I could clearly read words on the display when I viewed it at 85 degrees to the left or right.This meant text on the display was just as legible in our well-lit office while I unboxed the device as it was on our rooftop under direct sunlight, as I read pages from Mat Johnson's adventure novel Pym.Its high price (the Kindle Paperwhite costs less than half as much, at 9) still takes some of the excitement out of the device.But thanks to its larger screen, added Audible support and significant battery life (no case needed), the Kindle Oasis is now an excellent e-reader.Those dozen LEDs are more than the 10 in last year's Oasis, the six in the Kindle Voyage and the four in the Kindle Paperwhite, while the cheapo Kindle has no backlighting.
If the Kindle is immersed in other liquids — such as saltwater, chlorinated water or soapy water — you should rinse the liquid out of the device with cold tap water and then dry the reader, Amazon says.
The company explicitly states that users should not apply "an external heat source, such as a microwave oven or hair dryer" or "insert a foreign object, such as a cotton swab or paper towel, into the micro USB port."The Kindle Oasis packs one of the best E Ink screens in any e-reader today.
Its 7-inch 300-ppi (points per inch) panel uses 12 LEDs to provide evenly distributed, automatically adjusting backlighting and the highest maximum brightness we've seen in an e-reader.
That wider design, and its physical buttons, may not sit right with existing e-reader users.
When I showed the Oasis to my mother, the most avid Kindle user I know, she found the buttons unnecessary.