The second generation Kindle Oasis and Nook Glowlight 3 are the latest e-readers to be released and many people might be wondering what one is the better buy. The Oasis is fairly expensive at $290, whereas the Nook can be purchased for $119 or lower.
The Kindle Oasis 2 is waterproof, has Audible integration via Bluetooth and has a bunch of accessibility features. You can invert the background to black and the text to white and narrate all of the touchscreen interactions. The Nook has a new lighting feature that is designed to tone down the front-lit display and is dependant on the time of day. The page turn keys are quite innovative, you can press down to quickly scroll through a book or double tap to jump to the next chapter.
Both of these devices have the same resolution and PPI. The Kindle has a capacitive touchscreen display that is flush with the bezel, whereas the Nook has a sunken one with IR. The one advantage that the Nook has over the Kindle is that it has more LED lights, providing a better nighttime reading experience. The Kindle has a dual core processor which allows it to perform quicker during routine tasks.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.