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DX First Impressions - Review
« on: November 10, 2009, 12:33:43 AM »
First Impressions

Wow!  There is no need for a bunch of fancy words, 'Wow' accomplishes the goal.  Give everyone you love a Kindle.  Give everyone you hate a Kindle with How Not To Be Hated (or a real book that you think they need) pre-loaded.  I do have some negative things to say, but know this: on a scale of one to ten, the DX (the device) gets an easy 9.8.

Delivery - My Kindle DX arrived safely within the time promised by Amazon and with no discernable damage.  I was surprised and disappointed that Amazon did not pack the DX in a larger box and provide some bubble wrap or air bags - it was like getting a hardcover book with a shipping label on it and no box.  If you experienced a delivery and packaging issue like I've described, please, for the love of Kindle, voice your feedback loudly and often to Amazon CS! 

Interior Packaging - My guess is an entire team of professional graphic artists spent what had to be a lot of time designing the packaging.  I felt like I was opening a huge chocolate bar.  The matte background with the embossed and glossy letter patterns is very attractive and the introduction pamphlet with the crisp white letters and fan folded design, the clear plastic insert to protect the screen, the User Guide pre-loaded on the Kindle with prompts to immediately begin reading.. all very well done.

First use - The dozens of books I pre-purchased over the past week, instantly loaded on my DX with no problem.  I get good Whispernet coverage.  I have not needed to refer to the User Guide.  The menus are well done and easy to use.  I've purchased a book using Whispernet, tried the text to speech (surprisingly good! - nearly as good as the prohibitively expensive speech system I have on Linux), applied the font hack (it is so nice to be able to read any book I want in large print!), played an MP3 (the speakers are surprisingly good for the size and adequate for listening to music or audio books), and generally tried all the major features with a big grin on my face the whole time.  I love it!

Other Kindle Board members have provided excellent reviews of the DX with awesome pictures, so I'll skip all the details.  9.8 out of 10 is my DX score - Amazon lost .2 points because the font size of the dictionary at the bottom of the screen can not be modified.

I love it!
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 12:51:15 AM »
Congrats Scott!!!!



HAPPY DANCE!!!!

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 12:54:52 AM »
woohoo! i got a happy dance, thanks
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 08:48:27 AM »
great review

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2009, 10:14:55 AM »
That's one satisfied customer there!

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 10:26:59 AM »
yup, couldn't ask for much more, i love it
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 04:26:54 PM »
Nice review :)

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 12:46:14 PM »
I second that. 

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2010, 03:24:41 PM »
good review, i think i skipped this thread the first time
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2010, 04:06:37 PM »
Yea, nice job.

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2010, 01:43:59 AM »
I wonder whatever happened to Scott, he was posting about 20 per day and then all of a sudden disappeared. I hope he's okay!

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2010, 02:38:13 PM »
How he still has his Kindle
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2010, 04:25:20 PM »
I wonder whatever happened to Scott, he was posting about 20 per day and then all of a sudden disappeared. I hope he's okay!

He will show up one of these days, probably busy with reading another great title.

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2010, 06:20:23 AM »
Must be one long title
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2010, 05:55:40 AM »
Yep, he hasn't been logged since late Nov last year. Great review, nevertheless.

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2010, 11:03:06 AM »
Brilliant, thanks very much Scott -- When might we hear your concerns on the product?

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2010, 02:55:48 PM »
Brilliant, thanks very much Scott -- When might we hear your concerns on the product?

                             -- Tbb

we have been asking the same thing for a while
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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2010, 06:39:22 PM »
Yep, he hasn't been logged since late Nov last year. Great review, nevertheless.

May be he will grace us with his presense and give us some updates soon.

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2010, 08:01:38 PM »
wow .good review thanks for this
woo whooo

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Re: DX First Impressions - Review
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2010, 10:40:04 AM »
Still hasn't shown up huh?