I tend to try each new generation of Kindle from Amazon and that remained true with the newest model, the 7″ Oasis.
I don’t love the Oasis. Its metallic finish feels cold in hand. And sharp, somehow. I do like the larger 7″ screen. It has hardware buttons for turning pages, which is a requirement for me.
I don’t have strongly negative feelings about buying from Amazon other than they’ve gotten a little big for their britches.
Lately, I have been buying “real” books from local independent bookstores and that feels good, so I started looking at non-Amazon eReader options. The only viable choice looked to be the Kobo series, so I bought a Forma.
I’ve been using the Forma for about a week and here’s a quick list of my first impressions, comparing it to the Kindle Oasis.
I’ve read two books so far, and my overall impression is positive, but I’m not sure if I’ll stick with it or pass it on and return to the Oasis.