Persuasive Features of Kindle Voyage that Overwhelm Rivals

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To Kindle or not to Kindle?

To upgrade or not to upgrade?

There are 2 Kindle Voyage models available:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi + 3G

If you are wondering whether to buy an e-book reader, this Kindle Voyage review will help you to decide…



What is it about “thin” that we all love? The fashion industry loves thin models, and everyone loves thin gadgets!

Kindle Voyage is as thin as a Kindle could get. It’s just 0.3 inches thick so you can comfortably read for hours. The height is just right at 6.4 inches and the width is 4.5 inches.

This is the lightest and thinnest Amazon Kindle E-reader without compromising on the display size. The basic Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite of the previous generations are noticeably bulkier.


Amazon has upgraded the screen to 300 ppi (pixels per inch). That translates to incredibly sharp and readable text. Even if you use the lowest resolution settings, text is still perfectly readable.

The old plastic screen is now glass. This adds a touch of class. The pane is one smooth screen unlike earlier versions with edges that gathered dust.

Don’t panic about glare on the glass screen under sunlight. The glass is micro-etched which means it’s topped with a matte material that’s non-reflective to sunlight.

Amazon has tried to make the finished texture as paper-like as possible. It almost feels like reading a real book.

Lights that Adjust

Ever have those moments when you get so engrossed in the story you are reading that the day has just seems to vanish?

You might lose track of time, but this Kindle doesn’t. It detects the level of brightness in your surroundings and adjusts itself gradually.

This means non-stop reading without needing to draw the shades or switch on the lights, and best of all, no squinting your eyes due to too much light or the lack of it. It’s perfect for night-owls.

If you prefer reading on the brightest level, you can make manual adjustments.

voyage_cover_01Page Turner

For something that’s used so often, the page turner on earlier versions of Kindle was inexplicably uncomfortable.

The good news is, Kindle Voyage has dedicated page-turner buttons. all you have to do is squeeze the bezels slightly.

If you would rather not use the bezels, you can still swipe or tap on the screen.

Word Wise

How often do you ignore a difficult word because it’s too much effort to look it up in the dictionary?

Word Wise automatically gives you the definitions for challenging words in a smaller font right above the word, depending on the selected reading level.

Battery Life

A single charge lasts up to 6 weeks, based on reading for 30 minutes each day with Wi-Fi off and the light setting at 10.

Battery life will vary based on light setting and wireless usage.

The battery cannot compete with Kindle Paperwhite’s 8-week staying power. 6 weeks is more than enough, though.

Great Additional Features

Consolidating your family library is made easy for you…

Just link the accounts of your family members in a single library.

You’ll also have easier access to Goodreads for inspiration


Amazon has really put themselves into the shoes of avid readers to produce this version of the Kindle.

This is as comfy as e-reading gets.

The Voyage is only available is black. If you want some color, you’ll need to invest in a brighter case.

Kindle is clearly here to stay and the Kindle Voyage is the next best thing to reading a book.



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5 Comments on "Persuasive Features of Kindle Voyage that Overwhelm Rivals"

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Mark Douglas

I would have been more confident in your positive review being objective had there been more technical cons.

Thanks for revealing your experience though, Joe.

Bob Fry

What are the tech cons? I’ll look on Amazon’s website and reviews for more details…I have a Kindle 2 and will replace the battery, otherwise it works find. The paperwhite, with its touch screen, doesn’t automatically seem better over the 2 which has buttons to turn pages. However I would like a more modern Kindle eReader and the Voyage seems it.

I should have my new Kindle Voyage by Tuesday April 14 and can’t wait. I will make more comments then. I find Mark’s comment somewhat lame. Does Mark expect the person to make up negative techical comments? Most of the reviews I are all very positive. The negative comments are very minor and nitpicking for the most part. Many of the negative comments are made by people who have no clue about the reality of e-book readers. For example, why isn’t there color ink? Well, it has not been invented yet. What you see on laptops in color is not… Read more »
Simon Meaden

I would be happier if the Kindle made use of the metadata available with most ebooks. The collections option is a start but makes sorting books a pain, especially when they are in series. I have been collecting ebooks now for about 15 years so have a couple of thousand and in the past used a PC and Calibre to organise my books. I like the size of my new Kindle but searching for a particular book drives me up the wall.


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