- Power Button is much easier to press (not as flush as the K4's)
- Only one middle button on the bottom of the device.
- Touch screen and Keyboard aren't overly sensitive.
- Page turning is a bit faster than all previous Kindles, including the K4
- Cool new screen savers (non-ad)
- Again, no USB Pwr adapter (I thought it would be included with the touch. Obviously not).
- Without the 5-way controller I had no idea how to right toggle content. (Update: figured out from trial & error-hold finger on content.)
- No electronic or paper instructions on how to use this darn thing. I had to search -Amazon's Kindle site to find info on navigation. Go Here if you want to learn more about navigating the new Touch.
- Slow at processing any action other than page turning.
- Doesn't respond to my first touches consistently. (As in, responds when I don't want it to and doesn't when I do.)
- Instead of accidental button pressing, I now accidentally hit the screen, causing an action to occur.
- Doesn't fit into a Quart size Ziplock like the K4 (Not a deal breaker).
- Can't be used while encased in plastic, due to the touch feature (Close deal breaker). As in, no lounging in the pool or tub with this ereader while in a zippy.
- Icons replaced the home screen book sorting function.
- A Kindle Store Icon (Shopping Cart) is included on the top of the Home Page for easy selection. It's also still located under the menu button.
- There is also a back button Icon next to the Shopping Cart in the form of a Left Arrow <-- Icon.
- A search window can be accessed by tapping. This will initiate the keyboard application at the bottom.
- Sorting your Content or Collections can now be accessed in the Menu or by tapping Collections on the home page.
- Holding your finger on content brings its action menu up.
- A quick tap will result in opening whatever you selected.
- Holding your finger on a word and dragging it will initiate the highlight function, when your content is open.
- To place a bookmark: Tap the very right top corner of the page you wish to mark.
- To change Font Size or move through your content: Tap either top corners within your open content. It can also be changed by the same hand motions utilized by most touch-screen smart devices.
Update: I'm returning the Touch, since I rather use the K4. The Touch gets a bit heavy after reading from it for an extended period of time. I do like the easy page flipping and power button though, but that's pretty much it. And since I've decided to keep the K4 as my main reader, I called CS and had them remove the Ads for $30.
|Book Home Screen. |
(Hold finger on Content to Access)
(Tap Content to Access)
|Search w/ Keyboard.|
(Tap inside Search on Home Page to Access)
(Tap Shopping Cart Icon or Access through Menu. Just as before, no advirts /recommendations on Kindle without selecting the Kindle Store specifically. This is different on the Nook Touch.)
|Content Sort for Home Page.|
(Accessed through Menu)