|08-31-2010, 12:21 PM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: Kindle Touch, iPad 3, iPhone 5
Currently: Kindle Touch, iPhone 5, and iPad 3.
|08-31-2010, 12:37 PM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Touch, PW, Fire HD, iPad 3, iPhone 4, Samsung Tab 2 7 + More
Currently proofreading The Poison Belt, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
|08-31-2010, 01:50 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: High Desert, SoCal
Device: KSO, NookColor (CM7.1), Samsung Mesmerize
Last edited by matt314159; 08-31-2010 at 02:06 PM.
|08-31-2010, 06:45 PM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St. Louis
Device: Kindle 3 Wi-Fi
Finally got mine today. My first e-reader (not counting a laptop, anyway).
Things I like:
It's small and light. I figured it would be about the size of a trade paperback, but it's so much thinner (shallower?) and a bit shorter, too.
The ink is really black. Not the dark grey-ish I've seen on other ones.
Being able to play MP3s while reading is very nice and the speakers sound very good, not at all tinny (often a problem on small devices).
Things I don't like:
The 5-way controller. It's so small. I have borderline big hands and fingers - I can't quite palm a basketball, but almost. It's very difficult using this, I've been having to use my pinky:
The flash between pages. Maybe it's faster than other devices, but I have to wait, which feels awkward. I guess you get used to it like turning the pages of a normal book, but the latter seems to go a lot quicker.
The background. While the black ink might be blacker, the white seems to be greyer than other e-readers I've looked at. So you need more light to read in.
The Wi-Fi. It detects my home network and says it's connected, but it won't actually download books or visit the Amazon store. I guess I need to fiddle with the settings once I read the manual, but I was hoping it would be as simple as other devices (like my PSP and laptop)
Okay, after having it reboot (like the manual says) it was able to connect to my Wi-Fi.
Dunno why I bothered, all the freebies I got from Amazon are poorly formatted to the point of being unreadable.
Also, after reading 1/3 of a novel, it's heavier than I first thought. It seems like it's a bit top heavy. Or maybe it's my imagination. But have to constantly change how I hold it to avoid getting tired/sore.
Last edited by JeremyR; 08-31-2010 at 10:59 PM.
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