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Old 02-26-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
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So I got bored today and started playing with Photoshop ...

... and created my own Kindle (and I didn't have to shell out $3K to do it). Anyways, for entertainment purposes only, behold the Kindle Lite - same size screen, half the bezel, no keyboard (and since I'd just be using it for reading: add SD back in, remove the cellular)

Ah well, I can dream, can't I?
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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LOVE it!!! When do you start production? (grin)
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Very nice I'd like to have the page turn buttons a little lower though, what do you think? Will you sell it outside USA?
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:35 AM   #4
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
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1) Buttons - I actually moved them up a fair bit because I generally hold my Kindle 1 in my left hand and would like somewhere for my palm to grip it without being on top of a button. Also, a couple of the early reviews mentioned the Kindle 2 felt "top-heavy" when held so that the "Next Page" button was easily accessible. I also moved the joystick and its buttons to make them accessible to people who would hold it in either their left or right hands.

2) Colors - hadn't thought about it, but with the bezel being plastic, it can be any color and it would make sense to make the "Kindle Lite" available in a wider selection of colors (including a "Limited Edition" with a silver front to match the back) - although I would choose more muted colors - we already have an Ivory instead of white, I would add a Charcoal instead of black, a Steel Blue, a softened Burgundy, a softened Forest Green, a softened Mustard Yellow, etc.
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1) Buttons - I actually moved them up a fair bit because I generally hold my Kindle 1 in my left hand and would like somewhere for my palm to grip it without being on top of a button. Also, a couple of the early reviews mentioned the Kindle 2 felt "top-heavy" when held so that the "Next Page" button was easily accessible. I also moved the joystick and its buttons to make them accessible to people who would hold it in either their left or right hands.
Fair enough. It just seemed a tad too high up, like a 1-2 cm or so. Perhaps you could create a special edition Pretty please?

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2) Colors - hadn't thought about it, but with the bezel being plastic, it can be any color and it would make sense to make the "Kindle Lite" available in a wider selection of colors (including a "Limited Edition" with a silver front to match the back) - although I would choose more muted colors - we already have an Ivory instead of white, I would add a Charcoal instead of black, a Steel Blue, a softened Burgundy, a softened Forest Green, a softened Mustard Yellow, etc.
Oh, I LOVE those colour names! I know a silver would look nice. The case of teh iLiad book ed. blends in well with the light grey of the screen. However, I think I'd like 'platinum' better than 'silver'.

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Old 02-26-2009, 02:17 PM   #8
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1) Buttons - I actually moved them up a fair bit because I generally hold my Kindle 1 in my left hand and would like somewhere for my palm to grip it without being on top of a button.
Maybe you can increase the height of the buttons so the can be pressed more easily no matter where on the kindle you hold them?

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:45 PM   #9
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Meh.

I applaud your 1337 PShop skilz, but the wireless was a big draw for me. I'll gladly sacrifice a little size for that.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #10
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Nice job! Personally, I'd make the case a darker color, though. I also would keep Whispernet. It's so convenient. I love being able to read a sample, buy it right when I finish it and be continuing on with my reading in under a minute. I do really think this saves me money. Otherwise I would be buying things in advance guessing whether I would like them or not.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:34 PM   #11
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Brilliant!!!

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:11 AM   #12
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Great aesthetics. I'd buy one if I was in the market...
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:09 AM   #13
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Looks great, but I personally love the idea of having a keyboard on my reader..
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That is a Kindle I would consider buying... All the features I'd want, and doing away with those I don't... I would like to see it in Charcoal, as I think that would be the one I'd get...

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