How do you find holding the Kindle 2.0

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How do you find holding the Kindle 2.0

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1Helcura
Redigeret: mar 11, 2009, 2:24pm

For those of you who have the Kindle 2.0, I have a question. Since it's thinner, does it cut into your hands when you hold it for a long time? I read on my Kindle 1.0 for six or seven hours at a time, and find if I hold it by the thin edge, it leaves painful pressure points. I was wondering how the 2.0 compared - does the lightness counteract the thinness in terms of holding it for a long time?

2AngelaB86
mar 11, 2009, 2:34pm

I keep my Kindle in the cover I bought to go with it, so I haven't had anything like that happen.

3CurrerBell
mar 11, 2009, 5:32pm

I always keep my K1 in its mEdge cover.

As to my K2, I find it a little difficult to hold, but that's probably because I'm just still getting used to it. I don't have a cover for it yet (I've got a mEdge Executive on order), and when my mEdge comes I'll keep my K2 in it all the time just like I do for my K1.

My big problem with holding K2 is the lack of a rubbery back cover. The thing's awfully slippery and I'm very careful about dropping it. I imagine I'll get a better grip one I get my mEdge, but until then I'm being extremely careful (and it's my K1 that I carry around with my in my pocketbook, though K2 might be better for carrying around because of its thinner form factor in my purse.).

4rbott
mar 11, 2009, 6:35pm

I have the Kindle leather cover on mine and have no problem holding it. The cover folds back around the K2 so it is soft on the hands and will not slip.

5auntmarge64
mar 11, 2009, 6:47pm

The K2 IS thin, but not sharp. Actually, the thin edge on the K1 comes to more of a point than either side of the K2.

But the K2 is slipperier, and I also keep mine in the case Amazon sells for it. I didn't use a cover on the K1, but it's a big help on the K2

6Welachild
mar 26, 2009, 9:26pm

Helcura
I ended up not buying the K2 case but it hasn't been a problem. I usually only read for a couple hours at a time and I've found the K2 fits perfectly in my hand and doesn't cause any pressure to my hand. The edge is curved and it seems to fit right into the cradle of my hand. Because it is light, I find myself forgetting that I am holding it!
Hope this helps,
Wela

7CurrerBell
Redigeret: mar 26, 2009, 11:01pm

My M-Edge (Executive) cover came a couple weeks ago, and I keep my K2 in it all the time. It's easier to use than the M-Edge was on the K1 since I don't have to get to the back of my K2 the way I have to with my K1.

I really loved my M-Edge on the K1, but it was an older one that didn't have that extra space at the left for the reading light (which I don't have and don't have any intention of getting). I'd rather not have that wasted space at the left, but it's really not that inconvenient when I fold the cover back for reading.

I really wanted a cover with four corner straps rather than that clipping system that the Amazon cover uses, and the M-Edge (non-leather, and I'm a vegetarian anyway) is quite reasonably priced, so that's what I got, especially considering my happy experience with the M-Edge on my K1.

K2's pretty easy to hold now, but it really was awfully slippery before I got my new M-Edge cover.

EDIT: One problem I do seem to be having, though, is that I'm accidentally hitting the Home button instead of the Next Page button with my right thumb. I'm going to have to get used to this on K2, but at least I can use the Back button when I make that mistake. I think it made more sense to have that little Home button on the keyboard the way the K1 was designed, since you really don't use the Home button very much when you're reading.

8Liora
apr 6, 2009, 3:13pm

I always read it in the Amazon cover, so I don't have a problem with the back being slippery. I don't think I'd want to leave it exposed to scratches, etc. It's comfy in the cover, but I am not sure I could hold anything for 6 hours without experiencing some discomfort.

9garrybuck
aug 14, 2009, 10:41pm

I saw my first K2 today. It was nice, the screen was very bright and contrasty. It was easy to hold (in the case). The controls were different than the K1, but still simple and intuitive. I'm not about to get rid of my K1, I love it, but I could certainly be happy with a K2.

10trekchick
dec 20, 2009, 8:09pm

I put the rounded left corner in the center of my left palm. My thumb rests atop the Next Page button, my first three fingers fan out to support the back and my pinky stretches across the bottom edge or curls inward toward my palm. I periodically swap hands during long reading sessions.

It sounds awkward, but it's quite comfortable, especially when I have a silicone skin on the Kindle. My Kindle 1 corners were too sharp for this position, but I tried to use it, anyway.

I originally used the standard cover, but it always flies open like a hang glider when I drop it, so I switched to the M-Edge Latitude (it zips closed). The Latitude is roomy enough to hold my Kindle with or without the silicon skin and it's quick and easy to slip Kindle out or I can keep in the case for privacy or to block my reading light from shining on others.

11kerrlm
dec 21, 2009, 2:34pm

What is a silicone skin?? I find the light weight of the K a boon, especially when reading in bed.

12arnzen
dec 27, 2009, 9:45pm

The amazon leather case accessory makes all the difference. Love it.

You can also make the kindle automatically turn pages for you by turning on the text-to-speech feature (but if you don't want the voice, just drop the volume down to 0 and it'll still turn pages when the reader gets to the bottom). Could save some trouble.

13trekchick
Redigeret: dec 29, 2009, 5:09am

A silicon skin is a molded piece of silicon (clear or colored) that stretches over the kindle (several companies make skins for cell phones, iPods, hand-held games, etc.) The screen, buttons and ports are cut out for ease of use. It acts like a bumper, scratch protector and grip aid.

This is different from a vinyl skin, which is simply a big sticker. Vinyl skins are mostly for decoration. They can prevent scratches, but may or may not improve your grip.

If you go to the Kindle Accessories section of the Kindle Store (using your computer), a search for "Kindle skin" will return many pages if results.

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