The complete line of new Amazon e-readers and tablets are now available and folks that pre-ordered them online are now having their orders shipped out.
The Amazon Kindle Basic and Kindle Voyage are the latest generation e-readers and they pack a serious punch. The Basic is only $79 and for the first time ever, has a touchscreen. The Voyage on the other hand, breaks traditional e-reader conventions by having ambient light sensors to change the brightness of the screen based on your environment. It also has physical page turn keys that have haptic technology that is only discernible by your thumb. New Voyage orders will take a bit of time, and the current estimated shipping date is November 16th 2014 and November 4th in the UK.
The Kindle Fire HD6, Fire HD7, HDX 8.9 and the Kids tablet are all shipping today for people who ordered them online and new orders will be fulfilled right away. I always get a bit concerned when new devices are so abundantly available on launch day, it’s as if the demand just isn’t there.
Stay tuned to Good e-Reader in the coming weeks, as we have every single new Amazon device being dispatched to our lab. We will be doing unboxing, review and comparison videos. If you are on the fence about any and all of these devices, stay tuned.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.