Conclusion: Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price, the Wi-Fi-only version makes the most sense. The 3G option puts it too close to the more-versatile Kindle Fire tablet.
Pros: Sleek, attractive design. High-contrast touch screen. Informative X-Ray feature (although few books support it at the moment). Well-designed ebook store includes plenty of books, reviews, and lists.
Cons: Ad-free version costs $40 extra. Expensive 3G option. Slightly larger and heavier than the non-touch Kindle. Could use more font choices.
Conclusion: If you're an Amazon person and don't take copious notes, the Kindle Touch is a no-brainer. It's much easier to navigate the device using a touch screen rather than the old joystick method, and even the on-screen keyboard is easy to use as a stand-in for the hardware keyboard. You get Amazon's huge book selection, great customer service and added features over the more basic Kindle 4 for only $20 more.
An impressive e-reader in its own right, at a price that undercuts the rest of the market.
14 November 2011
Excerpt: The second release in as many days, Amazon introduces us to the Kindle Touch, a multi-touch eReader. While the loss of the keyboard is a little disappointing, the touchscreen more than makes up for the loss of control the Kindle released earlier this year demonstrated. Combine that with the absolutely stellar support and features provided by Amazon, and you've got yourself a solid eReader.
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle Touch is a version of the new Amazon Kindle that has been fitted with a 6-inch touchscreen e-ink display. It doesn’t have the various navigational buttons found on the non-touch Kindle, so instead, users have to rely on touchscreen controls to navigate and interact with the device. There are two versions of the Kindle Touch.
Conclusion: The Amazon Kindle Touch is a good addition to the Kindle line up. Many of the touch elements make getting around easier, though accidental screen presses may be an issue for some people. Pros: Small, light and very recognisably a Kindle, the addition of touch really does make getting around easier. Cons: Adding 3G into the mix raises the price considerably, and it's easy to brush the touch screen when you don't mean to.