[LMB] OT: Kindle Oasis

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed Dec 27 18:37:07 GMT 2017

On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:28:16 -0500 (EST), Harvey Fishman
<fishman at panix.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 27 Dec 2017, Marc Wilson wrote:
>> Unexpectedly, I received a Kindle Oasis for Christmas.
>> First impressions:
>> Nice, large screen, very clear, significantly more screen space.
>> The rather odd shape (extended battery is thicker than the otherwise
>> slim shape) actually gives a good handle to grip.
>> The space is immense: I can load all my Kindle books on at the same
>> time, instead of playing "one in, one out" as I have recently.
>> Still have 27GB free.
>> It can use Bluetooth - I think just for headphones.  I don't use
>> audiobooks as a rule, I need to see if I can put other audio content on,
>> such as music.
>> I've not investigated the water-resistant properties as yet, and don't
>> plan to do so deliberately.
>> I'll still keep the Voyage, as it slips so easily into a leg pocket of
>> my Craghoppers, but the Oasis will be my main reading tool from now on.
>> The only downside to the larger footprint is that it doesn't fit as many
>> pockets.
>> I'll report any oddities to the list.
>> -- 
>> The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
>> --
>I have had a 32 GB Oasis since it was first released and in my opinion it is
>a DISASTER!!! First of all, I find it EXTREMELY difficult to hold without my
>fingers changing the display. Next, the battery life is RIDICULOUS. I get
>about 10 hours between charges. I started ereaders with a Sony PRS-500 which
>had about 500 hours of battery life. Moving on to newer devices, the life 
>has gone steadily down, but this totally not acceptable. To the good side,
>it does charge very fast - typically, an hour or so on a one Ampere charger
>but still this is a MAJOR pain. Finally, Oberon Design does not yet make a
>case for it. The wonderful Oberon cases were the original reason that I
>strayed from Sony devices. The larger and clearer screen is nice, but the
>other problems keep me with my older PaperWhite.

Mine came part-charged, and I've used it since and it's still on 2/3.
I'd consider sending yours back as faulty.
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