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I was the type that refused to give up my physical books. For the longest time I was completely against using an e-reader. I still love my paperback and hardcover books. I’d give almost anything to live in a library, on a bean bag chair, drinking delicious coffee, and reading until I fell asleep every night. I will never give up my tangible books and now, I will never give up my Amazon Kindle Fire. The Amazon Kindle Fire is everything that I didn’t know I wanted and I just need to tell all of you about it.
I have the Amazon Fire HD 8 and it’s incredible. First of all, it isn’t just an e-reader. It’s an actual tablet, so you can go on the internet, download apps, play games, listen to music, and more! The 8″ HD display is very clear. You will see graphics and colors like you’ve never seen before. Everything moves smoothly on the screen and it isn’t distorted in any way.
As for the look of the tablet itself – it’s very sleek. The 8″ seems to be a perfect size for reading, watching movies, and for traveling. This is a very thin and incredibly durable tablet. I haven’t had the best luck with tablets, so for me to be this excited is really saying something! This does come in multiple colors. I have the blue one, but it doesn’t matter because I have mine covered with the Amazon Fire HD Cover, which protects my tablet and makes it much easier to watch movies because it allows for hands-free viewing. The magnetic closure keeps your tablet secure and it puts your tablet to sleep just by closing it! It’s pretty awesome if you ask me.
I really like the dashboard on the tablet. It’s incredibly easy to navigate and easy to customize. I use my tablet for reading 90% of the time, but when I need it for something else I have absolutely no problem getting what I need quickly thanks to the incredible Fire OS 5. The reading experience is superb. It’s fast and follows your eyes to keep your place! You can also mark your place, highlight sections, and share on Goodreads.
Oh and if something happens that you just need to capture, you can use the rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera to take good quality photos quickly. I love using my tablet to video chat with my friends
For Prime members, there’s the special “On Deck” feature. This keeps your tablet current with the popular Prime movies and TV shoes, as well as the Amazon Original Series. There’s also the
I really couldn’t ask for a better tablet or e-reader. Everything from the sound to the graphics are exactly what I need. The battery life is long, so I can always count on this tablet when I need it! This would be an incredible gift for this holiday season. Fill it with books for a child, add some music for a teen, or give it with an Amazon gift card for another loved one.