Amazon launched this week a new version of the Kindle Oasis reader, available in gold, but without the cellular connectivity. It’s been five months since the device’s debut and now the second color option is here.
Kindle Oasis is available in champagne gold, but it keeps the dark gray hue upfront. It’s meant to make the text pop up, while the back side is covered in “pale gold” and it’s made of aluminum. Kindle Oasis obviously keeps the specs, including 7 inch 300 ppi display and this time there’s no 8 GB of storage or cellular connection, like the OG Oasis had.
The gold unit offers 32 GB WiFi only, that’s the only setup. It’s priced at $280 with ads and $300 without. Interestingly enough, Kindle Fire tablets have been available in the brightest of colors, but somehow the e-readers have only come in black or white somehow. Of course there’s also the slightly gray Oasis, but let’s agree to call it black.
The latest version available is the Kindle Oasis 2 (2017), with waterproofing and Audible support. There’s Bluetooth here, which lets you connect to Bluetooth supporting headphones or speakers and react as a companion for audio books with a few taps. The resolution is 1680 x 1264 pixels and the asymmetric design is here to stay, for better grip.