Amazon Kindle Touch
Whether they're using the built-in dictionary or the X-ray feature to keep track of characters in the latest "Game of Thrones" book, the touch-screen makes navigating text as easy as tapping the screen. The $99 model is ad-supported and Wi-Fi only (no 3G).
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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The good: The Kindle Touch is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-book reader with an e-ink touch screen. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks via Amazon.com's familiar online store, as well as to online loaners from your local library. It also supports MP3s and--for some titles--text-to-speech.
The bad: All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You also need to spend an extra $40 if you don't want the ad-supported Special Offers version, and $50 more if you want 3G wireless support. The lack of hard page-turn buttons may frustrate left-handed readers.
The bottom line: The Kindle Touch is Amazon's best e-reader to date.
May 1, 2012 9:04 AM PDT
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