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Old 10-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
Barty
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3, PW2, iPad 3
KPW: annoyances, minor and major

I'm warming up to my kpw, despite the color splotches and other issues peculiar to me. But here are some areas I think amazon can improve on

Dear amazon,

0/ the text is without a doubt lighter than my k3, which I hearin turn is not as good as k4b. This should not be. Where's the supposed 25% contrast improvement.

1/ slider for book navigation. It's 2012, why are we still stuck with typing in location and page number. We have a slider for the light. What's the touch screen for? See iBooks and numerous similar apps.

Also, I don't see a gesture for next prev chapter in the manual. I thought sliding up and down, but no.

2/ gesture for changing the light. Like two or three finger swipe up down. I have a reader app on iPad with gesture for adjusting screen brightness. You will be amazed by how useful this is once you have it, and you will realize the reason you didn't always adjust the brightness to your liking was you were just too lazy to make the extra taps.

On the kindle, this will be even more awesome as it can be a silent operation (you don't need to show anything on screen, just change the light). No screen activity equals no flashing and you can see effect on your whole text.

3/ airplane mode. Nuf said.
3b/ why do we have to exit a book to get to Settings?

4/ you obviously keep track of my reading time, so why not show those stats to me? How long have I've been reading current chapter / book.

The time remaining estimate is pretty iffy. What would be more useful is pages or screens left in current chapter. I'm a better judge of my reading speed than the software. Remember: Computers are dumb, and in most cases it takes more trouble to be smart than to give users the info to decide for themselves.

5/ you took away audio and tts to save a few bucks. Fine. But why isn't there a model with the extras? Be more like Samsung, less like apple.

6/ you who took away the home button, I sneer in your general direction. Don't take away the home button because it doesn't do much ; make it do more!

7/ previous to k5 it was easy to add custom font, tweak margin and line spacing. Now that's gone. Why? Why? Why don't you want me to have any fun, be happy? Be more like Woz, less like Steve.

8/ why is this thing so heavy?

Last edited by Barty; 10-07-2012 at 04:35 PM.
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