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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: turn the page buttons
« on: August 07, 2019, 06:42:57 pm »
I wonder... Will there ever be a paperwhite with buttons to turn the page?

Personally, I would like this option.

Yes, I would love page turn buttons on a Paperwhite!  Or at least have a 6" Kindle with page turn buttons in the current line up.

With page turn buttons, I only need one hand to hold and operate the Kindle.  I don't want the extra weight of the 7" Oasis, I have a very hard time holding the Paperwhite and Voyage.  I think changing the case would help and I would like to get a Noreve for my Voyage or a new Paperwhite but then it could only be held in my right hand. The Voyage and Paperwhites do not allow the screen to be rotated one hundred and eighty degrees, so I can't switch to my left hand.

(The haptic buttons on the Voyage cause pain in my wrists so I don't use them.)

I read my Oasis at the table in the morning with the sun streaming in the patio doors (though we've had more rain than sun lately), in the living room with ambient light--there's no table lamp where I read, in bed in complete darkness, in the car, in waiting rooms, in restaurants.

And I will read it in a boat!
And I will (maybe) read it with a goat...
I don't read it in the rain.
But I would read it in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
It is so good, so good you see!

So I will read it in a box.
And I will read it with a fox.
And I will read it in a house.
And I will read it with a mouse.
And I will read it here and there.
Say! I will read it ANYWHERE!


Apologies to Dr. Seuss.

Betsy, do you like to read with green eggs and ham? :)

Enjoy your reader Cardinal, once you get it. :)

I love new tec, I can't wait to try the Oasis. :D

I should clarify: I have a touch of arthritis, so the main thing is it makes my hand ache after a while gripping it. That would also be the case with a Voyage or any other kindle without a cover. My hands just prefer to hold it palm up, open like a book, vs. gripped with thumb closed that still has to periodically move to turn the page. So, that's how I read, even without the cover, and I use my other hand to turn the page. Kind of like how I hold a paper book but without the need to use a thumb and pinky to keep the pages open. :) This pretty much negates the whole 'one handed reading!:o' thing for me. One handed reading is Not Comfortable, so I don't need a device DESIGNED for that. :)

That said, I do like that I can flip it upside down easily to use which ever hand is most convenient on the buttons. Like, the other day, I had it with the buttons on the right. But I'd made a bowl of popcorn to eat while I watched the game. My drink was on my left. I flipped the Oasis to buttons on the left, propped it against my leg* and ate popcorn with my right. I could push the buttons with my left hand when I wanted to turn the page and avoid touching the device with popcorn hands.

*gotta have the cover on for this to work well as it will slide if it's not in the cover. But the cover flipped back provides just enough friction for me. :)
I could never read one handed on the Voyage without the cover, because I found it to thin for my hands.   I read one handed on Oasis 95% of the time without the cover, and it works great for me. :)

Thanks Ann and CAR!

The main reason I'm interested in the Oasis is for comfort.  My Voyage is in a baby Belkin cover modified to for auto-brightness and with a magnet to automatically turn it on and off.  The cover is so lightweight, I thought it was going to be the perfect reading experience.  To my surprise my wrists hurts while holding the Voyage.

The design of the Oasis with the weight shifted to the reading hand, and the off centered screen intrigue me:  my wrist might easily be able to hold it.

Over the weekend I called every Best Buy store near me and none of them have the Oasis, going to have to wait to try it out.

It's uncomfortable to hold in my had because it's too thin . . even on the thicker side.

I was wondering about that, because the pictures I've seen show the thickest part to be about the same as the Voyage.  When I ordered my first Kindle, I intended to read without a cover but found it to thin to hold. 

My favorite part of the Nook Touch is just holding it, whenever I use it I find myself slipping it out of the cover because it is so comfortable. Was hoping the Oasis would be just as nice to hold.

That's exactly how I like to read with the Oasis.  I did the same with my Voyage.  No problem.

Thanks Betsy!

I'm thinking about getting the Oasis but all of my covers have been able to fold the front and attach to back cover (Oberon, Noreve and older Belkins). I don't hold the Kindle but rather slip my finger between the two covers.

For others that have done that, what is it like reading with the Oasis cover?

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle keyboard the best and here is why?
« on: May 07, 2016, 11:58:15 pm »
I have or have owned the Touch, Paperwhite and Voyage and the Kindle Keyboard is my favorite and the one I use most often. 

The keyboard raises the screen making it the perfect height to read in bed for me. I prefer the user interface with page numbers accessed with one button push, chapter index marks, and easily seeing where I am in a book.

It is ironic, I wanted built in light the moment I got my first Kindle and couldn't wait for touchscreen, but the Kindle 3 and baby Kindle with buttons are my favorite to use.

If anybody doesn't want their K1, K2 or K3 I will give them a good home!  :)

I use my K2 and K3s in bed and need the extra screen height from the keyboards.

My Touch is used to send paid books to and put them in collections. Wish I had returned it to Amazon and used the money for a backup K3, but at the time I thought I would use it to read on.

K5 (black, $69 w page buttons) is my out and about Kindle. Love it so much bought a second when they were on sale for $49 and use as a battery back up.

Was at Best Buy tonight to get my first look at the Voyage but even though they have them none are on display. I'm leaning towards not buying it unless I end up needing the light. That could change if I see it and fall in love with it but I'm good with my two K5s right now (can always use more Kindles with keyboards as I dread the day mine no longer work).

When not serving as the reading Kindle, mine hang out on a bookshelf. They look great!

Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod...) / Re: No thread on the new iPad?
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:02:41 am »
I'm on the fence. Last year I bought my first iPad, the Air. I decided I wanted the mini and would buy this year's updated model. Unfortunately, the Mini 3 is the Mini with Retina display with Touch ID and anew color.

I'm thinking about getting last year's Mini at a discounted price, but I find surfing the web slow on my iPhone 5s and Air, and the Mini 2 has the same chip so wouldn't be faster.

Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod...) / Re: Recommended cases for iPhone 5S
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:49:13 am »
I love my Speck Candyshell Grip on my 5s!  When I'm reading I take out my iPhone just to hold it because of the tactile feel.  :D

This by far my favorite iPhone case. They come in lots of different colors, hopefully there is one you like.  :)

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: NEW Devices announced Sept 2014 - Kindle Voyage
« on: October 06, 2014, 01:31:20 am »
It is funny, a few weeks before announcing the new Kindles and I was thinking about what would be the perfect e-reader for me and it would be the basic Kindle (generation 5 I believe), with a built in light.   :D

I am on the fence about the Voyage.  This is everything I want in a Kindle with turning the page on the bezel and the built in light, but I'm wondering if I should sit out this generation and get next year's model. 

I have bought every Kindle from the K2 onwards, and it is harder and harder to justify buying a new Kindle..  I don't have either PW so I can easily justify the Voyage with the build in light and easy page turns but I wonder about how much better next year's model will be after fine tuning the new hardware and hopefully have a longer battery life.

When I sold my PW1 a month before the PW2 release, it was such a joy to return to the basic Kindle I kept using it after my PW2 arrived.  The PW2 went back for technical reasons, and I spent the last year happily using the basic Kindle.  I think I can stick it out without a light for another year...

Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: RIP, Nook Touch
« on: March 06, 2014, 01:19:54 pm »
Just noticed this, that too bad, I really like my Nook Simple Touch. 

I thought long and hard about switching completely over to Nook but I couldn't find a font size that I liked (the smaller fonts were too small, and the large fonts too big) and to read in bed I would have to track down a first gen Nook to get the screen raised. 

I bought mine before Glow came out and wish that mine had the built in light, but I don't use the Nook enough to justify buying another one.  I spent a few minutes playing with the newest Nook, and didn't like it. 



Ummm  ???

I hope that is good.   ;D

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Paperwhite and Basic Kindle.
« on: March 05, 2014, 10:09:46 am »
It shouldn't be super slow. Certainly not slower than your KK. I suggest a factory reset (unless you have hacks you don't want to lose).

Thanks for the suggestion.  I no longer have my original PW.  I think I did a factory reset on it, I talked to Amazon customer service several times about how slow it was.  That was the main reason I decided to upgrade to the PW2.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Favorite Kindle to read with???
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:52:12 am »
My all time favorite isn't on the list.  If I could have one and only one Kindle it would be the Kindle Keyboard, aka K3.

I like the built in light of the PW, and I like the lightness, page turn buttons, reading bar and chapter jumping with a quick flick of the basic Kindle.

I returned the Kindle Fire, and the Kindle Fire HD.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Paperwhite and Basic Kindle.
« on: March 05, 2014, 12:51:08 am »
I was at my local Walmart the other day, and saw that they still have Kindle Keyboards for sale!

Another thing to think about is where are you going to use it.  I love reading in bed, flat on my back, and the keyboard on the KK raises the screen high enough to do that.

For taking out of the house, the basic and the Paperwhite are great.

I haven't noticed any slugishness on the KK, and I have about two hundred books on them.  My original Paperwhite was super slow with just a few books on it, and that is the main reason I upgraded to PW2.  The PW2 ended up going back but I didn't notice it any faster than my original PW.

I spent the day debating getting the PW2 again and decided to wait until the PW3. 

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Paperwhite: Ads vs. no ads?
« on: February 23, 2014, 11:52:13 pm »
^ ^ Yes, and we all know how tiring that extra swiping can be. :)

Actually, I don't because I never got Special Offers on my Paperwhite, but I read someone else posting about how they didn't like it.   :)

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Paperwhite: Ads vs. no ads?
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:33:23 pm »
I have special offers on my Kindle Keyboard and on my basic Kindle.  I don't mind the pictures of the ads instead of Amazon's screensavers, but I'm not a fan of anything taking up space on the homescreen.  I didn't get special offers on my Paperwhites because I didn't want the clutter on the homescreen.  Also, there is the additional step of swiping.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Paperwhite and Basic Kindle.
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:15:14 pm »
On my original PW the letters looked uneven and flaky.  The letters look crisper and darker on my basic Kindle, even the original silver model.

I find reading on the basic Kindle a joy.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: MYK page changes coming per Mobileread
« on: January 27, 2014, 08:23:21 pm »
Sigh.  I got the update over a week ago, and it is completely useless to me. 

For the past few years I have been methodically making decision to keep or delete over 6000 Kindle books.  The books I decide to keep are put in "Your Media Library" trash to take them out of "Manage Your Kindle" so they will not be accidentally deleted.  Also, having the books I want to keep not be in Manage Your Kindle means the books in Manage Your Kindle are the ones I need to make a decision about (the ones I decided not to keep were deleted).  I have 2362 more books to make a decision about and only those were in Manage Your Kindle before this update.

The first thing I check is the price, and that no longer can be seen on Manage Your Kindle and you need to hit a link and let it load.

Worse, all the books that are in the my Media Library trash load now load in Manage Your Kindle so they can be accidentally deleted and are now mixed back in with the books that need a decision made on them.  I have bought many books by indie authors and Amazon daily deals and have decided to keep hundreds of freebies and all of these are now mixed back in with the 2362 books I haven't made a decision about.

The books left to make decision about were bought in 2011 and 2012 and there is no easy way to get to them.  The books don't all load when I pull up Manage Your Kindle.  After books on the page load, I have to manually page down, wait for the next bunch to load, manually page down, wait for the next bunch, etc.  If I go back up to the top, the books that have already loaded don't stay and need to reload when I scroll back down.  I have yet to load books bought in 2011, let alone 2010.

Working with the Media Library for the past few years has been really tedious.  Books in the Media Library trash need to be taken out of the trash if I want to send them to a Kindle.  I've been doing this, because the large number of books I have has impacted my Kindles.  I use the K2 and K3 to read in bed because the keyboard puts the screen in a position that doesn't hurt my neck while reading.  The large number of books in Mange Your Kindle has caused problems with those Kindles.  While my Paperwhite 2 was on my account I could not send a book to any of my eReaders, and had to call Amazon every single time I wanted to send a book to a Kindle.  I spent a number of hours on the phone with  Amazon technical support and they could not solve the problem.  Just to call Amazon and have them send a book to a Kindle with no troubleshooting would take twenty minutes -- every time I wanted a new book.  Since taking the Paperwhite 2 off my account I have books I buy not show in Manage Your Kindle, but Amazon can see them.  I think the large number of Kindle books I have is causing most of these problems.

I resorted to deleting books to try to solve the above problems, and also because books I wanted to read were being lost in the pile of freebies.  With this new update, all the books I decided to keep are no longer sorted out of Manage Your Kindle and can now be accidentally deleted.  I can't reverse sort, can't easily see the price I paid, nor can I even load my entire library.

This is update doesn't help me solve the problems of having a large library.  Showing books in the Media Library trash back into  Manage Your Kindle makes it impossible to know if that is a book I decided to keep or need to make a decision on, and there is no safe guard against deleting a book I intended to keep.  There are less sorting options and it takes longer to see the price paid for a book.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle -a good Christmas present for a child?
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:51:37 pm »
I think an eInk Kindle is a great gift to a child.   :)

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle deals ON -- December 9
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:44:29 pm »
I was really surprised when my PW2 arrived that I wasn't really interested in it.  The only reason I went to rebuy it was for the light, and now that I have the lighting situation figured out I am really pleased with the basic Kindle.  I don't miss the touch screen at all.  Apparently most people can operate the PW with one hand, but I can't and even without a built in light, I prefer the lightness and page turn buttons of the basic.  

Thanks!  I'll give the hair dryer and wax paper a try.   :)

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle deals ON -- December 9
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:07:46 am »
Even thought this is "taking a step back" in technology, I'm really enjoying the basic Kindle.  I love how light it is, the page turn buttons, being able to use it one handed, easily able to change hands to hold it (because of the orientation feature) the progress bar, and jumping chapters at the press of a button.  The fonts are darker and easier to read on this version than the $79 version.

Congrates to everyone for getting the $69 K. I have a Belkin cover on mine. It's very lightweight.
I have the Belkin cover as well, and I love how light it is.  I also like the magnetic strip on it, I fold the cover back and secure it with the magnet and hold that instead of the Kindle.

I never liked the eReader light I was using before the Paperwhite came out and today stopped at Barnes and Nobles and bought a Mighty Bright, I should have bought one years ago. 

I was really surprised that when my PW2 arrived I checked it out and then kept using the basic Kindle and I'm perfectly happy that I ended up upgrading to the next generation basic.   :D

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