After any new technology is released there are almost certainly a flood of lesser yet cheaper similar devices to follow in the aftermath. It happens with phones, laptops and even e-readers. E-readers have become one of the go to media platforms for avid readers to store digital copies of their favorite novels. It allows them to carry around thousands of their favorite books literally at their fingertips just a few clicks and swipes away. While the best devices on the market today may carry a higher price tag, they are well worth your additional dollars. As with many tech items, Amazon has become quite the competitor in the e-reader business having initially unveiled its flagship Amazon Kindle with the first round of other e-readers such as the Nook Tablet. Amazon’s most recent e-reader is the Kindle Oasis. While it may be the most expensive e-reader that Amazon has released it comes equipped with many features that are well worth the higher price tag. When the Kindle Oasis was released last year it was initially slated to cost the consumer between $275 and $350 depending on specific options that can be added or withheld from a particular device depending on personal preferences. While this is more than three times the price of Amazon’s most basic Kindle device it comes with far more features to enhance the experience of the most avid readers. Aesthetically, you’ll notice that the Oasis has an aluminum back as opposed to the cheaper plastic backs of most e-readers. Also, this version of the Kindle has returned to it’s roots and implemented turn page buttons back into the device. This is a customer preference that has been expressed over time and Amazon has listened. Last, and perhaps most importantly is that this kindle is entirely waterproof. Avid readers love nothing more than wrapping up in a blanket with a hot cup of coffee and their kindle to relax but they’ve always done this with the risk of ruining their e-reader. While we are all trying to be as conscientious with our money as possible there are somethings that are absolutely worth the higher price tag. Buying something cheap does not necessarily mean you will be saving money in the long term if you are constantly replacing it and paying out of pocket for it to be repaired.