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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #175 on: January 17, 2018, 07:07:49 AM »
Mine just arrived this AM - and yes it is cold and slippery.  Figure it will improve after I put it in a cover and bring it in from the cold!  So far so good.  Now I need to remember how to get my collections downloaded.  Used to import them all at the same time,  but looks like I need to do one at a time??    Anyone find Import Collections on the new Oasis?
I gather you haven't had a kindle in a long time? They introduced cloud collections with the Paperwhite back in, I can't remember.  :P

Anywho, so now you don't import anything anymore. The collections on my older kindles like the keyboard are not compatible with the collections on my newer kindles. So I don't know if you have any cloud collections yet. Good thing is, you can also manage them on the account page.
In  my content and devices, you can create collections and put books into them. Just put the left drop down to collections. Or make one from I think its the right drop down. I don't have it in front of me.

If I was mistaken and you already have cloud collections, they will appear on your new Oasis. In the cloud, not on the device. So you have to mark each one as download and also pull each book on the device you want.

Just make sure you have the drop downs set right on the  home page. Make sure the left one is set to All, not just downloaded. Then change the middle and right dropdown to what you need. If you want to see just your collections, put it on collections. Otherwise I usually have it on all items, which then shows collections I downloaded to my device.

But yes, you have to pick the collections one by one out from the cloud. The ones you want to show on the device with a star on the right.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #176 on: January 17, 2018, 07:38:53 AM »
I gather you haven't had a kindle in a long time? They introduced cloud collections with the Paperwhite back in, I can't remember.  :P

Anywho, so now you don't import anything anymore. The collections on my older kindles like the keyboard are not compatible with the collections on my newer kindles. So I don't know if you have any cloud collections yet. Good thing is, you can also manage them on the account page.
In  my content and devices, you can create collections and put books into them. Just put the left drop down to collections. Or make one from I think its the right drop down. I don't have it in front of me.

If I was mistaken and you already have cloud collections, they will appear on your new Oasis. In the cloud, not on the device. So you have to mark each one as download and also pull each book on the device you want.

Just make sure you have the drop downs set right on the  home page. Make sure the left one is set to All, not just downloaded. Then change the middle and right dropdown to what you need. If you want to see just your collections, put it on collections. Otherwise I usually have it on all items, which then shows collections I downloaded to my device.

But yes, you have to pick the collections one by one out from the cloud. The ones you want to show on the device with a star on the right.

I was reading on a Voyage, but for some reason I thought I used to be able to import all of my Collections at one time.  Guess my memory is not cooperating!   Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #177 on: January 17, 2018, 08:03:53 AM »
I was reading on a Voyage, but for some reason I thought I used to be able to import all of my Collections at one time.  Guess my memory is not cooperating!   Thanks for the feedback!
Memory, what was that again?  ;D

You are good to go then. They'll appear on the Oasis just like on the Voyage, just not starred (downloaded) yet.

I remember the importing, but I remember it being a mess on my end. For some reason it would keep old collections also backed up and wouldn't delete them in the system. So I always ended up with differently spelled duplicates. Cloud collections sure made that more easy and uniform.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #178 on: January 17, 2018, 08:14:38 AM »
Memory, what was that again?  ;D

You are good to go then. They'll appear on the Oasis just like on the Voyage, just not starred (downloaded) yet.

I remember the importing, but I remember it being a mess on my end. For some reason it would keep old collections also backed up and wouldn't delete them in the system. So I always ended up with differently spelled duplicates. Cloud collections sure made that more easy and uniform.

Yep - now if I recall they wouldn't alphabetize so we used to have to put special symbols in front of them.. And I did get dups.  This will work.  And - as I have previously told myself - I will only download the specific books as I read them.   Hah!   Wonder how long that will last!

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #179 on: January 23, 2018, 03:22:37 AM »
Well this is frustrating.

My kindle started misbehaving. The old E- Ink wouldn't disappear when the page was turned (yes  i had page refresh on) and then the buttons would intermittently fail. Also when i changed page the font would become fuzzy then refocus. Got it swapped out by John Lewis. The new one had three dents on the metal case AND the screen was horrific. Bright light down the left hand side, so much so i cant use it as my eyes are drawn to it.

I cant even return it yet as the old one still hasn't gone through the return process. Its frustrating as i liked the screen mostly on the old unit! Bit worried about the quality of these, i have never had a kindle fail and i've had most of them.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #180 on: January 28, 2018, 05:40:52 AM »
Now that I've read for a few hours on the new Oasis,  two issues -  the original Casebot denim cover I bought was too scratchy since I read with the Kindle in its cover.  I replaced it with a synthetic leather patterned Fintie case - and it is perfect.  Pretty and feels good in my hands.   The second problem - is that sometimes more than one page changes when I use the button.  I must be pressing it for too long.  It would be nice if there was a sensitivity setting but I cannot find it.  Otherwise, I am very happy with it.  I like having the larger screen.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #181 on: February 10, 2018, 07:30:59 AM »
For some reason I was able to get the new Oasis only from the Italian Amazon (Hungary here). The screen size is just perfect, I'm going to use the older Oasis for commuting or travel.
I ordered Moko cases and a sleeve for the new one, it has that cold grip.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #182 on: February 11, 2018, 05:43:13 PM »
For some reason I was able to get the new Oasis only from the Italian Amazon (Hungary here). The screen size is just perfect, I'm going to use the older Oasis for commuting or travel.
I ordered Moko cases and a sleeve for the new one, it has that cold grip.

I love mine. I also have a Moko case. If you like reading it with the case on, you wont have the cold grip problem.
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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #183 on: February 16, 2018, 11:02:34 PM »
My impression after having it since it came out, It's cold, so put a skin on which solved that problem.  The cover sold with the Oasis 2 is awful and kept falling out, so returned it for another case, but not easy to remove.  I found that I liked reading it during the day, but at night in bed, it's too heavy and awkward without removing the case.  And still heavier than the Oasis 1.  So not liking to go back and forth with two kindles, I ended up preferring my old Oasis 1.  I have just put up my Oasis 2 to sell!  I don't need two kindles.  Just my old Oasis is fine for now. other than size, none of the other features are of any use to me.

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #184 on: February 23, 2018, 01:37:21 PM »
I love my 7 inch oasis.

I take it everywhere with me.  I go ta snap in case on ebay  that make the back feel flatter and is more comfortable to hold.  Larger screen feels more like a book in my hands. I am totally addicted to this device to where I sold my other kindles.  I do find the battery life to be horrible. I have to charge at least once a week if not more but its better than daily charging like with a tablet or cell phone.
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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #185 on: February 23, 2018, 04:23:18 PM »
I love my Oasis, too!

I have the Kobo Aura One because I wanted a larger reader but I'm so devoted to the Amazon ecosystem that the Oasis 2 and it's bigger screen were just what I needed.  I ordered a decalgirl skin to cover the back and that helped with the chill on the back of the reader.  The lip on the back was driving me nuts -- I prefer the flat back of the Voyage in that regard -- but I found a wonderful Moko case on Amazon that solved that problem.  It has a frosted transparent back that still reveals my skin, but it makes the Oasis so much easier for me to hold without adding that much weight.  Now it's perfect for me :)


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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #186 on: May 25, 2018, 07:07:17 AM »
hello - has anyone noticed that the e-ink on the newest 2017 oasis is rather light, in comparison to the voyage?

i have the older oasis at home as well, so i will compare later when i get the chance.

but man it's been like russian roulette with these devices. idk how many returns and refurbs i've done trying to get that perfect kindle

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i just got off the phone with amazon kindle support - he says their specialists says that this is the intended design  :( hazy gray ink?? ??

Hopefully no one minds me resurrecting this thread. I just bought an Oasis 2 after a discount was made available to me. I love the bigger screen. But the black text, and especially black in images, isn't as dark as on my Voyage. Someone posted that "one" can't notice it without putting them side by side, but I notice. And I am not one who was ever bothered by slight variations in light gradient, ever since the Paperwhite 2... So I don't feel I'm overly picky.

So, I'm not sure if I'm keeping this or not.

I do like how it feels to hold it in one hand, without a cover. But putting it into a sleeve rather than closing a cover on it like a book, makes it feel less like a book for me. And I worry about dropping it, since it doesn't have a case on it while I'm reading.

Hmmm....

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Re: New oasis -- First Impressions
« Reply #187 on: May 25, 2018, 07:21:00 AM »
That is why I like the "bold" function in the menu. I can make any font a little darker that way. My personal Voyage and both Oasis don't look very different from each other. I say the Voyage might be a very very little bit darker, if the bold is turned off on all of them. Once I put bold on #1 or #2, it doesn't matter anymore. That was one of the best updates they have given us. Because I find all lit kindles to be a bit more washed out at night than the basic and K3 with a outside light source. Its always been that way for me. E-ink tends to wash out for me when it gets darker. But I got used to it.

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