NEW: tolino shine – the smart introduction to digital reading

  • Glare-free, razor-sharp black and white display
  • NEW: Enjoy audio books via Bluetooth
  • Water protection for carefree reading in the bath or by the pool
  • Storage space for up to 12,000 eBooks or 75 audiobooks
  • Customize lighting with smartLight
  • Weeks of battery life
tolino shine

Your ideal companion in a practical and compact format

Easy to use, kind to the environment. A shining example not only in terms of comfort, but also in terms of sustainability: recycled plastic was used in the production of the tolino shine.

Open your ears: With the new tolino shine, you now also have the option of listening to your favorite books flexibly and conveniently. With the tolino shine, you can now also enjoy your digital audio books purchased from a tolino bookseller via headphones or speakers via Bluetooth and set the playback speed individually.

With the new tolino shine, you can also relax and read in the bathtub, swimming pool or at the lake: thanks to its water protection, the tolino shine is protected against water and can therefore withstand immersion in water.

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smartLight: Optimal reading light by day and night

The tolino shine lets every story appear in the best light at all times. With its clever adjustment of the color temperature, tolino shine always provides the most pleasant lighting for reading. In harmony with natural daylight, the shine changes from cold white light in the morning to warm white light in the evening. This means that your biorhythm is not disturbed and you can enjoy relaxed reading moments at any time of day or night. Of course, you can also switch the light off completely during daylight hours to extend the battery life even further.

tolino shine

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

The high-contrast typeface and the high-quality touchscreen display make the tolino shine a must-have for reading enthusiasts. Developed by readers for readers, the high-resolution E Ink Carta HD display ensures a reading experience that is easy on the eyes, even on long reading nights or in sunlight. Change the font size or vary the font to suit your personal preferences! The precise and fast touchscreen of the tolino shine makes reading with tolino even easier!

tolino shine

Absolute reading freedom – buy eBooks and audiobooks wherever you want

tolino relies on openness and leaves it up to you to decide which bookseller you would like to purchase your eBooks or audiobooks from. You can enjoy the complete range of all tolino booksellers. You can easily download existing EPUB and PDF eBooks to the tolino shine and read there. With tolino cloud synchronization and the tolino library link, tolino offers you particularly practical functions for this.

tolino shine

Water protection – cozy reading hours in the bathtub

With the new tolino shine eReader, you can also enjoy a relaxing reading break in the bathtub. This is because the tolino shine is protected against water and can withstand immersion in water – up to 60 minutes and up to 2 meters deep in fresh water! So if the tolino shine accidentally falls into your bath, it won’t be harmed. Leave everyday life behind you with the best of both worlds – with captivating books combined with the comfort of an eReader.

tolino shine

Many practical extras for your reading pleasure

Experience optimal reading comfort thanks to many intelligent reading functions on the tolino eReader. Choose from various fonts optimized for the E Ink display and vary the preferred font size according to your wishes. The additional text settings for margins, text alignment and line spacing also allow you to enjoy a pleasant reading flow for comfortable reading hours. Notes and highlights 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 have the word definition or translation displayed in a matter of seconds.

All advantages at a glance

eReader tolino shine (5. Generation)

High-contrast black and white display

High-resolution 6-inch E Ink Carta touchscreen with intuitive operation

Audiobook playback

Enjoy audio books via Bluetooth

Water protection

For carefree reading in the bathtub or by the pool


16 GB internal memory (for up to 12,000 eBooks or 75 audiobooks)


Optimum reading light by day and night


Weeks of battery life for hours of reading without frequent recharging

Family Sharing

Conveniently share eBooks and audiobooks with up to 6 family members with Family Sharing

Fixed Layout

Experience your favorite comics, mangas or illustrated children’s books in the best possible way

eBooks and audio books

Access to millions of eBooks and audiobooks

Library link

Merge libraries from multiple tolino bookseller stores


Compatible with eBooks from public lending libraries


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

Technical data of the tolino shine (5th generation) at a glance

Screen 6-inch E-Ink Carta 1300
Resolution: 1448 x 1072 (300 ppi)
TouchscreenPowerful capacitive touchscreen
to support multi-touch with two fingers, including: simple touch/tap, swipe/scroll, pinch (zoom in/out)
Dimensions112 × 160 × 9,1 mm
(minor deviations are possible due to the manufacturing process)
Weight173 g
LightBuilt-in lighting with smartLight
(manual or automatic adjustment of the 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 capacityWeeks of battery life
(depending on individual use)
ProcessorMediaTEK MT8113L – ARM A53 1.0 GHz
Storage (internal)16 GB (für bis zu 12.000 eBooks oder 75 Hörbücher)
tolino cloud25 GB of additional cloud storage
Supported eBook formatsEPUB, MOBI, PDF, TXT, CBR, CBZ, JPEG und PNG
compatible with eBooks from public libraries (Onleihe)
ConnectivityWi-Fi ac/b/g/n (2,4 und 5 GHz) + BT 5.0,incl. access to Deutsche Telekom AG HotSpots throughout Germany
FeaturesHall sensor for use with smart protective cases with stand-by/wake-up function, magnification mode, tolino Family Sharing, free software updates, left-handed mode
System LanguagesGerman, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch
Included in the boxtolino shine 5th generation eReader, USB-C cable, warranty booklet, quick-start guide
Additional accessories available separately.