensive for a seasoned student

    Posted
    Nallmondjoy
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    My son wanted it for me because I'm attending grad school and I read quite often. It is lightweight and the words can be enlarged, Because it is waterproof, that is great because I can take it anywhere. I had order my case on Ebay because Best Buy does not carry the case. It was really inexpensive - $13.00.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    reading books on the road got much easier

    Posted
    Chiapas395
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    First ebook tool, appreciating my Kindle Oasis for ease of loading books, reading formats, but especially how helpful were the folks at BestBuy . . . on the phone and in their store . . . BestBuy made this possible with my limited window of opportunity . . .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Look elsewhere

    Posted
    Flamo
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    I have owned multiple Kindle over the years and while the size of the screen on the 7 inch Oasis is great, I did not see much improvement over the Paperwhite. In fact, I had to return the first one due to uneven screen brightness.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kindle

    Posted
    Feisty13
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    This is my 1st Kindle and I take it everywhere. It has a long battery life, is lightweight, and since it's waterproof I don't worry about taking it outside. Wishing I had bought one of these a long time ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Clear, Handy, Light

    Posted
    Mike
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    Took a while deciding between this oasis and the paper white - went with this because of the larger screen. Like it a lot - only issue is with the automatic background light - seems always not bright enough

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great item for avid readers

    Posted
    Trebor23
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    Saw this item in the store and had to have it. I am an avid reader and it's very convenient for reading. Holds lots of books and easy to operate. Very easy on the eyes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost there.

    Posted
    Kris
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    Bought specifically because of the waterproof factor. It works well for the most part, except page turning by swiping the screen only properly works 50-75% of the time. Thank goodness it has page turning buttons...

    I would recommend this to a friend