Kindle Voyage E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Adaptive Built-in Light, PagePress Sensors, Wi-Fi
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- 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.
- Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight.
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books.
- More than 70,000 titles in the public domain, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available for free.
- Massive selection, low prices - over 5 million books. Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less.
Intuitive, simple and refined, Kindle Voyage lets you get lost in your story.
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 screen is crafted to eliminate glare and feel like paper to the touch.
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.
Light that adjusts with you
Kindle Voyage can be read in 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.
Remarkably thin design
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.
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.
An unsurpassed 300 ppi display
Kindle Voyage features the brightest, highest resolution, and highest contrast display of any Kindle. The micro-etched glass display diffuses light to eliminate glare and matches the feel of paper.
Sleek yet durable design
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 chemically-reinforced glass front, Kindle Voyage is both durable and sleek.
Compare Kindle E-readers
|Screen Size||6" glare-free||6" glare-free||7" glare-free|
|Waterproof||No||No||Yes – IPX8 (up to 2 metres, up to 60 minutes in fresh water)|
|Storage||4 GB||4 GB||8 GB or 32 GB|
|Built-in Light||No||Yes||Yes – 12 LEDs + Adaptive light sensor|
|Page Turns||Touchscreen||Touchscreen||Touchscreen + page-turn buttons|
|Resolution||167 ppi||300 ppi||300 ppi|
|Colours||Black, White||Black, White||Graphite with aluminium back|
|Battery Life||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge||Battery lasts weeks on a single charge|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G||Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G|
Wi-Fi: 205 grams
Wi-Fi + 3G: 217 grams
|Dimensions||160 mm x 115 mm x 9.1 mm||169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm||159 mm x 141 mm x 3.4-8.3 mm|
Sharp, dark text
Enjoy text that reads like the printed page. All fonts have been hand-tuned at the pixel level for maximum readability and comfort.
Flip through without losing your place
With Page Flip, you can skim page-by-page, scan by chapter or skip to the end for a sneak peek without losing your place.
Take and share notes
Add margin notes that you can edit, delete or even export from your device to your computer. Share highlighted sections and meaningful quotes on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, and see passages frequently highlighted by other Kindle readers.
Read comfortably in one hand
Lighter than most paperback books, hold Kindle Voyage comfortably in one hand for long reading sessions.
Kindle Voyage is purposely designed as a dedicated e-reader. Indulge your love of reading without interruptions such as e-mail alerts or push notifications.
Look it up instantly
Smart Lookup integrates entries from The New Oxford English Dictionary with information from X-Ray and Wikipedia, so you can access definitions, characters, settings and more without leaving your page or losing your place.
It's even easier to find what you are looking for by combining and previewing results from your Library and the Kindle Store on the same page.
Read more challenging books
Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so you can continue 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 for books
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. The new timeline view for X-Ray lets you easily flip through notable passages to remind yourself of what’s happened in the book, or navigate easily through images.
Squeeze in that last chapter
See at a glance how long it will take to finish a chapter or book. Time to Read is personalised based on your reading speed and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change.
Enhance your vocabulary
Words looked up in the dictionary are added to Vocabulary Builder automatically to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention. Swipe through your vocabulary words, quiz yourself with flashcards, and instantly see those words in context.
Adjust your text size
Choose from eight text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer.
Organise your books
Arrange your books into customised categories by using cloud Collections.
Never be without a book again
Shop Amazon's expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading your next book in under 60 seconds - no computer required.
Carry your entire library
Kindle Voyage holds thousands of books, so you'll never have to leave your favourite titles behind.
Pick up where you left off
Whispersync technology synchronises your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across all your devices so you can pick up exactly where you left off reading.
Translate passages instantly
Tap any word or highlight a section to translate it instantly into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese and more. Translations are provided by Bing Translator.
Share with friends on Goodreads
With Goodreads on Kindle, you can connect with the largest online community of book lovers, see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Low book prices
Over 1 million titles are $2.99 or less, over 3 million are $9.99 or less.
Over 5 million books, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives and more.
With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over one million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books and genres on any device for just $13.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited for free for 30 days. Learn more.
Exclusive Kindle titles
Over one million Kindle-exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by bestselling authors such as Amanda Prowse, Joy Ellis, LJ Ross, Mark Edwards and Matt Rogers.
Free books in the public domain
More than 70,000 free books, such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island, are available.
Free book samples
Download and read samples for free before you decide to buy.
Get books in seconds
Browse Amazon’s expansive selection, choose a title and begin reading in seconds. Download books in under 60 seconds - no computer required to download content.
New titles and archived items are a simple connection away. Connect easily to your home Wi-Fi network or Wi-Fi hotspots on the road.
Find a new favourite with Goodreads
Discover great books with Goodreads on Kindle, an integrated experience that makes it easier than ever to connect and share great reads with friends. Some Goodreads on Kindle features are only available when connected to Wi-Fi.
Read on your smartphone, tablet or computer
For those times when you don’t have your Kindle with you, just download the Kindle app for your smartphone, tablet or computer to read your Kindle books.
Never lose your place
Amazon’s Whispersync technology remembers where you left off in a book, so you can seamlessly switch between your Kindle and the Kindle app on your smartphone, tablet or computer without ever losing your place.
Read more challenging books
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English-language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions appear above difficult words automatically, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to call up a simple card with definitions, synonyms and more. Kids can adjust the number of hints they see with a simple slider.
Enhance their vocabulary
Kindle makes it easy for young readers to add new words to their vocabulary. Words looked up on Kindle are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder, where kids can quiz themselves with flashcards to reinforce new word retention.
Fewer distractions, more reading
Kindle is designed for reading, which means zero distractions for kids. With Kindle, they can look up definitions as they read to build their vocabulary and increase the font size for easier reading. They can read thousands of books for free, including classics such as Treasure Island. And they can easily take their books with them without loading up a heavy backpack.
Customise to your language
Kindle can be used in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch and Simplified Chinese. You can easily select the language that you are most comfortable with and enjoy instant dictionary lookups in any of these languages.
Never lose a book
We automatically back up your entire Kindle library for free in the cloud, so there's never a worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.
Read books in other languages
Kindle supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in your favourite language, including enhanced support for Japanese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Kindle also displays Korean, Cyrillic, Latin and Greek scripts and provides free access to several international dictionaries.
Follow along with page numbers
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
Carry and read personal documents
E-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more – directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format.
Read children's books and comics
Kindle Paperwhite supports children's books with Kindle Text Pop-Up and comic books with Kindle Panel View, which allows you to read a comic book panel by panel.
Organise your library
Organise your Kindle library into customised collections or categories to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organising and finding titles even easier.
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I owned an old original Kindle, the model with the Keyboard back in the day. It was heavy and dim, and not high contrast and was great. It lasted me years. When I went to the states I decided to splash out and get a new one. Maybe it because of the tech jump from such an old version to such a newer one but I have had a fantastic experience with the Voyage.
The buttons to change page is very convinient. I tend to hold along the bottom corner of the screen which means I don't accidentally change pages, that said, it's so light I can comfortably hold it and then tense my grip a bit to turn the page. SO GOOD. I usually have it set at a really low low light and read from light that's available but reading on a dimly lit bus, the adaptive brightness is fantastic. The x-ray and dictionary functions have been fantastic (though I know by this stage a bit older of a feature).
It was a worthwhile purchase. I have no regrets. I keep it in my bag and have snuck in a lot more reading than I would've if I was forced to carry some of these books.
Helpful information: Calibre, is a great ebook library management tool that works great with kindle. ALSO there are some great chrome plug ins and other services that will send a webpage to your kindle or ebooks from other services. I've used calibre to format an unpublished work into kindle format and read it from there.
All three Kindles still work and my wife uses the Paperwhite now. The Keyboard has been pensioned off but still works well.
My only complaints about the Voyage are the positioning of the page turn buttons (as others have mentioned) which can make it awkward to hold, but I now just hold it by the edge (thumb on right hand edge and fingers behind) and that works well. The other complaint is that the genuine Amazon Leather covers are not available in Australia, they were for the Keyboard and the Paperwhite - I am suffering with third party covers that really don't cut it.
The Voyage is a great E-Reader but I think most people will find themselves more than happy with the Paperwhite.
This Kindle Voyage is easy to hold, nice and light, and the screen is easy to read from. I like how easy it is to adjust the settings for the brightness and text size, although after working out my preferred settings, they now stay constant. I rarely use the buttons on the side of the Kindle Voyage to move forwards or backwards, but instead press the right or left side of the screen to move pages. This is because it requires less pressure and also because my hands normally sit lower than the buttons, so it's easier for me. Occasionally I use them though and they work fine, but I had expected this would have been a feature that I would have used all the time. The screen stays pretty clean too, especially with a cover when not being read. And it's got great battery life.
My old kindle still works just fine ... but requires regular charging (I have been reading heaps lately).
The decision to buy a new Kindle was based solely on a plan to do some extended travelling into areas with no power, so I wanted extended times between the need to recharge.
After a few swear words as I learnt how to use the touch screen, my kindle and I were definitely besties.
I still haven't mastered the pagepress function on the side of the screen of this kindle but that is no big issue as I just use the touch screen to page turn.
I especially like its size fitting easily into my bag. I also like the screen as I read every night in bed and my previous kindle had a light attached to the cover which threw light across the room and into my husbands sleep zone...this new kindle is easy to read at night but does not interfere with my husbands sleeping.