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Old 01-25-2013, 04:51 AM   #23
Snorkledorf
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Japan
Device: Kindle PW1 & PW2 (JP); K3 (US)
Here are a few thoughts. Probably not comprehensive.

Cons:
  • I don't like losing the physical buttons:
    Lack of page-turn buttons means I have to take off my gloves on cold train platforms just to swipe the screen.
    Back, Menu, and Home now take 2 taps each (the first one to display the options bar on screen) instead of 1 button.
  • I sorely miss the ability to use the 5-way controller to jump between sections by clicking it left and right. That functionality is just gone on the PW.
  • I also mourn the loss of the progress bar. The percentage display and "37 min left in this book" in no way make up for that loss.
  • The lack of text-to-speech is highly inconvenient.
  • I strongly dislike that the memory is so much smaller than the KK (feels like we're traveling back in time or something ). Now I actually have to think about which books to put onboard, rather than just loading every book I've ever found.
  • The battery doesn't last as long.

Pros:
  • The backlight is very nice!
    Doesn't tire my eyes out at all after a while the way an LCD screen does.
    In the right lighting conditions it can fake my eyes out and just look like a bright-background display instead of the reality of a medium-bright-background display being lit up.
  • The touch screen is great for highlighting text, way better than the 4-way.
  • It's also good for browsing the Kindle store.
  • I love how it turns on automatically when you open the Amazon cover.
  • Cover view! Yay!
  • I like that it comes with 6 fonts for Roman languages, rather than just "Regular," "Condensed," and "Sans-serif"
  • It's also easy to tweak it to add custom fonts without even needing to jailbreak it.
  • It's multilingual right out of the box.
  • I've long wanted the ability to set the full-page reset-flash to "only every so often" rather than "every $*@#= page."
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