With a 6-inch E Ink touchscreen and a feather-light 7.5-ounce design (8 percent lighter than the previous model), the new Kindle Touch was made for one-handed reading. The eReader uses EasyReach technology to let users navigate the interface via taps. Another standout feature is X-Ray, which shows you the “bones of a book,” or the sections that include a particular search tearm. The feature can even bring up more detailed information from Wikipedia and Amazon’s own encyclopedia site, Shelfari.
As far as other specs go, the Kindle Touch is available with Wi-Fi (starting at $99) or both Wi-Fi and 3G (starting at $149). Like all other Amazon eReaders, it offers users free cloud backups and access to the 18 million-plus titles in the Amazon store. Amazon has also released an updated version of its E Ink-screen eReader with a full keyboard. This Kindle adds a keyboard beneath the 6-inch display. The device offers enough internal memory to carry up to 3,500 books. And like other Kindles, it lets you share meaningful passages with friends via Twitter and Facebook integration, as well as borrow eBooks from other Kindle owners.
Starting at $99 (Wi-Fi only), Starting at $149 (3G & Wi-Fi); www.amazon.com