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Old 01-05-2020, 08:19 AM   #1
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Replacment for Voyage?

My Voyage is ready for replacment, touch doesn't work as it should, it freezes often, but I still find it has best contast, better than oasis 1 that is. What is appropriate replacment considering screen quality?
I sideload books, so eco system is not important.
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Old 01-05-2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:00 AM   #3
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No ereader I've seen has had as good a contrast as the Voyage. My Oasis 3 and Kobo Libra have similar contrast, but not quite the same level as my Voyage has.
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No ereader I've seen has had as good a contrast as the Voyage. My Oasis 3 and Kobo Libra have similar contrast, but not quite the same level as my Voyage has.
curious: why is that? what combination of materials does the Voyage use that other devices dont?
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:20 PM   #5
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No ereader I've seen has had as good a contrast as the Voyage. My Oasis 3 and Kobo Libra have similar contrast, but not quite the same level as my Voyage has.
Agreed. That's why I have 4 of them. The last 2 come from Woot.com and work great. I think I paid $89 for them. I never tried it against the Oasis though.
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curious: why is that? what combination of materials does the Voyage use that other devices dont?
The only thing I can figure is the composition / spacing of the front layers, since the Voyage was the first Kindle to have the flush front.

If I put my Voyage and PW4 next to each other, I can get the PW4 close by notching the bold setting up by one, but it's still not the same. I can switch between them and it's not noticeable enough to actually bother me when reading, but on a different level I'm kind of bothered that Amazon can't seem to recreate whatever they did there.
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Another voyage is the answer...

I did the full run through all other Kobo and Kindle models out right now (literally all), and I’m back to 2 Voyages (one is backup) from eBay

There has yet to be another reader, that I’ve seen, that matches its clarity and sharp crisp text.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:20 PM   #8
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I've read several comments about the Voyage screen not working as it should and my Voyage has been getting more and more finicky lately too. Today I was unable to get into a collection. I rebooted it and it still didn't work. I'm giving it to someone I know who can hopefully get better use out of it than I am.

I'm mostly reading on a phone now so I won't bother to replace it. I do have the latest Paperwhite if I need it.

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Old 01-19-2020, 01:44 PM   #9
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The Voyage is the best screen I've had IMO. Better than the Oasis 1/2, Pocketbook HD3, or Nova Pros I've owned.

I've now got a Poke Pro which is my favourite device. The screen hardware isn't quite as good as the Voyage, but because you have much more control over typography on the Poke I think it has the edge on how pages display.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:58 PM   #10
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Another voyage is the answer...

I did the full run through all other Kobo and Kindle models out right now (literally all), and I’m back to 2 Voyages (one is backup) from eBay

There has yet to be another reader, that I’ve seen, that matches its clarity and sharp crisp text.
You do realize that having a backup Kindle is not good for the battery. You have to charge it every so often even if you don't use it and if you don't, it goes flat and that's also not good. So let's say your first Voyage lasts for 5 years. I would say the 2nd Voyage woiuld then last maybe 2.5-3 years So your 2nd Voyage would not be as good as the first.

Thank Amazon for not allowing Kindles to be turned off.
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You do realize that having a backup Kindle is not good for the battery. You have to charge it every so often even if you don't use it and if you don't, it goes flat and that's also not good. So let's say your first Voyage lasts for 5 years. I would say the 2nd Voyage woiuld then last maybe 2.5-3 years So your 2nd Voyage would not be as good as the first.

Thank Amazon for not allowing Kindles to be turned off.
My wife uses the other voyage
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:37 PM   #12
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You do realize that having a backup Kindle is not good for the battery. You have to charge it every so often even if you don't use it and if you don't, it goes flat and that's also not good. So let's say your first Voyage lasts for 5 years. I would say the 2nd Voyage woiuld then last maybe 2.5-3 years So your 2nd Voyage would not be as good as the first.

Thank Amazon for not allowing Kindles to be turned off.
That is one of the many reasons to jailbreak.
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If you do jailbreak, how do you turn off a Kindle?
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Any of several ways.

One is the power off KUAL extension.
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You do realize that having a backup Kindle is not good for the battery. You have to charge it every so often even if you don't use it and if you don't, it goes flat and that's also not good. So let's say your first Voyage lasts for 5 years. I would say the 2nd Voyage woiuld then last maybe 2.5-3 years So your 2nd Voyage would not be as good as the first.

Thank Amazon for not allowing Kindles to be turned off.
It's not so dire as that. People are still using their 10-years-old Kindle Keyboards. The battery is not going to give up in 2, 3 or even 5 years, if you charge it regularly. I charge my mostly unused Voyage once a month. Modern Kindles use very little battery when asleep. The Oasis 2 and 3 can last several months, literally.
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