Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Amazon unveiled its “Voyage” e-reader. Amazon invented the first-ever e-reader with the Kindle, so the Voyage represents the newest incarnation in the constantly-growing family of Amazon e-book reader gadgets.
Here’s a quick overview and consumer review of the Voyage:
Lightweight But Tough
The Voyage offers crisp text on a 6-inch 300ppi screen made of glass. The device weighs in at less than six and a half ounces, so it is extremely lightweight. But it is also housed in black rubberized magnesium instead of plastic, for long-lasting durability.
Realistic Look and
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Even if you own and use a device that serves as an exclusively dedicated e-reader, you may still want the added convenience and portability of reading e-books on devices like iPads, tablets, and smart phones. There are many smartly designed e-book reader apps to help make that happen, including some offered through major industry leaders like Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Here are some of the top contenders in terms of popularity, reliability, flexibility, functionality, and features.
The Amazon Kindle App
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Remember when you would borrow a book you saw laying around in the house of your friend/aunt/cousin? Reading in those days was simply a matter of seeing something you thought you might like and borrowing or buying it where it stood.
I remember my first Stephen King buy: It. (I think I may have talked about it before). I had never heard of him before that day, and I came across his book by walking into a hotel gift store. This is what the cover looked like for me:
Scary, no? To be honest, I can’t be sure