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Old 01-08-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Might I get used to the loud click of the Kindle 2 page turning?

Grr, I'm kind of bummed. After much researching (way to much time reading reviews), I had finally decided on a Kindle 2. But right after turning it on, I immediately noticed the click. I thought surely it would get on the nerves of anyone around me and maybe me myself as well. Has anyone gotten used to it over time? If it were truly terrible, I would think the complaints would be all over the place.

Now I'm trying to decide if I should return it and keep reading on my iPhone while I wait to see what the new wave of releases produces.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:08 PM   #2
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Well, you have a couple of weeks to try, LynnDC, before you need think about returning it.
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Welcome to MobileRead, LynnDC.

Like Patricia said, if it bothers you that much, you can return it within 30 days, paying only postage.

The Sony or Nook you can try in stores to see if the page turning noise is comparable........Good luck.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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Wow, just noticed the 30d trial!

That's great, much longer than I'm used to for these types of devices. I'm going to read it all over the place. Library, in front of my kids, husband, on the bus. And see if anyone looks at me funny. Personally, I think it's to loud for a reading device.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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You must have super hearing. Then again, I have a Kindle classic and the buttons are silent.

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Old 01-08-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
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That's funny. Yes, I've been told more than once that I'm super noise sensitive.

But I have read that there were complaints that the page turning buttons on the Kindle 1 were too easy to press, leading to inadvertently turned pages. So for Kindle 2, they are harder to press, leading to the click. But if I'm so sensitive, I might actually prefer the first version.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #7
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That's funny. Yes, I've been told more than once that I'm super noise sensitive.

But I have read that there were complaints that the page turning buttons on the Kindle 1 were too easy to press, leading to inadvertently turned pages. So for Kindle 2, they are harder to press, leading to the click. But if I'm so sensitive, I might actually prefer the first version.
Yeah, that always cracks me up. After about 15 minutes, you learn where to put your hands so that that doesn't happen. Don't get me wrong, you aren't relegated to a specific spot.....but people forget that when you are reading, the keyboard is disabled, so you can hold it there, or if its in a case, the edge makes a perfect spot, or you can put your thumb on the 'groove'.......or you can just keep a thumb where the "Amazon Kindle" logo is and change pages with one hand.......its just a "non issue" that was made into a big deal.
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Yeah, that always cracks me up. After about 15 minutes, you learn where to put your hands so that that doesn't happen. Don't get me wrong, you aren't relegated to a specific spot.....but people forget that when you are reading, the keyboard is disabled, so you can hold it there, or if its in a case, the edge makes a perfect spot, or you can put your thumb on the 'groove'.......or you can just keep a thumb where the "Amazon Kindle" logo is and change pages with one hand.......its just a "non issue" that was made into a big deal.
+1... I totally agree.

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I didn't realise there was a button click on the Kindle, but after reading this thread I specifically listened, and yes, there is - a very faint one. I think, to be honest, that to talk of it disturbing people around you is a bit extreme .
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I didn't realise there was a button click on the Kindle, but after reading this thread I specifically listened, and yes, there is - a very faint one. I think, to be honest, that to talk of it disturbing people around you is a bit extreme .
Perhaps the OP us just pushing the buttons too hard.

You know how some keyboards are much louder when some people type on them than when others do. I tend to touch the keys only as hard as they need to respond.

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