I was not really going to buy Kindle Paperwhite. I love my Kindle Keyboard. I love having dedicated physical page turn buttons. It is just so convenient. I can hold Kindle in one hand, keep my thumb in the same place and change pages.
I had original touchscreen Kindle. I hated reading on it. I read a lot of technical documents full of links. Accidentally, tapping on a link would open browser. So I could not just press anywhere on the screen.
Then I read in bed while laying on my back, holding Kindle up. It required careful balancing of Kindle during page change.
Then Kindle Paperwhite lacked one of my favorite feature, Text to Speech. I have read listened to many classical books on Kindle while driving, running, or just doing chores.
When Kindle Voyage was announced, it lacked Text to speech. But it had dedicated area for page turn. It had built-in light. And it looked nice. So I decided to to pre-order it.
The biggest issue I had with Kindle Keyboard was lack of built-in light. While reading Kindle Keyboard at night, I had to attached a small reading lamp. It added extra weight.
So I was really excited about Kindle Voyage.However, the initial reviews of Kindle Voyage were not very positive. Not only it had uneven lighting but also it was too small and thin. People complained about not able to hold it comfortably. I am not a big fan of cases or covers.
I wanted to test Kindle Voyage before it arrived, So I went to local BestBuy.BestBuy didn’t had Kindle Voyage. But they had Paperwhite. It looked good. It felt nice. I was kind of bumped about bad reviews of Kindle Voyage. I bought Paperwhite on impulse. I figured it would be my night Kindle. While I will use Kindle Keyboard primarily.
It turns out Kindle Paperwhite is really good. It seems faster. I love the night-light. I enjoy reading on it a lot, even in bright areas. It has become my main Kindle.
It still has some issues that I had with Kindle Touch. But I purchased a light $10 cover. Having cover let me hold better when laying down in bed.
When reading a document with a lot of links in it, I have to be careful on where I click. But it is $80 cheaper than Voyage. I guess you cannot get everything you want.