[LMB] OT: Kindle Oasis

Bill Welch moremoth at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 20:13:17 GMT 2017


The detachable reader of the Oasis does have a quite short battery life,
but it should recharge when you put it back into its magnetically attached
cover without needing to be connected to the mains again.  If it doesn't,
the Oasis sounds faulty.

Bill Welch

On 27 December 2017 at 18:37, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> 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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