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Kindle 3 on/off switch

Started 1284036308.573 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1284122726.98 by dancingwoman

Does the Kindle 3 have the same sliding switch as the Kindle 2? That is the one thing I dislike about my Kindle. I don't seem to be able to push hard enough with my finger to turn it on, so find myself using my nail. It slides under the slide and there goes another manicure. I did write to them and suggest they just raise that slide a tad or put grooves in it so I could get some traction. They said "thank you for your suggestion". lol

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debc1284047058.562322 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

Don't know, but an eraser works well.

Cheese with that whine?

myheart1284050090.44385 PostsRegistered 7/10/2007Pacific Northwest

You might want to ask your question on the Kindle boards at Amazon. I went from a K1 to a K3. I've had no problems with the switches on both Kindles. The K3 is easy--no issues.

rogan1284053158.6172168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007

Huh?? {#emotions_dlg.confused1} I've never needed nails for the K2 or the 3. The back of my fingertip works just fine to slide the switch, which protrudes a bit from the little canal it's in. The switches on both models slide very easily and don't even come close to fingernails.

dancingwom­an1284054533.493878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

I don't have the K2 only the K3 and I just slide it over with my thumb...and my thumb doesn't have a nail because I hit it with a rock at the beginning of the summer and the nail just fell off Tuesday..its ugly but not as ugly as it was before the nail fell off..lol...

Rogan..I'm thinking they aren't gonna offer the raven cover from oberon..I just went to the K2 selection page and substituted a 3 for the 2 in the webpage on top and alas..no raven is gonna be offered..I don't think the page is working yet so you can't order right now but I think they said maybe this afternoon sometime...DW

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skyblue1284055635.0933159 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

Yes, yock, that's the perfect reason to upgrade to the Kindle 3! Upgrading would save you tons of money on manicures!{#emotions_dlg.lol}

rogan1284056483.9672168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007
On 9/9/2010 dancingwoman said:

Rogan..I'm thinking they aren't gonna offer the raven cover from oberon..I just went to the K2 selection page and substituted a 3 for the 2 in the webpage on top and alas..no raven is gonna be offered..I don't think the page is working yet so you can't order right now but I think they said maybe this afternoon sometime...DW

DW, I did that as well and saw that there is no Raven for K3. I think that was posted on FB as well. {#emotions_dlg.ohmy} But I will tell you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Amazon lighted cover even more than I did my Oberon K2. I ordered Decal Girl's "Mystery" skin because it works with my hot pink Amazon cover (it's a graphite grey on the inside) and would have been perfect with the Oberon Raven too if I ever picked up that one too. I am sorry that your/our Raven cover will not come to be. Maybe they have some accessories in Raven.

dancingwom­an1284058440.357878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

OK rogan I think I've decided on a skin and cover..The Oberon tree of life in chocolate and the decalgirl fall inspiration skin...Do you recommend the matte finish on the skin?...DW

mibaker1284058767.22592 PostsRegistered 9/26/2005

dancingwoman..go with matte..i just put on a fall skin on and it looks so rich with the saddle in Creekbed maple. Your combo will look very nice!

dancingwom­an1284058876.71878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

Mibaker...what shade is the saddle really ..in some shots it looks yellowish...and I don't like the yellow hue...in other shots it looks a rich brownish color...DW

yock1284059245.291076 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

My fingers don't have a lot of strenth in them so when I try to slide the switch, my finger slides right off. I will try the eraser trick. It just is too smooth for my old fingers to push and get any power behind it. I know that sounds silly.

Skyblue you are right. I'm making a list of reasons why I need to upgrade. lol

rogan1284072640.6432168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007

@yock, the K3 might actually solve your on/off switch issue. {#emotions_dlg.devil2} It slides almost too easily. The downside is that the K3 is smaller than what you have and your fingers might not enjoy grasping it. The easy fix tho' is a cover, which gives you something bigger to "grab".

@DW...that sounds like a killer skin/cover combo. Love the Tree of Life. You might check out the Kindleboards in the Accessories section because there are many photos of actual Oberons in one thread there which could give you a better read on the shade of chocolate. I never thought there was yellow in it. Seems to skew closer to black. The saddle color is more yellow/camel.

ITA about the matte. My matte Mystery skin shipped and I hope it might be here tomorrow since I am close to where they ship from.

Good luck getting that Oberon! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

dancingwom­an1284073310.007878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

Rogan..sorry about the confusion..I was asking Mibaker about her saddle color..sometimes it looks like it has some yellow in it...If its a true brownish color I think I like that better than the chocolate...thanks..DW

rogan1284076531.132168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007
On 9/9/2010 dancingwoman said:

Rogan..sorry about the confusion..I was asking Mibaker about her saddle color..sometimes it looks like it has some yellow in it...If its a true brownish color I think I like that better than the chocolate...thanks..DW

OK, gotcha. Definitely go over to Kindleboards and look at all the Oberon covers the Kindle users have photographed.

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.php/board,8.0.html

dancingwom­an1284096660.133878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

So I ordered the Tree of Life in the saddle color..after looking at picture after picture I decided I liked it better than the chocolate..The chocolate started to look kinda lifeless..I also ordered the Fall Inspiration skin..My Kindle should be all decked out maybe by late next week sometime...Right now I have him in a Body Glove to carry him around in...DW

rogan1284121064.2872168 PostsRegistered 8/29/2007

Great choice, DW! And you could visualize a raven up in one of the top tree branches. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} (I have 5 ravens snacking on peanuts in my yard right now.) I think the chocolate is just a tinge lighter than black while the saddle is more lively. Will be a perfect backdrop to the tree.

Didn't think Oberon was shipping that fast. That's great. Enjoy!

dancingwom­an1284122726.98878 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

You know rogan..I'm just gonna paint a couple ravens onto the cover and maybe the skin..not a problem..I always "personalize" my stuff ....so I figured a couple of black ravens on the ground or in the tree just might make it "mine"....lol...

The email said they'd ship in a week or sooner ..I did order right after they got their website working again...before they even announced it up again..I guess it crashed because too many were ordering...I'm having it sent priority so we'll see..doesn't matter...waited a long time for the K3 (which I absolutely love by the way)...DW

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