The colors of the leaves have gradually transformed from lush to bright auburn. The cold breeze becomes a telltale sign that the Yuletide season is sixty something days away from now. You panic because you are left with so many things to do before the big event comes and yet so little time. One of the things that usually concern us during the Yule season is the big G- gift. Since Christmas is the time of giving and receiving, we put too much effort in preparing, choosing, buying and wrapping the perfect presents for our family, relatives and friends (even colleagues at work our not exempted sometimes.) We all have had an experience with terrible gift-givers; those who can’t tell a difference between a pair of boxers from a pair of board shorts. The most decent thing we can do to deal with them is to accept the gift with a lukewarm smile and get over the fact that sometimes, people can be thoughtful but not creative. So are you anxious and pressured already? Don’t. Remember what the elders usually tell you when you don’t know what to give to someone: “Books are the safest bet.” People read when they’re curious. People read when sad, angry, happy, excited, and hungry. You might not know who their favorite authors are or what genre of novels they want but they read anyway. And if you want the recipient of your gift to enjoy several things at a time apart from just reading their favorite book, the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD can be both of your answered prayer.
Amazon has finally found a way to upgrade its series of Kindle tablets and not totally disregarding the price value of their newest product. Kindle Fire HD, which comes in two screen sizes of 7 and 8.9 inches, has been dubbed as a “potential iPad rival” by some of the reviews given to it as it offers a high reading resolution of 1920 X 1200 LCD display. The glare-resistant LCD sensor has gained a lot of commendable praises from those outdoor-lovers who like to use their table outside their house for a long time. Therefore, it is also eye-friendly and won’t annoy anyone who uses it outdoors.
Compared to Apple’s iPad, Kindle Fire HD might have a bit edge over it when it comes to price as the latter has a lower price to boot. One can purchase a 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for $199 and an 8.9-inch one for $299. Alongside its another competitor which is the Nexus 7 of Google, many still claims that Kindle Fire HD has the best price for any tablet in town without compromising its features. And speaking of which, the following are its highlight assets:
- First tablet to be equipped with dual stereo speakers (Dolby Sound)
- Faster Wireless Fidelity as it has a dual-band of 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi chip and double antennas
- Equipped with Amazon Prime
- Immersion Reading-capable which means that one can listen to an audio narration of a certain book at an additional cost as he/she reads it
- X-Ray Vision; this feature enables the reader to tap at the image of a certain book character or its movies and display all the information about them on the screen