2Better Fidelity for Reading Text
3It’s the Thinnest Kindle Yet
The Kindle Voyage is the thinnest e-reader Amazon has produced. The device comes in at just 0.3-inches thin, beating the Kindle’s 0.4-inch depth and the Paperwhite’s 0.36 inches of thickness. That might not seem like a big difference, but the thinner the e-reader, the easier it is to hold the device and go mobile with it.
4Adaptive Front Light Designed for Day or Night
The Kindle Voyage comes with something Amazon is calling an “adaptive light sensor.” According to the company, the sensor is able to identify whether it’s day or night and modify the screen’s brightness and clarity accordingly. That should limit any issues with glare during the day or reading books in bed at night.
5There’s No Need to Lift a Finger
In the past, users have been forced to employ the touch-screen built into the Kindles to flip pages. The new Kindle Voyage has a feature called PagePress that is pressure-sensitive and sits on either side of the screen, where users typically hold their thumbs. With a quick press on the pads, users can flip pages back and forth.
6It Does More Than Display Books
While allowing users to read books might be the central function of the Kindle Voyage, it’s by no means its only feature. The device has a Smart Lookup feature to let users find information on a topic in Wikipedia and a dictionary. The Kindle Voyage also supports in-line footnotes, improved search and the ability to translate content instantly.
7The Children’s Features Are Nice
One of the best aspects of Amazon products are the children’s features. The Kindle Voyage comes with FreeTime, which lets parents create personalized profiles for their kids and then give them badges when they complete a collection of titles. In addition, there’s a Vocabulary Builder for kids to quiz themselves on difficult words and a classroom feature if the Kindle is used in the classroom.
8That’s One Serious Battery Life
9Amazon Still Offering Free 3G
10It’s a Little Pricey Compared With Alternatives
11Some Might Opt for the Paperwhite
The trouble for Amazon Voyage is that, when compared to its predecessor, the Kindle Paperwhite, it’s not that big of a jump. The Paperwhite, which is $80 cheaper, has the same 6-inch screen, albeit with fewer pixels per inch. It has a touch-screen and a built-in light. It also has the free 3G with WiFi. Plus, it’s only slightly wider, taller and thicker than the Voyage. One would be forgiven if they chose the Paperwhite instead of the Voyage, simply because it’s cheaper and has many of the same features as Amazon’s latest e-reader.