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Kindle Vogaye 6

kindle voyage 6 is our thinnest kindle ever, with the brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display,plus reimagined page turns and an adaptive front light.

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Brilliantly crisp display

NewThe high resolution display 300 ppi features sharp, dark text that reads even more like the printed page.The micro etched glass display diffuses light to eliminate glare and match the feel of paper,kindle voyage 6 features the brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display of any kindle.

Effortless page turns

New 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.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.

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Light that adjusts with you

kindle voyage 6 can be read in bright sunlight or total darkness and it’s smart enough to know the difference,the new 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 top kindle vogaye 6 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.

Remarkably thin design the kindle vogaye 6

 

at  just 7.6mm thin,voyage is our thinnest kindle ever,comfortably hold kindle voyage 6 in one hand for long reading sessions,kindle voyage 6 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 6 is both durable and sleek.

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Go beyond a book the kindle vogaye 6 with the following features coming soon

Enhanced search

It’s even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your library, goodreads, and the kindle store on the same page the best kindle in kindle vogaye 6.

Family Library

Family library links your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner,for the first time, you and your family can access and easily share not only your own kindle books, but also books from the Amazon account of a spouse or partner.

Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.

Expanded X-Ray

X-Ray’s new timeline view lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images X-Ray lets you explore the Bones of the Book. See all the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.

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Amazon price: $219.00

With Wise

With about the Book, see information about the book as you start to read, including its place in a series and author information, plus mark it as currently reading on goodreads.

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Never be without a book the kindle vogaye 6

Shop Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title, and begin reading in seconds,download books in under 60 seconds no computer required,connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road. Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S. With our fast, free wireless delivery, borrow kindle books from your public library and start reading on your kindle vogaye 6.

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    Although I’ve owned almost every model of Kindle ebook readers since the 2nd generation Kindle that I bought in 2009, I had to think hard about ordering the new Voyage. I was very happy with my Paperwhite (the 2nd generation that was released in the fall of 2013), and as much as I wanted to try the Voyage, I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend $199 on one. It became a moot point, though, when my wife ordered the Voyage, saying it was her early Christmas present to me. Now that I’ve had time to use the Voyage, I have to say I’m impressed. With hardware features like a 300 ppi display, LEDs that automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the ambient lighting, and the user’s choice of a touchscreen or sensors acting like buttons to turn pages, the Voyage is hands down the state-of-the-art e-ink ebook reader. At the end of my review, I’ll give my opinion on whether it’s worth upgrading from your current ebook reader.

    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:

    Voyage
    ———
    Size: 6.4″x4.5″x0.30″
    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

    Paperwhite
    ————-
    Size: 6.7″x4.6″x0.36″
    Weight (wi-fi version): 7.3 ounces
    Display: 6″ diagonal, 212 pixels per inch, 16-level grayscale, LED frontlit
    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.

  2. I’ve got mixed feelings on this one, unfortunately. This review is coming from a kindle enthusiast who has owned or used nearly every variation of the device since the 1st generation.

    Size & Weight

    It’s noticeably smaller and lighter than the Paperwhite. When I saw the specs it didn’t really strike me as something that would make much difference to me, but in real life it’s actually great. The Voyage fits into a few of my coat pockets that the Paperwhite was just a little too big to fit into.

    Origami Cover

    I know there’s a separate product page for the origami cover, but it’s worth mentioning here as it is the “official” cover. The origami cover is ugly and I was skeptical, but I actually love it. It’s weird because it opens by flipping over the top like a notepad. This actually makes it more comfortable to hold when the cover is open, in my opinion. It’s hard to describe, but there are a lot more ways to hold the Voyage when it’s attached to this cover, and just generally is more comfortable to use. The origami part of the case works great as well… it stands vertically or horizontally (if you’re laying down and reading, this is amazing).

    The other great new thing about this case is that the Voyage attaches to it magnetically. It attaches and detaches very easily, unlike the Paperwhite which seemed to be nearly permanently attached to the standard case. This is great because if you decide you want to read the device and appreciate how light/thin it is without a case attached, it’s super easy to take it out.

    It’s pricey but worth it.

    PagePress

    One of the new features is PagePress, which has sensors on the outer edge of the device that you can squeeze to turn pages. The device lets you adjust the sensitivity between low/med/high — by default it’s set to medium. I found medium to require squeezing way too hard, what felt unnatural and more than any button would or should require to advance to the next page. I adjusted it to “low” and it works perfectly now. Thumb rests on the sensor, and a gentle squeeze advances the page, and haptic feedback (a tiny vibration/buzz) is there to give you a tactile response that the so-called button was pressed. The haptic feedback can be adjusted (low/med/high)or disabled as well. It doesn’t trigger accidentally like I feared it might, and I actually really like it.

    Auto Brightness

    The device now has a light sensor in the top left corner that is supposed to detect ambient light levels and adjust the brightness of the Kindle accordingly. I’ve had very mixed results with this. First, auto brightness is disabled on the device by default — which seems odd given that it’s one of the key new features of the device. The auto brightness worked very briefly when I first got the device, but it always seemed to be a little off from how I would like the screen to look. In lit rooms, it tended to be a little on the darker side, and in dark rooms it was too bright.

    Well, shortly after using the Voyage the auto brightness quit working altogether. I restarted the device a few times with no luck. After contacting support, they asked me to proceed with a factory reset. It’s worked again since then, but doesn’t leave me with a ton of confidence since it started acting up so quickly after getting the device.

    Screen

    I’ve seen the reports online of users who have a “two toned” screen — blueish on the bottom, yellowish on the top. I’m afraid to say that I have experienced this as well. Spending upwards of $200 for a luxury ereader, it’s really surprising and disappointing that they haven’t got this figured out by now — this is supposed to be a premium device and it’s the 3rd generation frontlit reader for amazon. This is reminiscent of the Paperwhite V1 launch with all of the splotchy lighting — while it was a huge leap over the prior generation, you expect something like this to work perfectly. It doesn’t.

    The Paperwhite V1 had splotchy lighting, Paperwhite V2 was supposed to have “improved” lighting — which it did, but still wasn’t perfect (mine still had some bright spots)… but to be honest, the lighting on my Paperwhite V2 looks better and more consistent than the Voyage. It’s unfortunate that this is a step back. I hope this isn’t a widespread issue, but I fear that it is after seeing numerous users on other forums posting about it and sharing pictures of their device. It’ll be a shame if the only upgrade next year will be a Voyage V2 with “improved lighting”, just like what happened with the Paperwhite. I’ll be more skeptical about being an early adopter next time.

    Aside from the uneven lighting, which I can’t decide how distracting it is, the contrast and picture quality of the screen is outstanding. When I compare the text from my Paperwhite V2 to the Voyage side-by-side, the text on the Paperwhite almost looks blurry — which I wouldn’t have believed until I saw it myself.

    In conclusion, my favorite things about the Voyage are how much more comfortable it is to use (the origami cover offering more ways to hold/use the device, the pagepress sensor working great), the quality of the screen is outstanding, but the uneven lighting and flakey auto brightness are leaving me disappointed. I’m not sure if these were rushed out too quickly or if Amazon has poor quality control, but either way it’s unacceptable.

  3. Since other people have gone into detail on the device, I will answer only the burning questions I had before I received mine. I was very happy with my Paperwhite and would not have bought this had mine not been stolen/lost (not sure which). My husband still has his Paperwhite, so I was able to compare them side by side.

    CAN I USE THE WALL CHARGER FROM MY PAPERWHITE TO CHARGE THE VOYAGE?

    Yes.

    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.

    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.)

    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 “nightlight,” 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.

    IS THE CRISPNESS OF THE TEXT AND WHITENESS OF THE BACKGROUND BETTER THAN THE PAPERWHITE?

    It is, but I don’t think I would have noticed if I did not have them side by side. If you have issues with your eyes, though, you will probably find it helps.

    ANY ISSUES?

    One. I tried to set the Oxford English Dictionary vs. the New Oxford American Dictionary as my default because I read a lot of British literature. There is an option to choose this dictionary as default in Settings/Device Options/Language and Dictionaries, and though it appears that I have set the Oxford English as my default, when I open the dictionary inside the book, it still defaults to the American dictionary. [Actually, I’ve found that it does change the default, but when you look up a word within the book, the Kindle gives you the option to SWITCH to the English dictionary, even though you’re already using it. Very confusing, and I don’t blame you if you can’t follow this. Bottom line, it did change the default dictionary.)

    I do not have any of the page hue issues that others have. The screen is uniformly white.

    [Later update: I am having a problem with the page turners being located at just the spot where I like to hold the device. I have not yet found a comfortable way to hold it consistently. My thumb keeps wanting to move to that spot, causing me to inadvertently change pages.]

    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: http://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.

    Tips:

    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.

    Conclusion:

    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.

    Leave me a comment if you need further instructions on anything.

  4. I’ve upgraded from a PW2. The Voyage is smaller and feels denser in my hands. Not exactly light. The display is nice and fonts are smooth, but don’t expect a super crisp high contrast display like a modern smartphone with the roughly same ppi (Samsung Galaxy S3 is 306 ppi). The white of the display is slightly speckled.

    The more troubling issue is the unevenness of the lighting and/or page. The top of the display is noticeably darker and sepia-toned compared to the bottom. I read on the Voyage for a half-hour to see if the effect is noticeable and the answer is: it is very distracting. In effect the brightness changes from dark to light in the span of a single page. Then on the next page I’m back to dark again.

    See the attached photo. I took this picture in the dark so there is no interference from other light sources. Then I copied a portion of the top and placed it at the bottom for comparison.

    Update: 27 Oct
    I did not want to cause a fuss over a problem that would resolve itself, so I held onto the Voyage for a few days of testing. Unfortunately, after 5 days of use, the lighting issue did not improve despite troubleshooting efforts (restarting, auto-brightness cycling, manual brightness adjustments). I contacted Amazon and a replacement is on its way (I was offered 2 day shipping). It is because of Amazon’s commitment to its products that I have no hesitation ordering from them. I will update this review after testing out the replacement unit.

    Update: 6 Nov
    WARNING: AMAZON SAYS THIS ISSUE IS TO BE EXPECTED.

    The replacement Voyage had a worse coloration issue than the first. Again, I tried the troubleshooting steps to no avail. I contacted Amazon regarding the issue and came away with the following:
    1) Amazon’s position is that most people do not complain about this issue
    2) The engineering team says that such variations as I have experienced are normal and that all Voyages will have it
    3) They will not send a replacement because of (2).

    I think it’s quite disappointing that the company line is that this issue is considered normal. I’m returning both devices and will stay away from the Voyage, from this generation at least.

  5. I didn’t review this right away to give myself time to use the Voyage and make a decision.

    I love the crisp new text. The page turn buttons are pretty cool. But when it comes to the lighting……Paperwhite 1 issues all over again! There is yellow shading on the top 1/3 of the screen that you just can’t get used to due to having the issue on every page you read! Give me yellow or give me a blue tint but DON’T give me both! Don’t think you have it? Cover the middle of the screen and look at the top and bottom independently. I believe that everyone’s opinion on what is acceptable varies and maybe you are okay with this or don’t notice it. I didn’t unless my lighting was between 8 and 18.

    I still had my Paperwhite 2 (they got the lighting right on this somehow) and compared the two and that was the end of the debate for me. I attempted to get a replacement but they were “receiving error messages” so I am returning mine to Best Buy tomorrow. I can’t chance my return window expiring on this.

    Battery – I was resetting my device to re package it and looked at the battery level. I charged it on Oct 21st. After reading one book on it the battery was at 1/4! Today is day 6 of use! And all I read was a 300 page book on it! My paperwhite never got the 8 weeks of use like amazon claimed, even with Wifi off and lighting at 7. But 6 days and I used 3/4 battery? I had my automatic light adjustment OFF to avoid it being full blast during the day too. I don’t know why this died so fast but it worries me.

    I think I will sit back and wait for the Voyage 2. I cannot spend $200.00 on a device with lighting issues and $40.00 on a cover that I am not 100% happy with. I spent way too much time reading up on the issue and reading up on other owners trial and errors in attempts to get an evenly lit a Kindle. “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

  6. I’ve had almost every Kindle made. This is the lightest, sleekest, most beautiful one yet. And I really loved the bezel page turn feature. Unfortunately, my screen was yellow on the top third, then it faded to a beautiful white. I asked for a replacement and they sent one. It was yellow on the top two thirds, and barely made it to white before the bottom of the page. You can see for yourself in the attached picture.

    I was also told it was “normal,” and one rep even told me it was a “feature” to reduce eye strain. This is *clearly* a production/quality control issue, and why Amazon won’t just admit it, I’ll never know. My husband had to get 3 Kindle Paperwhites when they first came out to get one that wasn’t defective. For $300 (with tax), I just didn’t want to go through that with this one.

    I’ll wait until Amazon admits they had a manufacturing issue, and that it’s been resolved, and then try again. For now, this is truly a two-star review, because three stars means “it’s okay,” and it really just isn’t.

  7. SCREEN (surface):
    I was indifferent to the idea of a flush bezel and glass screen — until I picked up my Voyage. That flat front is really, really nice. The texture of the glass is satiny smooth, and I’m surprised by just how much I’m enjoying the feel of it. Similarly, the flush bezel has proven to be an unexpected luxury. It’s difficult to describe, but something about the seamless integration of bezel and screen has made me less aware of the fact that I’m reading on a device. Maybe because I’m less aware of its constituent parts? I don’t know. It’s a funny, subtle thing that I never anticipated.
    Update on 10/31/14: A petty gripe — fingerprints.

    SCREEN (resolution):
    Excellent. The page is whiter, and the print is darker and crisper. I’ve always loved my Paperwhite for the simple fact that I can read without my glasses or contacts, and this makes it even more so. It’s like switching from DVD to Blu-ray. There’s nothing “wrong” with reading on my old Paperwhite, just like there’s nothing wrong with watching a DVD. But now that I’ve upgraded, it’s tough to imagine going back.

    As others have noted, the text looks like it’s part of the glass, rather than printed beneath it. It’s as if the words are right there, on the surface, like a piece of paper. This aspect, coupled with the flush bezel, further blurs the distinction between device and printed page — another luxury I didn’t anticipate.

    PAGE PRESS:
    This was the biggest selling point for me, and it works exactly the way I’d hoped. In my case not having to move my thumb onto the screen is mostly a matter of laziness/convenience, but for those who are left-handed and/or have limited dexterity, this feature could be a godsend. Just a little squeeze, and the page turns effortlessly. Even with Page Press adjusted for the lowest amount of pressure, I can still rest my thumb on the sensor without triggering a page turn. This makes it so much easier to read one-handed, particularly when holding the Kindle in my left hand: since I don’t have to lift my thumb, I don’t have to re-adjust my grip every time I need to turn the page. (Also, my origami case has not impacted Page Press’s effectiveness at all.) I personally see no need for haptic feedback, so I’ve disabled it.

    The positioning of the sensors is pretty much ideal for me, allowing my thumbs to rest naturally on the page-forawrd sensors. (My hands are long-fingered, and measure approximately 3.75 x 6.75″) I disagree with those who find the positioning non-intuitive. It does take a little bit of getting used to if you’re accustomed to touching the left side of the Paperwhite’s screen to page backward, but the Voyage’s ambidextrous setup makes the device much more flexible for reading. Yes, I have to move my hand to reach the page-back sensors, but that’s not something I do often enough to find inconvenient.

    Although I’m not left-handed myself, there are plenty of moments when I appreciate that the device is ambidextrous. When I’m eating, for example, I don’t have to put down my fork, or stretch my left thumb across the screen to turn the page. A squeeze on the left size of the bezel does the trick instead. A minuscule, possibly laughable convenience, obviously, but I love it.

    Now that I have Page Press, I’ve realized that for me, having to touch the screen to trigger a page turn on my Paperwhite kept some small part of my mind constantly aware that I was in fact reading on a screen, rather than on paper. Having to poke my finger or thumb into the printed area also constituted another similar reminder. I know it sounds ridiculous, but when these infinitesimal interruptions suddenly vanish, you really do sink even deeper into your book.

    ADAPTIVE LIGHT:
    I use my Kindle on a very low setting (usually 5-7) in all lighting conditions, so the automatic brightness isn’t necessary for me. When the brightness is turned all the way up I do see a minor difference in coloration from the top to the bottom of the screen, but in all honesty I’m not sure whether I would have noticed it if I hadn’t read others’ complaints about it. I restarted the device and the issue appeared to decrease significantly, and may have entirely disappeared. (I’ve been scrutinizing the screen too closely to be sure anymore.) Since I keep my brightness turned down so low, it’s really a moot point in my case. Consequently, I can’t comment on the Nightlight feature, either.

    SIZE/WEIGHT:
    No complaints. Light, thin, sturdy, and easy to read one-handed.

    BATTERY:
    No complaints so far. I keep wifi off and use a very low light setting, which conserves battery, but I also favor a fairly large font size, which leads to more page turns and battery usage. I’ve been monkeying with my new Voyage all weekend – playing with the various settings as well as just reading – and have probably used 20-25% of the battery. (Update 11/7/14: After two weeks, my battery is now down by 75%.)

    BOTTOM LINE:
    Of course you don’t NEED it, just like you don’t NEED to read To Kill a Mockingbird in a leather-bound hardback instead of a paperback off the rack at Target. This is a luxury, pure and simple, and if you can afford it, I absolutely recommend treating yourself.

    UPDATE 11/7/14:
    There is indeed a persistent issue with the screen lighting/coloring, and according to Amazon customer service, it’s to be expected. I’m annoyed on principle that Amazon didn’t correct this issue before releasing the Voyage (c’mon, it’s the flagship of your fleet — it deserves to be perfect!) but in reality it’s not a significant problem for me. When I’m reading in complete darkness, the top inch or so of my display is faintly parchment-colored. It’s a subtle gradation that I don’t find distracting unless I’m consciously looking at the screen as a whole rather than reading the individual lines of print. Again, this is ONLY noticeable on my device while reading in complete darkness. I absolutely cannot detect the difference in hue in normal daylight. And as I said in my original review, I don’t know whether I’d have noticed this at all if I hadn’t read others’ complaints. In retrospect I’d maybe knock my rating down to 4.5 stars if that were possible. While I can’t say I wish I’d waited for Voyage 2 (I’m still completely smitten with Page Press and never want to be without it) next time I’ll try my best to resist becoming an early adopter.

  8. I had the PW 1 with the green and blue shadows all across the screen and I kept it – accepting the defects because I was so happy to have the front lit screen. When I updated to the PW 2 I saw how great an unshadowed screen could be and really enjoyed it. I wanted the Voyage for the higher ppi. I didn’t care about the page turn buttons or the ambient light adjuster (I really wish Amazon would go to the ‘swipe up and down the left side of the screen to raise and lower the light). I really like the Voyage – it is light weight and I like the feel of it when holding it in my hands. I really like the page turn buttons now that I turned off the feedback. I still am not sure I like the light sensor. A couple of times it would go up and down when I hadn’t moved or the room light hadn’t changed and a couple of times I could see it flicker as if it didn’t know what it wanted to do. I know this could be a defect and I know that I can just opt to not use the automatic adjustment. The clarity of the screen is fantastic – the words are so clear no matter what setting or light level. The reason I am sending back my Voyage is for the screen shadings. Mine is not as bad as some of the ones shown but it does have the yellow shading at the top intermixed with a bluish white as you get to the bottom of the screen. Where I settled for the blotchy screen with the PW 1, I cannot bring myself to settle for the defective screen on the Voyage. This cost too much to settle for something less than perfect. I am keeping my cover for the Voyage because I know I will order again – just after it is clearly shown that the defective screens have been fixed. If mine had arrived in the condition that some of the lucky buyers received I would have had no second thoughts about giving this a five star rating.

    UPDATED 11/24/14 – I received my order 11/20 for the 3g Voyage that was originally supposed to come 12/1. I was going to send it back due to a pinhole I saw when I started the device but decided to work with it for a weekend before deciding what to do. Do pinholes fix themselves? I charged it up and have used it all weekend. No pinhole no matter how hard I try to find it. The page turn buttons work well, the ambient light sensor still isn’t perfect but the screen does not flicker like the first Voyage I received. The screen in certain light levels is beautiful. All in all very pleased with this Voyage and glad I waited before sending it back. This definitely is a 5 star device. The resolution is very crisp and clear. I read two books over the weekend with this Voyage and did not have any eye fatigue at all. I feel this is definitely worth the money paid.

  9. Quick backstory. I own a Paperwhite 1, but it’s a replacement; the first unit I had boasted mismatched LED lights in the front (of the four at the bottom, the left-most was practically blue), creating a distracting bluish corner. It also had a pinhole in the light distribution layer, which was utterly distracting up close. I bought the Paperwhite 2 day one and returned it the same day. I was in utter disbelief; same issue, one of the LEDs being noticeably bluer than the others.

    Flash forward to Tuesday, when I received my day 1 Voyage. While I’m impressed with the weight, general build quality, and evenness of the light distribution, I was really gutted to immediately spot a glaring inconsistency in the hue of the front lighting (see photo attached). It’s not a disaster (and let’s obviously try and keep this entire review in general perspective), but it’s a significant miss when it comes to my expectations as a consumer.

    The bottom LEDs all seem consistently bluish, but as the light is spread toward the top of the unit, it becomes tan in hue. This is compounded when the unit is dimmer in a dark room, as it actually affects legibility and contrast. It’s further affected by page turns; your eye finishes at the bottom right corner only to jump to the upper left and, at least for me, it’s a jarring transition.

    The chassis is ok although the reduced bezel makes the unit less comfortable to hold. I purchased the Origami case and while it’s my favorite Kindle case yet, it digs into the side of the hand a bit (sharp edges) and adds weight. The micro-etched glass screen is fine. The PagePress side haptic buttons are a disappointment. The forward input is too low, while the reverse input is too high. They’re also very difficult to find in a dark room in bed. The Auto Brightness feature is mediocre and I was unable to ever determine if the Night reading (slowly decreases lighting in a dark room) even functioned as intended.

    In a vacuum, were the device handed to me free of charge, I’d be impressed. It’s certainly the most advanced Kindle yet made. A 1 might seem very unreasonable in that sense. But… Billed as a premium, top-tier, flagship experience (and priced as such)… It’s an abject failure in my eyes. And I feel I must give the device so low a score because I want Amazon to either: stop doctoring their promotional photos, or start delivering final products that live up to those ambitions.

    Nicole from Amazon CS was extremely polite and helpful in processing my return, but the reality is an exchange would have taken until November 26, long after my case’s return window had expired. Outside of a month, Amazon is able to provide refurbished units at their own prerogative, and this return would have taken long enough to let them just ship be reconditioned units until I was as blue in the face as the bottom half of my Voyage. As such, she recommended I refund and re-order, although I’m quite content to only fulfill the former suggestion at the present.

    I just finished the RMA and packed up the box. I’ll probably fall for all this crap again the next time, but for now I’m unwilling to drop $280 (after tax and case) on something that disappoints me so.

    UPDATE PER REVIEW COMMENT: The attached image shows my screen, photographed head-on using an iPhone 5S without flash, in a naturally lit room (light pouring in from a far window). Not a single pixel within the boundaries of the screen have been altered. I simply used an Eyedropper tool to grab a pixel from each of the four corners (I took a sample a little bit in from the absolute edge) and then created a gutter on each size in which that sample was poured in using a Fill tool. The result is hopefully a clearly example of how different a top corner is from a bottom corner in terms of white hue.

  10. .
    SUMMARY:
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    ► Pros:

    – display quality and brightness is greatly improved over the Paperwhite (some users have reported problems, however)
    – overall quality appearance
    – slightly smaller, thinner, lighter (to the point where adding a cover can now almost double the weight of the Kindle!)

    ► Cons:

    – higher price. May not be worth the difference for many Kindle users
    – some users report problems with display
    – no text to speech or headphone jack (none of Amazon’s current e-ink models offer audio capability)

    ► Overall: A premium Kindle with an exceptionally good display, at a premium price. Initially I felt this Kindle merited a 5-star rating, but after more consideration I’ve decided to revise my rating to 4-star, only because the higher cost does mean that this is a luxury purchase for most people, and I think that a rating should reflect quality and performance of the product as well as value for the money spent.

    DETAILED REVIEW:
    ———————-

    I’ve been using the Kindle Paperwhite (first generation) for just over two years, and this new model came along at the perfect time for me, not because my current Kindle is worn out or broken, but after using it every day for two years and really loving it I was ready for an upgrade.

    The Voyage is a Seventh Generation Kindle: Amazon released the original Kindle in November of 2007 and a total of 15 different Kindle e-ink models have been released since then, an impressive evolution (the original Kindle was priced at $399 in 2007!)

    Amazon’s e-reader product lineup now has three models, all with 6″ touch screens. I’m going to mostly address the differences between the Voyage and the Paperwhite, because I think that most prospective Voyage owners will be familiar with the Kindle already, and the main comparison for the Voyage will be the Paperwhite since both have illuminated displays.

    The main thing I wanted to find out for myself was this – are the improvements and differences enough to justify the higher price?

    ► Appearance

    From a distance of a couple feet or more, the new Voyage seems to be almost identical to the Paperwhite. Up close, however, differences become more apparent:

    – The Voyage case is made from magnesium rather than plastic. It looks great and feels good to hold. (It does show fingerprints, though)
    – Dimensions: the Voyage is very slightly smaller than the Paperwhite, even though the display sizes are identical. Height and width are just slightly less, and the thickness is noticeably different – it’s been slimmed down from 0.36″ (Paperwhite) to 0.30″ (Voyage). When you pick it up, you immediately notice how thin it is and that the rear of the Voyage is sculpted rather than flat.
    – Weight: the Voyage is a full ounce lighter than the Paperwhite, 6.3 oz vs 7.3 oz (which doesn’t sound like much, but for something that light in the first place, that’s a significant difference, almost 13 % lighter).
    – The screen now fits flush with the bezel, and this looks considerably better. The black color, around the sides of the display, is also a deeper black than the Paperwhite, which looks a bit grayish in comparison.
    – The power button on the reverse of the Voyage, more convenient than the power button location of the Paperwhite. The charging outlet is at the center bottom and the amber/green light which illuminates when the Kindle is plugged into a charger is now set into the bottom in such a way that it is invisible when it is not illuminated.

    ► Display quality and illumination

    The Voyage display is probably the main attraction of this new model, and it is terrific. I have been satisfied with my Paperwhite display (and the Paperwhite display itself has been improved in the latest design, from the original Paperwhite I have and which had received complaints from some users), but I can already tell that after using the Voyage, going back to the Paperwhite will be less satisfying.

    The display is higher resolution, 300 ppi, the best of any e-reader currently available. Comparisons with selected other devices:

    – Kindle Voyage: 300 ppi, 1448 x 1072
    – Kindle Paperwhite: 212 ppi, 1024 x 758
    – basic Kindle: 167 ppi
    – Apple iPad Retina: 264 ppi
    – Apple iPad mini-Retina: 326 ppi
    – Kindle Fire HDX (7″): 323 ppi
    – Kindle Fire HDX (8.9″): 339 ppi

    Text is crisp and sharp, with the background much whiter than the Paperwhite which now looks rather gray in comparison. The feel of the display surface is smoother than the Paperwhite: it is ‘micro-etched’ glass and non-reflective, and the fit is flush with the bezel of the Kindle.

    The lighting of the display is also improved: it has an ambient light sensor to adjust the level of lighting automatically (this can be switched off if desired), and there is a clever feature that will automatically and slowly reduce the level of illumination over time, similarly to how your eyes will adjust to the darkness (also adjustable). Uniformity of illumination across the screen is excellent. I cannot tell where the illumination is originating (the Paperwhite has the light source at the bottom, and it can be seen from an angle). The highest level of illumination is very considerably brighter than the Paperwhite (one of the articles I read said Amazon says it is 39 percent brighter and I believe it).

    Taken all together, the resulting display quality is a considerable (positive) step from the Paperwhite to the Voyage, and for someone who has used the Kindle daily for the past two years (i.e., me), this is a difference that is immediately apparent and appreciated.

    ► Page-turning

    One of the things Kindle users have been looking forward to with the Voyage is the incorporation of press sensors on both sides of the display, so that pages can be turned either by touching the screen, same as the Paperwhite, or by slightly squeezing the Kindle itself. There is a very slight ‘haptic’ feedback provided when the page is turned in this manner, and the amount of pressure required to turn a page is adjustable (or can be turned off). The buttons on both sides of the display can be used to either page forward (lower and larger control), or back (higher). The location of the sensor areas for page turning are indicated on the front of the Voyage so that you know where they are.

    This works well and is nice to have in addition to the touch screen page turning; either or both can be used.

    ► Responsiveness

    As far as I can tell, the processor used in the Voyage is the same as the current Paperwhite model (1 GHz), however I believe that the Voyage has 1 GB of RAM compared with 512MB RAM in both the Paperwhite and regular Kindle. I am finding it to be slightly but noticeably faster than responding, compared to my original Paperwhite. It is still not as responsive as a new iPad or Android tablet, which I think may be characteristic of readers using e-ink displays.

    ► Storage capacity

    All Kindle e-readers now comes with 4 GB of storage. That is double the 2 GB provided in both Paperwhite models until this latest upgrade, and results in more than double the space available for books (because the firmware and operating system take up the same amount of space as before, so the remaining space is all available for books or other documents).

    ► Battery life

    Per Amazon’s specs the Voyage will have slightly less battery life than the Paperwhite:

    – Voyage: “A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10.”
    – Paperwhite: “A single charge lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10.”

    The most important thing to keep in mind with respect to battery life is this – the wi-fi should be turned off unless you need it active for syncing the device or downloading new content.

    ► Misc

    The Voyage comes with a black USB charging cable but does not include a charger. The recommended Amazon charger is this one: Amazon Kindle 5W USB Power Adapter, and it will work with most USB phone or tablet chargers.

    Amazon also offers a higher-output charger (Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast Adapter for Accelerated Charging) for it’s Kindle products.

    Amazon has decided to not include text to speech capability in their e-ink readers any longer. Those who have made use of this capability to listen to audio books and sync the audio book with the text version, will not be able to do that with any of the current e-readers.

    ► Problems

    On my first day with the Voyage, it would not dismount from my computer properly so that I could use it while it remained connected and charging by usb. That problem seems to have gone away since that time.

    I have not had any of the display issues reported by other Voyage owners.

    CONCLUSION:
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    Functionally, the Voyage works exactly the same as the Paperwhite, with the exception of the haptic page turn capability. The display and overall appearance, though, are greatly improved. The result is that the Voyage is clearly a higher end e-reader, and the differences – in particular, the display – are significant enough that I personally am completely satisfied that it is worth the extra cost.

    Still, the Voyage is the ‘platinum’ level Kindle, and not everyone will feel that the extra features are necessary, or affordable. It costs $80 more than the Paperwhite, which is considerable. And the Paperwhite is still an exceptionally good e-reader. If the Voyage was not being produced, I’d still be using my Paperwhite and I’d be perfectly happy. And some users, who do not need an illuminated display, can get the base Kindle model for even less.

    That’s the problem with progress – things do get better! The Voyage is the best Kindle e-reader yet, and I’m delighted to have one.

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