Discuss: Amazon's Kindle Fire

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September 30, 2011 at 06:05:05
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about the newly announced Amazon Kindle Fire. Discuss here if you think Amazon is headed in the right direction, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
September 30, 2011 at 10:21:02
I hadn't heard much about the Fire so I read the supplied link.

The one thing I noticed was there was no mention of whether or not that screen is a 'normal' LCD screen.

If it is, then it will be unusable out of doors when the sun is shining. If that's the case, then it's really not much different than an iPad or any of the other similar devices. In that case, I have no more interest in a Fire than I do an iPad.

I own, and have for a couple years now, a Kindle eReader and I like it VERY much. The thing I like most about it is that I'm able to quite easily and comfortably, sit outside on a sunny day and read. Something you can't do with an LCD screen.

Trade in my Kindle for a Fire. Nope!

Buy a Fire as an aside. Yeah, about as quickly as I'd buy an iPad or any of the other devices like it.....which is to say never.

If I want to read, I have my Kindle (and a large collection of 'normal' books). If I want to listen to music, I have an iPod. If I want to watch movies, I have a big TV and home theatre system situated in front of my comfy easy chair which isn't far from my fridge. If I want to surf the web, I have a very nice computer.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
September 30, 2011 at 10:56:02
I am wondering. Just how many devices do I need charging, drawing electricity, running my light bill up, at one time. I don't own any of these things. No ipod/pad no laptop no digital readers. Just a couple cell phones. I do have a good computer and a nice big screen. The words Kindle Fire bring visions of a big bonfire with a bunch of anti-technology nuts dancing around it.

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#3
September 30, 2011 at 11:39:49
shelbyclan, hmmmm....do you think that the 9 volt adapters draw a bunch of electricity? I'm under the assumption that very minimal draw is coming from them ;-)
So I'm not sure if your power bill would esculate while using them.

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#4
September 30, 2011 at 16:01:18
Watch out for the OS Silk. Really dangerous.

And anyone who buys any kind of of "pad" is not thinking straight. You can't upgrade them or do anything useful that you can't do better with a lap[top.

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#5
September 30, 2011 at 16:32:48
Well, yeah, every scout knows you have to use kindling to start the fire.

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#6
October 1, 2011 at 22:36:48
@ XpUser4Real One of them I am sure is minimal but I have friends that are all into these gadgets. Each spouse has one of each. Each child has at least a couple. In one home off the top of my head I am thinking there are more than fifteen devices charging everyday. The actually power usage by this may still be rather minimal with fifty devices charging but still how many do we need? I see myself stepping close to the fire.

@ DAVEINCAPS Can I rub a couple of them together to get my fire started?


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#7
October 4, 2011 at 12:27:10
Shelbyclan - my iPad saves me electricity as I use it for casual web browsing when before I would have turned the computer on. And there's no comparison in the power consumption of the two devices.

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