I didn’t think I could be surprised by a new Kindle, but, well, Amazon got me with the Kindle Oasis. In more than one way. It’s weird-looking, and the $290 price tag is shocking.
That leak earlier this week was bang on, and Amazon’s latest e-reader has an unusual design that’s different from any other reading slab the company has produced over the last eight years. The device has a rectangular bulge, from which the body tapers down to a 3.5mm point. It’s very weird looking, but the bulge also contains the device’s processor and battery, and acts as a grip, concentrating a bulk of the Kindle’s weight in the palm of your hand.