Kindle Voyage Review- The Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s top-of-the-range e-reader. Like the award-winning Kindle Paperwhite, the Voyage has a 6-inch backlit touch screen, but the screen is sharper and clearer. The Kindle Voyage is also thinner and lighter, supports a clever new “origami” sleeve, and adds new “haptic” controls for turning pages.
Kindles are often ahead of Amazon despite their dominant position as a bookseller. Thanks to new features, such as slim pocket designs, touch screen interfaces, and side lighting the Kindle Voyage is much better than anyone thought it would have been.
Amazon’s current top-end device is the Kindle Voyage, which features a frameless display, a high-resolution screen, and automatic brightness control.
A Must Have for E-Readers
The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's top-of-the-range e-reader.
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
The Voyage is a tablet-like device. The rear design enhances the design, mimicking that of the Kindle Fire Tablets, with square lines and a power button that falls neatly under your forefinger if you still hold the device in your left hand. The square back wall, the light weight of 180g and the soft-touch surface make this Kindle a breeze to use and carry around with yourself for even as long as for an entire day. With 162x115x7.6mm, it is a bit slimmer than the previous models.
Around the front, a single display covers the screen from edge to edge with only a minimal lip around the edge. It looks great compared to previous devices with their thick, raised bezels; but more importantly, it’s much easier and more natural to do page turns with the left and right buttons because your finger does not hit the bezel when it moves.
The screen also has a smoother surface that eliminates the rattling noise and feels of earlier Kindles when you wipe the screen. It’s remarkably faster than the Paperwhite, though not much admittedly.
On both sides of the screen are pressure-sensitive buttons called by PagePress. Some Kindle users may have complained about the removal of physical sideburns that were last seen on Kindle 2012, and this is Amazon’s attempt to appease them. The lower, larger keys will turn to the next page while the upper one will scroll back one page.
There’s a tiny amount of physical give in them, and you can adjust the sensitivity of the buttons, and the amount of haptic feedback you get when you’re pressed. They work well but you may have to disable it quickly to avoid accidentally activating it while reading the book.
Although the 6-inch screen has a smoother surface, it is still as resistant to reflection as its rough predecessor.
The Voyage uses a screen with 300 pixels per inch (PPI) with a resolution of 1.448 x 1.072. That was pretty impressive at the start, but that’s not the case today. Amazon introduced an updated Kindle Paperwhite 2015 using a similarly detailed screen, while Kobo also launched a 300 PPI eReader in the form of the Kobo Glo HD.
It could have more competition, but the screen on the Kindle Voyage is still fantastic. It’s incredibly crisp and makes older e-readers look a bit smudged by comparison. Compared to an older Paperwhite the Voyage is a significant improvement. With the adjustment of the screen elsewhere, the automatic brightness control is the actual star.
The brightness shifts gently up and down, in a way that does not distract you and sharply contrasts the page in all lighting conditions. You can turn it off, of course, and there is an additional mode that dims the light slowly as you read at night, while your eyes adjust to the dark.
Interface and Word Processor
Currently, however, the screen is held back by the software on the device, only more font sizes are needed to optimally use the higher resolution.
Amazon has recently updated its user interface on the Voyage, along with all Kindles from 2013. The new interface looks much better than the old one. It has sophisticated icons that make the most of today’s high-resolution displays. The home screen has also been redesigned. You can now see what you are reading, as well as the current book patterns. And wish list in a bar on the right, with the usual recommendations below. The settings have been optimized to provide easy access to the features we all use most. Features such as B. flight mode and synchronization.
The update brings Amazon’s new typesetting engine together with the new Booker font. This Booker font was developed specifically for e-readers and is legible in all sizes. Of course, the new engine positions the text along each line, with the words in dashes divided into dashes rather than the fully aligned layout with many extra spaces we used previously. It is also possible to remove the “real progress” for a cleaner look.
Kindle’s text options (here on the Paperwhite) still lacks the breadth of possibilities that book lovers can appreciate. However, in terms of text design and font choices, Amazon still lags behind its main rival, Kobo. The ePub-based Kobo has more fonts, and more font sizes. It also has font sizes along with the ability to use custom fonts that come with this particular book. Kobo has a book-like layout, with traditional elements like the title that always appears at the top of the page, which some will like, but I think that is a waste of screen space. It also features text alignment options so you can choose how you want your text to appear.
The trip is compatible with most Kindle eReads with the new Amazon Family Sharing System. This allows two adults (together with up to four children) to share eBooks freely between them. So you do not have to buy the same book twice. There are also parental controls so you can exclude parts of your library from your children. Speaking of sharing: With the new interface, you can also share book excerpts on networks. Like Facebook and Twitter and even add a free sample of the book to the post which anyone can open and read in a web browser, even without an Amazon account
The Voyage is still the best e-reader hardware I’ve ever seen. The automatic light will be hard to live by going back to my own Paperwhite. The display is first-rate. And it could be even better if Amazon gave us more text options. Options both in terms of font size and page layout.