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Old 10-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by OakIris View Post
How then, do you search for eBooks to read if you never use the keyboard?? Perhaps you don't need it because you don't use the WiFi capabilities of the Kindle either, just load books onto your Kindle via computer and USB cable. And, if you have never used the WiFi I guess that means you don't use the collections feature, either. I guess some of us just use our Kindles a bit differently than you do. I certainly use it primarily as an eReader, not a laptop/iPad substitute, but still....

I like having the keyboard. I haven't used it for writing notes, but definitely use it to write collection names, for book searches, etc. Like others in this thread, I would like to have a row of number keys as well, just for ease of use (or maybe I'm just lazy. )

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You can do all of this without ever touching the keyboard, all from PC
You can order books from your PC + send them wirelessly / USB
Create/manage collections from your PC (with KCM)

I can type pretty fast on PC qwerty keyboards.. Even most touchscreen phone keyboards I can manage to text and browse pretty damn fast. But the kindle keyboard is so cumbersome it just takes so long that I get frustrated and want to throw the damn thing at the wall. Even trying to enter text in forms on websites for a simple response takes days, and even when you get it in there, it takes even longer for each character to show up on the screen.
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