On the e-reader versus “real book” debate, we’re standing firm with our wishy-washy verdict: It depends.
We like paper books for nuzzling in bed, reading to kiddos and dog-earing as our eyelids flutter. We like e-books for bringing on vacation and as an alternative to dumbbell-heavy hardcovers.
But when it comes to which e-reader to use, we’re way more decisive: The new Kindle Voyage ($199) is the best we’ve ever tried.
Here’s how it’s different from its predecessors:
More intuitive page turning While you can still swipe iPhone-style on the Voyage, you can also tap the new PagePress sensors (sleek little lines on both sides of the device), which offer up a satisfying buzz as the page turns. We found this much less finger fatiguing than a swipe and much closer to the experience of reading a physical book.
Better looking This undeniable stunner has the highest resolution we’ve seen to date (which, again, makes it look more like an old-fashioned book). And the new Auto Brightness feature means the Voyage will adjust itself for optimal reading based on the light you’re currently in.
More shareable Wish you could lend your copy of Yes Please to your sister-in-law? The Voyage’s new Lending Library allows you to link accounts with family members and share to your heart’s content.