Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday April 16, 2016

The New Amazon Kindle Costs $290

I can’t be the only one who thinks that is an absurd price for a standalone e-reader.

The Oasis, the first Kindle to include a protective cover -- a swanky leather one that integrates a backup battery no less -- costs a whopping $290, AU$449 or آ£270. It's available for pre-order now and ships April 27. For all that dough you are getting a completely redesigned Kindle that weighs a mere 4.6 ounces (131 grams) and measures 3.4 mm (0.13 inches) at its slimmest point. Amazon says the Oasis is 20 percent lighter and 30 percent thinner on average than the Kindle Voyage ($200, AU$299, آ£170), which remains in the line along with the Paperwhite ($120, AU$179, آ£110) and entry-level Kindle ($80, AU$109, آ£60).