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The Affordable Kindle Fire

Updated on January 1, 2018

A Hand-Held Library is Convenient

Kindle Fire

Enjoy books, apps, movies, and music wherever you go with the Kindle Fire. The HD wi-fi version with 16 gigabytes is very affordable. Store media on your device to use anywhere. Download more content or surf the web using Amazon's Silk browser wherever you have a wi-fi connection. Amazon wants to make it as easy as possible to enjoy all their great e-books , audio, and video; with the Kindle Fire HD, they succeeded.

This model includes special offers, which means you get a lower price in return for a few ads showing up when you turn on your Kindle Fire. The special offers are not at all disruptive; I've taken advantage of several, in fact, because they are really relevant to me. If you are often away from wi-fi access, you may prefer the 4G version of the Kindle Fire shown below.

I appreciate my Kindle Fire as a reader and as a writer. My own device made me curious about writing e-books and I have now published over half a dozen, with another in the editing stage. I also enjoy the access my Kindle gives me to indie writers who only publish electronically. I am on my second Kindle Fire--my first was handed down to a daughter who is still getting good use out of it.

For reading books, change the background or text colors on your screen. My daughter prefers white text on a black background, while I always switch back to basic black on white. The touch screen makes it easy to select what you want , zoom in, and turn pages.

There are many Android apps available for the Kindle Fire. Buy them from Amazon and Amazon will let you know for sure if an app will work on your device. You can also download movies to watch from Amazon Instant Video.

If you want to borrow books for free and have access to loads of free movies and television shows, consider joining Amazon Prime. For one annual membership fee, you get more than enough benefits to justify the cost. The Kindle Fire is a gateway to a wealth of entertainment and education.

What a Work Horse!

My Kindle Fire has been a help to me with business as well as pleasure. I love the Send to Kindle option for "printing" articles I find on my home PC. I still prefer paper for scholarly articles, but it is also helpful to have a copy on the e-reader for on-the-go reference.

I can also have the complete works of Shakespeare on my Kindle in case I need to quote the Bard while away from my home library. Such a convenience when teaching at a home school coop far from my bookshelves!

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      5 years ago

      I'm looking for something easier to read in bed with than my laptop.


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