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Old 10-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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Kindle Voyage - First Impressions

I'll start off with what I think about it. Please add your impressions as you get yours. It arrived at 9:30 am by USPS. I rushed to the mailbox and hurried in to open up the box.

The box is small. When I first saw the Kindle, I was amazed at how good it looked. I asked my wife what she thought. She said it was very thin and asked if this was the last one I would buy. Ha-ha.

It is fast. Set up was easy and the Voyage naturally went to the settings I had on my PW2. I'm adding all the content from each of my collections which I updated last night. It's going very fast.

The auto brightness feature seems to be OK. It went to my normal number I use when I read in the kitchen where I am now. The page turn buttons work on the home screens and in collections as well as books.

Pretty much the same menu options, fonts, sizes as before. The screen color is almost the same as my PW2. If the yellow tint bothers you, be warned - the graphic on the box has a yellow tint, too. A subtle message?

I like the page buttons. Nice to have that option back. The best of both worlds.
On screen taps and pagepress respond at the same speed.

The Voyage is really light and smaller and thinner than the PW2.

Bottom line. Big thumbs up. I'll be checking out the 3g at lunch today.

What do you think?

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Old 10-21-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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The box is tiny!!! Just got mine at best buy. Need to drive back home to open it.
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I hope someone can comparison pic Voyage / H2O. Really curious.
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When I got my Paperwhite v1 I was delighted by it as it was an enormous upgrade over the previous generation, but was always bugged by the lights being somewhat splotchy (most noticeable on the bottom of the screen). I upgraded to Paperwhite v2, and while the lighting was improved quite a bit, it still wasn't perfectly even... so while the v2 was the best ereader at that point (in my opinion), it was a somewhat disappointing upgrade to still have uneven lights.

How even is the lighting on the Voyage? Is it splotchy at all or are there any spots that are brighter than others? I'll have mine later today but am just curious
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I hope someone can comparison pic Voyage / H2O. Really curious.
I can do that but not until the 6th November
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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I hope someone can comparison pic Voyage / H2O. Really curious.
I saw a post on Reddit with this comparison (can click the imgur link in the main post to see the pictures):

http://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/comme...perwhite_2014/
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Check these in a dark room or closet.

1. Does the Voyage still have the little shadows at the bottom of the screen like the PW?

2. If you angle the Voyage so that you are looking down at the frontlight LEDs, how many separate lights do you see?

3. At the highest brightness, is it substantially brighter than the PW?

4. At the lowest brightness, is it darker than the PW?

5. Does the screen background look substantially whiter that the PW, or is there a distinct colored tint (bluish or yellowish)?
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When I got my Paperwhite v1 I was delighted by it as it was an enormous upgrade over the previous generation, but was always bugged by the lights being somewhat splotchy (most noticeable on the bottom of the screen). I upgraded to Paperwhite v2, and while the lighting was improved quite a bit, it still wasn't perfectly even... so while the v2 was the best ereader at that point (in my opinion), it was a somewhat disappointing upgrade to still have uneven lights.

How even is the lighting on the Voyage? Is it splotchy at all or are there any spots that are brighter than others? I'll have mine later today but am just curious
Very even. Actually one of the first things I noticed.
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Thanks for your impressions, RDaneel54. Glad you're happy. How much of an improvement do you feel the screen is from the PW? Is the contrast noticeably better? Are the fonts noticeably darker?


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I saw a post on Reddit with this comparison (can click the imgur link in the main post to see the pictures):

http://www.reddit.com/r/kindle/comme...perwhite_2014/
Unless, I missed a link somewhere, that's compared to the paperwhite, not the voyage.
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Very even.
Yay! With the uneven lighting and unwelcome bezel page turns on my PW1, I may order another Voyage later and dump the PW1.
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Thanks for your impressions, RDaneel54. Glad you're happy. How much of an improvement do you feel the screen is from the PW? Is the contrast noticeably better? Are the fonts noticeably darker?




Unless, I missed a link somewhere, that's compared to the paperwhite, not the voyage.
You're right, my mistake. I guess that explains why it was posted 2 days ago (before the voyage was out)
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