Summer means a chance to take a break from the everyday, whether you’re exploring new cities or unwinding outside with a great beach read. In fact, according to a recent survey commissioned by Kindle and conducted by Kelton Global, 56% of people in the UK say reading is a favourite holiday activity.
We want to make it easy for people to enjoy great books wherever they are. That’s why today we’re excited to announce the all-new Kindle Oasis—featuring our best Paperwhite display ever which reads like printed paper without glare —even in bright sunlight. The all-new Kindle Oasis features a large 7-inch, 300ppi display with a new adjustable warm light. Now, you can customise the colour tone from white to amber to easily transition from daytime to a comfortable nighttime reading experience. You can even schedule the screen warmth to adjust automatically with sunrise and sunset.
“The all-new Kindle Oasis includes everything customers loved from the previous generation, including the large 7-inch display, waterproofing (IPX8), and Audible—and now we’re making it even better. We’re adding an adjustable warm light so customers can read with a warmer tone that’s customisable to their preference to easily transition from daytime to nighttime reading,” said Eric Saarnio, Head of Amazon Devices EU. “Kindle is designed to create a sanctuary reading experience, and the all-new Kindle Oasis exemplifies this—whether you’re reading poolside on holiday or in the comfort of your bed.”
The all-new Kindle Oasis comes with the next generation of e-ink technology for fast page turns. Built for hours of reading comfort, Kindle Oasis features a thin and light ergonomic design for one-handed reading, and dedicated page turn buttons. The Kindle Oasis is designed to withstand accidental drops whether you’re reading in the bath tub, hot tub, or pool. The Kindle Oasis is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.
While nearly three fourths (74%) of UK readers say that the best place to get lost in a good book is on holiday, the number one reason people in the UK are reading is relaxation (76%). So, whether traveling the world or enjoying a staycation, readers are turning to books to experience their next big adventure and broaden their horizons.
With access to over 1 million great titles, Kindle Unlimited makes it easy to find your next beach read for just £9.99 per month. And, with Audible built-in, you can also easily switch between reading and listening to professionally performed audio programmes on your Kindle Oasis, including audiobooks, original audio productions, and exclusive content. Additionally, with Prime Reading, Prime members also have access to more than a thousand books and magazines.
The all-new Kindle Oasis will start shipping 24 July and is available for pre-order today for £229.99 for the 8 GB version and £259.99 for the 32 GB version—the 32 GB with free cellular connectivity is £319.99. The new device comes in Graphite or Gold colour options.
You can also purchase a cover that opens like a book, automatically waking the device when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Choose from water-safe fabric covers, all £39.99, in Blue, Red or Charcoal Black; leather covers in Black or Merlot for £49.99; or a premium leather cover for £64.99.