New Kindle Fire Reviews Part 3 of 3
Why all the noise about Kindle Fire and Ipad it’s meanless. Ok Kindle Fire works very well the video quality is BETTER then Ipad, and the size of the Kindle Fire is perfect at 7 inches Ipad is not easy to travel with kindle fire travels very well. Kindles Fire battery life is close to 8 hours that is plenty. However, kindle fire and Ipad can’t be compared there different and both are great in there place. Kindle fire has ONE BIG ADVANTAGE it’s $199.00,
Ipad is $500.00 the Kindle Fire is the “Peoples Tablet” – the 99% so to speak. Could the Kindle Fire be better sure it could poop Gold. I like the Kindle Fire, good job Amazon.
My husband and I got this for our 8 year old daughter’s birthday in December. After setting it up and messing with it for a day, I realized it was a GREAT gift for a CHILD. I don’t dare compare this to an iPad- it’s like oranges to apples. However, since it IS a KINDLE, and part of the KINDLE family, I compared it to its predecessors- the other Kindles. I think it’s a great product! It works well- runs smoothly, speed is pretty fast and downloading content is easy as pie. What I didn’t like was the fact that you can’t use external storage (no expandable microSD8 slot), wasn’t able to delete unused apps (such as Facebook), can’t change the background on it-besides the content it is something you can’t personalize. The MOST IMPORTANT flaw: Whoever came up with the idea of making the charger tip like the one on most mobile phones- should know that it’s a HORRIBLE idea. It was hard to connect and just made it seem as though any sharp movement could break it off. I would have preferred they used something like a 6.5 mm OD plug for easy connection.
I heard that there is a “Kindle Ice” coming out next year so I hope that Amazon listens to our feedback on the cons of the Fire and make the next Kindle an even more awesome product!
Ok, so my review title is a bit bold, but gotta tell ya, Amazon was bold with this device. I have been playing on this device non-stop. I’ve stopped long enough to write this review. I should preface this review by saying my company is an Apple shop where everyone practically drinks the Apple kool-ade. Me, not so much. I’m an independent thinker, thank you.
ANYWAY, here’s what I needed/wanted: a small device (other than a phone) that I could take with me to meetings, something to document certain organizational events, have my contacts somewhere OTHER than my Nokia phone, have access to email, and of course a place for my books, magazines, and some music (I’m a sandisk person all the way). Well, the FIRE does all that! And at far less than an ipad! If you pay 10$ for a Touchdown app license you can get Exchange on there too! I had this baby set up on our company wi-fi and running in less than 30 minutes. Un*&^%$ing believable. It has made my work/travel bag extremely light.
I have over 3k books in hard copy and am running out of space in my house and office. This provides an alternative to building an addition to my house. Now Amazon, if you are listening, here’s some additions I would love to see in the next edition:
1. A camera
2. Micro SD slot
Not too much to ask for really
This is a super device to digest Amazon content – Kindle Fire is an excellent starter. The user interface is SIMPLE, device looks serious, nice cosmetics, good feel, and the display is super. Kindle – yes, its does the digital books just fine. Cost, that really is a plus for what you get. However, after receiving and touring some of the features – this is what I did not like:
Weak speakers – weak head phone jack ( no its not my old age ) – I’m comparing to other mobile or touch devices I have owned. Well, it does work … and there is some sort of slight lag before sound kicks into the headphones. Perhaps I even may have had a slightly defective unit.
Size – not really a typical pocket stuffer for on the go – perhaps a coat pocket or the purse.
Touch – seemed to be a little unresponsive. Required a few more touches to get the job done.
Power – the button for power should have been a slide type – the exposed push button is too easy to bump.
Local storage – it lacks, with what comes on the system, I recall about 6GB left for your use. You will need the cloud.
Software – pro and con, its simple, but its locked down. There is some software that would be nice to delete.
Finally – Amazon Prime, I was considering the Instant Video (free titles with membership) – very low selection with old titles. If you could do all videos free for the Prime – that would have sold me.
Its OK – even with the nicks I’ve noted and ended in a return, solid start by Amazon with the Kindle Fire. It just did not hold me when compared to what I could cobble together with other similar devices. Look forward to the Kindle Volcano for those who really want to warm up!
So I ordered this gift as a Christmas surprise for someone in my household. When it arrived today, it was in a box, provided by Amazon, with the words “Kindle Fire” printed on the outside. Which means not only does the recipient now know what his big Christmas present is, but so would anyone who saw the box when it was left at my door — you know, like a thief. It may as well have had a note that said, “Yes, that’s right, folks: Inside this box is a $200 electronic device, not a $15 book!”
I am incredibly disappointed in my purchase without ever even opening it. Shame on Amazon.
I am an owner of an original Kindle and an iPad and absolutely love my iPad. The Kindle will never replace it, but – at the price, it comes close. The iPad is larger, has many more apps, seems “a bit” more responsive to the touch but that is about it. The Kindle Fire is smaller so fits in my bag easier, plays most of the same apps my iPad does and the movies/shows are just as brilliant. If you are looking for a machine that you can use for reading, playing a few games, surfing the internet and just goofing around with – you can’t beat this machine.