You can pre-order the new Kindle Oasis today, just in time for your holiday

If you love a beach book – and tend to travel hand luggage only – you need the all new Kindle Oasis in your life

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Shopping for an all-new Kindle? Whether you're heading off to the South of France for two weeks of wining and dining this summer, will be found sunning yourself on a Greek island for the majority of August, or are staying a little closer to home – we'll pray for good weather – chances are you'll be looking to the summer as a chance to catch up on some reading.

After all, is there really anything better than sunning yourself, summer read and Aperol Spritz in hand? Well, more than half of us (56%) of us seem to think not, voting reading as the favourite summer holiday activity.

The only real drawbacks we can see – come on, we're British, there had to be some negatives – are the inconvenience of having to fill the majority of our hand luggage-only allowance with new (or on the way back, old) reads, and our hefty reading list leaving us at risk of the red-zone when it comes to weight allowance. 

With budget airlines becoming increasingly inflexible when it comes to luggage allowance (you know who they are), there's never been a better time to streamline the contents of your suitcase, and where better to start than with your summer reads?

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Well, funny, you mention that. Because, intending to provide a solution to the issue of luggage logistics, Amazon have today (19th June 2019) announced the launch of the all new Kindle Oasis. But what's so special about it? 

In a bid to enable users to enjoy great books, wherever they are, Amazon's latest launch features a new-and-improved design. Our favourite features include:

Paperwhite display

Perfect for those who love the idea of a Kindle, but can't get to grips with not reading from paper, this new model could be the compromise you've been looking for, as paperwhite technology reads like printed paper, but without the glare and even in the brightest of sunlight.

Customisable colour tone

The Kindle Oasis also comes with the benefit of customisable colour tone, meaning you can transition from daytime to a comfortable night time reading experience. You can even schedule the screen warmth to adjust automatically with sunrise and sunset.

e-ink technology

If you've got a whole host of thrillers on your summer reading list, you'll love the sound of e-ink technology, which ensures fast page turns to help maintain the suspense.


Perfect if you plan on reading in the pool, hot tub, or sea shallows, the Kindle Oasis is designed to withstand accidental drops and is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. Amazing!

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Emily Shaw

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to pursue another career, but still loves a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.