As some of you may know I bought a Kindle Fire when it first came out & was just wanting to let you all know how it’s working out. First off let me just say that I love it! There wasn’t really a definitive reason as to why I wanted one, but I thought some of the features sounded interesting so I grabbed it up.
Let me get the negatives out-of-the-way first. I do wish the screen was an inch or two wider. When reading magazines & some webpages it can be pain to have to zoom in closer or slide over to read the rest of the text. Not a huge deal but in a perfect world it would be 1-2 inches wider.
Last negative is that the touch screen can be touchy at times. I have had cases where it was either too sensitive or not sensitive enough when I was trying to turn a page or play a game. With that said in the few weeks I have had it I have experienced this frustration less than 10x.
Now on to the GOOD stuff! The thing is crazy light as it seems to be just slightly heavier than a paperback book. The appstore is great & everyday gives away a free app. This may not seem like much but some of the free apps are pretty cool. The battery life is decent & despite playing games on it in the afternoon, surfing the web for a few hours every evening & then reading for about an hour at night, I only have to charge it when I go to bed.
Thanks to it I have started to tackle the Twitter-verse a little more. As everyone who follows me knows I am more of a “tweet 1x a day person” vs a “tweet every 15 minutes kind of guy”, but I have been spending more time checking out other people’s tweets & finding interesting people.
Like most things I could live without it, but I really don’t want to. It’s a great mini-portal to the internet & gives me the ability to keep up with my writing pals. If any of you have taken the Fire plunge let me know I would like to see how everyone else is enjoying it!