Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Logo |
Amazon Kindle Fire HD |

Like a kid at Christmas, I've spent many an hour poring over all the books on the Amazon store, investing in all the bargains and nabbing a few gems that I already own in physical form. I do love reading books, but they take up such considerable space over time. I've already decided that keeping a few coffee table and design books on the bookshelf and ridding myself of the old and tatty books I most likely will never read again can only be a good thing. Surely?

Before I need to convince myself of this any further, I just take a look at the quality of the Kindle Fire HD screen and know it's love. Reading at night no longer forces my boyfriend to suffocate under the covers, and I feel much less guilty as a result. And it's never a bad thing browsing the Amazon App store for applications that make my life easier. Pinterest, for one, is infinitely better on the large screen that I've given up using it on my iPhone. I've actually begun looking at all my pins I've saved for later, which I've never done before.

There are a few small quibbles I have, but they are far outweighed by the ease of use and pure beauty of this smart tablet. For now I'm quite happy to sit back, relax and catch up on my classics!

Have you got a Kindle Fire HD tablet? What do you think of it?


  1. I'm still puttering around with a first gen Kindle, and I hardly find myself using it except for during travel. But I think that is because I dream of having a small home library one day, so not having physical copies of books wouldn't work out in my fantasy! Haha! I do read throwaway type books on it that I'll never read again, but that is about it.

    My mom, on the other hand, has a Kindle Fire HD and she LOVES it! Never leaves home without it! It's almost constantly attached to her hand! I think I'm more enamored with the ability to play games on it than she is! Though, I do adore the idea of being able to download and read graphic novels and comics, or getting your magazine subscriptions sent straight to you! I think those features alone are worth the price! And that's not even adding in the video capabilities! The screen is just the right size for travel versus lugging around a laptop or squinting to watch things on a tiny phone screen! xx

    Megan @ Little Miss Average

    1. I get what you mean entirely! Ross is a massive advocate for physical books, and I was at one point myself. I just find that in our little house, I want more space and books seem to take up a lot of it. I only have copies of ones I adore and chuck out any that either look awful or are awful.

      Your mum is wise, I carry mine with me everywhere too! I occasionally play match 3 games on there to kill time but I find myself using Netflix on it while I'm in the bath and such. It's fantastic for that! Reading things like Game of Thrones on the train is much nicer than lugging the behemoth of a book around with me too. Plus I can get the enhanced editions (with video and sound clips) for the same price as the standard Kindle edition.



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