The Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 is a competent and striking ebook reader. Comfortable to hold with premium performance, the Oasis is one of the top ereader options available. The primary upgrade between the 2017 (9th Gen) and 2019 (10th Gen) Oasis is the warmth-adjustable backlight. For avid readers looking for a high performing e-reader with a color-adjustable screen, the 2019 Kindle Oasis is your best choice.
- Up to 32 GB of storage, room for plenty of books and audiobooks
- Top-of-the-line 7”, 300 ppi flush-front Paperwhite display
- Screen shade shifts from white to amber with adjustable warm light
- Waterproof (IPX8) and beach/bath ready
- Thin, ergonomic design makes it easy to travel with
- Page turn buttons for faster page turns
- Reads like real paper
- Access to millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks
- Connect via Bluetooth to headphones/speakers (no headphone jack)
- One charge lasts up to 6 weeks
- Available in graphite or champagne gold
The most important pro for the Kindle Oasis is its adjustable backlight. The adjustable backlight lets you alter the warmth of the screen, providing a better reading experience at night and a more paper-like screen. The Oasis also has a slim, sleek design. Since it is lightweight and waterproof, it is the perfect e-reader to travel anywhere with you. Bring it to the beach or read during your bath without fear.
At $249.99, the price is fairly expensive compared to other Kindle models. Also, the device does not come with a headphone jack. For those of you that don’t like having to charge your headphone batteries, this is a bummer. Aside from the ability to adjust the backlight warmth, the 2019 Oasis has not changed drastically from the 2017 model. However, with the slight improvements that were made, including the warmth-adjustable backlight, the 2019 Oasis is one step closer to ereader perfection. But not quite the future of the Kindle.
With the 2019 Kindle Oasis, you get access to the extensive Kindle library. Choose from Kindle exclusive titles that are not available anywhere else. Amazon Prime members receive unlimited access to a massive selection of books, magazines, and more. Opt for Kindle Unlimited ($9.99/month) to get free reading access to over a million titles and thousands of audiobooks.
With access to Audible, you can transition seamlessly between reading and listening using Bluetooth speakers or headphones. With the Audible free trial, you get two free audiobooks of your choice. Store more audiobooks with the impressive 32 GB of storage. However, the Kindle Oasis does not support Immersion Reading. While you can switch between audiobooks and traditional reading, you are not able to listen and read along while the text highlights.
The 2019 Kindle Oasis is the most luxurious e-reader. While the Oasis, priced at $249.99, comes at a much steeper price than the $89.99 Kindle and the $129.99 Kindle Paperwhite, its key feature is the advanced backlight. With the ability to adjust the screen’s warmness or coolness, you can significantly reduce eye strain. Auto-adjusting light sensors also help save your eyes automatically.
Casual readers may get the most value from the Paperwhite, but extensive readers or those concerned about their eyes will truly benefit from the Kindle Oasis 2019. With more ergonomic design, automatic rotating page orientation, and page turn buttons not found in the All-new Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite, the 2019 Kindle Oasis is ideal for frequent readers.