(Closed) Kindle Fire or iPad? (or something else entirely)

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which should I get DH for his birthday?
    iPad all the way! : (39 votes)
    51 %
    Kindle Fire : (12 votes)
    16 %
    Some other tablet I haven't thought of (please list below!) : (10 votes)
    13 %
    The best gift is always your dick in a box : (9 votes)
    12 %
    Added: Samsung Galaxy : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Added: Nook tablet : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    427 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I worked for Barnes and Noble for years so I’m pretty bias ๐Ÿ™‚ Because of that I won’t buy a kindle.  I actually own a nook color which I love and it has internet capabilities which I use once in a while, I am more of a laptop person, I like the bigger screen.  My Fiance brought home an iPad and honestly, I didn’t care for it at all, I think it’s overrated.  He actually brought home a Samsung tablet (sorry can’t remember the proper name) and I thought it was much better than the iPad. My Fiance agreed, he’s a computer analyst and for some reason they all seem to dislike Apple greatly.  He prefered the Samsung as well.

    Post # 4
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am constantly screaming at my Kindle Fire which I recieved as a gift. It’s a lovely gift, in that it does have some functionality and use that I never had before (never owned any tablets or smart phones previously) but it is slow and dumb and unresponsive and does not play well with all websites – including this one. I can browse weddingbee, but I can’t comment.

    Now, I guess you have to take my review with a grain of salt, because I don’t wish I had an iPad. I wish I had a laptop.
    But if I must use a tablet, I wish it wasn’t a Kindle Fire. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It gets quite frustrating.

    What it’s great for though is fitting in my purse. And browsing most internet sites. It would also be pretty good for reading, but I’m not much of a reader. I think it would also be good for downloading movies and watching them if you are stuck waiting somewhere. It’s got half-decent battery life and a sharp screen. But I’m not paying for that and I haven’t been stuck waiting anywhere recently.

    Post # 5
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just got a Nook Tablet and it is awesome!  books, magazines, games, apps, internet. its the best

    Post # 6
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Just commenting as a place holder so that I can come back and see how the bees weigh in on this discussion.

    Post # 7
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a kindle fire and the only thing I really don’t use it for is the internet. I play games and read on it alot, (battery life and memory are fantastic!!) but it isn’t the best at internet…don’t get me wrong it works online but its a tad slow and the touch screen isn’t set up perfectly for that (example: the screen bobs up and down depending if the address bar is visible, but its random so when you go to touch something to open or enlarge it, the screen jumps and you end up either clicking on a link that you didn’t want or the screen will enlarge as it thinks you stretched it out)

    I hope that helps you somewhat…sorry, never used an iPad so can’t help you there!!

    Post # 8
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love the Nook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes I look with longing at the Samsung Galaxy Tab, too. But the Nook has treated me well.

    Post # 9
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    iPad!  I’m jealous.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 10
    3374 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    umm ipad!!! It does what all the others will do, but better! And it is basically a laptop. I love love love my ipad!!!

    Post # 11
    1576 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Oh yea – I will say that the Kindle Fire with WiFi makes a great gift in that the gift giver paid the $250 or whatever and I pay nothing. Ever. No data plan.

    Post # 14
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    I have a Galaxy tab and love it. It’s quick, good with internet and games, tons of free apps, etc etc. I use it for work (taking notes in meetings) as well as for just playing around. The Kindle app makes it like a Kindle (whatever) but with more functionality. I have the 7″ one which is great because I can fit it in my purse and the screen size/resolution is adequate. Not sure if he’d want a larger one–it kind of depends on personal preference.

    Post # 15
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I already voted before the new addition, but I second the Samsung Galaxy!

    Post # 16
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    As someone who has both a Kindle and an iPad….If he’s looking to use it for games and web surfing I would go with iPad. If he wants it to be an ereader I would go with a Kindle.

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