This is the page that I intend to mention specific products and supplies that I use in my journey and give you my opinion on if I liked it, if I thought it was user friendly, how well it worked, and if I would recommend it for you to use too. I encourage all of you to do the same, make suggestions and leave your opinions about products and supplies that you have used. Let us know what you thought about them and if they where they user friendly.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and I will try to do some research to find answers. Anyone else is welcome to chime in and comment too. I just ask that you try to keep conversations polite 🙂
Amazon Kindle Fire
When you start your research you will find a multitude of options out there. Fortunately there are a ton of reviews and comparison sites to help you along with your homework before you commit to your purchase.
Your ultimate decision will depend on what features are most important to you. Some of the more popular products out there for you to look into, besides the Amazon Kindle, are the Barnes & Nobel Nook, Apple iPad, the Kobo and Samsung Galaxy Tab (several models). Some less popular products are from well know companies like RCA, Microsoft, ASUS and Lenovo. This should give you a good start for your research.
I did notice when I was doing some research on the topic that the Kindle Fire is classified more as a tablet than just an e-reader, as is the iPad and the Galaxy Tab. Where the Kobo and the Nook seem to be more popular as just an e-reader, though they do have added features.
The Kindle is Amazons version of the e-reader. Having evolved with several model types now, My personal favorite is the Kindle Fire (which now comes in HD and an 10″ screen – new versions also come with Alexa, much like Cortana or Siri). You can get the standard model, use to be called Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, and Kindle Oasis. Current prices on the Amazon website as of March 2017 range from $80 – $290, not including and taxes or shipping that may apply.
What makes the Kindle Fire different from the other models is that it is in full color. This makes it feel like an ipad or tablet, a mini computer if you will.
It has internet access as long as there is Wi-Fi. It not only access e-books from the Amazon library it can access any part of the website for online shopping, and any website online.
It can download apps from Amazon Apps, the App Store, or anywhere else you would download an app from.
It comes pre-loaded with standard tools like a calculator, calendar, clock with timers and alarms, internet browser, weather, music, email, camera and video among several others.
It does require you to have Wi-Fi in order to access the internet, unlike your cell phone that can access the internet from 4G cell tower usage.
It can’t exactly make or receive telephone calls, but it can utilize Skype, Messenger and other Face Time type of apps (Wi-Fi required – if you are out of signal range this won’t work)
*face time might just be for iphones, I don’t know, I don’t use it.
It will charge on a standard universal android charger, but it takes forever. The Kindle charger that comes with it (OEM, for car people) is a heavier gauge and charges much faster.
It doesn’t have ability to apply external memory, so it only has so much room for you to download so many apps and games before it’s full and runs slow. So, if you don’t use that app or game anymore, uninstall it.
I Love my Kindle Fire, find it very user friendly and would recommend you run, don’t walk, to find yours today. For any of us that are a little unorganized, scatter brained, or bubble-headed in any way, this is a must for keeping life straight, organized, and productive.