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Old 01-02-2018, 03:14 PM   #706
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I really like the cover. I can set it up on the arm of the chair, and knit and read at the same time.
Wow, that's impressive! I can watch knit while watching TV, but I don't think I could knit and read at the same time. I do like to listen to audiobooks while I knit, however.
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Old 01-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #707
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Hi - first time poster, longtime lurker. I've had a Kindle since 2008- first the 2nd gen, then the Kindle Keyboard, then a 1st Gen Paperwhite, After 5 years with that, I decided to jump to the Oasis 2.

I have to say that, while the screen is miles better than my Paperwhite, I am disappointed in the quality control and variances in stock. I received my Oasis 2 a few days ago, and noted that the screen was a bit uneven; further, the aluminum case was very slightly bent, which I assume contributed to the screen lighting being a bit uneven. Amazon shipped me a replacement but, when comparing the two, the new screen is actually worse - more washed out, with a different color temperature and slightly more dim. So i'm definitely going to return the second- and, though I hate to be stuck with the first with its defects for the money paid, I'm not sure there's much to be gained by trying a third time.

Any thoughts?

Best,
Mike

Edited to add - tried to upload pic, but don't see an option to upload a local file (I'm a newbie - I'll look). But, just to be clear, when comparing the screens, I set the exact same brightness,same book page, same font and spacing to keep the comparison completely apples-to-apples. Which is why I was surprised at the difference.

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Old 01-19-2018, 05:31 PM   #708
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Old 01-23-2018, 05:12 PM   #709
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I like the larger screen size on the Oasis, but I didn't think the Oasis 2 had that much better of a screen, compared to my Paperwhite; aside from the size.

They both have the same PPI; and the contrast levels are only marginally better on the Oasis 2.

On a different note, the older Paperwhites, with 212PPI screens, can be gotten for as low as $51 (half the price of a 300PPI Paperwhite) on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00JG8GOWU/

It's actually a great deal if your eyes aren't the best anymore, and you can't see the difference between 300PPI and 212PPI anyway.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:49 PM   #710
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I got my Oasis 2 at the weekend and the only thing that’s bugging me is the lack of good case options. I got the Casebot “leather" case but it definitely does not smell of leather.

I can’t find anyone else complaining of the lack of cases so I’m posting here to ask what cases/sleeves you use, or do you not use a case? I’m thinking I might go case less for once?


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Old 03-19-2018, 08:01 PM   #711
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I got my Oasis 2 at the weekend and the only thing that’s bugging me is the lack of good case options. I got the Casebot “leather" case but it definitely does not smell of leather.

I can’t find anyone else complaining of the lack of cases so I’m posting here to ask what cases/sleeves you use, or do you not use a case? I’m thinking I might go case less for once?


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I got mine on ebay looks exactly like the casebot but only $8.99. Fake leather but looks great. Got brown and hunter green. We have a ton of different cases on ebay all inexpensive
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:07 PM   #712
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Hi - first time poster, longtime lurker. I've had a Kindle since 2008- first the 2nd gen, then the Kindle Keyboard, then a 1st Gen Paperwhite, After 5 years with that, I decided to jump to the Oasis 2.

I have to say that, while the screen is miles better than my Paperwhite, I am disappointed in the quality control and variances in stock. I received my Oasis 2 a few days ago, and noted that the screen was a bit uneven; further, the aluminum case was very slightly bent, which I assume contributed to the screen lighting being a bit uneven. Amazon shipped me a replacement but, when comparing the two, the new screen is actually worse - more washed out, with a different color temperature and slightly more dim. So i'm definitely going to return the second- and, though I hate to be stuck with the first with its defects for the money paid, I'm not sure there's much to be gained by trying a third time.

Any thoughts?

Best,
Mike

Edited to add - tried to upload pic, but don't see an option to upload a local file (I'm a newbie - I'll look). But, just to be clear, when comparing the screens, I set the exact same brightness,same book page, same font and spacing to keep the comparison completely apples-to-apples. Which is why I was surprised at the difference.

Sounds like you need to return the replacement.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:49 AM   #713
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I got my Oasis 2 at the weekend and the only thing that’s bugging me is the lack of good case options. I got the Casebot “leather" case but it definitely does not smell of leather.

I can’t find anyone else complaining of the lack of cases so I’m posting here to ask what cases/sleeves you use, or do you not use a case? I’m thinking I might go case less for once?


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I still haven't seen anyone selling the kind I prefer -- a simple neoprene sleeve. For now mine is swimming around in old one I had for something bigger.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:23 PM   #714
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I still haven't seen anyone selling the kind I prefer -- a simple neoprene sleeve. For now mine is swimming around in old one I had for something bigger.
How about this:
https://www.amazon.com/WALNEW-Kindle-Sleeve-Protective-Generation/dp/B076H11FL7/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:34 PM   #715
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Yeah, that's closest I've been able to find. What I really want is like this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01L1PI0OU/

But so far nothing for the latest Oasis.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:49 PM   #716
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How do the Oasis's dimensions compare with other devices? Perhaps a similar sleeve for an iPad (or mini), or a PC similar gadge, or even an Amazon Fire, might fit??
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:17 PM   #717
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How do the Oasis's dimensions compare with other devices? Perhaps a similar sleeve for an iPad (or mini), or a PC similar gadge, or even an Amazon Fire, might fit??
The Oasis 2 is more square than other devices. Right now the one I'm using is intend for an iPad mini. Fits pretty good width-wise, but is a lot taller than necessary. Not really a problem. I'm just surprised they still don't have them. I guess most people want book-style cases.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:32 PM   #719
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I loved the Amazon leather case on my Oasis 1 and wish they did one similar for the new Oasis. Seeing that they don’t has made me think about using without a case and popping it in a sleeve when not in use.


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I have this case; might work for you as well:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fits a bit better than the vertical padded cases (less than two inches wider) and very well padded. I also like the outside pocket.
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