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The power switch is absolutely INconvenient!


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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 11:27:10 AM PST
The fact that the power/sleep switch is at the bottom instead of at the top or even the side (as is the situation with most OTHER Ereaders) is stupid! If you hold the Kindle Touch and now the newer Kindle readers near your chest or lower the switch turns off or puts the book to sleep - find a better location for the switch!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:29:43 AM PST
~nospin says:
Use a case

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 11:31:10 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
#firstworldproblems

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:31:31 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
You do realize that, this being a *customer* forum, no one from Amazon is going to see your pizzy little rant?

Go buy an "other" device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:33:01 AM PST
It bothered me some when I switched from the K2 to the KK but I got used to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:33:06 AM PST
Or care. You forgot to mention that we don't care.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 11:33:17 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Don't hold it on your chest or stomach
Your neck will probably thank you also.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:33:32 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
What do you expect Amazon to do? Send you a brand new Kindle with the power switch right where *you* want it?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:38:37 AM PST
Dittie says:
A) Most OTHER e-readers also have the switch on the bottom.
B) Most OTHER e-readers are not part of this equation.
C) Changing the orientation or getting anOTHER e-reader are both viable options.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:39:49 AM PST
D) Most OTHER owners care about as little as I do.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:40:24 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
That should be a given....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:41:06 AM PST
Dittie says:
D) was actually no one gives a shit but I bit my tongue. lol

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:41:51 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Thank you. The switch is on the bottom? Turn it the F around, DUH. Now it's on the top.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:42:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 11:42:38 AM PST
I've already cussed too much today. I don't have any more change for the curse jar, so I decided to tone it down. You know, I wouldn't want to end up going to hell for taking any names in vain or anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:42:50 AM PST
Dittie says:
You skipped E. WTF is E? Bahahah!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:43:30 AM PST
Dittie says:
Sucks to be you today.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:44:05 AM PST
E would be "remove thumb from ass". It's pretty hard to turn these things over one handed.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 11:44:30 AM PST
How does one get their books back/forth from the regular 3G Kindle to the 3G paperwhite?

I want to buy the paperwhite but I am stuck in wondering how to get my books on both machines!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:45:24 AM PST
Dittie says:
Hey, how come I can say "shit" till the cows come home but I usually get deleted for saying "ass?" Hmm? Why is that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:46:00 AM PST
@Donna

Register the second Kindle to the same account. All of your Amazon purchases will be in your archives when you get your new Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:46:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 11:48:28 AM PST
Dog Lover says:
Don't know to which Kindle model you are referring but I WISH that power button on the Kindle Basic was MORE sensitive!

I have to hold it up to almost eye-level and use my fingernail (positioned precisely in the center of that button) to get the device to wake-up, turn on/off, etc.

Do I rant and whine or call the company "stupid?" No. I simply accept that this is a feature I wish, on future models, to be changed to the slide button as on my Kindle Keyboard.

In addition, I have now bought FOUR of the Basic model (for my own personal use and two more to give to family members) and, after the first purchase, weighed that concern in making my selection from the models available. The covers do help (I use the "case" type) because the structure of that cover keeps the Kindle stationary while I deal with that button. (The covers that have elastic straps allow the device to "move" instead of keeping the force on the button itself.)

I have used the form asking for that feature to be considered.

After all, if a lot of customers wish for a change, I'm fairly certain Amazon will take note.

Will they take note of a rant so poorly expressed and unreasonable as yours? Probably will because they are lookin' for product sales points. They are a customer-responsive company.

Me? I find your post to be objectionable and wish, frankly, that Amazon would, in this case, completely ignore this post and anything else you decide to whine about.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:46:27 AM PST
Dittie says:
Register the Paperwhite to the same account and the e-books will be available for download from its archive/cloud, or you can send them to the Paperwhite from the Manage Your Kindle page.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:47:41 AM PST
Context. It's all about the context.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 11:54:00 AM PST
Dittie says:
Meh, my ass. What a bunch of shit.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:02:23 PM PST
you just go to manage my kindle select the book you want to send and the kindle you want it delivered to from the drop down list and click on deliver to selected kindle you can have the book on more than one kindle at a time
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