TKC Video: K3 Speed Test in Ocean Park

In this video, I compare the speed of 3G v. WiFi on a pair of Kindle 3s set up with identical configuration except for the wireless connection. Both are set to enable Java and Images, and cookies and history were cleared before the test. WiFi here at the cottage in Ocean Park, Maine, where the video was filmed, is averaging 9 Mb/second download and .22 Mb/second upload.

Note – The video player below links to the version of the review, which is identical in content but has lower resolution and file size — it’s the one that will go in the RSS feed and be available if you subscribe to The Kindle Chronicles in iTunes:

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  1. Nick Todd wrote:

    Dear Len,

    I was interested in your discussion with Darlene regarding the search for a lightweight case. I haven’t ordered a case for my K3 because (1) I want have it feel as light as possible when reading and (2) I don’t expect to travel much with it.

    For when I do need to put the K3 in my rucksack I’m planning to use a cheap and simple Jiffy Bag (that might be a UK term? ‘Padded Envelopes’ might be better) as my K3 case. You can get coloured ones too, so they’re not unattractive:

    I am so looking forward to getting my K3 – my first e-reader!

    Best wishes and thanks for the great podcasts.

    Southampton, UK

    Posted 30 Aug 2010 at 3:15 am
  2. Wayne wrote:

    I have both the K3 and the Nook. The Nook is my at-home reader and the K3 is the one I use away from home. I chose the K3 for away from home for two reasons. 1) It can be password enabled, in case I lose it or it’s stolen. 2) The keyboard is easier to use in daylight than the Nook touch screen.
    Nick Todd’s comment refers to a JiffyBag. I think he may mean a sandwich bag. I put my K3 in a 7X7 1/4 zip lock sandwich bag when I go to the beach. It works great. I can easily read thru the bag, and it keeps sand and water out.
    The K3’s page turning buttons are sometimes a nuisance. It’s very easy to accidently turn a page while holding it in a one-handed grip. Also, my K3 crashed once in the 3 or 4 days I’ve had it. It returned to normal when I did a hard reset. Is crashing a common problem?
    I love your podcast, thanks for the EBook Ninja link.

    Posted 01 Sep 2010 at 10:57 am

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