Amazon has announced a brand new addition to the Kindle lineup. The Oasis is by far the most expensive Kindle around, but it also aims to be the nicest.
The Oasis has a curved edge, designed to fit neatly into one hand while you’re reading. It shares the same 300ppi screen as the Kindle Voyage, but it contains more LEDs so you can adjust the brightness to more varying degrees.
The Oasis also comes with a leather case, which includes a built-in battery. Slimming down the Oasis itself removed some space for the battery, but the case helps boost it back up. Amazon says that the combined dual-battery strategy makes the device last months.
Whether or not it’s worth the $449 is up to you. For avid readers who never put their Kindle down, the Oasis is probably the nicest one you can get right now. For casual readers, though, it could be a bit of sticker shock. Fortunately, you have a lot of cheaper Kindles to choose from if that’s the case.
Kindle Oasis [Amazon]