tolino shine 4 – Smart. Small. Mine.

  • NEW! Lightning fast: thanks to new Quad Core processor and improved E Ink display
  • NEW! Water protection: read relaxed in the bathtub, in the pool or at the lake
  • NEW! For all your favorite books: storage space for up to 12,000 eBooks
  • NEW! Display rotation: read flexibly in portrait and landscape format
  • smartLight: adjust the lighting according to the time of day
tolino shine 4

More comfort in the compact class.

Handy to use, friendly to the environment. A shining example not only in convenience, but also in sustainability: recycled plastic was used for the first time in the production of the tolino shine 4.

Faster page-turning thanks to more powerful processor: The optimized 6-inch E Ink display, together with a new, even more powerful processor, ensures a 20% faster response time compared to its predecessor.

With the new tolino shine 4 you can now also read flexibly in portrait and landscape format. And this also relaxed in the bathtub, the swimming pool or at the lake: Because thanks to water protection, the new tolino shine 4 is protected against water from the inside and thus forgives an immersion in water.

Frontansicht des tolino shine 4
tolino shine 4

smartLight: Optimal reading light by day and night

The tolino shine 4 makes every story appear in the best light at all times. Because the tolino smartLight provides optimal reading light at any time of day or night. The color temperature of the integrated lighting automatically adjusts to the time of day and changes in harmony with natural daylight from cool white light in the morning to warm white light in the evening. Perfect for your biorhythm – especially if you like to read before you go to sleep. Of course, you can also adjust the smartLight to your individual preferences.

tolino shine 4

Read like on paper with E Ink Carta HD display and high-quality touchscreen

The high-contrast typeface and high-quality touchscreen display make the tolino shine 4 a must-have for reading enthusiasts. Developed by readers for readers, the high-resolution E Ink Carta HD display ensures an eye-friendly reading experience even on long reading nights or in sunlight. Change the font size in seconds with a swipe gesture or vary the font according to personal preferences! The precise and fast touchscreen of the tolino shine 4 makes reading with tolino even easier now!

Frontansicht des tolino shine 4
tolino shine 4

Absolute freedom to read – buy eBooks where you want

tolino relies on openness and leaves it up to you to decide which bookseller you would like to purchase your eBooks from. You enjoy the complete variety of offers from all tolino eBook retailers. You can conveniently download existing EPUB and PDF eBooks to the tolino shine 4 and read them there. With the tolino-cloud synchronization and the tolino library link, tolino offers you particularly practical functions for this.

tolino shine 4

WaterProtection – comfortable reading hours in the bathtub

With the tolino shine 4 eReader you can enjoy a relaxing reading time even in the bathtub. Because the tolino shine 4 is protected against water from the inside by HZO and thus forgives an immersion in water – up to 60 minutes and up to 2 meters deep in fresh water! So if the tolino shine 4 accidentally falls into your bath water, it can’t be harmed. Leave the daily grind behind with the best of both worlds – captivating books combined with the convenience of an eReader.

tolino shine 4

Many practical extras for your reading pleasure

Experience optimal reading comfort thanks to many intelligent reading functions on the tolino eReader. Choose from different fonts optimized for the E Ink display and vary the preferred font size according to your preferences. Also the additional text settings for page margin, text alignment and line spacing allow you a pleasant reading flow for comfortable reading hours. Notes and marks in the eBook, look up words or translate directly in the eBook? No problem for your tolino eReader! Simply select a word in the eBook and display the word definition or translation in seconds.

Mann liest im tolino shine 4 sitzend auf dem Stuhl

All benefits at a glance

eReader tolino shine 4


Set font and font size individually in eBook


6 inch touchscreen with 300 ppi E Ink Carta HD display


16 GB of internal storage (of which around 12 GB is available for your content, equivalent to up to 12,000 eBooks)


Reduced power consumption and long battery life


Especially light with intuitive operation

tolino cloud

Securely store, manage and sync eBooks in tolino cloud


All-round carefree reading thanks to 24-month manufacturer’s warranty

eBook Shop

Integrated eBook store with more than 4 million eBooks


Excellent tolino service – online, on the phone and on site in our stores

Open system

Open system – compatible with eBook formats ePUB, PDF and TXT (Adobe DRM-enabled)


Convenient eBooks shopping via WLAN and with free use of Telekom HotSpots (in Germany)


Compatible with the eBooks of the public lending libraries

Technical data tolino shine 4 at a glance

Display 6-inch E Ink Carta 1200 display, high resolution (300 ppi, 1072 x 1448 pixels, 16 grayscale levels),
portrait and landscape mode
TouchscreenCapacitive high-performance touchscreen with multitouch functionality, extremely quick and precise
DimensionsApprox. 112,1 x 158,8 x 8,3 mm (may vary slightly due to manufacturing process)
Weight172 g
LightIntegrated lighting with smartLight system (manual or automatic adjustment of color temperature depending on the time of day)
Water protectionWater-repellent IPX8 coating (protected for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 m of fresh water)
BatteryLithium polymer battery, 1.500 mAh
Battery capacitySeveral days
Processor1,8 GHz AllWinner B300 Quad Core Processor
Storage (internal)16 GB (out of which approximately 12 GB are available for your content, equals more than 12,000 eBooks)
tolino cloud25 GB additional online storage in Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Supported eBook formatsEPUB, PDF, TXT, compatible with eBooks from public lending libraries, e.g. Onleihe
ConnectivityWLAN 802.11 ac/b/g/n (2,4 and 5 GHz), free use of Deutsche Telekom AG HotSpots in Germany (after login with a bookseller)
FeaturesHall sensor allows you to use “intelligent” protection cases, free software updates, customizable sleep screen, special mode for left-handers, pre-installed eBook
System languagesGerman, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch
What’s in the boxtolino shine 4 eReader, USB-C cable, warranty, user manual (pre-installed eBook), accessories available seperately