Category: Kindle Devices
Great deals on Kindle Readers, Fire Tablets and Fire TV Devices – Just in time for Mother’s Day 0 comments




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Prime Members: Deals on Kindle Devices; New Release Movies 0 comments




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Amazon Device deals just in time for Valentine’s Day 0 comments

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Fire HD 8 2-pack, 16GB – Includes Special Offers – Just $99.98 – Save $60 0 comments

Buy two Fire HD 8s with Alexa for only $99.98 – a savings of $60! Choose from several color combos.
• Contains two colors of Fire HD 8 (16GB).
• The next generation of our best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
• Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
• Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
• Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
• Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
Click here to purchase Fire HD 8 2-pack, 16GB – Includes Special Offers

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December deals on Kindles, Fire Tablets and more 0 comments

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Kindle & Fire Bundle – Kindle 6” e-reader and Fire 7 tablet with Alexa – $94.99 0 comments

Save a bundle when you buy a Kindle e-reader and Kindle Fire bundle for only $94.99. Perfect gift for a pre-teen or teenager or someone who just cannot decide which device to purchase.
• Includes the latest Kindle 6″ E-Reader with Special Offers ($79.99) and the All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7” Display with Special Offers ($49.99)
• With built-in Audible, access the world’s largest library of audiobooks on the Kindle E-reader. Easily switch between reading and listening on Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones. Available in the coming months.
• The Kindle E-reader is easy on your eyes—touchscreen display reads like real paper. No screen glare, even in bright sunlight.
• Also get the next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad.
• Fire 7 Tablet is now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
• With the Fire 7 Tablet enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
Click here to purchase Kindle & Fire Bundle, including the latest Kindle 6” e-reader and the all-new Fire 7 tablet with Alexa

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Need to give a few gifts? Kindle Fire 8 HD 3-pack – $129.99 0 comments

Buy a three-pack of Kindle Fire HD 8 tablets for $129.99 – just $43.32 each delivered to your door.
• Choose a combo of Black, Marine Blue, Canary Yellow and Punch Red All-New Fire HD 8 (16GB). (Choose which three colors you want – see options on webpage)
• The next generation of our best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
• Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
• Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
• Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
• Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
Click here to purchase All-New Fire HD 8 Variety Pack, 16GB – Includes Special Offers

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Great Deals on Kindle Devices – eReaders, Tablets, Fire TV and more 0 comments




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Housekeeping: Upgrading your Kindle readers – Paula’s thoughts 20 comments
Upgrading your Kindle
Last week DonnaC dropped a note saying that she is going to upgrade her Kindle reader and asked my opinion on which Kindle device is the best.
Serious readers need to invest in the best tool they can afford to enjoy the hours spent engrossed in great books. I commend DonnaC for recognizing that means a dedicated e-reader. The quality of the resolution and the unique screen lighting is superior to a tablet for hours-long reading.
I don’t recommend the lowest priced Kindle for anyone who is an avid reader. Children and casual readers are good candidates for the low-end Kindle. If you want a second Kindle to throw in the purse or vehicle, it’s a good choice.
 
Amazon offers three higher quality readers with built-in lighting. To me, the Paperwhite and Voyage are similar, with their outer appearance a major difference.
The Paperwhite surface is glass with a case surrounding. That inset glass is a catch-all for dust and whatever is around. Example: I had my Paperwhite on the table when my husband and I went to breakfast at a local diner. I found donut glaze in the corner later that evening. If you are a neat-nick, this device’s casing might frustrate you.
The Paperwhite is also entirely touch-driven. Without buttons to advance or reverse, it is not always convenient or comfortable. In the winter months when I’m snuggled deep under the covers, swiping a finger across the screen upsets the cocoon I’ve created.
 
The Voyage is a flat front with solid glass surface that is easier to clean. With buttons (PagePress) on both sides for forward and backward, this device has easier navigatation. The PagePress buttons give a silent haptic response (slight vibration). The screen also accepts touch page turns.
As far as clarity, the resolution is the same in the Paperwhite and Voyage.
 
I purchased the original Oasis, but do not use it. The device is small and doesn’t have heft or presence compared to the PaperWhite or Voyage. Honestly, you can lose it in a sweater pocket. The viewing screen is the same size as the Paperwhite but the surrounding frame is smaller. I use my Kindle readers without a cover and that may be why I’ve not taken to the Oasis.
The new Oasis has a 7” screen which tells me that readers wanted to see a bigger page. If anyone reading this has the new Oasis, please comment how you like it.
 
I recommend that that anyone considering a new device visit here to read Amazon’s comparison of the four readers selling now. Scroll down the page to the grid.
 
Amazon is offering a Black Friday deal on the Paperwhite, cutting the price to $89.99 ($30 savings). The Voyage and Oasis are not listed in their Black Friday week deals.
 
DonnaC – to answer your question:
If you have budget considerations, the Paperwhite is the best device.
If you are able to purchase any of the three devices, I recommend the Voyage ($199.99).
 
What device would you recommend to Donna C? Please comment with your preferred device and any words of wisdom, plus or minus, you have about the devices.
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Housekeeping: Kindle Fatigue and Dictionary Fun 16 comments
Kindle Fatigue
Amazon just announced the latest Kindle e-reader – the All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader ($249.99). This one has several improved features:
• Higher resolution – at what point does this become indistinguishable?
• Thin and light design with an aluminum back – no joke, this was listed as the second feature on the press release
• The first waterproof Kindle – for the very few Kindle owners who sometimes use their Kindles in the tub, close enough to the pool to get wet or on the beach as the tide is rolling in
• Audible built in – for the 2% of the population who doesn’t have 2, 4 or 6 Fire tablets to listen to their audiobooks
If I’m sounding a bit snarky, it’s because I’m suffering from Kindle fatigue. Amazon has introduced new and improved Kindle readers year after year. The Paperwhite was the last significantly improvement over prior models. The Voyage and Oasis are fine devices, but not remarkably different. The Oasis is especially designed for those who read for hours at a time, which is probably a small percentage of all Kindle users.
Are you excited about this new and improved e-reader? Or did you yawn and move on?

 

Words for the Bookish
Dictionary.com has a fun slide show titled Words All Book Lovers Should be Using. Take a few minutes to read through the presentation to test your vocabulary.
If you are a logophile, Dictionary.com has a wealth of fun learning presentations.
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