Monday, October 18, 2010

Kindle 2 vs. Kindle 3

I'm not a very "techie" person, but the rest of my family is. I always chuckle as they salivate over the latest new gadget, talking about the merits of this vs. that and how they're going to upgrade. I never got it, what's the big deal?...until my Kindle.

I love my Kindle 2. Love, love, love it. But when the Kindle 3 came out - oooohhhh, I want! Well, this weekend, I got one!! I strolled into my local Best Buy and walked out with a new Kindle 3!

I've posted a few pics so you can see the difference in size - meet "Patti's Book Crack":

side by side:

on top of each other:

(excuse the purse handle but it was hard to hold them up with one hand and take the pic with the other!)

The smaller size fits very nicely in my purse; even with the cover it's still much more compact and lighter. I'm also finding it's much faster than my K2. A few times while I was organizing my collections it went forward too fast and I had to start over! I like that the "prev page" button is on both sides now - I can't tell you how many times I hit the "home" button instead of "prev page" on the K2 - that was sooo frustrating!! The little "enter" button on the K3 is taking a bit of getting used to - it's just an indented little square surrounded by the navigation (up/down/left/right) - If I don't pay attention I hit the enter button instead of the navigation.

So now, when the newest video game system or wonder phone comes out, I won't laugh at my siblings who are all drooling over it, I'll look at my K3 and think "I understand".


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