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3.0 out of 5 stars Missing the page turn button from the side....., May 4, 2012
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After my Kindle Keyboard 3G suffered an early and undeserved death during a hiking trip in the Outback I have ordered the Kindle Touch 3G Wifi which is marketed as top of the range. The gadget arrived amazingly fast -3days! and all looked nice and awesome - just as it was my Keyboard- until I encountered a serious letdown.. Touch is touch - there are no buttons and the side page turn button was also taken away..Noooooooooo..Gone are my days of being able to read - meaning hold and turn -with the same hand. Why? Cos I am a lefty! (left handed that is). Holding the Keyboard in my left hand I could press the page turn button on the left side with my thumb and voala turned the page. The button is gone on the Touch and only by tapping on the right will the page turn forward - so I need to use my clumsy right hand as well ..bye bye reading with one hand...I am devastated that the button is gone, seems the Kindle Touch is now just an other device ignoring lefties :((( Why amazon why?

Moreover the gadget is really touchy. The touchscreen is super sensitive, ooops gone are days when I could wipe away a dust particle on the screen whilst reading...thingy turns the page immediately..Also it is tooo narrow, hard to hold it properly -especially if you are lefty with big fingers- as my finger touches the screen and it wants to turn turn turn..

But it is a good reader, the best e-ink one can find the easiest menu but just bring the side buttons back pleeeeeeaaaassseeeee
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Initial post: May 4, 2012 9:04:32 AM PDT
Grace Liao says:
I'm a lefty and have zero problems using the Kindle Touch with it one-handed. The space for back pages is so narrow that your left thumb doesn't have to reach far at all to turn the pages forward. IMO, I find it more convenient for lefties. For righties, they would have to swipe to back page (which is also really easy).

Nothing to be devastated about.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 6:34:01 PM PDT
KrissySYD says:
:) I keep trying and trying and trying but only manage to turn the page back with conviently tapping with my left thumb...
I have picked up a case and now I can hold it in my right and with my right I have no issues turning the page, but it still feel clumsy..
My point is that I did not have any issues with the Keyboard as the button was already there on the left side :) I wish those side buttons remained.
I will keep on trying to get used to the Touch but at this stage it is more likely I will buy a Keyboard as well just because that is a lot more comfortable for me to read one-handed

Posted on May 20, 2012 12:40:19 AM PDT
Dana Wolfe says:
Get a Kindle Keyboard. They still sell them. I'm going to buy 1-2 more used ones, just to be safe I have zero interest in the touch.

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2012 2:06:24 AM PDT
KrissySYD says:
Already purchased one and I am reading happy...the touch will be a good backup,nothing more...
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