Category: Kindle Devices
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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Black Friday Deals – Amazon Devices – Good through tomorrow 0 comments

Go to Amazon.com and find these great deals for Black Friday:
Amazon Devices
• Save $50 on Echo Show, only $179.99
• Save $30 on All-New Echo Plus, only $119.99
• Save $20 on All-New Echo, only $79.99
• Save $20 on Echo Dot, only $29.99 – the lowest price ever for Echo Dot
• Save $50 on Amazon Tap, only $79.99
• Add a TP Link smart plug to any Echo purchase for only $5 ($20 off)
• Save $20 on All-New Amazon Cloud Cam, only $99.99
• Save $40 on Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $89.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, only $169.98
• Save $30 on Fire 7 Kids Edition, only $69.99 – and save an additional $10 when you buy two Fire 7 Kids Edition tablets, only $129.98
• Save $50 on All-New Fire HD 10, only $99.99 – the lowest price ever for the Fire HD 10
• Save $30 on Fire HD 8, only $49.99
• Save $20 on Fire 7, only $29.99
• Save $30 on Kindle Paperwhite, only $89.99
• Save $30 on Kindle, only $49.99
• Save $30 on Kindle for Kids Bundle, only $69.99
• Save $15 on Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, only $24.99

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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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New Fire Tablet – All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free – $149.99 0 comments

Introducing Alexa hands-free for the first time on a Fire tablet–simply ask Alexa to play or pause a video, set a timer, play a song, dim the lights, open your calendar, or show your smart home security camera–using just your voice.
The all-new Fire HD 10 includes:
Full HD display–Brilliant 10.1″ widescreen 1080p display (1920 x 1200) with over 2 million pixels (224 ppi) for bright, vivid image quality.
Faster performance–Quad-core processor with up to 1.8 GHz and 2GB of RAM–2x the RAM and 30% faster than the previous generation Fire HD 10–delivering quick app launches, smooth videos and games, and great overall performance.
More storage–The most storage available on a Fire tablet with options for 32GB or 64GB, and support for up to 256GB of expandable storage via microSD. Plus, enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire tablets.
Longer battery life–Up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life, giving you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.
Alexa hands-free–Just ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie, read audiobooks, answer questions, show your calendar, control your smart home, and more on your Fire tablet.
Dolby Atmos Audio–Custom-tuned, dual stereo speakers for immersive and high-quality sound.
Incredible reliability–As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 10 is more durable than the latest iPad Pro 10.5″–and costs hundreds of dollars less.
Dual-band Wi-Fi–Seamlessly stream your favorite videos with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.
Front- and rear-facing cameras–Video chat with friends and family with the front-facing camera, take and share photos, and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices.
World’s best content selection–Access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps, and games. Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
Amazon-exclusive features–ASAP, X-Ray, Whispersync, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, For You, Blue Shade, On Deck, and more.
Screen Sharing–Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year–for free.
 
This Fire will be released on October 11, 2017.
32GB Storage with Special Offers: $149.99
64GB Storage with Special Offers: $189.99
32GB Storage without Special Offers: $164.99
64GB Storage without Special Offers: $204.99
Available in Black, Marine Blue or Punch Red

Click here to purchase All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa Hands-Free

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Housekeeping: Alexa calling/messaging and Amazon Echo Show 2 comments
Alexa Provides Calling and Messaging
Amazon has updated its Alexa app to allow for calling and messaging. This article at droidlife.com has well-written instructions to guide the process.
Alexa-to-Alexa calling and messaging helps you keep in touch with friends and family who also have supported Echo devices or the Alexa app. This free feature provides calling and messaging between supported Echo devices and the Alexa app on compatible iOS and Android phones.
You can also read more at Amazon by clicking here.
NOTE: The Alexa app updated for calling may not work on older Kindle Fires that cannot support the app.
If you don’t have an Echo or Dot, for a limited time you can save $30 on an Echo ($149.99). The Echo Dot is available for $49.99.

 

Echo with a screen!
Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new Echo. Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more. All hands-free—just ask.
• Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot.
• See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
• Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response
• Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby’s room with compatible cameras from Ring and Arlo. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.
• With eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Show hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
• Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Allrecipes, CNN, and more
Echo show is available starting today for pre-order for $229.99. The item will release on June 28.
Place two Echo Shows in your cart and receive $100 off your order with code SHOW2PACK.
Click here to purchase Echo Show
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Deals on Kindle Readers – Starting at $59.99 0 comments


Save $20 on the Kindle, Paperwhite and Voyage for a limited time. Save $50 on the Kindle Oasis with 3G and wi-fi.
Click here to purchase Kindle Readers

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