Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis has some cool new features. It’s waterproof, however, and it also supports Audible (provided that have a set of Bluetooth headphones or speakers nearby).
According to an Amazon site listing, it looks as even though that feature is coming to its $79 Kindle as well.
In line with the Kindle’s product web page, it will support Audible “within the coming months.” It looks as though it’ll do something that resembles the Oasis: since the gadget doesn’t come fitted with an audio system, users will have to pair the device on their own, using Bluetooth. The page states that the feature will be available as an OTA update at some point in the near future.
Unluckily, it looks like only the new Oasis and the basic model is getting the update: the $120 Paperwhite and the $200 Voyage don’t appear to support it- there is no mention of Audible support on the respective products’ websites -although both have Bluetooth chips and are compatible with the Kindle Audio Adapter (a small device that plugs into the USB port and has a 3.5mm headphone jack).
Amazon alsoowns Audible, so integration between the Kindle and audiobook business makes fairly a little of sense, in particular as audiobooks have taken off in popularity in recent years. Audible has additionally begun producing its own, normal content material, akin to James Patrick Kelley’s mom Go or John Scalzi’s The Dispatcher, which skill that Audible contributors will soon be in a position to make all their purchases on one device.
Emilie Konradsen says
Great Article! I love that Kindle now supports Audible! I use Audible all the time, when I’m doing my makeup, when I’m cooking, when I’m driving and just anytime I get the chance. I have been putting off getting a Kindle since I have felt that it’s just easier to read on my iPad or my smartphone, but now that they’re getting better and now also supports Audible, I will definitely consider getting one 🙂
I think that with the new Oasis, the Kindle will dominate the ebook market
Wow, that’s good news!! I was looking for this feature for a long time and I was considering getting an Oasis for the holidays.
In that topic, can you show me which version of the Oasis you recommend to a Kindle Lover but that hasn’t had any Kindle in his life?
I love reading on my Iphone App, but I think is time for a proper device that helps me build my reading habit…
Thank you and have a fantastic day!
I think you should take the leap. You will not regret it. It is a whole different experience having a Kindle eReader than the Kindle app for iPhone. I mostly use the Kindle app for PDF files, because I find the Paperwhite screen too small (6 inches). The Oasis screen is a little bigger (7″), so you need to check it out for yourself to see if it works for you.
I own a previous generation Kindle Paperwhite with 4GB of storage, and have hunders of books, documents and samples in it. I haven’t read them all.
So, i would suggest the basic model, with 8GB of storage and Wi-Fi connectivity only. 32GB is for mega bookworms and the Free Cellular Connectivity is nice to have – I never felt the need for it. It is not supported in all countries anyway, so you have to check that.