I love my Kindle Touch, but living with the device for a month has revealed a few minor issues I wasn't expecting.
After years of patiently waiting until the technology matured and pricing dropped, I decided to put the Kindle Touch on my Christmas list this past holiday season.
Overall, the experience has been excellent, but even with all the prepurchase research I did, nothing brings to light imperfections faster than real-world use. There were the disadvantages I knew about before making the jump to an e-book reader (e-book pricing can be steep for a diehard library patron), but there are also a few nitpicks that turned up that I wasn't expecting.
The following aren't necessarily criticisms of the Kindle Touch, which I still think is an great device, but rather a few of the recurring thoughts I've had during my first month of heavy use of an e-book reader.
1. No "until end of chapter" meter
The overall progress percentage along the bottom of the Kindle is helpful, but I'm generally more interested in how many pages are left in the chapter I'm reading. It helps me make that late-night decision of whether it's worth sacrificing a little sleep to reach a satisfying end point or if there's no way I'll finish in a reasonable time. With a ... [Read more]