03/09/2015

Kindle Voyage Pros & Cons




How do you like to spend your travel time? Kindle Voyage has given me a great time, especially during travel time. I have to admit that suntanning, or lunch breaks at work have never been so enjoyable before I discovered e-readers.  What was I looking for in the e-reader? 


Before deciding what device I should pick, I had a look at reviews. In summer 2015 Kindle Voyage comments suggested that this device has the best and easiest on eyes screen. In this post I share with you a couple of images I took during my summer on Santa Monica beach.

I had a chance to read The Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice and I was pleasantly surprised. I expected my eyes to be tired but nothing like this happened.  As a bonus I could read at night without interrupting and disturbing people at the same room.  

What I like Kindle Voyage for? 

Various Font Sizes

Changing size and fonts is one touch away!

eBooks Accessibility

Visit Amazon.co.uk, find book you like, click and few seconds later you can read it on your Kindle. I bought my Kindle in USA but for my convenience I was signed up straight away to UK account. 

Battery Life

Amazon claims that battery should last around 6 weeks. I am a bookworm so I have to charge my Kindle every three to four weeks.


Sun Free Reading Experience

The sun is shining, sunglasses are out and I do not have to look for a shade as screen does not reflect sun. Screen diffuses light and eliminates glare due to the use of micro-etched glass.
Kindle Voyage vs Sun 1:0

Weight  & Size

Kindle Voyage is unbelievably light! Only 180g! 50 g heavier than iPhone 6. Kindle has high-resolution display of 300ppi and is very thin only 7.6 mm. Size: 162 mm x 115 mm x 7.6 mm

Touch Screen 

Everything is one click away: dictionary, save the word, check meaning, mark paragraph, open book, close book, turn page... 

Me Time 

One of the best features for me. I purposely picked Kindle instead of a tablet to avoid notifications, Facebook, Twitter and all that time consuming jazz. Reading is a Me Time and I want this time to be uninterrupted by must see photos and videos of fluffy kittens. I would rather have one on my lap rather than on the screen. 

Easy Navigation

Did I say that everything is (almost) one click away? Exactly! It is super easy so it makes a great gift for your granny. 

Educational Factor

Is there a world you do not understand? Just click on it and read its meaning. Moreover, they are added to a Vocabulary Builder so you can return it anytime to check your knowledge. It can be a great way to work on your language skills, or just have a little competition with your travel company. Whoever will lose pays for lunch!

Built-in Light

If you share a bedroom with a loved one or someone who just does not understand your book addiction, built in light helps to ease the argument Light on or off. Kindle allows you to turn up or down brightness.


What I do not like?

Adverts

One downfall is the idea to force your consumer to pay extra on top of £169.99 for Kindle to switch off the adverts. In my opinion as a customer I see it as quite unpleasant surprise, that makes me reconsider my purchase. 

Do you use or want to buy e-reader? You can check Kindle Voyage here.
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  1. Sounds good but I prefer real books (;
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. Hello Nati, I totally understand what you mean. Nothing will be better for me than a good quality paper, printing smell and texture. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  2. I literally cannot live without my Kindle, it comes everywhere with me! You will officially be addicted to your kindle! Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. Hi Amie, lovely to see you here! Kindle is going with me for my adventures! It is a very practical device, isn't it? Which Kindle do you have? Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  3. I use my iPad for reading as well as checking my mail etc, but this one isn't the best when it comes to reading in the sun.

    I followed you via bloglovin.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Hello, thank you for following! I will follow you back! I heard that it is not the best for reading in the sun but I guess it has other functions that Kindle does not. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  4. Having tablets/readers are pretty much my go-to for travelling, especially with a daily commute, as you said whilst on public transport. I like that it's light weight, and you can read it in the sun with no problem, there's nothing like glare on a screen in the middle of a great story. :) /Madison
    Paper Art

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    1. Hello Madison, I love how light it is! Perfect reading device for travels. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  5. I was really tempted to get one for my holiday but knew I wouldn't use it any other time so didn't bother. I'm reading books on my iPad which is a bit tricky with the sun!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I guess I would not get it just for holidays. Tablet would do the job if I would have one. Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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  6. I've got a Kindle Paperwhite Gen. 2 which I love. I hate this whole 'real book' debate, I'm just happy that people are still reading. Plus, it doesn't make sense to take around a 900+ page book when you're going on holiday. Real books and E-books both have their pros and cons but I just love reading!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I am a big fan of printed books but I must be realistic. As you said carrying around 900+ pages is a very optimistic attempt. I definitely would rather have 100 or more books in one simple device yet nothing will ever beat the smell of freshly printed book. I guess it's all about the compromise. Iga x

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