Kindle e-reader owner's thread

Discussion in 'Computers and Gadgets' started by Ilya, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. rockymtnhigh

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    I love my Oasis 2017, but wish the battery was a bit better. Yet the screen is just perfect.
     
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    My only wishes are that it charged via USB C, and that you could listen and read simultaneously like the smartphone app
     
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    My gut says that the latter issue is just not something well suited for an e-ink reader.

    I suspect USB-C will come on the next one or so. But so far Amazon has not switched any of its devices to USB-C.
     
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    Bought a Fire HD 10 tablet at the end of April when they had a one-day sale for $99. Upgraded to 64 GB storage and went ad free so total cost was $155. The thing is pretty nice for what it cost, but after two days I had enough of being locked into the Amazon ecosystem, so I installed the Google Play Framework and Services. Now I can use real Android tablet apps, although I was shocked to see Spectrum, MS Outlook and Sirius XM all available natively on Fire OS, but I replaced them with the ones from Google Play.

    It appears the Fire tablet can’t handle wifi speeds significantly more than 30 Mbps. At home I have a 140 Mb internet connection and on both 2.4 and 5 Ghz, the Speedtest.net app never broke more than 32 or 33 Mb down. Same goes for earlier in the month when I was in NYC using my cellular hot sports from both T-Mobile and Sprint. I was wondering because it seems to take longer to install apps and such then my phones and other Android devices I’ve had.

    Using it as an e-reader in a brighter environment is a terrible idea. Like with all of these screens, it’s nothing but a highly reflective washed out mess. Video quality is great, and audio quality using the built in speakers top notch as well. I haven’t paired it to anything Bluetooth yet, but I’m happy to say I can now pair my Pixel Buds to the Kindle Oasis and use the gestures to change the volume and pause/play Audible on the Oasis.

    Not sure how long I’ll use the Fire for, or if it will join the rest of my tablets finding it stuffed in a drawer or under a bed after it not being used for months. There is a bit of a lag, which is expected for a tablet in this price range, but its not a bad toy for the cost.
     
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    I've never found the Fires to be ideal for its original purpose - reading - thus, haven't used them in a long time.

    I turned m old Voyager over to my wife, and she abandoned the Fire 8 she had. I'm so happy with the Oasis 2017. Such a great e-reader. And no distractions from other apps. :)
     

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