|NEW AMAZON KINDLE 4 TOUCH WIFI 6" WIRELESS EREADER SILVER WORLD SHIP LATEST GEN|
|Amazon Kindle Touch 4GB, Wi-Fi, 6in - Silver - Special Offers #2|
Gainesville, FL, USA
|Amazon Kindle Touch 4GB, Wi-Fi, 6in - Silver (Model D01200)|
Round Rock, TX, USA
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|Now you can carry thousands of books wherever you go with the lightweight and sleek Kindle Touch e-reader The built-in Wi-Fi 802.11g/b/n of this Kindle 6-inch e-reader allows you to view your mails, chat with friends and surf the net anytime. The Whispersync technology in this Amazon e-reader serves as a bookmark so you can go back to your last read page. The 6-inch screen of this Kindle 6-inch tablet gives a clear and refined view of all the contents. The huge storage capacity of this Amazon e-reader allows you to store many books, magazines, audiobooks, newspapers, and more. Get excellent connectivity with your computer from the USB 2.0 interface of the Kindle Touch.|
|UPC||011140714573, 814916014477, 814916014606, 814916014620, 814916014651|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||4 GB|
|Supported File Types||AA, AAX, AZW, BMP, DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MP3, PDF, PNG, PRC natively, TXT, Unprotected MOBI|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Networking Type||Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Audio Input||Stereo Input Jack|
|Height||6.8in (17.2 cm)|
|Width||4.7in (12 cm)|
|Depth||0.4in (1.01 cm)|
|Weight||0.47lb (0.213 kg)|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 1460 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Average review score based on 211 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I bought this product for my wife, who's absolutely satisfied with the product.
She's using it on daily basis.
The best additional feature for her is text to voice , with i might say, very decent voice synthesizer, unlike on the other similar products.
Battery life is very similar as on the specs sheet, which makes the reader ideal companion
for the very long use without the need for charger.
The only thing that needs just a little time to get used to is the E-Ink screen refresh time -
certainly not the cavity, but having comparing it to my Apple Ipad there is of course noticable difference
(again, these products are not to be compared, because of the different hardware).
Text marking features are usable, experimental web browser is as it says (opens basic html pages,
advanced things like flash and so arent supported).
Text typing on virtual keyboard is similar like on the most touchscreen smartphones,
but touchpen is very welcomed here (i bought it on ebay for one us dollar), it helps alot
to pinpoint those tiny letter slots .
Overall, very good product for reading text books / material with addition of text marking (like on real books) and text to speech feature which is very usable.
Good choice for people who want the benefit of very low power consumption of current E-Ink screen technology,
but maybe not so good choice for people who want color touchscreen device with fast response.
The Kindle Touch has had some outstanding reviews, deservedly so in my opinion as I've been the happy owner of one since Christmas (acquired through eBay)and have read several books already using this device.
My family argued as to why I would need it, given I've been reading books on my iPad for the past two years and on other pocket PC devices earlier than that. Simply put, this is a better reading experience. It is smaller, light weight and easy to read in normal (and outside) light. I also use a clip on light for reading at night - works well with the right one. In addition, it is simply to add books to your device, simply drag and drop mobi format books using whatever file manager you have on your PC/Mac.
I commute daily and read when I do, thus this is the perfect device. I would only recommend it for reading 'paperbacks', the iPad is still a significantly better device for consuming news via the web or apps, as well as reading magazines (pdf's). The Kindle can browse the web, but I'd only use it as a last resort.
Overall it is a great device, but with one caveat. Amazon will only sell this device in North America, thus if you want one, the best avenue to buy it is through eBay. This also goes for all the specific accessories that are purpose made for it and this is a right pain as some of the best ones can't or are difficult to find other than on Amazon. The Amazon branded leather case (whilst pricey) is outstanding, but had to be acquired through even more roundabout ways.
The Kindle is very practical - it's smaller and lighter than I expected, the battery life seems irrelevant because it lasts so long, it stores a good mumber of books, never crashes, great screen to read from (doesn't hurt eyes), easy to change text size to suit your preference. With even a built in dictionary makes the Kindle so much nicer and more efficient 'on the go' in this day and age.
The only critisism I can think of - it's a little slow to navigate, usually a 1 second lag or so. But considering it's a reader and not used for multi tasking, this doesn't bother me.
I commute to work 1 hour each morning and evening. I use the text to speech feature thru the AUX jacks in the car. I use to scan radio stations or listen to music and feel like I had just wasted 2 hours a day, now I listen to my Kindle and he has read 40 books to me in the past 11 months. I don't leave home without it. My husband, who hadn't read a book for years, also purchased one and reads constantly while traveling. Having the capability to carry 1000 books in one little package is awesome. I still keep and update my hardcover library for nite reading because there is nothing like the feel of a good book. But the Kindle has expanded my reading capabilities immensely. Several of the new Kindles offered have eliminated or made it more difficult to use the Text to speech, that would be a deal breaker for me. The ease of downloading the books, the small size for travel, and the text to talk is the beauty of the Kindle. It is AWESOME!!
The display is great, the visible design is good, and the price is awesome.
However there are issues to address. First of all the device contains and infrared touch screen for some mysterious reason which makes it fat comparing to Kindle 4. It's a bit heavier and wider as well.
No built-in light is also an issue. The solution is to buy a very expensive Amazon cover case that costs almost as the device itself. And all this is just for a flashlight that allows you to read in dark (you can't bring light with you everywhere can you?)
Finally, the OS is very slow as well. And that's not about the display that refreshes slowly out of physical reasons. Every operation takes more time that the display needs to refresh. Sometimes up to 3-4 seconds. And if you are to "unlock" and use browser, it'll hung Kindle a lot. So the hardware must be really cheap.
Despite those issues it's good to keep the device in hand and to read books on a beautiful display.