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Initial post: May 26, 2013 8:44:14 AM PDT
Nema Imena says:
I am an avid Kindle user, spending at least 3-4 hours per day with the device. After being skeptical about the whole ebook concept, and getting my feet wet with Paperwhite, I can state with absolute certainty that Kindle is the best thing I ever owned. It profoundly changed the way I read, opened new reading horizons for me (English is not my native language), and just made me read more than ever before.

With that said, I would like to make few simple suggestions that would help make this product even better. Many of them are not expensive to implement, and I am confident Amazon team is listening to hardcore readers and their wishes. After all, listening to readers who do not look at the price tag when such a big part of their lives is concerned is.. prudent, to say the least.

So, here are my two cents on how to make next Kindle even better:

1. Make it gray. Black polished bezel retains finger moisture, and I find myself constantly distracted from reading by cleaning it with cloth. Also, you would not believe how random dust dots are visible on that black plastic. Drives me crazy sometimes. Gray would help with this.

2. Either remove Kindle sign from the bottom of the device, or make it transparent. The only way I can read is by covering whole logo with my thumb. Silver logo on black background is no-no if you want best reading experience and no distraction.

3. Improving screen of course goes without saying. Not that it's bad, but as a new technology, it needs revisions to mature. Letters are not equally displayed at times (some are bolder that others); after highlighting something the rest of the text on page gets distorted; night light is still too offensive to eyes, etc.

4. Figure out a way to include convenient way of viewing maps. As big fantasy reader, geographical maps are essential part of any epic book. In real books you have maps shown in the beginning, or at the end of book, so you can easily access it for reference. With Kindle, I have to download maps on my phone, and switch when I need them for a quick glance. A way to include easy map viewing would make a lot of fantasy readers very happy (and we're a significant market - those series can get 10+ books long).

5. I wanna see what page I'm on. I don't care about that fancy remaining time thing, or Loc numbers.. I wanna see page X out of Y. Simple as that.

That's it from me.

Milos

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 8:48:33 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Milos, it's fine to post suggestions here, if you are looking for comments from other readers. To reach Amazon, though, you are better off using

kindle-feedback@amazon.com

Nothing wrong with doing both, of course. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 9:11:11 AM PDT
Nema Imena says:
Cool, didn't know about that one :) Thanks

Posted on May 26, 2013 9:12:19 AM PDT
Artist says:
2. Not going to happen.
5. If the book has page numbers (which have to be provided by the publisher) then you can see them by pressing the menu option.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 9:55:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2013 9:58:36 AM PDT
kayborko says:
Milo, I just submitted a request for a new topic of discussion on your article 4 in your comments. I want to be able to see maps, charts, and pictures on any new Kindle that I would be tempted to upgrade to. I, too; read fiction, not fantasy, but therein entails maps, charts, etc. to get a mental picture of locations, etc. in the book that I am reading, be it fiction or fact. I could not see any of the pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge construction in the book, The Great Bridge, by David McCullough. I re-delivered this book to my Ipad, where these were visible, and nicely. These pictures and diagrams are so important to understanding what is being written. Aslo, now that there is the "send to my Kindle" feature added, the recipes that I have added are totally mangled, cannot read them. Ingredients and directions were MISSING.
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