November 5, 2014

Kindle Voyage, premium reader at a premium price

Speaking of Kindle Voyage, here’s Jason Snell:

The Kindle Voyage is a premium reader at a premium price, targeting people who love their Kindles so much that they won’t hesitate to spend $200 for the best Kindle they can buy. It’s a smart decision, I think, and the Voyage is an excellent product.

That all said, I have to admit that of all the Kindle upgrades I’ve done over the years, this one felt the least significant. The screen is better, but the Paperwhite screen was already quite good. It’s good to have buttons again, but the accidental touches I make on the screen adjacent to the buttons somewhat reduce my enthusiasm for that feature. The typography is unchanged and mediocre.

Jason’s not too sure about the worth of the upgrade from Paperwhite. I’ll hold off, $199 is pretty steep and, already owning the Paperwhite, I fail to see the immediate need.

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