Amazon has announced the Kindle Voyage, a new high-end ebook reader which is the company’s thinnest device yet, and features a bright backlight, higher resolution display and a glass front which is etched to prevent glare and match the texture of paper.
Priced at £169 for the Wi-Fi version and £229 for a model with Wi-Fi and 3G, the Kindle Voyage has a 6-inch display with 300 pixels per inch, is just 7.6mm thick (the same as the iPhone 5s) and weighs 180g. Amazon says the backlight - which now adjusts automatically - is 39% brighter when you need it to be.
Strengthened glass is used to protect the display and it’s micro-etched to prevent glare and Amazon claims this gives the screen a texture similar to paper.
New PagePress sensors either side of the screen make turning pages easier, as being pressure sensitive you don’t need to press a button; they also have haptic feedback, vibrating to confirm your page turn has been registered.
There’s 4GB of internal storage - enough for 1,000 books - and as always there’s access to Amazon’s massive ebook library and WhisperSync, which keeps your books (and how much of each you have read) synced across all devices, including iPhones, Android, PC and Mac.
The Voyage will be sold alongside the regular Kindle Paperwhite (from £109) and a new lower-priced regular Kindle, which does not have a backlight and now costs just £59.