Amazon enhanced the e-reading experience with its most recent edition of the Kindle Touch. From listening to the users of their products, Amazon focused its technological advancements of the Kindle line by developing a touch screen that is easier to use, providing a more enjoyable reading experience. They want their customers to get lost in the book they are reading, and not be distracted by the technology. The Kindle Fire is another new model.
The new multi-touch screen on the Kindle Touch can forward to the next page with a tap, or zoom in on a specific image or phrase. Browsing and navigating the web is easily done with its built-in Wi-Fi capability of 802.11b/g/n. You can send messages or take notes with a virtual keyboard that appears with a screen tap. When reading a word that you are unfamiliar with, simply press down on that word and its definition appears on the screen. There are 250,000 entries from the New Oxford Dictionary kept in its memory. Highlighting and clipping passages to share with friends on social networks is possible, and you never leave the page.
The Kindle Touch E-ink Pearl display screen is comfortable on the eyes. It has 167 ppi and a screen resolution of 600 x 800. Eight adjustable text sizes and 3 font styles are available to satisfy just about everyone. The Kindle Touch has designed custom fonts along with a technology called font-hinting. Font-hinting improves legibility of words that are small font size. Actual ink is used in Kindle’s e-reader displays to greatly enhance its readability.
The newest Kindle Touch happens to be eight percent lighter and eleven percent smaller than its previous edition. The touch is outfitted with four gigabytes of internal memory, and three of those gigabytes are available for your usage. The size of the tablet is nearly seven inches high and almost five inches wide.
The weight of the Kindle Touch is only seven and one-half ounces. According to the manufacturer, when you use the touch only for reading half an hour a day, the battery may last two months without recharging. Downloading, shopping, and Wi-Fi use will deplete the battery sooner of course; however, it only takes fours to recharge the battery using an adapter. Also included are a stereo audio jack and rear mounted speakers.
Along with the pleasure that comes with reading magazines and books, the Kindle Touch has an innovation it calls X-ray features. You can drill down using the X-ray feature to research key phrases, meaningful ideas, and definitions from the Oxford dictionary. Many audio books are available for the hearing impaired, or for people who simply enjoy hearing a story being read to them. A vast amount of pre-1923 books, with expired copyrights are accessible free of charge, and your public library has Kindle books available for rental. In terms of book availability between the nook vs kindle, Amazon products come out on top.