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Newer Kindle Keyboard Screen even more fragile?


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 12:40:19 PM PDT
It's possible. I'm just playing devil's advocate. ;0)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 12:54:56 PM PDT
Perry says:
I think there is an opportunity for some controlled testing on his part. Firstly, Bjorn should have Amazon replace the Kindle 4 since it is under warranty, and then he should give the Kindle 2 Keyboard to his daughter, and he should use the Kindle 4 for himself. It would be curious to see if the Kindle 2 can hold up to backpack storage.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 12:56:41 PM PDT
Or leave the new replacement Kindle at HOME for 90 days, then if it's still intact, put it in the backpack and see what happens.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:01:22 PM PDT
My kids are long grown, but they were brutal on their backpacks. 25# of books stuffed in a backpack, tossed into a locker that is 5 inches narrower than the backpack, onto a bus seat, or the back seat of their cars. Then brought home and tossed on the floor, up the steps, on their beds, on the desk.

No Kindle could withstand that punishment. And that doesn't take into account what happens to them while hanging from their shoulders, pushing their way through a school hallway full of 1,800+ students.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:01:55 PM PDT
Cassie Anne says:
That's what I think the OP should have his daughter do....use the Kindle at home for several weeks and see what happens.

I carry my KK with me (in the lighted cover, in my purse) but I'm pretty careful. My purse (with my KK inside) spends most of its time sitting safely in a drawer or on my kitchen counter.

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 1:04:46 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
the Touch feels pretty solid

I just use the Timbuk2 sleeves and make sure the kindle (K4, KK2i & Touch) are facing inward when I put it in my purse

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:25:07 PM PDT
Thaaaaat's kind of what I was hinting at. We have NEVER made it through an entire school year with the same backpack! Never. They each get one in August, and both are usually blown out by Christmas or so.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:30:54 PM PDT
I paid a decent amount for their backpacks in high school. Two of our kids graduated in 3 years and theirs lasted the entire time. The other two made it all 4 years on one. I think I got a couple of them from Lands End.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:33:00 PM PDT
This is true; we've had a couple of JanSports that did very well. And I have a Swiss Army one that's been a ROCK! But then, I'm not a kid. :0)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:33:14 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Backpacks made today are very poor quality. I still have my backpack from college and that was 25 years ago. Still in pretty good shape. Made of canvas.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 1:34:22 PM PDT
❤ Ann says:
There's a big difference between an adult carrying a Kindle in a laptop bag, and a kid carrying a Kindle in a backpack full of other stuff. It needs more protection, or it needs to be carried separately.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 2:04:00 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I agree. I would never have put a Kindle in my backpack with all of my school books without some type of hard case to put it in.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 5:03:29 PM PDT
At the same time, my other daughter carries her Kindle 2 in her backback all the time and that is still alive. I will built a protective cover and give her my Kindle 2 and see how long it survives.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 10:05:52 AM PDT
K. Biegert says:
Yes - same issue! On our 3rd one in 2 months. Stored in hardcover with padding, never dropped. Perfect one day, sits on shelf, open it up next day and screen broken (2x in 2 months now)!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 10:45:50 AM PDT
~nospin says:
How is the heat?
Electronics do not do well in the type of heat much of the country has had.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 10:48:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 20, 2012 10:49:23 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
I haven't had any problems with my Kindles here in Phoenix and we are hot a good 7-8 months a year. Of course I don't sit in direct sunlight to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 10:51:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 20, 2012 10:51:58 AM PDT
~nospin says:
Yes but is the kindle routinely subjected to temps over 110 or is it mostly in ac with you. Your area is used to heat and made accomodations whereas other areas are not used to using air conditioning all the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 11:00:17 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
It goes with me wherever I go. It has been out in 113 degree temps as well as high humidity. I usually walk to most places so I am in the heat quite a bit.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 10:52:15 PM PST
Crow says:
Yes, the Kindle Keyboard screens are very fragile, in my experience. The slightest knock seems to fracture the screen under the topmost layer. They are far less robust than any phone, camera or gps device that I own.
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