kindle touch

E-reader accessory review: Flygrip one-handed device grip

By libertyc
April 15, 2012 // 9 Comments

A few days ago, I was contacted by Chih-Chin Sun of Flygrip, an iPhone/e-reader handgrip accessory made by a company that began selling its products in February of this year. Ms. Sun had read my post about seeking a one-handed e-reading solution for my mother, who had her right arm amputated on New [...]

How-to: Easily Move to Next/Previous Chapter in Kindle Touch [Screenshots]

By Piotr Kowalczyk
April 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

This is one of the less known features of the Kindle Touch, but it perfectly uses the possibilities the touchscreen gives, especially if you want to quickly preview, for instance, articles in a daily newspaper. You can easily navigate to next/previous chapter in a book, or next/previous article in [...]

Kindle Touch software updated to 5.1.0

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From the Kindle Software Update site: New features in this update include: Language Support: Customize your Kindle Touch with the language you prefer: English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese. Landscape Mode: Switch between portrait and landscape orientation in [...]

Kindle Touch User’s Guide Now Available in German, French, Italian, And Spanish

By Piotr Kowalczyk
March 29, 2012 // 0 Comments

Today Amazon announced that from April 27 both versions of Kindle Touch (WiFi only and WiFi + 3G) will be available in all destinations, including formerly restricted UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The news comes with the update of Kindle documentation pages. Now Kindle Touch user’s guide [...]

Kindle Touch features vs. Nook Touch features

By Paul Biba
March 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

That’s the subject of an article at the always-excellent A Kindle World Blog, by Andrys Basten.  Here’s a bit of it: Now, I’ve been asked a lot about whether to get a Kindle or a Nook Touch.  I had bought a Nook Color on sight at my B&N (and used it daily for a year) but am [...]

Amazon Kindle 3G Touch now available in 175 countries

By Paul Biba
March 28, 2012 // 1 Comment

From the press release: (NASDAQ:AMZN – News) today announced Kindle Touch 3G – the most full-featured Kindle e-reader – with an easy-to-use touch screen and the unparalleled added convenience of free 3G wireless, is available today for pre-order to customers [...]

Kindle Touch software update version 5.04 is available

By Paul Biba
March 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog.  Full details on how to download it at her site. Kindle Touch Software Update, V5.0.4 is available online, and downloadable at the link, in case the update isn’t already on your Kindle Touch and you decide you want it right away. It’s [...]

Kindle Touch X-ray feature

By Paul Biba
February 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle World Blog has a post on this, along with some other interesting stuff, such as Oscar apps: In the meantime, I’ve been spending more time with the Kindle Touch (photo from because I finally went back to reading the Steve Jobs book by Isaacson, and there are SO MANY [...]

Kindle Touch gets Sudoku puzzle book with new touch/write technology

By Paul Biba
February 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Another one from Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World blog: SUDOKU’S UNBOUND #3 PUZZLE FOR KINDLE AVAILABLE WITH TOUCH/WRITE TECHNOLOGY That’s write! right! This is the first puzzle, available exclusively on Kindle Touch, that allows entry of numbers on an e-Ink device by writing with [...]

Kindle Touch goes global

By Paul Biba
February 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

From an article in Andrys Basten’s A Kindle World Blog: This is the new but not yet announced page by Amazon forKindle Touch International, now buyable by customers in countries outside the U.S. finally – for $139 U.S. from Amazon U.S. This is for the Kindle Touch WiFi only, but on that [...]

Kindle Touch software updated to 5.03

By Paul Biba
January 17, 2012 // 0 Comments

If you leave your Kindle on the new software will eventually be pushed to your unit.  Amazon doesn’t say anything about what’s new with the update, but Andrys Basten, in her excellent A Kindle World Blog, has this to say: Menu response is considerably faster now. Page turns are quicker [...]

Nook Simple Touch and Kindle Touch face off at Laptop Magazine

By Paul Biba
January 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Laptop Magazine has a side-by-side comparison of these two ereaders.  Very useful for someone who is undecided.  Here’s a snippet: Design and Ergonomics Side by side, these two gray rectangles display some striking differences in look, shape, and feel. At 6.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches the Nook [...]

Kindle Tips for the Touch and Fire

By libertyc
December 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Kindle World Blog has a set of tips for the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire.  Here’s a snippet: Re the Kindle Touch: Be sure to see the first article on what you can do with some of the features on this unit, with basic tips on the changes and certain unexpected aspects encountered when using [...]

Why I Bought Kindle Touch, by Piotr Kowalczyk

By libertyc
December 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

  First, what I didn’t buy Kindle Touch for: – tech review, – reading books in my mother tongue – Polish. There are a couple of major reasons why I have ordered Kindle Touch from Poland and had it delivered privately as this model is not available for international shipment. 1. [...]

Anandtech reviews the Kindle Fire and Touch 3G

By libertyc
November 29, 2011 // 3 Comments

Anandtech is the “cream of the crop” in hardware reviews and they set the standard for everyone else. Now they have taken a look at the Kindle Fire and Touch 3G, in two seperate reviews.  They like both units.  The Fire review is long and goes into incredible detail on the technical [...]

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