Date: 2017-10-12 22:30
Our favourite feature is that the light finally has an ambient light sensor, so it adjusts automatically to the lighting conditions. We were amazed at how much difference this made, especially as we rarely bothered to tweak the Paperwhite's screen light manually except when reading in pitch black. If you read eBooks both at night and during the day, then the Voyage is a great buy, but there's really nothing wrong with the cheaper Paperwhite.
Alongside the choice of Black or White, Amazon also offers the regular Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite in two variants: 'With Special Offers' and 'Without Special Offers'. The special offers are adverts Amazon pushes through your device's lockscreen. If you prefer to remove the adverts, you can do so by paying an extra £65.
We match the pages of a Kindle book to the text in a print book to identify the corresponding page number. Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class.
In the beginning, buying an eReader was a simple job. There were two models: the Wi-Fi Kindle and the 8G one, and they were effectively identical aside from offering different levels of connectivity. These days, however, the choice of Kindles is far more complicated, with four separate models available at four very different prices.
For kids reading their first chapter books, Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so they can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more.
The Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage and Oasis also come in a 'Free 8G' model, adding an additional £65 to the overall cost of the device. The 8G model of the Kindles comes with no monthly fees or additional costs. Amazon covers the 8G connectivity, giving you the ability to download content to your Kindle almost anywhere in the world. You can see Amazon's full 8G coverage map here.
Every Kindle supports Amazon's Family Library, which lets you share your eBooks with other members of your household. Essentially, this lets you join two accounts together, so you can read each other's books, plus you can add up to four child accounts to the pair of adults.
Kindle Paperwhite offers Bookerly, an exclusive font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books, but is hand-crafted for great readability at any font size.
The high-resolution screen is a huge boon, providing crisper text which is far more pleasing to the eye. The Paperwhite does pay a price for rendering this extra detail, with a reduced battery life of six weeks, rather than eight on the previous model. The only thing the Paperwhite is still missing is an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the screen lighting to match. It may not be the top model, with the Voyage below taking that spot, but this is the Kindle that most people should buy, with everything you need at a great price.