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  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 14:02:21 86,240 posts
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    Why not get the 3G one and have the best of all worlds?
  • Chopsen 24 Jul 2012 14:11:42 15,699 posts
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    I think the touch looks nicer. The 1st generation of kindles looked a bit plasticky and rubbish imho, and the touch is the 1st one to look even vaguely nice.

    You don't need to swipe to change pages, you just touch the screen. Actually makes it easy to use as you've usually got a finger free somewhere to jab the screen with.
  • UncleLou Moderator 24 Jul 2012 14:27:29 35,421 posts
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    @Chopsen The Touch looks just like the standard one, only with an uglier, fatter "forehead" bezel, no?

    Anyway, rumour has it amazon might release a new Kindle with in-built light as soon as in the next few weeks. Something to consider, maybe.
  • mikew1985 24 Jul 2012 14:30:43 12,584 posts
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    Dammit, I'm already two weeks late with the prezzie so time isn't "on my side" as it were /o\
  • mrpon 24 Jul 2012 14:30:58 28,411 posts
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    Get the Nexus 7.

    Didn't see that coming, huh?!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Immaterial 24 Jul 2012 14:32:40 1,320 posts
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    2 drawbacks I've found so far to the touch. Your gentle page turn can result in whole chapters being skipped, and don't eat crisps when using it. Other than that, it's lovely.

    Think I'll just switch everything off.

  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 14:33:27 86,240 posts
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    Yeah, the touch looks exactly the same as the basic one really. Also does it really matter which looks the best? Personally I find all the more recent ones less confortable to use than the last gen. Hate that I can't quite change the page with one hand comfortably.
  • mikew1985 24 Jul 2012 14:34:48 12,584 posts
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    @mrpon

    /shifty eyes

    I'm actually half considering picking myself up a Nexus 7 in PC World if they aren't sold out in the one near me at the smae time... 1 for her (amitrite!lol!high5!), 1 for me.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 14:35:18 24-07-2012
  • mrpon 24 Jul 2012 14:35:56 28,411 posts
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    /ducks behind curtain

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Deleted user 24 July 2012 14:36:24
    I find the basic model (non-keyboard) much more comfortable than the keyboard model. I have no problems holding and turning pages one-handed.
  • mikew1985 24 Jul 2012 14:37:05 12,584 posts
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    /lifts curtain
  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 14:38:59 86,240 posts
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    Well, I bought the new one, didn't like it as much so gave it to my wife and went back to the old one. I'm sure you can get used to it, but it simply isn't as comfortable to use.
  • mrpon 24 Jul 2012 14:43:02 28,411 posts
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    With kal on this. I still have the old 3G keyboard bastard. Tried the new one and as petty as this sounds, I didn't like the page turn buttons. You kinda press them inwards as opposed to down on the old model.

    I also prefer the extended height the keyboard gives to the screen, too much cricked neck on the newer models. Again petty.

    Call me Tom, please.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • THFourteen 24 Jul 2012 14:45:31 32,855 posts
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    i've never used the old one but as soon as i got the new one, i posted on here saying the page turn buttons were a load of shit. you cant operate it one handed very well.

    i put it in a flipover case which actually helps a lot as you can hold the case between a few fingers and pres the button with your thumb without dropping it.

    Edited by THFourteen at 14:45:45 24-07-2012
  • Deleted user 24 July 2012 15:02:02
    Dunno, I find the new one almost perfect to hold. The keyboard model always had a bit too much give with the turn-page buttons for me, made the entire thing move when you pressed it one handed. The new one feels slightly more solid, the turn page buttons (for me) loose enough to press without shaking the whole unit, tight enough so that you can rest your thumb on the button without any accidental presses.
  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 15:05:13 86,240 posts
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    Nah.
  • THFourteen 24 Jul 2012 15:13:06 32,855 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Dunno, I find the new one almost perfect to hold. The keyboard model always had a bit too much give with the turn-page buttons for me, made the entire thing move when you pressed it one handed. The new one feels slightly more solid, the turn page buttons (for me) loose enough to press without shaking the whole unit, tight enough so that you can rest your thumb on the button without any accidental presses.
    its all me me me with you isnt it.
  • Deleted user 24 July 2012 15:13:23
    Heh. It's a bit like the Xbox Controller argument, I guess. Some people preferred the Duke, others the S.
  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 15:15:43 86,240 posts
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    Mental people.
  • Chopsen 24 Jul 2012 15:58:15 15,699 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    @Chopsen The Touch looks just like the standard one, only with an uglier, fatter "forehead" bezel, no?
    In terms of appearance, I meant the touch and non-touch current ones compared to the 1st generation one with the built in keyboard.

    I've not actually tried the non-touch version, but got used to using touchscreen to advance pages on my old Sony ereader. No matter how I'm holding it, at least one finger can touch the screen to advance the page. Buttons? Get out of here.

    The one that that irritates me is that if I close the case and not turn it off, sometimes the cover will be enough to advance pages randomly.
  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 16:02:44 86,240 posts
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    I think you mean the 3rd gen Chopsen. They're currently on the 4th gen.
  • Chopsen 24 Jul 2012 16:06:54 15,699 posts
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    Hey? What was that, son? Have you seen my slippers? I fought in the war, you know.
  • kalel 24 Jul 2012 16:08:36 86,240 posts
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    :D

    1st gen really is an eyesore.

    What the frigging fuck is going on with that keyboard??
  • mrpon 24 Jul 2012 16:10:31 28,411 posts
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    Holy horseshit!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Blerk Moderator 24 Jul 2012 16:30:33 48,225 posts
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    Oh my!
  • ilmaestro 25 Jul 2012 01:22:11 32,406 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Hate that I can't quite change the page with one hand comfortably.
    This is *exactly* why I haven't 'upgraded', the dimensions of the new ones are just not quite right for me.

    4235

  • Layup 25 Jul 2012 02:23:21 25 posts
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    For those thinking of the Kindle app for Nexus, it`s a good way to go. I started using the Kindle store on my iPod some time age and loved it. But then I took the plunge and bought a Kindle. Haven`t regretted it one little bit. The screen is so much better for reading.
  • mikew1985 25 Jul 2012 08:15:13 12,584 posts
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    I went ahead and bought the touch after having a little play with both in store.

    20 difference was minimal enough to make the extra features and capabilities alone worth it. As it is I found it very easy to use and she seems delighted with it.
  • Blerk Moderator 1 Aug 2012 12:30:43 48,225 posts
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    The Kindle version of The Great Gatsby is free right now, if anyone's up for a classic.

    Guaranteed to be extortionately priced later in the year once the film comes out. :)
  • delbert 1 Aug 2012 12:52:53 2,889 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    The Kindle version of The Great Gatsby is free right now, if anyone's up for a classic.

    Guaranteed to be extortionately priced later in the year once the film comes out. :)
    "Bought" this yesterday.. I have been trying to get some modern classics but they are extortionately priced as ebooks!
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