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  • You might know this about me from earlier videos, but I love a good Kindle. Especially a new one.

  • What she means to say is that she likes spending money on gadgets that clever marketing campaigns have convinced her she needs.

  • No, I just like buying high-quality items that I know I'm going to get a lot of value out of, like this new Kindle Oasis.

  • Wait, wasn't the Kindle Oasis new in 2016?

  • No, this is the new-new Kindle Oasis, and it's even better for reading books.

  • You know what's really good for reading books?

  • Books.

  • Amazon launched this Kindle Oasis last fall, and it replaced the previous Kindle Oasis.

  • Ah, yeah, I remember now.

  • That was the first Kindle Oasis, and it wasn't waterproof.

  • Well, surprise! This one is finally waterproof.

  • It also cost 249 dollars, which is 50 dollars less than the original Oasis.

  • That's still a lot of money for a Kindle.

  • Let me guess. This is the part where you say, the Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle ever.

  • No, actually. I've turned a new leaf.

  • I'm off Twitter, I'm only checking Facebook once a day, and I'm reading real books, real, paper books.

  • Uh-huh.

  • So, basically, you're trying to go back to living in 2008.

  • Sometimes I think that wouldn't be such a terrible thing.

  • Now this new Kindle Oasis has the brightest, highest-resolution display of any Kindle.

  • And I bet you can barely see the difference.

  • No, I mean, this actually matters when you're in a dark environment and you're just trying to see what's on the page.

  • Right, which is why I have this book lamp.

  • Just clip it on and fire it up.

  • Okay, that is the nerdiest thing I've ever seen you do.

  • Did you carry that here in your knitting bag?

  • Yeah, okay. Also, this is square-shaped, and it's weighted in such a way that it's really easy to hold in one hand.

  • What does it matter that it's square-shaped?

  • Okay, try holding that in one hand.

  • Comfortably.

  • For an extended period of time.

  • Okay, that's probably one of the only things the Kindle is good for.

  • It has these page turn buttons here.

  • Who needs buttons to turn a page?

  • And like other Kindles, it has a touchscreen, so you can just navigate through chapters by tapping on it, or you can even press on a word to get its definition.

  • So if you're lazy, or you like skipping entire chapters of books, then that's the product for you, is what you're saying.

  • Also, it's battery life is excellent.

  • If you read for about a half hour a day, with the screen set to 40% of its maximum brightness, you should get about six weeks of battery life out of this.

  • You know how long this thing lasts?

  • Unless there's a fire, or a flood, or a nuclear event? Forever.

  • It lasts forever, doesn't need to be charged, you just pick it up, and you read it.

  • Speaking of floods, this is the first Kindle that's waterproof.

  • Finally. I mean, Amazon made a virtual assistant that infiltrated everybody's homes before it managed to make a waterproof Kindle.

  • Mm-hm. Yeah. So you can bring this in the tub, or the pool, or even the ocean, and not worry that if you drop it in, you're going to break it.

  • If you drop that book in the tub, it's ruined.

  • That's not true.

  • I mean, you'd have to shake it out a bit, and let it air dry, and it'd probably be pretty wrinkled, but it's readable.

  • It's totally fine. It's fine.

  • And this Kindle supports Audible, so you can pair it with Bluetooth headphones, and have your books read aloud to you.

  • Oh for (bleep) sake, just get a tablet, then.

  • Look, I know people really like their Kindles, and they're great for some things, but I just prefer actual books.

  • I dog-ear pages, you know, and I love when you can see what someone else is reading, and not just a leather-bound gadget.

  • That moment when you're on the train, and you look across the aisle, and your eyes meet across the top of the page.

  • You sound like an unhinged Craigslist ad.

  • Okay, well, look. People don't collect Kindles.

  • They collect books.

  • They don't buy Kindle cases, they invest in bookcases.

  • And when I'm done, I can share these books with all of my friends, which is more than you can do, because of DRM.

  • Yeah, but the same modern technology means that I have access to all the same books that you do, but in seconds, not days.

  • Also, when I go on vacation, my carry-on bag is a lot lighter than yours.

  • I don't mind slow shipping.

  • I mean, with Amazon Prime, it's usually more like a couple days and these arrive.

  • Wait, so you're ordering all of your books off of Amazon?

  • No. I mean, some of them.

  • A lot, most of them.

  • So we're both just giving all of our money to Amazon.

  • Did I mention that I only buy used books?

  • This one is waterproof. It's own, it's, fuck. Oops.

  • That was good.

  • I forgot what I was gonna say because I improvised.

  • Should we do that over again?

  • Let's do it one more time.

You might know this about me from earlier videos, but I love a good Kindle. Especially a new one.


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Kindle vs paper books

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    Jessieeee   に公開 2019 年 07 月 17 日