This is just a quick note – yesterday, both the new Kindle Voyage and the 8.9” Fire HDX arrived a day early via UPS and I had an opportunity to play with them for several hours before finally giving it up and going to bed. All-in-all, they are pretty neat devices!
The Voyage represents Amazon’s latest version of an e-Ink reader: to me, it’s a really nice e-reader. However, I also think it is really just another version of the Paperwhite with a few more whistles and bells that will cost you extra bucks for those whistles and bells in comparison to the latest edition of the Paperwhite. You can read the review I wrote about it on the Amazon website if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/14voyage into your web browser.
I also purchased a cover for the Voyage – the one I purchased was functional but not the Amazon-branded origami cover that seemed too expensive. While I highly recommend a cover for all Kindles, your results may vary and you can read the review I wrote for the version I purchased if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/14vcover into your web browser.
The 8.9” Fire HDX is impressive – the video / screen resolution is really good and the sound via the Dolby speakers can crank it on the bass when I was playing some rock and roll. If you’re looking for a new larger-sized tablet, I would highly recommend this one but if your prior-year model of the HDX is still working fine I’d say save your money because they are expensive. You can read the review I wrote for this year’s version of the 8.9” Fire HDX if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/89hdxreview into your web browser.
Unfortunately, the cover I ordered for the new HDX won’t be in stock or get to me until Monday – I’ll let you know my thoughts on it after it arrives and I’ve had a chance to use it.
I hope these reviews help you if you are contemplating making a Kindle or Fire purchasing decision!