Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #46
Trauma Doll
Addict
Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 219
Karma: 1009108
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Gave up on PW. Using Kindle Keyboard.
Setting aside the color blob angst, my only real annoyance with the PW is the power button. I have small fingers, which seems like it would help, but I'm constantly struggling to find and then push that tiny thing hard enough. I really miss the slide-on style of the KK.
Trauma Doll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #47
Barty
Wizard
Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Barty ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,572
Karma: 3139999
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle 3, PW2, iPad 3
I use helvetica 6, which is just a tad smaller than I'd like, but 7 is just huge.

There is no technical reason why the user can't specify the exact size he wants, except to keep the UI simple. It's just simpler to present 8 choices, rather than to have a slider or a +/- numeric input. Nice and easy, unless it's not what the user wants.

Which is why you need to have some other way for those willing to go the extra yard to get what they want. Like an advanced settings screen. Or an editable config file. As it is, you need someone to hack the code, so it's either real easy or real hard.
Barty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 02:57 PM   #48
sirmaru
Wizard
sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sirmaru ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sirmaru's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,427
Karma: 6561538
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Kindle PW 2013, HDX 2013, Galaxy S5 2014
Cover replaces power button

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trauma Doll View Post
Setting aside the color blob angst, my only real annoyance with the PW is the power button. I have small fingers, which seems like it would help, but I'm constantly struggling to find and then push that tiny thing hard enough. I really miss the slide-on style of the KK.
If you get the cover advertised on the PW site at Amazon, it closes down the power to sleep mode when you close it and then opens the power when you open the cover.
sirmaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #49
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,499
Karma: 6981326
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trauma Doll View Post
Setting aside the color blob angst, my only real annoyance with the PW is the power button. I have small fingers, which seems like it would help, but I'm constantly struggling to find and then push that tiny thing hard enough. I really miss the slide-on style of the KK.
I've got big hands and with the PW in a cover it is very difficult to find the power button. The Touch is much easier to turn on/off.

I'm not in the least interested in the official cover. I had the official cover for the K4 and it was cheaply made with super thin top panel. I'm surprised the hinge part didn't rip in half.
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #50
Trauma Doll
Addict
Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 219
Karma: 1009108
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Gave up on PW. Using Kindle Keyboard.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
I've got big hands and with the PW in a cover it is very difficult to find the power button. The Touch is much easier to turn on/off.

I'm not in the least interested in the official cover. I had the official cover for the K4 and it was cheaply made with super thin top panel. I'm surprised the hinge part didn't rip in half.
Yes, my current case (which I quite like, a $20 Marware Eco-flip) makes it even harder.

No, I'm not spending $50 on a case to get a functional power switch.
Trauma Doll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #51
sparklemotion
dangerous when cornered
sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sparklemotion's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,716
Karma: 22012379
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Device: Kobo H20, PW2, iPad Air, Nexus 7.2, iPhone 5s
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trauma Doll View Post
Setting aside the color blob angst, my only real annoyance with the PW is the power button. I have small fingers, which seems like it would help, but I'm constantly struggling to find and then push that tiny thing hard enough. I really miss the slide-on style of the KK.
I know what you mean. They made the power button so you have to really push on it now, a bit annoying. I have the amazon cover and I personally really love it. You no longer have to deal with the bottom if you have the cover.
sparklemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #52
sparklemotion
dangerous when cornered
sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sparklemotion's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,716
Karma: 22012379
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Device: Kobo H20, PW2, iPad Air, Nexus 7.2, iPhone 5s
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trauma Doll View Post
Yes, my current case (which I quite like, a $20 Marware Eco-flip) makes it even harder.

No, I'm not spending $50 on a case to get a functional power switch.
Ha, I can't say I blame you. I do love mine though, but I'm a sap for those little extra features, I admit.
sparklemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #53
Skydog
Wizard
Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Skydog's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,437
Karma: 1646760
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Circling Earth @ Mach .83
Device: PW2, Fire HDX 8.9, Kobo Aura H20, HD, Mini, Nexus 7.2, 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
I've got big hands and with the PW in a cover it is very difficult to find the power button. The Touch is much easier to turn on/off. Now, yg

I'm not in the least interested in the official cover. I had the official cover for the K4 and it was cheaply made with super thin top panel. I'm surprised the hinge part didn't rip in half.
I find the Kindle cover well made, lightweight and durable. The sleep/wake function is excellent and I would not use the PW without it. I love it. Now, I just need a PW with an acceptable display to love.
Skydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #54
sparklemotion
dangerous when cornered
sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sparklemotion's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,716
Karma: 22012379
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Device: Kobo H20, PW2, iPad Air, Nexus 7.2, iPhone 5s
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
I find the Kindle cover well made, lightweight and durable. The sleep/wake function is excellent and I would not use the PW without it. Now, I just need a PW with an acceptable display.
Same here exactly. I love the sleep/wake function. Now I just need to get a PW I'm happy with. My replacement is out for delivery, I just wish I felt more optimistic about it.
sparklemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:21 PM   #55
jswinden
Astrophotographer
jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jswinden ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jswinden's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,499
Karma: 6981326
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: USA
Device: iPad Mini 2, iPhone 5, Nexus 7.2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
I find the Kindle cover well made, lightweight and durable. The sleep/wake function is excellent and I would not use the PW without it. I love it. Now, I just need a PW with an acceptable display to love.
Yeah I'm thinking at this point the cover is a better value than the PW. Usually with Kindles that is reversed!
jswinden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #56
Skydog
Wizard
Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Skydog's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,437
Karma: 1646760
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Circling Earth @ Mach .83
Device: PW2, Fire HDX 8.9, Kobo Aura H20, HD, Mini, Nexus 7.2, 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trauma Doll View Post
Yes, my current case (which I quite like, a $20 Marware Eco-flip) makes it even harder.

No, I'm not spending $50 on a case to get a functional power switch.
The case is $39.99
Skydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:26 PM   #57
Skydog
Wizard
Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Skydog's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,437
Karma: 1646760
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Circling Earth @ Mach .83
Device: PW2, Fire HDX 8.9, Kobo Aura H20, HD, Mini, Nexus 7.2, 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jswinden View Post
Yeah I'm thinking at this point the cover is a better value than the PW. Usually with Kindles that is reversed!
That has been my thinking too, so far. I really hate the thought of giving up the cover if I strike out on the PW.
Skydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #58
Skydog
Wizard
Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Skydog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Skydog's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,437
Karma: 1646760
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Circling Earth @ Mach .83
Device: PW2, Fire HDX 8.9, Kobo Aura H20, HD, Mini, Nexus 7.2, 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by sparklemotion View Post
Same here exactly. I love the sleep/wake function. Now I just need to get a PW I'm happy with. My replacement is out for delivery, I just wish I felt more optimistic about it.
Fingers crossed for you.
Skydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #59
sparklemotion
dangerous when cornered
sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sparklemotion ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sparklemotion's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,716
Karma: 22012379
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Device: Kobo H20, PW2, iPad Air, Nexus 7.2, iPhone 5s
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
Fingers crossed for you.
Thanks Skydog.
sparklemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2012, 03:40 PM   #60
Trauma Doll
Addict
Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Trauma Doll ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 219
Karma: 1009108
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: Gave up on PW. Using Kindle Keyboard.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skydog View Post
The case is $39.99
I stand corrected. I think in my head I split the difference between the PW case and the $59 lighted case.
Trauma Doll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[KPW] change lighting color? jetfin Kindle Developer's Corner 8 10-08-2012 10:46 AM
What font are people choosing for the KPW? Stingo Amazon Kindle 19 10-07-2012 06:33 PM
Native Kpw tool chain knc1 Kindle Developer's Corner 24 10-05-2012 04:18 PM
Series annoyances DrChiper Library Management 15 01-14-2012 10:21 AM
iLiad FBReader annoyances wallcraft iRex Developer's Corner 2 10-04-2007 03:23 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:43 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.