Last month, I wrote an un-boxing post teasing you about the new Kindle Fire I purchased as a gift for that special someone in my life. I promised that I would be back to write a more complete review of the tablet and let you know my thoughts on how it compares to the other tablets that are on the market.
Here are my 5 Reasons Why the Kindle Fire is a Gem:
When traveling, size is everything. You want to travel light when it comes to bringing equipment with you on the plane or train. The wonderful thing about the Kindle Fire is that it’s 7 inches and perfect for being on the go. You can watch movies and surf the web on your flight without a big and bulky screen. It’s also light enough to put in your purse or briefcase without weighing it down. If you are a heavy traveler, don’t sleep on the Kindle Fire.
Yes, the Kindle Fire is made by Amazon, and it’s a great companion to the Amazon Prime feature which allows you to download movies, television shows, music, etc. by paying a yearly fee. Have brand new media at your fingertips! Amazon Prime is like the Android Market for media—on steroids. It will bring your Kindle Fire to life.
At $199.00, the Kindle Fire is affordable for a lot of people. Tablets are all the rage these days, but not everyone has $500 and up to spend on a tablet. I bought my S/O a Kindle Fire because he’s not an early tech adopter like me (he usually warms up to things a year or 2 after they hit the market) and I didn’t want to spend a mint on something he might not use. For the price, it’s a great starter tablet, or perfect for that person who doesn’t need all of the bells and whistles. Unlike the big name tablets, though, it doesn’t have a camera or video feature, so if you must have that within your tablet, the Kindle Fire may not be for you.
I’ve used the Kindle Fire on my own several times and I must say, I am impressed with the wi-fi capabilities. There is virtually no lagging, and easily connects to the available wi-fi in your area. There is no internal 4g wifi with the Kindle Fire, so you must use an outside wi-fi source to surf the web. If you travel a lot, you may have the option of using your smartphone to tether—or you can purchase a portable wi-fi hotspot.
I love me some Android OS. It gives you the option of personalizing your experience so much more than on the iPad. And if you already have an Android phone, you can synch your apps onto the Kindle Fire by using your Gmail address. I am definitely Team Android, so having it on the Kindle Fire is a win/win for me.
The Kindle Fire is a great buy and gives you the ability to surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, check email, and more on the go seamlessly. I highly recommend this device.