Kin­dle Voy­age

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

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.

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