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I shouldn't look for more than just the Paperwhite right? I want to start reading more and I want to get a Kindle. What about special offers or no?

The next one is oasis I think which has auto adjust brightness but really, how annoying is it to adjust that on the Paperwhite?
 
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The Paperwhite is a great device. The improvements in the Voyage are pretty moderate, and the Oasis is just a massive cost increase for just a size and weight reduction.
 

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I shouldn't look for more than just the Paperwhite right? I want to start reading more and I want to get a Kindle. What about special offers or no?

The next one is oasis I think which has auto adjust brightness but really, how annoying is it to adjust that on the Paperwhite?
If you don't already own a kindle, start with Paperwhite. Most people are fulfilled by its features and it has arguably the best value too. Changing brightness is just a few easy taps and doesn't need to be done more than once at the beginning or maybe twice in an entire reading session.
 
I shouldn't look for more than just the Paperwhite right? I want to start reading more and I want to get a Kindle. What about special offers or no?

The next one is oasis I think which has auto adjust brightness but really, how annoying is it to adjust that on the Paperwhite?
If you're tight on cash the Paperwhite is great, but maaaaaan do I love PagePress on the Voyage.

The special offers are fine. You can always pay to get rid of them in the future if they bother you.
 
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If you're tight on cash the Paperwhite is great, but maaaaaan do I love PagePress on the Voyage.

The special offers are fine. You can always pay to get rid of them in the future if they bother you.
I thought I would, but ended up turning it off.

Thinking about getting a current gen paperwhite 3g. I was hoping to find a refurb but have been unable.
 
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Is there any sort of guess on when the new high end model will be out? Thinking about finally actually replacing my lost voyage with an Oasis, especially as I've had to downsize space and subsequently have no room for an actual library, but I wouldn't want another super expense deluxe model that's better to come out any time soon.
 
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Is there any sort of guess on when the new high end model will be out? Thinking about finally actually replacing my lost voyage with an Oasis, especially as I've had to downsize space and subsequently have no room for an actual library, but I wouldn't want another super expense deluxe model that's better to come out any time soon.
I wouldn't expect anything until Fall. There is a new processor for eink that requires a software revision so Amazon is going to have to take more time to get a new kindle ready.
 
When I did it I told them that the ads weren't relevant to me and I was tired of swiping them away. They removed them for me after that. I did wait a little while before I asked them though.
Wow, you rock. I went into chat with them and said I keep getting ads for genres I have zero interest in (which is 100% true) and it was annoying to have to swipe every time I lift the Origami cover. Dude asked for my serial number and removed them without me even having to ask.

WOOHOO!
 
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I wouldn't expect anything until Fall. There is a new processor for eink that requires a software revision so Amazon is going to have to take more time to get a new kindle ready.
I think I'll just wait on whatever they release this year. My Kindle fire will have to do for now. Looking at the current offerings, the Oasis looks great, really like the one handed design. The Voyage looks good but that plus the cover is almost the same size.
 
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Wow, you rock. I went into chat with them and said I keep getting ads for genres I have zero interest in (which is 100% true) and it was annoying to have to swipe every time I lift the Origami cover. Dude asked for my serial number and removed them without me even having to ask.

WOOHOO!
haha! Excellent! I'm glad they hooked you up! Their customer service is amazing.
 
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haha! Excellent! I'm glad they hooked you up! Their customer service is amazing.
I had the same experience. I had actually bought the Voyage in the U.S. (before it was available in Canada) and I bought the ads one cause it was cheaper. Once I got back to Canada I called Amazon and said I'm in Canada and the ads don't apply to me, they removed it right away, no charge.
 

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I have a kindle but also the kindle app on my iPhone. Just got an email saying to download the updated app and sign in by Feb 12 to get a credit. Immediately did it and got a $3 credit so check your email.
 
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So im in the us and this is my only chance to get the kindle voyage. Refurbed is like $150 I think.

Id have to sell my glo hd with sleepcover. Wonder how much I could sell it for?

I want voyage mainly for the buttons and flush screen. I hate swiping.

Should I?
 
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So im in the us and this is my only chance to get the kindle voyage. Refurbed is like $150 I think.

Id have to sell my glo hd with sleepcover. Wonder how much I could sell it for?

I want voyage mainly for the buttons and flush screen. I hate swiping.

Should I?
I'd say go for it! Looks like the Glo HD with sleep cover is going for around $95-$110 on eBay.
 
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So im in the us and this is my only chance to get the kindle voyage. Refurbed is like $150 I think.

Id have to sell my glo hd with sleepcover. Wonder how much I could sell it for?

I want voyage mainly for the buttons and flush screen. I hate swiping.

Should I?
Do it. Kindle Voyage doesn't have physical buttons (it's more like the iPhone 7's home button) but the flushed screen is awesome. No more crumbs and dust.
 
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Ok so I ordered a refurbished voyage


I am extremely worried going by the reviews. Tons of people complaining about yellow lighting/uneven lighting. Very visible examples of lighting that is different compared from the top of the screen to the bottom

Seems like it was terribly widespread and I fear the refurbished models suffer from it

Any advice please? I am returning it and getting a refund if this proves to be the case

I simply expect flawlessness for such a device, especially since my kobo has been pretty good.
 

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Ok so I ordered a refurbished voyage


I am extremely worried going by the reviews. Tons of people complaining about yellow lighting/uneven lighting. Very visible examples of lighting that is different compared from the top of the screen to the bottom

Seems like it was terribly widespread and I fear the refurbished models suffer from it

Any advice please? I am returning it and getting a refund if this proves to be the case

I simply expect flawlessness for such a device, especially since my kobo has been pretty good.
I'm not sure what you're looking for with this post. You already ordered it. You have already committed to returning it if it's not flawless. What advice do you want?
 
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I'm not sure what you're looking for with this post. You already ordered it. You have already committed to returning it if it's not flawless. What advice do you want?
Ha sorry

Just curious about the colour issue. Do u guys have it? Did u guys return bad voyages? Is the colour issue widespread? Or was it fixed in later batches?
 

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Ha sorry

Just curious about the colour issue. Do u guys have it? Did u guys return bad voyages? Is the colour issue widespread? Or was it fixed in later batches?
All ereaders have some unevenness when backlit but it's not usually too noticeable

Color unevenness when the backlight is on seems like it should be mild, though unlikely to be perfectly absent
 
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Ha sorry

Just curious about the colour issue. Do u guys have it? Did u guys return bad voyages? Is the colour issue widespread? Or was it fixed in later batches?
I have a launch Voyage and the screen looks fine. Backlighting is warmer than my Kobo Aura HD which suits my eyes better than pure-white.

EDIT: This is what it looks like at 50% brightness. Very even backlighting and tone.

EDIT 2: LOL sorry, ignore the text on the screen. I was doing some proofreading last night.

 
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I got the Origami and really regret it. The thing is so heavy with the cover on. I prefer to hold the thing without any cover. Makes it so much easier and lighter to hold. If I were to have done it all over again I'd get a sleeve so that its protected in a bag and call it good.
 

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I have a Fintie case and it's amazing for the price but it is still sort of plastic cheap feeling and does mess up the form factor, yet it is definitely better than a full blown book

I kind of like the idea of using a sleeve for the kindles. The case options for tablets and dreamers really fuck up the feel and form factor and make them bulky because the cases are big and have a big hinge to cover the screen.
 
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Thank u. Im still totally torn between omoton and fintie

Seems omoton is difficult to remove after installing and does fintie not protect the corners?

Can anyone give me any more insight? I need to decide asap
 
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To be honest I haven't used any cases with my Voyage for the two years I've owned it and it's held up incredibly well. I've dropped it 2-3 times and aside from some minor scuffing on the edges this thing works like a champ.
 
I got the Origami and really regret it. The thing is so heavy with the cover on. I prefer to hold the thing without any cover. Makes it so much easier and lighter to hold. If I were to have done it all over again I'd get a sleeve so that its protected in a bag and call it good.
I have the Origami and absolutely love it. Gives a good boost to the weight so it feels good in my hand, the thickness makes it perfect and I love how rock solid the magnets are!
 
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To be honest I haven't used any cases with my Voyage for the two years I've owned it and it's held up incredibly well. I've dropped it 2-3 times and aside from some minor scuffing on the edges this thing works like a champ.
I want a cover cover to help it feel like a book and add some grip.

I disnt realize it was so durable, I guess I fear it breaking quite easily if I dropped it since I hear a lot of random complaints about the hardware and software being so buggy

Im going to go with Fintie. It leaves the voyage exposed on the top and bottom but I guess Ill live with that.

Thanks everyone
 
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tyvm.

Any experience with the finite? Seems these two are the leading third party cases
I had the smart shell case by Fintie for my Voyage, I felt it was a bit too flimsy. I mean it's thin as hell, but doesn't provide much in the way of protection. I switched to the Swees case instead. It's a big thicker, but feels like it offers a bit more protection for my Kindle. YMMV.
 
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Got my Voyage. Definitely a gradient with the top and bottom half but Im unsure if its bad enough to return. DOnt want something worse after all.

Should I ask for another? Do they send it first, or do I send mine back first?

Im also unable to update the Voyage for some reason. Im thinking its my spotty wifi, but Im unsure.
 

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Got my Voyage. Definitely a gradient with the top and bottom half but Im unsure if its bad enough to return. DOnt want something worse after all.

Should I ask for another? Do they send it first, or do I send mine back first?

Im also unable to update the Voyage for some reason. Im thinking its my spotty wifi, but Im unsure.
Two things:

Some gradient is normal to my knowledge so go look at pictures in the Amazon reviews to judge a bit.

Also, updating on kindle seems to be shitty. They only will download updates while plugged in and even though many people including myself never get the update. So You should just follow the instructions on Amazon for how to manually update the software by plugging into your computer.
 
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Got my Voyage. Definitely a gradient with the top and bottom half but Im unsure if its bad enough to return. DOnt want something worse after all.

Should I ask for another? Do they send it first, or do I send mine back first?

Im also unable to update the Voyage for some reason. Im thinking its my spotty wifi, but Im unsure.
I never do the wifi update. I always download the correct firmware from the Amazon page and then update manually.

Voyage firmwares are here: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201630670