Amazon introduced Wednesday Kindle Oasis—the eighth generation of Kindle. According to the company, it is crafted from the ground up for readers, with an all-new, thin and light design, plus an included charging cover that delivers months of battery life.
“To lean back and read for hours, you need a sanctuary from distraction,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO. “We want Kindle to disappear, and Kindle Oasis is the next big step in that mission. It’s the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built—thin and ultra-lightweight, it gets out of the way so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.”
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The new Kindle Oasis comes with a thin display and an ergonomic grip. It weighs just 4.6 ounces and is 3.4 mm at its thinnest point—30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than any other Kindle.
To achieve this, the company says, Kindle Oasis has a featherweight polymer frame that is plated with metal by structural electroplating—this makes the device light while ensuring it has the strength and rigidity of metal so it is resilient enough to take anywhere you want to read.
Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order for $289.99 and will start shipping in the coming weeks.