Tolino Shine in Test: What is good for the eBook Reader? – Complete info at GIGA

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eBooks are on the rise. More and more users rely on digital instead of printed versions of literary works and non-fiction books. Pioneer and leader of the eBook reader is Amazon with its Kindle. But the competition does not have to hide. The booksellers of the world, Thalia, Hugendubel and Bertelsmann, as well as the German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom have created a compound of the giants to overthrow Amazon from eBook reader throne. Can Kick Tolino Shine compete with the expensive Kindle Paperwhite or the eReader is a flop?

Unlike older eBook reader models Tolino Shine attacks breits to an integrated screen light. Thus, a reading in low light conditions is guaranteed. Of course, the light can be switched off manually, so that the battery can be preserved. Even with the lights on several days of reading fun is still guaranteed. About 35 hours of continuous operation keeps Tolino shine through. For more economical use of the battery will even hold up to seven weeks. The Tolino Shine with its lies about 183 grams comfortable to hold and even a few grams lighter than the competing device made by Amazon.

Tolino Shine: Dimensions and Features

The device fits with its dimensions of 175 mm x 115 x 9.7mm in any properly equipped hand. you can put already around 2000 eBooks to two gigabytes of disk space. If that's not enough, you can equip the Tolino Shine eReader with additional space by any standard microSD card. Thanks to the cooperation with Deutsche Telekom also you can access the telecom cloud that you offer additional space and also provides the ability to synchronize content between devices. Additionally, you can with the Tolino Shine device also use T hotspots to your library for. to expand as traveling with new books.

Technical specifications
Dimensions175 mm x 115 mm x 9.7 mm
mass183 grams
screeneInk Pearl HD Display
screen Size6 inches (15.2 cm)
screen resolution1024 x 758 pixels, 213 dpi
operating systemAndroid 2.3.4
Storage4 GB internet storage, 2 GB freely available, expandable with microSD card up additional 32 GB
battery pack1500 mAh
connection(802.11 b / g / n) Wi-Fi
file formatsEPUB, PDF, TXT

upload books on Tolino Shine you can via a wireless connection or directly via the USB cable. Here, the eBook reader relies on the popular EPUB format and PDF, and TXT files. By EPUB support Tolino Shine is the Amazon devices one step ahead. you can buy online directly via the pre-installed app books on the device. As a rule, the app of the above dealer is preinstalled on Tolino Shine, you have also purchased from the device. Of course, but you can use other stores by not using the installed browser or download eBooks directly via a PC connection to the device.

Tolino Shine: screen size and resolution

Even with the screen size, as well as splitting the cheap eBook reader does not have to hide from the big competition. Puts you both units side by side, at the most eagle-eyed detect significant differences in the quality of representation of digital books. On the 6 inches, or 15.2 cm screen, it can be read fluently and clean. The screen used for the eBook viewing e-Inks "Pearl" technology and provides a resolution of 1024 x 758 pixels. As with Amazon competitors you can between pages with a mop on the touch screen flip over. Do you want to increase the font size or zoom out or change, however, you first need cumbersome access to an individual menu.

Tolino Shine: Conclusion

The low price and the support of eBook formats EPUB and PDF, with or without DRM restriction, speak for Tolino Shine. If there is anything to complain about, the missing dictionary function. A former criticism is the lack of opportunity, notes and highlights in the digital books to add, was eliminated with the Software Update 1.1.1. It remains possible that more functions are added to the Tolino Shine reader in coming updates.


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