I’ve had a standard Amazon Kindle for a couple of years. I’m slightly ambivalent about E-readers. On the one hand, they are very convenient and easy to hold. Getting a new book is very quick. On the other hand, you can’t flick backwards and forwards like you can with a paper book. They’re not very good for pictures or diagrams either.
However, for backpacking, they are ideal. My old Kindle developed a small flaw on the screen, so I decided to buy a new one. Instead of buying the basic Kindle again, I decided the Paperwhite version would be better as it doesn’t require an extra light for reading in low light.
I chose to buy the Kindle Voyage rather than the ordinary Paperwhite version. Although it is quite a bit more expensive, it is slightly lighter and smaller and has a pressure sensor for page turns (as well as a touch screen page turn).
I’ve been using it for a few days now, and really like it. The white background is definitely easier to read than the gray background of the basic Kindle. Being able to read in low light without an external light is a significant advantage (handy in a tent). I like the pressure sensitive page turn as well. The shaped back makes it more comfortable to hold than the original Kindle.
I bought the WiFi only version. Whether the Voyage is worth the extra money over the Paperwhite is open to debate. The premium seems a bit excessive. However, I’m pleased with it. Weight is 177g (168g for my old Kindle), which is lighter than a 250 page paperback.
Disclaimer: the Kindle Voyage was purchased with my own money and I have no relationship with Amazon.