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".


  1. WANT! I'm hoping Santa Hubs gets the memo ;)

  2. I got my Kindle 3 just two weeks ago. Its my first Kindle and I love it! I find it so much easier to hold than a book. I thought at first i'd miss holding a real book, the feel and smell etc, but I really havent!

    Are there any major techie differences between the two versions or is it just the size and layout that differ? I like the cover on your Kindle 2 :)

    I do wish though that the UK Kindle store had as many titles available as the US one. I see links to Kindle versions of books I'd love to read only to find its not available in the UK, just US.

  3. A part of me wants the new Kindle but I'm really happy with my Kindle 2. I feel like I'm cheating on it when ever I oogle the Kindle 3. Unless I find it really cheap (yes I know it's already at a great price) I'll be keeping my Kindle 2. That may change if a K4 comes out.

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  4. I have a K2, but so far I haven't given into any K3 desires. Is it significantly lighter? I have been feeling like my K2 is a bit heavy. I have an iphone though and I do a lot of reading on there so I feel like if I have all three that would be gadget overkill.

  5. *cries a bit*
    I am so sad that you can just walk into a store and buy a kindle :(

  6. How did you get a gift for MY Birthday? Thats what I want to know!

    So how many points did I just build up for saying yes?

  7. Oh yes, I understand too.
    I must admit that since my ereader I'm even more geeky about gadgets than I was already. :)

  8. I loves my K3. I love the new size and speed!

  9. Mandi: Hope Santa Hubs is good to you - you'll love it!

    Slowest Bookworm: Yes -it is so much lighter! The only techie difference I've noticed is the speed - it's much faster.

    Paranormal Haven: I wasn't going to do it but I couldn't resist :)

    Autumn: I think it's noticeably lighter but it could be because I'm still in the adoration stage :)

    Blodeuedd: Are they not available via mail over there yet?

    Hubs: You love me - that's how! You just built up a LOT of points *winks*

    Chris: Yes, it is :)

    Janna: I'm still not into other gadgets - my ipod and phone are old skool but I do love my Kindle!

    FV: It's not my imagination then,it's much lighter and faster?

  10. I didnt have a K2, but I am absolutely in love with my K3 aka Z =D

    LOVE it!

  11. *drools*

    How I want one of those!!!