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Amazon adds a color-changing, eye-saving screen to the high-end Kindle Oasis

The new Kindle Oasis is available, as is a new Twilight Blue Kindle Paperwhite

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If you’re looking for an ebook reader, there’s no shortage of excellent options regardless of your budget. But if money is no object and you want the absolute best experience, then Amazon’s premium Kindle Oasis has long been our pick for the best ebook reader you can buy. But the best just got better — say hello to the new Amazon Kindle Oasis with an adjustable display light.

In reality, this is a fairly minor update. The only change is the addition of a screen light that can change color tone from a cool, blue tone to a warmer, yellow tone. Shifting to a warmer light at nighttime can help to reduce strain on your eyes, making it easier to read a few pages before you sink into bed. You can set the warmth to alter over time, updating automatically between sunset and sunrise, and if you’re not a fan of strong yellows, then you can lessen the effect or even turn it off completely.

Even if you’re not a fan of the color tone shifting, there’s still a lot to love here. The new Kindle Oasis is thin and light, making it easy to hold for a long time. Dedicated page-turning buttons in the device’s oversized side grip make it easy to read with just a single hand, while the device’s 7-inch Paperwhite display delivers a sharp picture with 300 pixels per inch (PPI). It’s also protected against water ingress, with an IPX8 rating for wate resistance, which means it can survive in up to 2 meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, so you can feel free to take it into the bath or chill with it by the pool. After all, aren’t holidays the best time to catch up on some reading?

The new Kindle Oasis is now available. Like its predecessors, it’s not the cheapest ebook reader around. Grabbing the 8GB version of the Kindle Oasis will cost $250, while the 32GB variant will set you back $280. If that price is a little steep for you, then please note that this year’s Amazon Kindle is much cheaper, though it lacks the sharp screen, water-resistance, and blue-light filter.

New colors for the Kindle Paperwhite

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Amazon has celebrated the release of the new Kindle Oasis by also releasing a new color for the Kindle Paperwhite. Starting July 24, the Kindle Paperwhite will also available in a Twilight Blue option. You’ll be able to pick it up for $130 for 8GB of storage, or $160 for 32GB of storage.

Updated on July 24, 2019: The new Kindle Oasis is now available, and Amazon has also released a new color option for the Kindle Paperwhite.

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