Amazon Kindle Touch

Amazon Kindle Touch

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    • Amazon Kindle Kindle Touch 6" Wi-Fi 4GB - Black (DSAU_TA7024)

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  • 3.5 / 5
    • The good:
      High contrast for the screen, Large battery life
    • The bad:
      Sluggish touch interface, Not suited for speed reading expensive, Heavy to hold on

    Read ebooks with just a touch of a finger with Amazon Kindle Touch. Digital books or ebooks are the newest way to read books or magazines. You can read a variety of publications with just one tablet in your hand. It is convenient and practical too. The Amazon Kindle Touch is one such ebook reader. You could say that the Amazon Kindle Touch is an improvement on the popular Amazon Kindle ebook reader that was released earlier. The main difference this time is that instead of physical buttons on the tablet reader, you now have a touch screen. That is what the Amazon Kindle Touch is as a whole. People think that since everything on a tablet and cellphone is a touch screen so does an ebook reader should be. The Amazon Kindle Touch is no perfect when it comes to utilizing touch technology but for its purpose, it makes sense as it makes reading more conductive and close to the real thing. The Amazon Kindle Touch uses infrared technology for its touch screen capabilities that doesn’t interfere with the E ink screen. Ebook readers have a major flaw and that flaw is not being a book itself. There is a reason why people buy a CD on a record store is that because of the cover art and other collectable items. People still want a physical book because of how it feels and looks. The Amazon Kindle Touch aims to bringing that book like feel by using a touch screen as you can flip the pages like an actual book. Even if the interface may be touch based and that the Amazon Kindle Touch has a high contrast rate than its predecessor, it is one buggy and sluggish software. The Amazon Kindle Touch lags in terms of response time when tapping into the device. If you are one of those who tap and move your fingers like a mad man, spare the trouble as you are better of with a tablet PC that is much faster in terms of response time and speed or worse an actual book. Bottom line, it works but is sluggish from time to time. It hurts to say this, but this feature sets back the Amazon Kindle Touch as you might be better off with the much faster in the original Kindle. The Amazon Kindle Touch is not your typical ebook reader in terms of size and shape. It is a bit larger and heavier than its first cousin. So it may not be the most conductive gadget to use when reading for a long period of time as you want to focus on reading than feeling the weight of the gadget in your hands. Reading in the Amazon Kindle Touch is more than decent as you can read the text in a much darker shade so it stands out even when in the rain, you can still read clearly. Other features include speakers, headphone jack, MP3 player, text to speech feature and more. The Amazon Kindle Touch also has a virtual keyboard. And no it still doesn't support ePub files and has still no built in light. To sum it up, Amazon must be commended for bravely coming out with a touch based ebook reader. It has its positives and negatives and unfortunately, this is one product where a latest version does not live up to its potential. Ultimately its your choice, go to the old Kindle route or to the one that has embraced the touch syndrome?