The Kindle Touch is the latest version of Amazon's venerable ereader. Here's what it has to offer ebook readers and what you'll need to use it.
The Kindle Touch has an advanced e-ink display that now includes multi-touch.
This new version is 8% lighter, 11% smaller, and holds around 3,000 books.
You can listen to audio books, MP3s and use the Kindle Touch's text-to-speech feature.
The Kindle Touch also includes built-in Wi-Fi that should let you download a book in around 60 seconds.
The Kindle Store has more than 800,000 books with many of them being $9.99 or less.
You can also now borrow books from your local public library and read them on your Kindle Touch.
X-Ray lets you see inside of a book to find research information on characters and other parts of a book.
|Display||Amazon's 6" diagonal most advanced E Ink multi-touch display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale.|
|Size (in inches)||6.8" x 4.7" x 0.40" (172 mm x 120 mm x 10.1 mm)|
|Weight||7.5 ounces (213 grams)|
|System Requirements||None, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.|
|On-device Storage||Up to 3,000 books or 4 GB internal (approximately 3 GB available for user content).|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content|
|Battery Life||A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 6 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, web browsing, and downloading content.|
|Charge Time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. U.S. power adapter sold separately.|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n (in b or g compatibility mode) standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not connect to WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|USB Port||USB 2.0 (micro-B connector)|
|Audio||3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear mounted speakers|
|Content Formats Supported||Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced(AA,AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.|
|Documentation||Quick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide(pre-installed on device).|
|Warranty and Service||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.|
|Included in the Box||Kindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable Quick Start Guide.|
Kindle Touch | Amazon.com