Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers
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- Passionately crafted for readers
- High-resolution 300 ppi display--reads even more like the printed page
- PagePress enables you to turn the page without lifting a finger
- Adaptive front light--provides ideal brightness, day or night
- Battery lasts weeks, not hours
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Highest resolution e-reader display
Kindle Voyage features a high-resolution 300 ppi display for crisp, laser quality text. The micro-etched glass screen is crafted to eliminate glare and feel like paper to the touch.
Light that adjusts with you
Kindle Voyage can be read in bright sunlight or total darkness—and it's smart enough to know the difference. With an adaptive front light, Kindle Voyage senses the light in your environment, and changes the setting to the ideal brightness.
Effortless page turns
PagePress allows you to turn the page without lifting a finger. Simply apply pressure on the bezel to turn the page, and PagePress will provide a silent haptic response for consistent and immediate feedback.
Remarkably thin design
At just 7.6mm thin, you can comfortably hold Kindle Voyage in one hand for long reading sessions.
PagePress sensors with haptics
PagePress is a custom-designed force sensor made of carbon and silver, which reacts to a subtle increase of pressure, triggers a page-turn, and provides a haptic response only your thumb can perceive. Because PagePress has no moving parts, the haptics provide you with the most minimal indication that you have pressed the button, to reduce distraction from reading.
Sleek yet durable designs
Kindle Voyage was designed to come one step closer to a sheet of paper, with a flush-front bezel for a clean, streamlined design. With a magnesium back and a specially-reinforced glass front, Kindle Voyage is both durable and sleek.
An unsurpassed 300 ppi display
Kindle Voyage features a bright, high resolution and high contrast display. The micro-etched glass display diffuses light to eliminate glare and matches the feel of paper.
Adaptive front light
In order to more closely resemble reading on real paper, we researched and hand-tuned the optimal brightness setting for every lighting condition. The adaptive front light automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on your environment, and can even be fine-tuned further to your personal preferences. When reading in the dark, the adaptive front light slowly lowers the display's brightness over time to match the way the eye responds to darkness.
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|Built-in Light||No||Yes - 4 LEDs||Yes - 6 LEDs + adaptive light sensor||Yes - 10 LEDs for enhanced page consistency|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page press||Touchscreen + page turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Colors||Black, White||Black, White||Black||Black|
|Charging Cover||No||No||No||Included (Black, Walnut, Merlot)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
|Weight||5.7 oz (161 g)||Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz (205 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 7.6 oz (217 g)||Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz (180 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 6.6 oz (188 g)||Without cover Wi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g) Wi-Fi + Free 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g)|
|Dimensions||6.3" x 4.5" x 0.36" (160 x 115 x 9.1 mm)||6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 x 117 x 9.1 mm)||6.4" x 4.5" x 0.30" (162 x 115 x 7.6 mm)||5.6" x 4.8" x 0.13-0.33" (143 x 122 x 3.4-8.5 mm)|
|Display||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||6" glare-free|
|Storage||Holds thousands of books||Holds thousands of books||Holds thousands of books||Holds thousands of books|
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Whether you are reading at home or while on the go, our Origami cover stands your Kindle Voyage in portrait orientation so you can enjoy your books hands-free. The magnetized Origami panels keep your Kindle Voyage securely upright.
We've got you covered
Slim, form-fitting covers are designed by Amazon to perfectly fit your Kindle Voyage and provide full front and back protection. When you are finished reading, simply close the case to put your Kindle Voyage to sleep. The integrated magnetic closure will ensure your case stays shut while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.
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When I received the Voyage, the setup was quick (although you do have to go through a brief tutorial), and after downloading a few of my books from the Amazon Cloud and adjusting a few settings, the Voyage was ready to go. Here's a brief comparison of the Voyage and the Paperwhite:
Weight (wi-fi version): 6.3 ounces
Display: 6" diagonal, 300 pixels per inch, 16-level grayscale, LED frontlit
Storage memory: 4GB
Page turns: Touchscreen plus PagePress
Display lighting: Adaptive light sensor (automatic) plus manual adjustment
Weight (wi-fi version): 7.3 ounces
Display: 6" diagonal, 212 pixels per inch, 16-level grayscale, LED frontlit [NOTE: The Paperwhite screen resolution has been upgraded to 300 pixels per inch, a significant improvement]
Storage memory: 4GB (for the Paperwhites currently being sold)
Page turns: Touchscreen
Display lighting: Manually adjustable front-lighting
So the Voyage weighs an ounce less than the Paperwhite, and it's slightly smaller. Those are not substantial differences, but it might make a difference if you hand-hold your ebook reader for long periods of time. The higher resolution does make a difference, however, especially if you read many books with illustrations or photographs. I've been reading most illustrated books on my Kindle Fire, but with the increased resolution, I may read them on the Voyage now. And the Voyage's 300ppi resolution compared to the Paperwhite's 212ppi definitely makes a difference in viewing. Even the smallest font size is very sharp, although I prefer a slightly larger font for reading.
Besides the smaller size, the Voyage has some other obvious differences from the Paperwhite. The shell is made of magnesium instead of plastic. The capacitive touch screen is made of hardened glass instead of a plastic-like material. The Kindles have always been pretty resistant to damage if they were dropped. (Remember the videos Amazon used to show to demonstrate that?) The change in materials should make the Voyage even more resistant to damage. The location of the power button has moved from the bottom of the case to the rear of the case, at the top right, but if you're using a cover that activates the Voyage's Auto Wake function, you'll seldom need to touch the power button. The micro-USB charging port remains at the bottom.
One of the most significant new hardware features on the voyage are the pressure-sensitive page turn sensors. The last few Kindle models did away with raised buttons in favor of touchscreen controls. I prefer the touchscreen, but Amazon has obviously listened to Kindle users who miss the buttons, so they're back, but they're in a new flush, pressure-sensitive design that Amazon calls PagePress. The PagePress sensors are located on the sides of the bezel (the frame around the screen), which in the Voyage is flush with the screen, whereas in the Paperwhite, the bezel is raised about a millimeter above the screen. (This makes it less likely for sand or dust to get trapped along the edges of the screen.) The PagePress sensors are located on both sides of the bezel, so they're ambidextrous (thank you from all of us southpaws). Press the long vertical line on either side of the bezel to turn the page, and the dot sitting above it to flip back one page. You'll feel a slight vibration to confirm that you've pressed the sensor. The amount of vibration and the sensor's sensitivity can be adjusted in the settings. If you prefer touchscreen controls, the PagePress sensors can be turned off so you don't accidentally flip pages. After seeing how they worked (and they do work well), I turned them off. One thought: If you're reading on the Voyage in a darkened room, you can see the screen just fine, but you can't see the PagePress sensors, especially the little dots for returning to the previous page. It might have been better if they had made little bumps for some tactile feedback to your fingers.
Another new hardware feature that I like is the Voyage's new adaptive lighting that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on the lighting of your surroundings. You can turn it off and adjust the brightness manually (like the Paperwhite) if you want to, but I tried it in several lighting conditions, and it works pretty well. When reading the Voyage in the dark, you can use the Nightlight feature to gradually reduce the screen brightness over time as your eyes adjust. To enable Nightlight, go to Settings, Device Options, then Screen Light. With my Paperwhite 1, I could see noticeable shadows across the bottom of the screen from the lighting; it was much less noticeable on my Paperwhite 2, but the lighting appears to be perfectly uniform on the Voyage. Like all of the Kindles, the Voyage's display is very readable outdoors even in bright sunlight that makes backlit tablets and phones almost impossible to read.
The storage memory in the Voyage is 4GB, the most memory that Amazon has ever put in a new Kindle. After accounting for the operating system, there's about 3GB available for books. Amazon says that's enough for thousands of books. Even with books that have illustrations and graphics, 3GB will hold a lot of books. Personally, I doubt if I've ever had more than a hundred books on a Kindle. With every book that you purchased from Amazon being stored in the Cloud, there's really not much need to store thousands of books on a Kindle, but the memory is available if you need it.
I haven't had the Voyage long enough to get a feel for the battery life. According to Amazon, a full charge will last up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10 (the maximum is 24). Battery life will vary based on the illumination setting and wireless usage. I've always used my Kindles a lot, and since the Voyage uses a tiny graphic to show the remaining charge instead of a digital readout, I'll keep on recharging it about every two weeks to keep the battery from going dead.
The Voyage's software is pretty much the same as the Paperwhite's. The Voyage retains what I thought was the most useful new software feature of the Paperwhite - Page Flip. It's the digital equivalent of putting a finger between pages of a paper book while flipping back (or forward) to see other pages. To turn on Page Flip, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and you'll see a pop-up of the page you're on. You can then go back or forward to find whatever it is you're looking for. When you're done, tap the "X" in the upper right of the pop-up, and it goes away. This is a really useful feature, although using the search function is often an easier way to find things.
In other software features, the Voyage includes full Goodreads integration, which was added later to the Paperwhite. And like the Paperwhite, the Voyage has a web browser that enables it to look up words on Wikipedia when you press and hold on the word. In a pinch, you can use it as a general web browser, but keep in mind that it's fairly slow and it's in grayscale. In other words, it's clunky.
Note that a USB charging cable is included in the box, but you'll need to provide your own AC charger. Amazon sells a 5V/1A charger (Amazon Kindle 5W USB Power Adapter), but there are tons of third-party chargers sold, with many of them costing less than Amazon's. Actually, your cellphone or tablet charger will work fine in most cases. You can also recharge the Voyage's battery from a USB port, but it may take longer.
I highly recommend a cover to protect the screen and to make it easier to hand-hold the Voyage. If you do get a cover, get one that supports the Voyage's Auto Wake function that puts the Voyage to sleep when you close the cover and wakes it when you open the cover. My favorites are the very thin, lightweight covers that fold back for one-handed reading.
I purchased the Kindle Voyage with wi-fi only and with the special offers. Frankly, I don't think most people really need 3G for an ebook reader. Wi-fi is so available in most locations nowadays that it doesn't seem worth the extra cost to get a 3G ebook reader. If you're traveling to a location that doesn't have wi-fi, just download the books you want to read before you leave home. If you do get the 3G option, note that AT&T provides the connection for Amazon's Whispernet service, so you should be able to receive a signal anywhere within AT&T's coverage area. About the special offers, you get used to them so quickly that you hardly notice them. And they're not intrusive - they don't pop up while you're reading - they only show on the lock screen and at the bottom half-inch of your book listings, and you swipe them away in a second. My advice: Save your $20 and get the special offers. And a lot of the special offers are worth seeing anyway.
Okay, the bottom line: Is the Voyage worth $199? In my opinion, if you're perfectly happy with your Paperwhite or other Kindle, there's no compelling reason to upgrade at this time. On the other hand, if you're a techno-geek or someone who reads a lot of books and insists on having the latest and greatest e-ink reader, there's nothing else on the market that even comes close to the technology of the Voyage, so go for it. If you're one of those folks who reads a lot but has resisted buying an ebook reader, the Voyage may be for you. With your choice of swiping or pushing buttons to turn pages, you get the best of both worlds. And as pricy as the Voyage is, it's only half the cost of the original 2007 Kindle, which had almost none of the bells and whistles the Voyage has (but it did have a speaker and headphone jack for the text-to-speech feature, which the newer Kindles, including the Voyage, lack). Another factor you might consider is that Amazon recently released a new 6" Kindle Fire HD tablet for under a hundred dollars. The Kindle Fires are all-purpose color tablets with hi-res displays that are fine for reading ebooks, although many people say they can't read for long on a backlit tablet without getting eyestrain.
Based on the Voyage's features and its performance, it's a solid 5 stars in my opinion, but honestly, it's a lot of money, considering that the Paperwhite is much less expensive and is a great ebook reader in its own right.
CAN I USE THE WALL CHARGER FROM MY PAPERWHITE TO CHARGE THE VOYAGE?
CAN PRESSING THE PAGE TURNERS CAUSE REPETITIVE USE ISSUES?
I don't think so. You can turn down the pressure it needs (which is very slight) or you can turn it off completely and turn pages with a tap. It's actually nice to have both options.
CAN YOU SEE WHERE TO TURN THE PAGES IN THE DARK?
No. You can guess where the page forward area is, but the page back is a dot, so guessing would be difficult. But you can still tap to turn pages. Using a cover helps, as the edge of the cover would be right over the dot.
DOES THE FEEDBACK BUZZ ANNOY YOU WHEN YOU TURN PAGES?
I think it does take a little getting used to, but you can turn it down, and I think I will not notice it after a while. (There's no sound; it's purely tactile.) [Months later: It's not distracting; you forget about it.]
IS THE ADJUSTABLE LIGHT NICE?
I still do it manually. It doesn't adjust the way I'd like it to. Not as bright in good light as I'd like, and not as dim while my husband is sleeping next to me. Note that if you want to use the "night light," you have to set that separately from Auto Adjust. Settings/Device Options/Screen Light. I'm not actually sure that the night light is working. It was at 18 when I turned off the light (this is quite bright), and I checked it about 10 minutes later, and it was at 17. My eyes adjust a lot faster than that. I turned it down manually to about 7.
CAN I USE THE COVER/CASE FROM MY PAPERWHITE FOR THE VOYAGE?
I had a Fintie, and I tried it. The entire reading area was still completely visible, but there was about 1/4" of extra space above and I couldn't access the power button. You need to access the power button in the back to wake it out of screen saver mode, and you'd have to take it out of the cover to do that. It would protect it, though, in a suitcase while you're traveling. I ended up buying another Fintie for the Voyage and I'm very happy with it.
IS THE CRISPNESS OF THE TEXT AND WHITENESS OF THE BACKGROUND BETTER THAN THE PAPERWHITE?
When I originally wrote this review it was. But Amazon recently upgraded the Paperwhite and the newest version now has the same screen resolution as the Voyage. Although I don't have the two of them to compare (my husband has the earlier version Paperwhite), I understand that the text on the Voyage is still a tad crisper and clearer. See the Update in my conclusion below.
I do not have any of the page hue issues that others have. The screen is uniformly white.
At first, I was having a problem with the page turners being located at just the spot where I like to hold the device. It took a while to find a comfortable way to hold it consistently. My thumb kept wanting to move to that spot, causing me to inadvertently change pages. Using a cover helps.
BOOKS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND A COUPLE OF TIPS
There is a way to easily download public domain books from Project Gutenberg on your Kindle by using the experimental browser. Open the browser on your Kindle (in the main menu) and type in the URL: www.freekindlebooks.org This will open a link to what's known as the Magic Catalog. When you have downloaded the catalog, it will appear on your home page and will look like a book. When you open it, you will see it is a listing of all the books in Project Gutenberg, and all these books are linked to their website. You can search for something (like, say, Peter Pan), and download it from the catalog right onto your device without having to connect to a computer. Very nifty. This can be done on any Kindle, not just the Voyage. Be sure to use the domain name ORG, not COM. freekindlebooks.com is something completely different.
You can also download books from the mobile site: m.gutenberg.org. But you would have to open the browser each time, as opposed to the Magic Catalog, where the links are already there.
Know that you can turn off the public notes and highlights that appear in your book, and you can also turn off the "Recommended Content" that appears on the bottom of your home page.
If you are happy with your Paperwhite, I would recommend sticking with it. Only buy the Voyage if you have money to throw around and like buying all the latest gadgets. The Voyage is fabulous, but the Paperwhite is perfectly fine. If you have a keyboard Kindle, the Paperwhite is much better than what you have in terms of clarity, brightness and readability. [UPDATE 7/9/15. There is a new Paperwhite. It has the same screen resolution as the Voyage, but the Voyage text is still a bit more clear and crisp. The main differences between them are that the Voyage has the Page Turns on the bezel (with the Paperwhite you have to tap the screen), and the Voyage is thinner. The Voyage's screen is flush with the bezel and is made from a kind of glass rather than plastic. The new Paperwhite is $119 vs. $199 for the Voyage.]
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Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers
You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle Voyage. Examples of special offers include:
Kindle Voyage with Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers is only available in the U.S.