Kindle Voyage Is Amazon’s Top of the Line E-Reader, But Costs More
Amazon is trying hard to replicate books with e-books by providing Kindle devices that are meant to offer the same reading experience as physical books. These e-book readers are designed keeping in view the physical books and provide intuitive experience (or try to do so).
Amazon’s latest version of e-book reader is called Kindle Voyage. It features a high-contrast, high-resolution backlit screen, and has a light-weight design that offers intuitive reading experience. The screen looks crisp and glare-free, and performs equally good in pitch-darkness or outdoor environment as well.
The Kindle Voyage comes with a page-turning function that has a good usability even with one hand. You can hold the device in one hand and turn pages with the same hand, using the two sensor-strips on the side. Press the top button to move forward and bottom button to move backward in the book.
The new Kindle also vibrates to give you feedback that the page is being turned. You can adjust how hard you have to push the buttons to change the page, and the intensity and duration of the feedback.
However, like other e-book readers, its touch sensor is practically not as responsive as smartphones or tablets. There is a slight delay when you turn the page but you get used to it in some time.
The device is “super-intuitive” and its light-weight design lets you throw it in your bag and read on it anytime, anywhere, thanks to high-contrast display. Another advantage of using Voyage is that e-books usually cost half of real books. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get a lot of e-books for free.
As for the specs, it weighs just 6.4 ounces and is 7.6 mm thick, which is the thickness of a pencil. It has 300 pixels per inch screen that’s 39 percent brighter than its predecessor — Paperwhite. The display automatically adjusts its brightness as the lighting of external environment changes. Not only the brightness, it also shifts colors to look as close to a real book as possible. This ultimately reduces eye strain.
All of these features give you great reading experience and cause least fatigue as well. You can get your hands on Kindle Voyage in $199 without 3G. If you opt for 3G supported model, it will cost you $269.
Looks like Amazon is trying to prove that e-book reading is no different than physical books, and to prove all those people wrong who say that e-books can never replace physical books.