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Kindle Fire $30 off today only

Enter “firedeal” at checkout to get it for $129 instead of $159. Be aware that for that price ($129 today or $159 regular) that you don’t get a charger. That’s $19 extra. And you sometimes will have to watch ads. … Continue reading

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We’re Cutting the Cable TV Cord. We’re Cord Cutters.

We’ve cancelled our cable TV. Not because of any high-minded desire to get ebil television out of our lives. We did it to save money. With a third child we need a bigger house and we need to rearrange our … Continue reading

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Rumor of 10.1 Inch Kindle Fire in Q3

At RANsquawk.

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Kindle Reader December Sales

4 million Kindles sold this Christmas. The Fire was the top seller followed by the Touch.

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Splash Safari Case for Amazon Kindle Fire

I bought the Splash Safari Case for the Kindle Fire. It’s a minimalist, inexpensive case with two interior pockets. Cost is about $14. The only thing I can think of that it lacks is some kind of exterior closure to … Continue reading

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Jakon Nielsen on the Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire Usability Findings: Mobile web sites work best on the 7-inch tablet. Users had great trouble touching the correct items on full sites, where UI elements are too small on the Fire screen.

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Lileks ain’t crazy about his Kindle Fire

To say the least. Via Glenn. He’s especially not happy about the page-turning performance when reading books and the poor battery life compared to his regular Kindle. To be fair, nothing with an LCD screen is going to match the … Continue reading

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More Kindle Reviews

Alan has a review. So does Ace of Spades, Walt Mossberg at the WSJ, and Engadget. I’ll say this as a comment on how much my kids like it. I’ve already had to referee their first big fight over who … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire First Impressions, Using it With Children

UPS delivered the Kindle Fire the day it was released. First impressions after getting some feedback from co-workers and using it at home with the kids: Interface-wise, there’s a power button, headphone jack, and a microUSB for charging and connectivity. … Continue reading

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My Kindle Fire will be here tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th

The official release date is the 15th, which was when mine was supposed to ship, with delivery on the 17th. I got notice that the order has already shipped. Amazon says it will be here on the 16th, but UPS … Continue reading

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Amazon Kindle Fire is on its way

Someone asked if I was going to order the Amazon Kindle Fire I blogged about and that’s a roger. I ordered it the next day. November 15th is the release date. Amazon is saying mine will arrive the 17th. Kindle … Continue reading

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Any reason I shouldn’t buy the Amazon Kindle Fire for my kids?

I’ve been batting around the idea of getting the kids a tablet computer for a while now. Something that’s easy for them to use, lets them play their stuff (Facebook-based Flash games and Poptropica, mostly), and that won’t get infested … Continue reading

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