For What It's Worth

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to spotlight what books we've received for the week.

No books this week :-(

BUT......

I got a Kindle Fire!!!


Sorry for the bad picture quality. I'll try to do a more in depth review of it once I've gotten to play with it a little longer.

I really love it so far. The picture quality is incredible! I'm uploading all my music onto the Kindle Cloud right now so I should be able to listen to that soon enough. It's very easy to download apps, order from Amazon, access your Kindle books.

A few things that I don't like so much.....

There is no way to organize your books into folders. For example: review/to-read/YA/read etc. A regular Kindle doesn't have this option either but I was hoping it would be remedied with the Fire. It seems like this would be an obvious and standard feature to me.

Note: I stand corrected here as to the regular Kindle. They do have a collections feature. The Fire doesn't though and I can't even fathom why not. Maybe it will be an update.

The other big thing for me is there are no compatible readers at the moment (such as Bluefire) so I can't read DRM protected Netgalley books on the FIre. This seems to be an Amazon issue as Bluefire has said that they did make an approved app but Amazon does not allow you to load it at this time.

So....a few minor peeves but at the price of $199 this is one amazing reader that allows you to read, watch movies, tweet, play games, email and more.

As I've said I'll do a more detailed review after I've used it for a month or so. I've had it a few days and I would definitely recommend it, especially if you don't want to pay for the pricier iPad.

What did you get in your mailbox?

24 comments:

  1. Oh lucky you. It must be nice to have a Kindle Fire. Looks like one awesome tablet. Glad to see you are enjoying it.

    Grace
    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

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  2. So jealous! Enjoy it! Let us know how it performs later on.

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  3. I'm going to give the Fire a little more time to settle in. I just got a Kindle (the one with the keyboard) a couple months ago and I am enjoying it so far. I might break down and upgrade if my family takes a trip to the states and I can get one in a store. We shall see. It is tempting.

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  4. Wow, that's exciting! Have fun playing around with it!

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  5. Karen, what do you mean you can't organize your books into folders on a regular Kindle? I do that by putting them into collections (and I exactly have these For Review, To Read, Read, Romance, UF, etc.), and you can even have 1 book be in several collections.

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  6. @Stella - Which Kindle do you have? I have one of the very early versions so I couldn't on mine (just home or archive) and I haven't used it in ages so I don't know if maybe they updated that.
    I can't do it on my Kindle App for iPad either.
    A lot of people are complaining for the Fire so I hope it's just an oversight and they fix it soon.

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  7. Awesome haul this week:D! Enjoy Half-Blood!!

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  8. Ooooo pretty!

    I had my eye on the nook tablet, but I just can't part with my e-ink reader LOL.

    Nerd Girls at Books to the Sky

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  9. yay you!! :)

    here's my books! stop by?!

    http://www.lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/

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  10. Ooooh! I'm jealous! If my hubby's smart, I'll get one for Christmas!

    My IMM

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  11. Yay for the fire! That's an awesome IMM, are you kidding?! I hope they figure out the app deal so customers can read NetGalley books! Maybe they'll fix it soon?

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
    My IMM

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  12. Congratulations! I just got a nook Simple Touch, as I like the e-Ink display. Love all the different options we have now! Have fun!

    Alexia's Books and Such...

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  13. The Kindle Fire looks so cool! I want one!

    You can check out my IMM HERE!

    Claire :)

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  14. I hope you enjoy the Kindle Fire! Check out my IMM!!

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2011/11/in-my-mailbox-10_24.html

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  15. I have the Kindle Keyboard (I guess that's what it's called now :P haha) and I've got the same Collection feature that Stella mentioned. I never actually noticed it before, so I wasn't sure if it came with the new update my Kindle had a little while ago, but it's pretty easy to use. Your older Kindle might have it too. :)

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  16. I can organize my books in collections on the regular Kindle, but not sub-folders which would have been awesome. Not sure which you mean though, but if it's collections and it doesn't exist on Kindle Fire, that definitely sucks they took that away.

    I really wanted a Kindle Fire, but as a Swede I sadly couldn't. Now though after hearing they don't take Bluefire, I'm kinda glad I couldn't since I definitely need that. o: I got myself a tablet instead and hope it'll arrive during the week! Can't wait. *squeal*

    I'm glad you still like it though! :D It does look quite awesome if not for that!

    My IMM!

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  17. Yay! Sleek and gorgeous! I'm very happy for you :)

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  18. Very exciting! It looks really good! I love that it's in color, my e-reader is only black and white and doesn't have the cover images to click on. I love it, but if I could change one thing, that'd be it. I hope the DRM thing gets remedied soon!

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  19. Ooh shiny! I need to work out how to group my Kindle books, for sure. O_o
    Once Upon A Time

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  20. SWEET!!! I'm glad you're testing out the Kindle Fire and letting us all know what it's like. It sure is purdy!

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  21. Cool!! You are so going to love having an e-reader!!! Best present I ever bought myself!!!

    My IMM!


    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  22. Wow! That's awesome, karen!! Too bad about the netgalley books, hopefully there will be an update to include those formats.

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