This is officially my first post on my new Kindle Fire HDX. It was a Christmas gift from my husband and his parents. I’m having a little trouble getting used to it. I have gained so much speed on my iPhone, and I type upwards of 70wpm on a standard keyboard. So far, I am tapping out letters with just one finger and taking full advantage of the function that inserts words for you. I suddenly feel old.
I admit, I am not using the Kindle to its full potential. Mostly, I play Words With Friends and Mah Jong. I am impressed though with the screen and picture quality of the Kindle. It’s beautiful to look at. The speaker sound is great, too.
Having access to Amazon Prime has been a perk. I’m able to catch up with TV series that I’ve been meaning to watch. And the movie access is great, too. The front and rear facing cameras take sharp images and videos. It’s light weight and portable. I can see why it is becoming a fan favorite.
Complaints? It is a little glitchy when trying to refresh social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter. The Spotify application for the Kindle doesn’t work the same way as on other mobile devices. Recently, Spotify made it so that you can listen to your playlists (on shuffle) on any device for free. On the Kindle, however, it will only allow you to listen to the radio portion for free. Kindle wants you to pay for Spotify Prime. That’s bogus. Also, you cannot use the pictures you take on your Kindle for anything; no wallpaper, no lock screen, no slide show. Kind of pointless to take the pictures in the first place. Kindle uses their own pictures and then alternates them with advertisements! For the cost of a Kindle, you’d think that they could drop that.
Most people use the Kindle for reading. I may or may not ever get to that point. I am a lover of books. Hardcover, paperback, comics…you name it. I love the look and smell of books. Nothing will ever replace them for me. That doesn’t mean I won’t try. Having access to books, movies, and games will certainly make my next hospital stay more tolerable. I know that the Kindle will come in handy when I’m doing interviews.
Perhaps it will be possible to teach this old dog a few new tricks.