Recently, I hurt my eyes by spending too much time in front of a computer, so I decided to buy an alternative gadget which I can use for reading that will lessen my exposure to LED monitors. I bought a Kindle Voyage and for the past three days that I have been using it, I am very happy about it. I was able to read for a long time without taking a rest in between reads which I now do if I am using computer monitors.
If you are not familiar with this product, Amazon has produced a series of e-readers called Kindle and the three of them are Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Voyage. What I like about these three readers is that their screens resembles paper (yes, they are black and white) which means that they will not hurt your eyes which usually happens in ordinary screens. They are also very handy and easy to use.
I chose Kindle Voyage among the three because of these three features.
- better resolution which is 300 pixels per inch (Kindle Paper white has 212 ppi and Kindle has 167 ppi)
- PagePress which allows you to turn the page without touching the screen
- adaptive lights that automatically adjust the brightness on the screen based on the lighting around you
Below are some of the important technical details of Amazon Voyage that may be of use followed by a review by PC advisor.More details can be found in the Voyage Kindle Voyage page.
Size: 6.4″ x 4.5″ x 0.30″ (162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm)
Storage: 4GB (can store around 1000 books)
Cloud Storage: Free for all Amazon content
Supported Formats: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
Wifi: 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n
So far, so good, I am enjoying reading using the Kindle Voyage. The only drawback with Kindle Voyage is that it is quite expensive for an e-reader ($199 in Amazon). The Kindle is worth $79 and the Kindle Paperwhite is $119.