Amazon Kindle Voyage arrives
When we talk about hardware released by Amazon, one of the surefire topics that rise up would be their range of Kindle e-book readers, such as the Kindle Fire HD that offers plenty of bang for your hard earned buck. Of course, there is also the Kindle Fire smartphone which never really managed to take off in a big way, which could be why Amazon has continued to concentrate on their e-reader range, having announced the 7th generation Kindle which they have dubbed as the Kindle Voyage. How apt, considering the journey or adventure that Amazon has gone through over the years in the e-reader market.
The whole idea of the Kindle Voyage is to deliver what Jeff Bezos calls “the thinnest design, highest resolution and highest contrast display, reimagined page turns, and all of the features that readers love about Kindle—books in seconds, no eyestrain or glare, readability in bright sunlight, and battery life measured in weeks, not hours—Kindle Voyage is crafted from the ground up for readers.”
Hopefully that vision will be passed down from the engineering drawing board to the production line, and eventually to the hands of consumer with the Kindle Voyage as intended. Boasting of an all-new design, the $199 e-reader will sport a beautiful flush glass front and a magnesium back, where it measures just 7.6 mm thin and tips the scales at less than 6.4 ounces. This particular size would mean you can easily hold it with just one hand for a long time, without having to feel any kind of fatigue whatsoever compared to those hybrid notebook-tablets.
Amazon has equipped the Kindle Voyage with a brand new Paperwhite display, where it will sport the highest resolution, highest contrast, and highest brightness of any Kindle. We are looking at a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch, and the unique flush-front display stack relies on specially strengthened glass which can resist scratches. Not only that, the cover glass is micro-etched so that it can diffuse light for better reading under bright light sans glare. There is also new adaptive front light that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surrounding light, which can be further fine tuned according to your needs. Sounds like we have a winner here, don’t you think so?