Amazon, today, launched a brand new version of its 8-inch Android-based Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire 8 Reader’s Edition comes with some software and service benefits bookworms will love, and ships with an attractive leather case. It’s available to pre-order for $249 from Amazon now…
Kindle Fire Stories December 7, 2015
Kindle Fire Stories November 27, 2015
Along with all of its usual wide-ranging discounts, Amazon has slashed the prices of its own hardware for Black Friday. Despite the fact that its newest Android-based tablets were already crazily good value for money, you can now pick them up even cheaper. Prices now start as low as $35 for a Kindle Fire tablet, while the special Kids Edition and HD 6 have seen generous discounts too…
Kindle Fire Stories September 16, 2015
Upcoming 10-inch Amazon Kindle Fire tablet press render leaked
A press render of Amazon’s upcoming 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet has been leaked ahead of its alleged launch. Although we’re light on specs, the renders show the (rather uninspiring) design of the next Kindle Fire. The image comes from well-known and usually reliable leaker, Evan Blass on Twitter.
From the renders, it appears the next Kindle Fire will have a completely flat front and back, with a slightly more angled, metallic frame around the edges. We can just about make out the power/sleep key on the top edge as well as the front and rear camera. Amazon’s branding is expectedly prominent, although the software is a completely different story. If the render is accurate, it looks like Amazon’s new software will be much more in line with standard Android. Or, at the very list, Amazon software disguised as standard Android. Whatever the software is, it’s a far cry from Amazon’s previous efforts.
Previous Kindle Fire tablets have featured a cover flow-like user interface, pushing Amazon apps and content to the forefront, similar to the UI found on the Amazon Fire TV and Stick. If Evan’s leak is anything close to the finished product (which it normally is), it’ll certainly make a refreshing change from a user experience perspective.It almost certainly has something to do with having fewer staff to work on skins after the job cuts recently. Perhaps it’s a lesson learned by Amazon after the catastrophic failure that was the Fire Phone. A shift to a more familiar UI will surely make the product less confusing to regular consumers.
We don’t yet have a release date, price or specs for the 10-inch tablet, but there have been rumors of a $50 6-inch model which is expected to hit the market in time for the holiday season. Both tablets will likely be announced and released at the same time to take advantage of the busy Q4 shipping period.
Kindle Fire Stories February 24, 2015
9to5Toys Last Call: LG G2 (unlocked) $210, Kindle Fire tablets 15% off, Bluetooth speaker bundle $25, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
LG G2 w/ 32GB flash storage, factory unlocked for GSM carriers: $210 shipped (Reg. $300)
15% off Amazon Kindle Fire tablets: Fire HD 6 $84, Fire HD 7 $118, Fire HDX 8.9 $322, Fire HD Kids Edition $126
Lumsing 4-port USB wall charger $11, Bluetooth speaker and dual USB car charger $25 Prime shipped
Belkin Secured Wired Keyboard for Samsung Micro-USB Tablets: $10 shipped (Reg. $30)
One-year magazine subs from $5/yr: Architectural Digest, Wired, Dwell, Runner’s World, more
More new gear from today:
Headphones: Klipsch X11 in-ears $100 (Reg. $132+), Sennheiser HD205-II over-ears $25 (Reg. $50)
- New! BenQ 1080p 3D Full HD 2,200 Lumens DLP Projector $699 shipped (Reg. $799+)
- New! Daily Deals: Changhong 55″ 4K $600, iPad Air 2 $400, more
- New! Games/Apps: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse $36, iOS freebies, more
- New! Kensington Clicksafe Combination laptop/device lock $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $25+)
- New! Belkin Secured Wired Keyboard for Android MicroUSB Tablets $10 shipped (Reg. $30)
More deals still alive:
- HDDs: Seagate 5TB desktop $130, Seagate Slim portable 2TB (multiple colors) $85
- D-Link Day/Night WiFi Surveillance Camera w/ iOS or Android Viewing $60 (Reg. $140)
- HDTVs: Samsung 48″ Smart $548 (orig. $848), Samsung 51″ Plasma $348 (orig. $879), more
- Home: Rachael Ray 10-pc cookware set $100, Celestron FirstScope Telescope $34, more
- Stack these two Microsoft promos for 200GB of OneDrive storage for free
- Sony 48″ 1080p Smart HDTV (refurb) $400 shipped (orig. $650)
- Etekcity portable wireless Bluetooth speaker $16 Prime shipped (orig. $46)
- TP-LINK AV200 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit $21 shipped (Reg. $30+)
- Grab Lightroom 5 at a steep discount w/ free external storage
- VIZIO 50-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Full-Array LED Smart TV $698 in-store (Reg. $1,000)
- Samsung 50-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV $599 shipped (orig. $1,200)
- Hunger Games: Catching Fire eBook free (Reg. $7), iTunes movie trilogy $30 (Reg. $55)
- Patagonia jackets, shirts & accessories up to 50% off: Down Jacket $137 (Reg. $229), more
- Audio-Technica Pro Headphones: ATH-M40X $79 (Reg. $139), ATH-M30X $55 (Reg. $99)
- BJ’s 1-Year Inner Circle Membership + $25 Gift Card $35 (~$75 value)
- Amazon Fire TV streaming media player $34 w/ Sling TV subscription or $84 w/o
- Mass Effect Infiltrator is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($4.99 value)
New products & more:
- Bang & Olufsen’s Bluetooth speaker is a must-see with its anodized aluminum gold finish
- Gaming For Couples: Catch up on 9 great video game columns!
- Target turns up the heat on Best Buy/Amazon by slashing its free shipping threshold
- The latest batch of Halo toys: authentic Needler blaster and McFarlane’s new Master Chief
- Rovio releases new matching puzzle game ‘Jolly Jam’ for iOS and Android
- Trendnet’s new 1200 AV2 MIMO equipped Powerline kit is now available
- Ray’s 4.8-inch touch screen Super Remote takes TV watching out of the dark ages
- Marshall’s Major II headphones with updated audio and same iconic style are now available
- Kitchen Tech: Spherification lets you make your own caviar from fruit juice, more
- Make awesome ice spheres, cubes, Death Stars, diamonds and more for only $10
- Take your iPhone 6 Back to the Future with this highly detailed Delorean case
- Truffol’s wood/aluminum USB chargers w/ protection power up to five devices
Kindle Fire Stories November 27, 2014
From 9to5Toys.com where we are rounding up all the best Black Friday deals we have two huge headliners on the almost never discounted Nest product line (that Google picked up along with iPod-father Tony Fadell earlier this year):
The Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd generation) for $199 shipped. That’s $50 below list and the best price we’ve ever seen.
- The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Auto-Schedule creates a personalized schedule for your home by remembering when you adjust the temperature
- Auto-Away automatically turns Nest thermostat down when there’s nobody home so you don’t waste energy heating or cooling an empty house
- Remote control Nest thermostat over Wi-Fi from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Energy History shows you how much energy you’ve used and what affects your energy use most
The Dropcam Wireless HD Video Monitoring Camera can be found for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below list and the lowest price we have ever seen on this cloud-based camera/recording system.
With a 107° degree field of view and 4x zoom, Dropcam keeps you connected with people, places and pets in sharp 720p HD video.
- 60 Second Setup – Use your computer to find your Wi-Fi network, live stream in under a minute.
- High Quality Video – Get into the details with 720p high-definition video.
- Fast and easy setup – online and securely streaming 720p HD video in 60 seconds.
- Field of View – 107 degrees diagonal, plus Night Vision and Zoom, means you don’t miss a thing.
- Cloud Video Recording (CVR) – Review footage and make clips with optional secure offsite recording.
- Stay connected with Two-Way Talk, Intelligent Alerts, Scheduling and Mobile & Web apps.
Kindle Fire Stories November 26, 2014
It seems that Amazon is finally throwing in the towel with its Fire Phone. After the hype leading up to its launch, Fire Phone has been struggling to stay afloat. It’s best to think of the Fire Phone as a smaller version of a Kindle Fire tablet, but with a few extra gimmicks and features thrown in along with a free year of Amazon Prime.
The Fire Phone may have been a disappointment to the market, but Amazon isn’t giving up on its attempt to push it into the hands of consumers this holiday season. The Fire Phone can now be purchased unlocked and off-contract for only $199 (32GB Version)…