New Kindle Oasis Offers Variable Display Warmth

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Mobile with 18 Comments

Finally acknowledging the problems with using intense blue light in dim environments, Amazon is releasing a new Kindle Oasis that offers variable display warmth.

“The all-new Kindle Oasis features our best Paperwhite display ever,” Amazon announced in a new post to its Day One blog. “The new Kindle Oasis features a 300ppi display with a new color adjustable front light. Now, you can customize the color tone from cool to warm to easily transition from daytime to a comfortable nighttime reading experience. You can even schedule the screen warmth to update automatically with sunrise and sunset.”

Externally, it doesn’t appear that the Oasis has changed much, if at all. It still features a 7-inch Paperwhite display and it still uses that strange off-center look with a built-in handle on one side.

But there are other changes besides the display warmth configuration. The new Kindle Oasis also supports IPX8 waterproofing, good for submersion in up to 6 feet of water for up to two hours. And you can listen to Audible audiobooks using Bluetooth now as well.

The top-of-the-line Kindle Oasis is still expensive, of course. The base model with 8 GB of storage, still starts at $250, and a 32 GB model starts at $280, both with “special offers,” which are lock screen ads.

The new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and will ship on July 24.

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