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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Kindle Voyage is thin and light, with the brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display, plus reimagined page turns and an adaptive front light.
Brilliantly crisp display
The 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 features the brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display of any Kindle.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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
At just 7.6mm thin, Kindle Voyage is comfortable to hold in one hand for long reading sessions. 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.
Go beyond a book with the following features
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.
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.
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.
About the Book
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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|Kindle||Kindle Paperwhite||Kindle Voyage|
|Price||From $79||From $119||From $199|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Built-In Light||No||Yes||Yes + Adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + PagePress|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + free 3G|
|Battery Life||Weeks on a single charge|
|Storage||Holds thousands of books|
|Weight||6.7 oz||Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz
Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6 oz
|Wi-Fi: 6.3 oz
Wi-Fi + 3G: 6.6 oz
|Dimensions||6.7" x 4.7" x 0.40"||6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36"||6.4" x 4.5" x 0.30"|
Features & details
- 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
- Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles
- Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days--choose from over 1 million titles
Product information Wi-Fi Only , With Special Offers
|Product Dimensions||6.4 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches|
|Item Weight||6.6 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||12.5 ounces|
|Batteries||Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)|
|Date first listed on Amazon||September 16, 2014|
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Q: do any paperwhites have sound?
A: No. I am very unhappy about this. When my Kindle keyboard failed I bought a used one so …
Q: Does it have text-to-speech ?
A: No, it does not. I wish it did.
Q: Does the kindle voyage, 6" high-resolution display (300 ppi) with adaptive built-in light …
A: No, just text to brain ;)
Q: How does one migrate books from existing kindle to new kindle voyage. amazon says books ar…
A: Migration to another kindle is not done automatically. You must press the cloud tab on yo…
One more observation-- origami cover is a neat idea but is absolutely useless-- it turns into a not so sturdy book stand-- for a small minority of users who are in a habit of reading while seating at a desk with a book in a book stand it is better just to pick up a book stand and keep it on a desk. For most people the origami cover dramatically increases the weight of the product without much benefit. I prefer to keep my kindle's in a sleeve. It is sleeve-- this way when I read I can hold the kindle without holding the extra weight. IMO sleeves are a better and cheaper choice for both Paperwhite and Voyage. Amazon pushes Amazon Kindle covers very hard because they make more money on covers than on Kindles themselves.
The bottom line-- Paperwhite and Voyage are basically identical, if the price were the same choosing between the two would be difficult. Considering an enormous price difference the choice is obvious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are pros and cons to each of these ebooks not the least of which is that the Paperwhite costs less and I find it to be more comfortable to read on.
The Voyage has a great screen and easy to use settings.
It has slightly less weight but not enough to make much of a difference.
Page Press buttons are more of an irritant than a help. If you hold it normally it is easy to accidentally turn the page when you don't intend to.
Ease of reading isn't any better than the Paperwhite. The screens on both seem to be the same. (Which is actually great)
The battery doesn't last as long as the Paperwhite - don't know why this is... I read several hours a day and get about 3 days before I need to recharge it. They say I should get 3 weeks but that is based on 1/2 hour per day reading time.
Both are good readers but personally I prefer the Paperwhite.
Recently I also ordered a Kindle Oasis for myself, another one previously ordered for my son as a gift. While the quality of my Son's Oasis is "luckily" great (very white and sharp screen), the one I received was terribly yellow, with several black dots on the screen. I returned it and reordered again, same problem and actually even worst--the screen very yellow, simply I could not justify such a high price and premium product claim with a sloppy product. Really not sure why voted by "Oprah's favourite things" as one of her favourites. Customers must judge by their own eyes and not swayed easily by promotional claim! When you Google search more about the overall criticisms of Oasis especially, you may have more objective opinion about it, since many including myself experienced the same poor product quality experience.
After returned Kindle Oasis twice, I tried to order Kindle Voyage to move to another option, hoping for a better white and sharp screen, if not extremely better than the Oasis (by which it claims to be very white and sharp screen), at least it should beat my Kindle Paperwhite Gen 2. Not the case, actually, so I just requested for a replacement. The CS of Kindle Team assured me that they will send me a truly white and sharp screen one this time. But I don't have high hope for that, since many wrote in the reviews that even replacements got the same problems again. With her amazingly great and kind service, I agreed and hope that they will deliver what they promised because this is the third time I experienced Kindle's poor quality problems, both with their 2 top lines.
Now I am really concerned about Kindle's quality and start to lose trust and confidence about their QC. How can such a customer-centric company on earth sends sloppy, non-QC products to customers like this, while commanding such high prices. While Amazon should not spend so much time on just raising Kindles' prices to premium levels, they should be more concerned about truly raising quality standards to premium levels to justify the outrageous prices they command. I recently bought Kobo Aura One too, bigger screen size. Yes, they are not good with their PDF reading and highlighting features, but I must say it is a very good ereader option, apart from Kindle. But their ebooks are of less choices and far overpriced than Amazon's, which are certainly the trade-offs and downsides. But at least, another great choice beyond Amazon nowadays, since Amazon focuses more and more on raising prices of their Kindles rather than taking good care of their quality like in their past.
- I like the haptic press buttons to turn pages (and you can turn back and forwards)
- The one-piece front means no dirt/sand/dust can get trapped in between the screen and the frame, as it can on the Paperwhite
- The reviews talked about how clear the text was on the Voyage
I find all of these things to be great advantages in using the Voyage. My mother's Paperwhite is not quite as clear as my Voyage, and I do appreciate the difference (although I'm not sure I would have cared had I never seen the difference). I do have one complaint: I like to see the page numbers rather than the minutes left in chapter/book or the location. The Voyage is far less responsive to clicks at the bottom of the page to change what is displayed there than the Paperwhite is. I'm not sure whether this is just mine or whether they're all like this, but I often have a hard time getting the Voyage to change what it displays in the bottom left corner.
I would also really like Amazon to provide page numbers in all books - I had a Barnes & Noble Nook before and that always showed page numbers. This is a complaint for Amazon, though, and not about the Voyage specifically.
Overall, the Voyage is an excellent, easy to use e-reader and I am loving it.