Many have noted the “hair trigger” pivot function on the new Kindle DX that switches from portrait to landscape mode when you change the orientation of the device. It’s true. When you handle the device, the content on the screen jumps around like crazy, like a cup of coffee in a car off road. That’s how I discovered the answer to the problem of page turning for lefties. (For those who ask “What is he talking about? I offer that the new Kindle DX only has page turning buttons on the right hand side of the device, leaving people who want to turn pages with the left hand out of luck.)
The pivot function (which can be disabled in the dialog box that comes up when you press the font size button on the keypad) redraws the page according to how you are holding the Kindle, so those who want to turn the pages with the left hand need only turn the DX upside down and voila! the keys are on the left! In that same dialog box, you can actually find a setting that will keep the screen in that orientation until you turn it off. Lefties unite–the Kindle DX has your back!