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Old 07-09-2010, 04:17 AM   #1
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Having used my K2i for a few days now I've found a design flaw that kind of troubles me. I have small hands, but I suppose there are probably more female ardent readers than male so small hands shouldn't be punished. The problem is that I tend towards holding it in one hand, kind of where you have your hand down the spindle of a pocket book and your thumb separating the left and right page. That can be done, but then - and this is where my decidedly unmanlike hands are a drawback - it becomes impossible to click the Next Page button (my other hand tends to be preoccupied with the coffee mug).

My solution is to reverse the text, thus turning the Kindle upside down. This positions my finger over the Next Page button in a comfortable position, but it wrecks havoc with the Back Page and Home buttons, in just a few days I've grown accustomed to where they are supposed to be.

Anyone else that feels this is a design flaw, or are you happy with it as is? Is there anything you'd like to change in its design (aside from sharper text and so on)?
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:58 AM   #2
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That's a pretty neat solution, Kuma. Thanks. Good to have your new company, by the way. Very best wishes. Neil
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:01 AM   #3
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Do you mean your thumb can't reach the 'next page' button? Perhaps it's because I don't use the cover while reading, and can rest the corner of the device in my hand, but I find it quite easy to rest my thumb on that button. I don't have small hands though.
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No, I can rest my thumb on the Next Page button, either left or right, when holding with one hand. However, with small hands like mine the Kindle isn't resting in a stable position, it becomes slightly wobbly. Although it isn't a heavy gadget, that kind of pressure on my underarm muscle (dorsi flexi something??) really tires my arm rather quickly, and the off course it wobbles even more.

@Neil: Thanx for the welcome. A very friendly forum, people have been decidedly helpful to a Newbie.
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Old 07-09-2010, 05:15 AM   #5
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Aha! Yes, I can't hold it in one hand for long time either, but I've always considered that more of a weight problem. I've had a Sony 505 and a Hanlin V3 as well, and it was the same issue with both of them.

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