Amazon Kindle Oasis Review Now Is the Perfect Time to Buy an E-Reader

18

Photo Credit:NYTimes Well

In an era of smartphone addiction, a single-purpose device like an e-reader may help you unplug and focus on content that will bring you joy.

smartphone-addicted brain
was to buy another gadget?
You didn’t read that wrong. Just bear with me: I’m talking about a much dumber gadget, one that is dedicated to being great at just one thing. It’s an e-book reader.
Think about it. Now that phones are so fast and capable and social media has become inescapable, all we talk about is wanting to unplug from our tech. An e-reader can be a low-tech substitute to your high-tech addiction, similar to how smokers use e-cigarettes to cut down on nicotine.
The best part? While an e-reader is still tech, you get to consume books that provide a respite from the hateful comments on social media and the stress-inducing news articles we consume on the web.
To make my case for this column, I tested Amazon’s newly released
Kindle Oasis
for about a week. This is the Cadillac of e-readers. It has a seven-inch screen and an aluminum body, and its special feature is an adjustable light to shift the screen’s color tone from cooler in the daytime to warmer at night. It is also waterproof.
For a starting price of $250, the Oasis is overkill. Its cheaper sibling, the $130
Kindle Paperwhite
, which has a six-inch screen with an integrated light for reading in the dark, is perfectly adequate for most people; the only downside is that its color tones are not adjustable. So treat the Oasis as an aspirational example for why you may want an e-book reader.
Here’s more on the product and how owning an e-reader helped curtail my own phone addiction.
Pros and Cons
The Oasis is a simple and elegant product, but with some downsides.

For one, the device is bulkier than other Kindles. The aluminum back has a wedge-shaped grip, which Amazon said was intended to shift the center of gravity to your palm. It feels reminiscent of gripping the spine of a book. That diminishes one of the main benefits of an e-reader, which is that it’s thinner and lighter than a physical novel.
On the front of the device, there are two physical buttons for page turning. The top button turns pages forward; the bottom one turns pages backward. They work well but feel superfluous: It’s just as easy to reach your thumb over to swipe the screen to flip a page.
The Oasis is, over all, comfortable to hold. But over several hours of reading, the wedge got tiresome to grip, and I found myself switching between hands. Amazon’s cheaper Kindle Paperwhite, with a curved back that lacks the thick grip, is more pleasant to hold over long durations.
Now onto the upsides. The Oasis’s signature feature, the adjustable light, is a delight. The device has 25 LED lights — 12 white and 13 amber — to let you tweak the color tone from cool to warm manually or automatically on a timed schedule. I set the device to adjust its light automatically, and at night, the warmer color tone felt easier on my eyes.
One quick aside: There’s a debate over whether the color tones of screens affect sleep. Some studies have shown that blue light emitted from screens, including smartphones and some e-book readers, can act as a stimulant, disrupting your circadian rhythms and making it

For More Details : NYTimes Well

  • This is a globalist plan to help phase out books and control the print ability of whatever information they have.
  • This is a globalist plan to help phase out books and control the print ability of whatever information they have.
  • Buy an actual book instead?
  • Buy a nook instead. Amazon has enough money and leverage in our lives
  • Not until Kindle can match the features and quality of Kobo. Kindle needs a night reading mode.
  • just go back and forth from screens, slave. back and forth, back and forth. #EnemyOfThePeople
  • I published ‘The Revolutionary’ as an e book. I performed it as an audiobook. Buy it. Anarchy leads to isolation & brambles.
  • i wonder if ppl actually read the article or just the title and got so mad
  • I spend too much time staring into screens. I thought getting a Kindle was going to make things worse, and I actually love it. It’s just a dedicated device to read books on, no distractions or notifications. Plus I can buy and read trashy books without judgement.
  • Does it make sense to look at the screen instead of getting a real book?
  • Fui influenciada pela @looisamachado e pela para investir em um ebook reader
  • Books on iPhone is sufficient – always handy – just requires a modest touch of discipline. 😀 “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ― Horace
  • One way to fix your Pokédex-addicted brain: an e-book reader
  • Or perhaps a book ?.
  • I can buy books on my phone though
  • Or just read an actual book
  • I approve this message.