The new $390 Kindle Oasis has a 7-inch display and is waterproof


  • Jon Duke

    Yeah.. just buy a Kobo Aura One for 250$. It’s an amazing device and it’s the size of an iPad mini. I’ve had one for almost a year and would never trade it for that hideous thing.

  • mxmgodin

    $389 is crazy overpriced. The Kobo Aura One is also waterproof with 8 GB of storage, has a bigger screen (7.8″) at the same 300 dpi resolution, and has adaptative LEDs to reduce blue-light according to the time of day. And it’s $140 cheaper.
    They’re also charging a lot more than just the USD->CAD rate. The US base model (without Special Offers) is $269 USD, which converts to about $337 CAD, a whole $52 CAD less than what the device retails for here.

    I’ll keep my first gen Paperwhite, thank you very much.

  • Jean Racine

    I have a kobo aura. I bought it for 50$. I don’t really see the point to spend that much money on a device. 390$… Come on.

  • Rimtu Kahn

    $500+ bux for kindle now… $1000+ bux for phone…. this is Armageddon.

  • Rimtu Kahn

    It’s difficult to switch platforms once you are into one…I’ve got lots of books and collections on Kindle… unfortunately I cannot move to kobo so easily. I wish someday it would be so that switching platform would be as simple as picking up a new device and signing in, it’s possible with virtualized content.