Kindle Fire, a non-technical review

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Kindle Fire: I like it.

Oh, you wanted more? Okay, I like it a lot!

Really, it does what it's supposed to and a few things that it shouldn't.

Pros:
  • Small
  • Great images
  • Intuitive
  • As fast as any other WiFi PC I've used.
  • I can read all the Amazon books that Donna has downloaded since we share her Amazon Kindle account. (I can but I probably won't.)
  • Lots of Apps, most are useless but there a bunch of them. Maybe not as many as Apple, but just as useless.
  • 8 hours of battery
  • I can view a bunch of movies and TV series depending on the WiFi speed.
Cons:
  • WiFi only
  • Browser is flaky/flukey sometimes
  • Screen is very sensitive
  • Carousel is always there. Wish I could turn it off and on.
  • Volume is a pain to adjust (hidden, need a mechanical one on the side)
That's it in a nutshell. If you want to know more of the technical stuff, Google for reviews. There's a bunch of them out there. Most of them are kinda like all those apps out there...useless. (for me anyway)

For $199 it's a good tablet. Just don't think it's iPad, you'll pay way more than that.

Still rolling,
Stu and Donna

4 comments:

Rick Doyle said...

Thanks for the review of the Kindle Fire. It's always better to have a hands on review from an actual user.

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

Rick got one for Christmas-6 weeks early :) and he loves it. It does everything he needs it to. He still prefers to read on his old Kindle as it's lighter, but the Fire is fun and it was inexpensive. What more could you ask for?

Allen and Lolita DuGuay said...

Been thinking of buying one, thanks for the pros and cons.

Judy Luke Rinehimer said...

We just got one for my husband and I am trying very hard not to latch on to it. I have downloaded free books from Pixels of Ink (thanks Donna) and a few useful apps. One con today while transferring DOCS from my laptop... While it looks like FOLDERS are transferred to the Fire when viewing it as an external drive, the Fire docs index does not recognize folders. I can transfer specific doc extensions, but you cannot organize them once on the Fire.

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