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Initial post: Sep 18, 2013 12:47:44 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 12:50:03 PM PDT
Oh they probably did plenty of testing and people wanted a device with smooth clean lines, not something with buttons sticking out all over.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 12:55:46 PM PDT
Once you know where it is, it's pretty easy to find by touch.

The first gen Fire power button was on the bottom, and it stuck out a bit. Some users complained that they were shut the screen off because of the location and design of the button.

Hence the flush design.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 12:57:07 PM PDT
Artist says:
I bet you're wrong about that.

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 1:32:58 PM PDT
Soulrider says:
I learned quickly with my Kindle Fire HD that if I'm holding it in landscape mode with the camera at the top, all I had to do was feel on the side of the case for the Volume Up/Down buttons and then keep sliding down til I hit the bottom edge of the Power button. Also, it's helpful if you note the power button is right in the very middle of the right side. It's easy once you get used to it. Soon after I got it I put my KFHD in a rooCASE and it actually works out quite well regarding the power button. The case has a single cutout on the right side (again in landscape mode) for the Volume UP/Down buttons and the power button. I just feel for that cut-out and slide my finger down to the bottom and there's the power button. That is, if I want to manually shut it off. Otherwise, with the rooCASE I just shut the cover and it goes into sleep mode automatically.

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2013 1:38:54 PM PDT
Um ... where would you have put it?

You could put a little correction fluid on the button to make it stand out. Or nail polish!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 9:36:49 PM PDT
I would have put it in the same location but something witha more tactile feel. I always seem to have the HD in the wrong view, hence turning it 180 to locate switch. The hd is the worst but the ereader should have kept with the slide switch

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 9:48:17 PM PDT
musicmomma says:
I put a dab of red nail polish on the on/off switch. It made it easier to find and did not interfer with the function of the Fire in any way.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 9:57:12 PM PDT
None of the ereaders have the power button on the side.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2013 10:25:07 PM PDT
JES says:
If you found the button once it stands to reason you could find the button again without the nail polish.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2013 7:34:54 AM PDT
The problem with it sticking out at all is that handling the device may cause one to accidentally turn the damn thing off in the middle of typing an important email or Skyping with someone across the ocean. It's *supposed* to be a little bit difficult, so it's not engaged unexpectedly.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2013 9:09:44 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2013 9:19:32 AM PDT
What model Kindle do you have? I have original Kindles, Kindle Keyboards, Kindle basics and Kindle PaperWhites - 13 in all. Not a single one has a power button on the side. Not one.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2013 9:25:57 AM PDT
LadyH95 says:
Well, the top edge and the bottom edge are technically a side of the case as opposed to on the face like with some tablets.

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 9:54:08 AM PDT
Left side, right side, top, bottom, front, back.

K1 - On the back.
K2 - On the top edge
DX - On the top edge
K3 - On the bottom edge
Basic - On the bottom edge
Touch - On the bottom edge
PW - On the bottom edge

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2013 9:08:04 PM PDT
musicmomma says:
I posted this as an option to find the on/off switch. Not for you to comment on how I find my switch.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2013 12:36:30 AM PDT
JES says:
And I was just making an observation on your post. There really wasn't a need to take offense.
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