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5.0 out of 5 stars K3 is perfect, August 28, 2010
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When I first unboxed the new K3, I was slightly disappointed. The new 5-way appeared to be harder to used than the little joystick of the K2. I have to say, though, two days later, I'm liking it much better. Since I'm getting used to it so quickly, I think in another day I won't know the difference.

The size is absolutely perfect. In the Amazon cover, it is exactly like reading from a paperback book. It's noticeably lighter and easier to hold for reading, even with arthritis in my hands. The page turn buttons are wonderful. Almost no noise, and you don't have to push them as hard. It should make it much easier for those with weak or disabled hands. I also like have next page and previous buttons on both sides. I didn't think it would make a difference to me, but it really does.

I tried a couple of times to connect the WiFi, but didn't get it to work. Today I had more time so I thought I'd try to puzzle through it. But when I navigated to the wireless menu, it had somehow figured out how to connect on its own. The browser is MUCH faster, and it made buying a book a breeze.

I haven't had it long enough to comment on the extended battery life. But I was honestly fine with the more than 10 days I always got with K2.

And the FONTS! My word what a difference! I can practically read in the dark! I've been able to reduce the font size from 4 to 2. Combine sharper contrast with better fonts and it's an unbeatable combo.

The ONLY thing I would change if I could is to move the Menu button, and especially the Back button. I'm having a little trouble navigating with the down arrow because I hit Back. But I'm starting to get the hang of it.

All in all, I think Amazon hit it out of the park with the K3!
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Initial post: Oct 2, 2010 12:27:36 PM PDT
TT says:
Yes, It is perfect!! I got one and glad to.

Posted on Dec 9, 2010 1:30:28 AM PST
X-Ray Guy says:
Thank you! I will pass comments like this along to my patients...

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 10:57:27 AM PDT
I'm glad to see someone mentioning usability by older users. I find the 5-way control too close to other buttons, find the lightness a comfort, and revel in the font size control (I don't use reading glasses with the kindle, just make the text larger if needed).
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