(Closed) do you love your kindle fire?

posted 6 years ago in Technology
  • poll: Would you get a Kindle fire?
    Yes, have one and love it : (15 votes)
    58 %
    No, not worth it : (6 votes)
    23 %
    Don't have one, but think it's a good idea : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Replace the netbook with the Fire, but keep the Kindle Keyboard : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Replace the Kindle Keyboard with the Fire, but keep the netbook : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I got a Fire for Christmas and I absolutely love it! I was really against getting an e-reader for a while, but it’s great because I can read in bed with the lights off and not bother my fiance 🙂 I travel a lot for work too, and it makes packing much lighter.

    For what you want to use it for, though, I don’t know if it would be a good choice. I don’t do much typing on it other than the occassional email or to search for books in the Amazon store. The Fire is a little narrow for holding in both hands, but too broad to hold and type with one. It’s definitely not something I would want to type a lot of notes, etc. on. I don’t have any notepad apps on there, so I’m not sure how easy they are to use.

    I also don’t read much outside, but it’s hard to read the Fire in the sun (even in a car). If you’re going to be outside a lot, I’d get another kind of Kindle.

    I have the Fire where you need to be on wifi to get online (no 3G or anything). Hasn’t been a porblem because I just load up before I go anywhere, but that’s another thing to consider.

    Overall, I love the Kindle Fire, but if you want to do much more than read/play games, I’d probably go with an iPad or something. Good luck making your choice!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I personally wouldn’t. After working on a computer all day the last thing I want to do is go home and read on a backlit screen! 

    Post # 6
    Member
    9549 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think the main drawbacks to a kindle fire (for you) would be the difficulty typing on it and the lack of usability in the sun. I’m thinking about getting one to travel with so that I can watch movies and read with it, but I’ll definately keep my keyboard kindle for everyday use because I prefer the non-backlit screen.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas, and I love it, but I’m not sure it would be good for your purposes.  I do basic email checking and internet searching on mine, and it’s great for that, but I think it would be hard to use for anything more than basic stuff because it’s kind of hard to type on.

    Post # 8
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    1728 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love my Kindle Fire but for your purposes, it might not be the best device to replace the two you’re currently using. It’s definitely true that the screen on the Fire is hard, if not impossible, to read anywhere there is glare. When I first got my Kindle Fire, I was hiding under a blanket trying to watch a TV show (Hulu works great on the Fire!) because there was a slight bit of sun coming in my window.

    Post # 9
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I have a Kindle keyboard, 2 tablet computers (iPad and Android), a netbook and a laptop.  I would never use the backlit tablets to read – they are quite a bit heavier, they are not designed for 1-handed reading, and you can’t use them outdoors in the sun.  Tablets are great for surfing the internet, maybe for some games and watching movies, but they aren’t great for doing a lot of typing – I get frustrated replying to emails on the tablets.  We rarely use the netbook, the laptop is just better at anything we couldn’t use the tablets for. 

    When we go on vacation we take both the Kindle & a tablet, the Kindle for reading at the pool or on the beach, the tablet for checking email, internet surfing, and watching movies on the plane.  I don’t consider them interchangable, I do think a tablet like the Kindle Fire is great to have, but I would not give up my Kindle e-Reader for it.  I recommend replacing the netbook with a tablet, but don’t give up the Kindle or the laptop.  (I couldn’t vote in your poll)

    Post # 11
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    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m 100% in love with my ipad and I think it would be best for everything you want. It’s a bit heavy to hold, but so are hard books.

    Post # 13
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    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @mirabell35:  I’ve never used the Kindle Fire specifically, but I don’t think the touch-screen keyboards on the iPad or Android tablets I have would be very good for note-taking.  However, a lot of tablets have cases with built-in keyboards that may serve your purpose.  I haven’t seen one for the Kindle Fire, but the 7″ Samsung Galaxy (which isn’t much more than the Fire) has a few keyboard case options like this one:  http://www.amazon.com/eWonder-TM-Wireless-Bluetooth-Keyboard/dp/B006M7PBCW/ref=sr_1_4?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1338841433&sr=1-4

     

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