Amazon announces updated 2019 Kindle Oasis and is offering 6 months free Kindle Unlimited when you pre-order
Amazon just unveiled an updated Kindle Oasis (opens in new tab) and it is the first in the Kindle lineup to gain adjustable display color temperature. The feature allows users to customize the color tone from cool white to warm amber hues in order to transition from daytime reading to a more comfortable nighttime experience. The latter also more closely replicates the reading experience of a regular off-white paper book so will please those who have historically preferred their books in physical form.
One neat feature of the 2019 Kindle Oasis is the ability to schedule the display changes to coincide with sunrise and sunset times. You may have grown accustomed to your phone, tablet or even smart home lighting automatically adjusting their color to match your ambient light, so it makes total sense for your e-reader to be able to do the same. Having a warmer display temperature at night will be much easier on your eyes, especially at night.
For the bookworms
The new Amazon Kindle Oasis is available to pre-order now from $249.99 in Graphite or Champagne Gold. You'll also get 6 months of Kindle Unlimited (worth $60) for free with your pre-order.
Other than the new color adjustable front light, the new Kindle Oasis is virtually unchanged from its predecessor (opens in new tab). Amazon states that the updated model features "the latest e-ink technology for fast page turns" though it is unclear if that is an update from the 2017 version. It still has the same 7-inch, 300ppi display, ergonomic one-handed design, and IPX8 waterproofing for reading by the pool or in the tub. Kindle Oasis also supports Bluetooth for listening to Audible (opens in new tab) audiobooks.
Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices, said:
You can pre-order the device right now at Amazon (opens in new tab) and make the most of the Kindle Unlimited offer. It's also available at Amazon UK (opens in new tab) and Amazon Canada (opens in new tab). Orders will start shipping on July 24.
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Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.
And no surprise for Amazon, this still uses Micro USB. Junk.
Maybe not junk, but certainly puts me off buying a new one.