Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kindle Wishlist

I've submitted most of these to Amazon's Kindle Wishlist forum, but I figured I'd post them here also.  Mainly because I'm bored.

I love my Kindle.  I really do.  It's a game changer for me.  I read more now than I have in years.  Actually, more than I've read in decades.  It's just so convenient.  But if I could wave a magic wand and change it, here's what I would do:

  1. Move the page buttons closer to the top of the device so I don't keep pressing them by accident when handling it.
  2. Add an accelerometer to enable auto-rotation (like most cell phones)
  3. Keep the e-Ink display, but make it faster
  4. Add touch-screen features with a larger screen area (eliminate the key pad)
  5. Add more screen-savers
  6. Allow saving word look-ups to a custom dictionary list
  7. Add book ratings directly from the "menu" list, so I can vote on a book using a standard 5-star range.
  8. Ditch the browser.  Add a dedicated wi-fi connection form
  9. Add physical MP3 playback control buttons
  10. Add EPUB support
  11. Make blog subscriptions "free"
  12. Provide at least one "free" newspaper subscription
Post a Comment