Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book

A review about the new Kindle Oasis. Summary: The upgrades are good but too slight to the Kindle Voyage so that it might not be worth the upgrade. However, if you don’t own a Kindle yet, it is a good model for you to go with. I own a Kindle too. I like it. Sometimes, when I don’t want to carry two devices I only go with my iPad and if I want to read I do it on the iPad. However, the Kindle is more eye-friendly and I can read on it longer. So, the better reading experience is still the on the Kindle with its e-ink screen, however sometimes you need to consider the trade-off, weight vs. reading comfort. Do you own a Kindle?

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I’ve spent the last week trying to pretend the new Kindle Oasis is the same as reading a real book. It’s not.

I love books. I love Kindle’s e-readers and was hoping this was the melding of the two.

That real book feel was part of the inspiration for the latest Kindle in the family and why it comes with a protruding one-sided grip handle able to flip from left to right to give it that “book spine feel.”

But there’s something about holding a real book in your hands, thumbing through and dog-earing the pages, underlining and making notes.

Kindle, unfortunately, isn’t there just yet. But it’s getting…You know your book, you know you can easily flip to the page with that one passage. You can spend your afternoon rapt in good literature, cupping the old book’s spine, smelling the dried parchment and traveling to far off imaginary places without moving anywhere at all.

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Kindle Oasis is beautiful, pricey and still not like reading a book

 



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