With an impressive high-resolution display and a lot of great content to match, the Amazon Kindle Voyage is easily the best e-reader Amazon has ever crafted. The battery life lasts weeks not hours so it’s pretty awesome.
On paper, the new Voyage sounds like a home run. Smaller footprint? High-resolution screen? Something akin to physical page-turn buttons? Sign me up! It’s Amazon’s first truly premium with a $199 price tag.
It is very clear that Amazon has crafted this for readers. The High-resolution 300 PPI display reads even more like the printed page. PagePress enables you to turn the page without lifting a finger. The Adaptive front provides ideal brightness, day or night. Amazon Prime members get to read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles on Amazon and that could be a great thing for all the book worms.
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.
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.
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.
At just 7.6mm thin, Voyage is our thinnest Kindle ever. Comfortably hold Kindle Voyage 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.
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.
Amazon is adding more software features to its e-reader lineup, including a thing it calls “Word Wise,” which expands out the text to make room for little hints about the meaning of certain words. But the bigger deal is Family Library, which lets family members with different Amazon accounts finally lend each other certain types of content, including ebooks.
You can buy it and read more information including the full list of specifications here.