TECH | With a name like Voyage, Amazon's latest Kindle ebook reader sounds like it's made for the traveller.
It's certainly the thinnest, lightest and brightest member of the Kindle family: a Twiggy-esque 7.6mm at the waist, a mere 180 grams on the scales, yet boasting a crisp, sharp hi-res display on its six inch screen that's significantly better than the Kindle Paperwhite.
Kindle fans – and the AusBT team sees many Kindle-toting passengers in airport lounges and on flights – have previously been forced to order the Voyage from Amazon's US site, but it's now sold locally through Dick Smith Electronics stores at $299.
Like its siblings, the Voyage has WiFi so you can browse the Amazon catalogue over any wireless network and download ebooks directly to your reader's ample 4GB virtual bookshelf.
Amazon claims a six week battery life if you use the Voyager for a half-hour of reading each day, with moderate screen brightness and no WiFi.
That sounds fair to us, and as it takes just three hours to charge the battery from any AC or USB port there's pretty much no excuse to run out of juice.
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