A HIGHER-END OPTION.
PUSHING THE CONCEPT of a ‘cheap’ e-reader, the Kindle Voyage is 2015’s flagship model, now relegated to second tier. E-readers don’t tend to advance quite as quick as phones or tablets, though, so it’s still fairly cutting edge.
The Voyage features a 6-inch touchscreen, clad in an edgeless glass cover. It has an adaptive light built in, but we found that it tended to adjust too often and was best left off.
The e-reader has a high 300dpi screen, which does looks sharper than the same resolution on cheaper models, such as the Paperwhite. It also includes hybrid touch buttons with haptic feedback, for easier page navigation.
The Voyage also has the usual built in Wi-Fi (no 3G model) and the battery will go weeks between charges. The unit weighs just 180 grams, and measures in a slim 0.76cm thick, 16.2cm tall and 15.5cm wide.
While an excellent e-reader, the Voyage still commands its original $300 launch price, which is tough to swallow compared to its cheaper brethren.