Kindle Voyage - The Best Travel Gadget

KINDLE VOYAGE - The Best Travel Gadget 

If you're a page-turning indulgent reader, you have struggled packing books when traveling as I have. I’m guilty of packing a few, especially for long flights. My sister and I still joke about the debacle of our journey across Scandinavia where I carried five books in my backpack. With no elevators and constant uphills, you can imagine bad decisions were made.



Enter Kindle: the perfect solution for travelers. This oh-so-convenient device is ultra lightweight and petite. I pack it in my carry–on, use it while lounging on the beach with an umbrella (sun protection is always a must), and the usual train ride en route to a French village. Kindle is a must for everyone! This Amazon invention has become my travel companion, especially when I dine alone (a lifesaver for those who suffer from anxiety while eating solo.) I don’t know why it took me so long to get it. Maybe I was holding on to my love of physical books but with a nomadic lifestyle, who has space for books? Alas, I am wholly embracing the art of Kindle will travel.


Built-in Light

Say goodbye to eyestrain. The built-in light of the Kindle doesn't strain your eyes like many back-lit tablets. You could read for hours comfortably on long flights and without disturbing your neighbor. My favorite part? The no-glare screen. As someone that enjoys reading by the beach, the no-glare screen is one of the Kindle's best features. 

Battery Life

With constant use from one full charge, the Kindle Voyage's battery lasted three weeks. Yes, weeks! If I'm traveling for two weeks or less, the charger will be one last thing to worry about!

Out of all the Kindles that Amazon offers, I selected the Kindle Voyage after carefully researching features and comparisons. The Kindle Voyages is a tad lighter than PaperWhite, the built-in light automatically adjust to the environment, and you can turn pages back and forward by applying extra pressure on the sides. At the time of my purchase, the Kindle Oasis was already out, but it was $80 more expensive. 


If you have your heart set on the Kindle Oasis, great news. The price has dropped $50 since their launch. It's $50 more expensive than Kindle Voyages, but it has a bigger screen, lighter weight - yes even with a bigger screen, supports audiobooks, and it's waterproof. The Kindle PaperWhite is a great contender as well, ringing up at $80 less than the Voyage. For a more budget-friendly, try the original Kindle for $79.99.



All-New Kindle  $79.99

  • No built-in light

  • 167 ppi Resolution

  • 5.7 oz.

Kindle Paperwhite $119.99

  • Built-in light 4 LEDs

  • 300 ppi Resolution

  • 7.2 oz.

Kindle Voyage $199.99

  • Built-in light 6 LEDs + adaptive light sensor

  • 300 ppi Resolution

  • 6.3 oz.

Kindle Oasis $249.99

  • 10 LEDs for enhanced page consistency

  • 300 ppi Resolution

  • 4.6 oz.


The Kindle Voyage has earned a permanent spot in my carry-on bag. Tell me, what do you prefer? Kindle or physical books?


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