Back in the day, I ruined a few books by dropping them in the tub when I’d doze off while reading in the bath. Because of that track record, I never tried reading in the tub with an eBook reader or a tablet. But now, because the Kindle Oasis is waterproof (IPX8), reading in the tub is safe again.
The Oasis has the biggest screen (7″) and highest resolution (300dpi) of all of Amazon’s Kindle readers. This is a reader that’s designed for comfort and ease of use. It’s easy to hold; Amazon says “the ergonomic design shifts the center of gravity to your palm, to rest in your hand like the spine of a book.” You can turn pages using the dedicated buttons or by tapping the touchscreen. The adaptive front lighting automatically adjusts the display’s brightness based on the ambient light. And since it’s an eInk screen, you can read even in sunlight.
Oasis is available in a multitude of configurations: with 8 or 32GB of storage, with built-in Audible, WiFi-only or with free cellular connection, and with or without special offers (screensaver ads to reduce price). It starts at $249.00 at Amazon.