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Re: Kindle Watch! -- New Oasis
« Reply #150 on: October 31, 2017, 10:58:43 AM »
Audible was the feature that made me want to get it. I got mine yesterday, and I love it! I had a Voyage and liked it too, but now even w/o audible I'd get the new Oasis. I used my Apple EarPods and it works great!!!

Awesome, thanks for the review. I have to wait till the end of November for mine. I'm enjoying everyone's reviews.
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Re: Kindle Watch! -- New Oasis
« Reply #151 on: October 31, 2017, 11:06:05 AM »
Mine was delivered!!!

But I'm not home :(

For those asking about Special Offers, if you got the 3G (or whatever they are calling it) you had to bump the memory and it took off the Special Offers.

Someone start a First Impressions thread so we can keep it separate from KindleWatch!

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« Reply #152 on: October 31, 2017, 11:59:35 AM »
Anyone have the merlot cover? What is the texture like?

I have the Merlot cover. It is beautiful but the texture is soft like the Walnut last year so I guess it will scratch easily. Still happy with it however.

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« Reply #153 on: October 31, 2017, 12:14:30 PM »
First impressions.  A little heavier but still can be handled by one hand.  No visible, to me, cones, light appears even.  Color of screen is warmer.  I actually prefer the cooler white of the first Oasis but not a deal breaker.  Logically I know I have fewer page turns with more content per page but in reality I turn the page when I have read that page so not really noticeable.  Holding the two side by side definitely shows the size difference. 

The aluminum back feels a little slippy but has not fallen out of my hand.  I may miss the rubber back of the original. 

Wish they used a battery per cent instead of the old battery display but can't have everything.
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« Reply #154 on: October 31, 2017, 12:16:10 PM »
I have the Merlot cover. It is beautiful but the texture is soft like the Walnut last year so I guess it will scratch easily. Still happy with it however.

Thank you. I had the walnut cover and merlot for the old Oasis and actually preferred the texture of the walnut. Looks like I'll be getting the merlot.
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« Reply #155 on: October 31, 2017, 12:24:37 PM »
Just as I expected, no Kindles for my mom and I today. :( I don't understand why Amazon sent our Kindles UPS ground on Sunday evening. The package had to make it from NJ all the way to Illinois. There's no way that is going to happen. I'm a Prime member, so I'm paying for 2 day shipping and this definitely wasn't sent two day. I'll be calling them after work to complain about it. I understand if the product is backordered or even bad weather but this is neither case. They were just cheap and went with the least expensive shipping method. So bummed.

I am however glad to be able to read all the reviews. I'm so glad to see so many positive things being said about it. Hopefully mine will arrive tomorrow.

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« Reply #156 on: October 31, 2017, 12:31:41 PM »
I just ordered the merlot cover and it's not avialable till December.  :'( Must be the cover of choice.
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Re: Kindle Watch! -- New Oasis
« Reply #157 on: October 31, 2017, 12:41:15 PM »
I have the Merlot cover. It is beautiful but the texture is soft like the Walnut last year so I guess it will scratch easily. Still happy with it however.

Rats. I ordered one, and in that case it will be going back the day it arrives. I read the description carefully before ordering looking for anything that said it was suede or suede-like and couldn't find it. I love the merlot cover for my Oasis 1, but also have a walnut cover and don't care for it at all. Don't want a cloth cover either, but I do want a cover. Since my Oasis isn't coming until Thanksgiving, I guess I'll just wait and see what the 3d party vendors come up with.

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« Reply #158 on: October 31, 2017, 12:48:33 PM »
Yay! Finally shipped and will be here tomorrow!! Was getting jealous of everyone else. All smiles now!!! [emoji16]

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« Reply #159 on: October 31, 2017, 12:57:59 PM »
Rats. I ordered one, and in that case it will be going back the day it arrives. I read the description carefully before ordering looking for anything that said it was suede or suede-like and couldn't find it. I love the merlot cover for my Oasis 1, but also have a walnut cover and don't care for it at all. Don't want a cloth cover either, but I do want a cover. Since my Oasis isn't coming until Thanksgiving, I guess I'll just wait and see what the 3d party vendors come up with.

Maybe if more people send theirs in I might get mine sooner. :)  Personally I like the look of distressed leather so I'm looking forward to it.
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« Reply #160 on: October 31, 2017, 01:21:27 PM »
For anyone who has a pending order, DONT CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD! I was supposed to get my cover today, and since it hadnt shipped yet, I thought it was safe to change the payment method - WRONG! My estimated delivery is now November 27 - UGH. I called about it and she said it treats it like a new order when you change the payment method. I dont know if I believe that because I also changed the payment method of my Oasis and the delivery date still says November 14.

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« Reply #161 on: October 31, 2017, 01:48:17 PM »
For anyone who has a pending order, DONT CHANGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD! I was supposed to get my cover today, and since it hadnt shipped yet, I thought it was safe to change the payment method - WRONG! My estimated delivery is now November 27 - UGH. I called about it and she said it treats it like a new order when you change the payment method. I dont know if I believe that because I also changed the payment method of my Oasis and the delivery date still says November 14.
So sorry. I remember these things happening on orders years back. Its why I do not touch an order once its placed. You might try calling again and getting another person. Worth a try.

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There is very little chance they'll get to it in the morning, they never do. Here they use the same "drivers" for the AMZL service than they do the prime now stuff, so its just folks with their own car. I wish they had used UPS. I thought by getting one day ship I had a higher chance of getting a proper delivery service.

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« Reply #162 on: October 31, 2017, 02:00:09 PM »
Mine still says shipping today and arriving today even though I got an email that it's delayed. I'm a little concerned that it hasn't updated. I'm worried it might be stuck in some strange limbo. :(

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« Reply #163 on: October 31, 2017, 03:04:30 PM »
Got my new Oasis a little while ago... set it up, downloaded some of my books and now its just finishing charging...

Cant wait to start reading on it!! [emoji106][emoji16][emoji41]


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« Reply #164 on: October 31, 2017, 03:21:56 PM »
Got mine today, loving it so far.  I had merlot before so I decided to get a gray one, love it! it looks crisp and clear, heavier but I can deal with that. Will probably trade my old one in.

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« Reply #165 on: October 31, 2017, 03:38:42 PM »
Well, so much for getting my Oasis today from Best Buy. When I ordered, it said available for pickup on 10/31. Today I got an email apologizing for the unanticipated delay with no estimated delivery date. Booooo! Good thing I didnt cancel my Amazon order and lose my place in line for November 14 (hopefully).

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« Reply #166 on: October 31, 2017, 03:45:21 PM »
Found out from MobiReads post that you can get % of battery by choosing Settings, Accessibility, Display Size, Large.  It did not appear to make much difference, if any, in font size but adds % to battery display.
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« Reply #167 on: October 31, 2017, 03:59:31 PM »
I ordered the Oasis and Merlot cover last week.  Kindle is supposed to arrive Nov 24, cover is supposed to be here today??

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« Reply #168 on: October 31, 2017, 04:23:27 PM »
Found out from MobiReads post that you can get % of battery by choosing Settings, Accessibility, Display Size, Large.  It did not appear to make much difference, if any, in font size but adds % to battery display.

Thanks for the info ShinyTop.  I love being able to see the % of battery left.

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« Reply #169 on: October 31, 2017, 04:37:56 PM »
I ordered the Oasis and Merlot cover last week.  Kindle is supposed to arrive Nov 24, cover is supposed to be here today??

Looked closer under orders and it says entire order, including cover, not shipped, yet the cover says it estimates delivery today???

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« Reply #170 on: October 31, 2017, 04:56:52 PM »
Thanks shinytop for the percentage info. as well. I lost wifi due to hurricane winds the night before. Didnt hae wifi yesterday & this morning. I couldnt get on the internet. Today, after it was fixed, I checked my cc. Yes, it got pinged. I checked my email. Yes, its out for delivery. Then I raced back and forth to open door & check as well as checking out or delivery. Came around 1:50. Unboxed quickly. I skipped the wifi at first. Big mistake. Update I clicked it off. I then raced to get my wifi router password. Couldnt find download update in. device info. Thankfully, after awhile, I got the update message. I got the update. Then, my kindle was freezing, so I rebooted. Still not good. I plugged it in. The battery was less than half. Still freezing. I rebooted. It worked. Then I downloaded a lot of books. Review later. No more time for exploring tonight.

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« Reply #171 on: October 31, 2017, 05:04:03 PM »
:o Mine seemed frozen. So I held the button to restart . . . now updating . . . .

Question: those of you who got the cover . . . does it have the 'auto on' feature with the cover?

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« Reply #172 on: October 31, 2017, 05:35:44 PM »
Found out from MobiReads post that you can get % of battery by choosing Settings, Accessibility, Display Size, Large.  It did not appear to make much difference, if any, in font size but adds % to battery display.

I actually think it makes a fair amount of difference in what shows on the home page, but it depends a little bit on what settings you use.

In standard, you have one large book cover, and two small stacked. Next to that, reading lists shows 3 titles. Below are recommendations; five covers/titles show. On the next page, if you use list view, you see 8 items on a page; grid view shows 6.

With it on 'large', you see one large and two small book covers side by side, and only one title in 'reading lists'. You still see 5 covers in recommendations. On the next page you only see 5 in list view, but you still see 6 in grid view.

Interestingly, I feel like, when set to 'large', the menu icons along the top seem smaller. Go figure. :)

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« Reply #173 on: October 31, 2017, 05:38:37 PM »
:o Mine seemed frozen. So I held the button to restart . . . now updating . . . .

Question: those of you who got the cover . . . does it have the 'auto on' feature with the cover?

Yes, it turns on when you open the cover.

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« Reply #174 on: October 31, 2017, 06:37:41 PM »
Just got the email that it's shipped! It's supposed to arrive tomorrow.