Aug 13 2013

Kindle Fire HD Limited Time Deal

Quick DaddyDeal for you — Amazon is selling the Kindle Fire HD for $159, $40 less than the regular price of $199. (We did the math for you. We’re nice that way.)

For the uninitiated, the Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch color tablet. It runs Android. It is not an iPad. It is, however, less expensive, even when it is selling for its regular price of $199 rather than this $159 deal.

Usually $159 gets you the regular Kindle Fire, which has a lower-resolution screen (1024 x 600). The Kindle Fire HD has a higher-resolution screen (1280×800) — hence the HD in the name. More pixels means better image quality, nicer-looking videos and easier to read text. The Fire HD also has better audio, better wi-fi, and more internal storage than the regular Fire, sayeth Amazon. All of these are good things. Getting them for $40 less than you usually would is even better.

Gearheads / Android fans might find this little tidbit intriguing:

System Requirements None. Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box – no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content

“System Requirements: None.” When was the last time you saw those three words together?

If you are a member of Amazon Prime (try it free for 30 days, no obligation) you get access to Amazon’s video library (think Netflix) as well as the ability to borrow books for free, which is cool.

Nothing against the iPad. We have one… OK, two, one is for the kids… and we love it. That said, $159 is a damn good deal.

No idea how long the deal will last, caveat shopper, disclaimers, your mileage may vary, the price may change… you know the drill. We saw this deal and wanted to share it with you. Because we’re super nice.

Now, a confession. Every time we hear the words Kindle Fire, we think of the Jimi Hendrix song “Fire.” (“Let me have your Kindle Fire…” etc.) This is known as “Weird Al Syndrome” — virtually any sequence of words can become a song parody. In this case, the Syndrome results in you getting to see this video of Jimi Hendrix performing “Fire” at the Fillmore East in 1969. Which is a very, very good thing.

Now go get a Kindle Fire HD on sale before the deal disappears!

Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi

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May 26 2011

DaddyTips Thursday Link Roundup [Show and Tell]

Worthington Super Links

Another day, another roundup of links to things we’re reading at DaddyTips Mansion. (Which is not a mansion. We promise this is the last time we’ll tell you that. Unless we can’t think of something better, in which case it may come back. You’ll live.) Read more »

Apr 06 2011

Kindle Book For Busy Moms Who Love Stars

Short Biographies of the Stars for Busy Moms Kindle Edition

Hey moms! Great news! If you love stars, don’t have that much time to spend reading about them, and have a Kindle, you can buy Short Biographies of the Stars for Busy Moms! For only $3.99! On your Kindle! It’s even published by something called Bizzy Moms! Because apparently these moms are SO busy, they can’t even spell! Read more »

May 06 2010

A Kindle For Mothers Day [Mothers Day Gifts]

A Kindle For Mothers Day

Here’s an idea — get mom a Kindle for Mothers Day.

Why a Kindle? Well, despite the fact that the iPad got all the media attention, the device is not for everyone. The Kindle is much more like a book. The screen has no illumination, and before you say “but that’s a bad thing”, remember what else has no illumination — paper. The reading experience is much closer to the way us old folks have been reading for years, despite the iPad’s nifty page turning animation.

Also, if you’ve waited this long to get your mom or the mother of your children a gift, Amazon is offering free overnight shipping for Mothers Day. So it will actually get there in time. Something to think about.


Mar 31 2010

Pop Up Books Won’t Work On A Kindle

Someone needs to explain to Jeff Bezos that Pop Up books won’t work on a Kindle.


Screenshot from the page for Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy.

See also:

President Obama Buys ‘Star Wars’ Guide