The New Kindle Tablets – Great E-Readers for the Campsite

The New Kindle Tablets – Great E-Readers for the Campsite

December 18, 2014 by

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We discovered the Amazon Kindle ( a few years ago. The Kindle has always been a brilliant e-reader, and a Godsend for any RV traveler who enjoys reading. With a Kindle you can carry an entire library of books in the same storage space as one traditional paperback.

The new Kindle Fire 6 is only $99, making it one of the best bargain tablets available today. (Click the pic for more info.)

With the Kindle Fire ( tablet, Amazon has built a strong alternative to the iPad. The Kindle Fire is a full featured tablet experience that goes beyond being a simply an e-reader.

Note that if you want an e-reader in the classic Kindle configuration go for the Kindle Paperwhite. The screens are not backlit, so the experience is very much like reading a paper book.

Heck, if you want a great basic e-reader for cheap, you can get a plain Kindle (×32XTK) for a mere $59. This is a value proposition that’s tough to beat.

Kindle Fire is a media consumption device. Pretty much anything you can do on an iPad you can also do on a Kindle Fire. In addition to books, we’re talking magazines, movies, TV shows, and music.

The first generation Kindle Fire tablets were a bit underpowered and hampered by a clunky interface. But in recent years, Amazon has greatly ramped up the horsepower of these devices, while also improving the interface software. Today the Kindle Fire is an incresingly mature product with several standout features.

Kindle Fire is especially attractive for members of Amazon Prime. In fact, if you are already an Amazon Prime member then a Kindle Fire is a no brainer purchase.

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In the beginning, Prime was a simple service offering free 2-day shipping on all Amazon orders. It has grown to be much more. Now Amazon Prime offers a litany of media benefits.

Amazon Prime members have access to free movies and television shows that are easily viewed on Kindle Fire. This benefit of Amazon Prime works much like a Netflix account.

Then there are the Amazon Music benefits. Amazon has partnered with the music industry to deliver thousands of songs free of charge to Amazon Prime members. These songs are available individually, in albums, and even in playlists. The playlists are especially enjoyable as they are musical collections that have been cultivated by actual human beings (not just a bunch of computer algorithms).

Amazon Prime even offers unlimited photo storage, an incredible benefit for any avid photographer.

Amazon has broadly increased the selection of Kindle Fire tablets. Perhaps the most interesting is the cheapest of the bunch: the Kindle Fire 6 is a 6-inch tablet that’s a smidgen smaller than an iPad Mini. It’s lightweight and therefore great for travel. Yet the screen is plenty large for media viewing and Internet browsing. Plus, it’s very reasonably priced at less than $100. At that price, it’s a modest investment to sample the Kindle Fire experience.

Is Kindle Fire a viable alternative to iPad? Increasingly the answer is yes, especially for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon’s growing universe of Kindle tablets is delivering options to suit just about everyone’s needs and budget..

My wife and I love our Kindles readers (yes we must have our own) but some might be able to use just one, either way you should love one if you do not have one as all the points listed above are true and many more that you will find when you get yours.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on December 18, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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