I have been a loyal Kindle fan for years – ever since their second generation Kindle. Since that time, I have rolled each Kindle into the next generation (sometimes skipping a generation). I do this thanks to getting good resell prices and then normally grabbing the next Kindle during a sale or as a refurb model.
The Kindles are, to me, one of the best travel tools. You can load a ton of books on them (including travel guide books), the batteries last for weeks, and they are so light you can toss them anywhere. They work great for flights, train rides, and whenever you want to just read or check the guidebook.
The Amazon Kindle Voyage At the Lowest Price Ever
Link: Amazon Kindle Voyage – $149
The Amazon Kindle Voyage used to be priced at $200. There would be occasional price drops during sales to $180 and even $170. But, this is the first time it has gotten down to $149.
If you want to make it even sweeter, you can get a refurbished model (which is what mine is) for $129. That puts it at $10 more than a new Kindle Paperwhite! The Kindle Voyage is definitely an upgrade from the Paperwhite so if you were thinking about the Paperwhite, check out the Kindle Voyage.
Getting It Cheaper?
There is a deal going on right now where Amazon will give you some credit for a used Kindle (which really isn’t that much) and a code for 25% off another Kindle – all the way up to Oasis! If you want to check that out, see the details at this link.
Another thing is that Amazon Prime Day is coming up. It could be cheaper on Prime Day but I kind of doubt it (the refurbished model could get down to $99 though).
About the Kindle Voyage and Why It Is My Favorite
While the Kindle Paperwhite is the best-selling Kindle for Amazon, Amazon actually has a couple of higher end models as well. These models are the Kindle Voyage (which used to be $199 and up) and the Kindle Oasis (the top tier at $249). Spending a couple of hundred dollars on a Kindle in 2018 seems like a bit of a stretch when you can get that same awesome e-ink technology in a basic Kindle for under $50 during sales.
Amazon Kindle Voyage Features
Yet, Amazon has managed to pack in some nice features into their higher end Kindle devices. The Voyage has adaptive lighting (so it changes based on the ambient lighting around you), special page press buttons on the side that give haptic feedback to your thumb when you turn the page (while still retaining the ability to turn the page by pressing on the screen – similar to the Paperwhite), and an arguably better design and build compared to the Paperwhite (the screen is flush with the bezel instead of being recessed like on the Paperwhite).
The Oasis is in another class altogether. It is has a very thin profile on one edge while also offering an inch more of viewing space (to bring it to 7″) while also being waterproof! But, this model will run you $249 (which is still about $180 less than the original Kindle!).
I have owned most models with the exception of the Oasis and recently picked up the Voyage. It has fast become my favorite Kindle e-reader yet. The feel is much better to me than other Kindles and the back just has a nicer grip-feel to it. I have also come to enjoy the adaptive lighting (not a big deal to change it on your own but still) and the page press buttons were a nice return for me since I had loved the buttons on the older Kindles.
Why the Price Drop on the Amazon Kindle Voyage?
Rumors are that there is a new Kindle Voyage coming with some speculating that they may merge the Paperwhite and Voyage into a single device and leave the Kindle family with just 3 – the basic, the new Voyage, and the Oasis. If this is the case, I would guess that $149 may be the new price point since it would put the basic at $79, the new Voyage at $149, and the Oasis at $249.
Remember, you have 30 days to return or get a price match so you may want to check it out and see what you think! I know that the Kindle Voyage has become my favorite by quite a bit and I use it every single day.