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Powerman
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Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
Long story short I misplaced my kindle which was a first generation paperwhite with the backlit led

I'm looking to replace it as I have a pretty extensive library that I need to explore.

Anyone with an Oasis that can comment on it. Is it that much of an upgrade or did you have buyer's remorse?


Philzilla2k
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
I have the Voyage and the Oasis, no regrets.
The Voyage is still my primary, but the water resistant Oasis has served me well when water is an issue. The bigger screen is nice, and it is a improvement over the Voyage.


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The Spleen
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
If you were happy with the Paperwhite, I can't imagine the additional cost for the Oasis is worth it. I've never actually used an Oasis, but the product description sounds like a Paperwhite with a slightly improved screen display and lighting adjusting. It's over $100 more than a Paperwhite.

I say all that as someone that just now upgraded to a Paperwhite. Being able to read in the bed in the dark has been a game changer.


Powerman
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
That was my initial thought as well

And now they have waterproof paperwhites available


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DestrehanTiger
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
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Being able to read in the bed in the dark has been a game changer.


I agree. I see a lot of people on here mentioning how they prefer actual books, but I don't think I can ever go back. 95% of my reading is done in bed before I go to sleep. My wife could probably fall asleep with a flashlight in her face, but I still like being able to have the room ready for sleep while I am reading.


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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
I have a reading chair - If I read in bed too much, i end up staying up way too late most of the time and having more trouble falling asleep. I read in the chair to wind down and then go to my bedroom to sleep without distractions.

I used to do it in bed alot - but I would stop a chapter and put the book down and then try to sleep for 5 minutes and then just pick it back up half time. definitely had a few nights were I went to bed at 4 or 5 and had to wake up at 7 for work.


DestrehanTiger
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
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I used to do it in bed alot - but I would stop a chapter and put the book down and then try to sleep for 5 minutes and then just pick it back up half time. definitely had a few nights were I went to bed at 4 or 5 and had to wake up at 7 for work.


A reading chair is probably a good idea. I have the opposite problem. Some nights, I am lucky to get through 2 pages.


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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
My favorite time to read is the morning - if I have been on a good sleep schedule, I will wake up an hour early to get some pages done before work.


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The Spleen
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
I have a reading chair, but I wake up very early most mornings, and it's nice to be able to read for 20-30 minutes in the dark while the wife still sleeps. Especially this time of year when it's cold.


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LaLadyinTx
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
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I see a lot of people on here mentioning how they prefer actual books


I love my Kindle paperwhite. I think it's maybe 3rd generation. It doesn't hold a charge nearly as long as it did, so I probably need a new one soon. I love having a light. Plus it's not heavy like books. I don't have to prop it open or even hold it depending on where I'm reading.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
PM - I'm doing this same analysis for a couple of cycles. Frankly, the Oasis is a fantastic piece of equipment, but I don't think worth the premium over the already outstanding Paperwhite.

I'm waiting to upgrade my old school touch until they get USB-C in the higher end readers and then I'll pull the trigger, likely on an Oasis, but a Paperwhite with USB-C would be a strong candidate.


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gpburdell
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
I have one and love it. I read almost every day so the premium is worth it imo. It's easier to hold and turn pages with one hand. Also I really like that the LED can do a warm white color for reading at night or in the dark.


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Big Chipper
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
I have an Oasis that I got after years with the Paperwhite. I absolutely love it. The extra size, rotating screen, the buttons, and the auto-brightness make it worth it. If you get a good case (I got a good one for $10), it turns on and off automatically when you open the cover.

My only complaint is battery life. Using the auto backlight, it burns through battery life pretty quick. Saving grace is that it goes from almost dead to fully charged in 30 min or so.
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Powerman
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
Btw if anyone is interested I got an email that they're running a discount on the oasis. I might get one after all now that it's marked down about 60 dollars


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TheFlyingTiger
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re: Kindle e readers...is the oasis worth the extra price?
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My only complaint is battery life. Using the auto backlight, it burns through battery life pretty quick. Saving grace is that it goes from almost dead to fully charged in 30 min or so.


love the oasis, hate the auto backlight. I leave it off, and leave the kindle on airplane mode, and the battery lasts over a week reading every day


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