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Thread #142801   Message #3876696
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
12-Sep-17 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Do I Want a Tablet?
Subject: RE: Tech: Do I Want a Tablet?
The newest Fire HD 8 is a Kindle on steroids, and I bought it during the Prime day sale for $49. Normally it's $79, which is a lot less than you paid for the Kindle five years ago or so. I finally bought one and find I use it mostly for what they intended, reading. I have Amazon Prime and they have a number of journals in their collection of "free reading" (right now I have a copy of Harpers in my tablet and enjoyed the Rebecca Solnit essay last night). I found a bluetooth keyboard (Anker) for $20 that sits on my kitchen table, and since that's where I most often use this device, if I decide there is something I need to write, I use the keyboard and it speeds up the process. I've figured out a few more cloud connections so I can view a lot of things that I can also see from my computer (if I intentionally put it in the cloud storage for this purpose).

Of course Amazon knows everything about what I read, what apps I download, and all of that. But they probably knew anyway.