The Kindle Fire from Amazon is really taking off and millions of users absolutely love their Kindle. I’ve got mine and I don’t go anywhere without it. If you want to protect your Kindle Fire then you’ll need a sturdy and lightweight Kindle Fire Cover. The Marware MicroShell Folio Kindle Fire Cover is a streamlined, lightweight cover that protects your Kindle Fire and also functions as a horizontal stand for hands-free reading and viewing.
One of the downsides of using a protective cover for your Kindle Fire is the weight. You definitely want a light-weight folio cover, otherwise you defeat the whole purpose of having a light weight device that’s convenient to carry around with you everywhere you go.
The Marware MicroShell Folio Kindle Fire Cover combines the best design features to provide ultra-light weight protection from scratches and mild impact. The MicroShell Folio is made with a sturdy polycarbonate shell on the back side fused to a rubberized front lid. The Marware Kindle Fire Cover comes with an elastic strap that’s heat-fused to the polycarbonate back shell and secures the MicroShell Folio cover in both an open or closed position.
For convenient hands-free viewing, the front lid folds back and inserts into a groove on the back of the polycarbonate shell to provide a viewing stand for your Kindle Fire. The weight of your Kindle Fire will stabilize the MicroShell cover when you have it open in the standing position.
The Marware Lightweight MicroShell Folio Kindle Fire Cover does exactly what you want it to do. The folio cover provides the protection you want for your Kindle Fire with the lightest weight case possible. It’s a simple design, nothing fancy, but it does exactly what you need. The Marware Lightweight Microshell Cover comes in four attractive colors (black, graphite, pink and white) and is one of the best selling Kindle Fire Covers at Amazon with lots of satisfied customers.
It would be almost impossible to have escaped the hype and buzz around the new Amazon Kindle Fire this season. And the buzz is not just about the great price of $199, which is half the price of an Apple iPad. It really looks like Amazon has hit a home run with the Kindle Fire. Maybe you just need to get one to find out what the fuss is all about!
Kindle Fire is Great For Travelling
If you’re on the go and do a lot of travelling, whether taking an extended trip or maybe just that long commute to work every day, the Kindle Fire will definitely keep you entertained and engaged. And the Kindle Fire is much more convenient to carry with you than a laptop, notebook or larger tablet device like the Galaxy Tab. The Fire has a larger sized screen and that means that viewing movies is a vastly better experience than with a regular smartphone.
And many people are saying that the Kindle Fire has a more convenient and easier to hold form factor than the 10 inch iPad.
Kindle Fire is Powered By Android
Did you know that the OS underneath the Kindle Fire is Android? What a powerful move Amazon has made building the Kindle Fire on top of the Android OS. Now mind you, some reviews out there have complained that even though the Kindle Fire runs on Android, you don’t have access to the Android Marketplace. But think about it, this actually makes sense. The Kindle Fire doesn’t have many of the hardware functions typically found on Android devices such as a GPS, accelerometer, camera, etc., so it really would be useless to download many of the Android apps that depend on these device functions.
Instead, what Amazon offers is the Kindle Store which provides many of the most popular apps that everyone is interested in such as Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, Netflix, ESPN, Accuweather, and so on. And Amazon assures that apps from the Kindle Store will run on the Kindle Fire. The apps in the Kindle Store have been thoroughly tested and optimized to function perfectly on the Kindle Fire, so you have nothing to worry about when you download or purchase these apps.
Running on Android, the Kindle Fire can multitask which means you can do things simultaneously like listen to music while browsing the Internet, reading a book or playing a game.
Amazon Prime Is All About Content
And have you heard about Amazon Prime? For a very affordable $79 a year subscription, you get unlimited access to over 100,000 movies and TV shows on demand at any time. A one time annual service fee, no further monthly payments to make. You can watch these movies anytime you want, on demand, directly from the Amazon Cloud.
The Kindle Fire uses a fast wifi connection to stream movies and music directly to your device. This is a key focus for Amazon to manage and deliver all of this great content from the Amazon Cloud. The idea is to make it easy and seamless to access the content and media you want without having to think about it. It’s not so much about the device, it’s all about the content!
For example, say you’re watching a movie and you your wifi connection gets interrupted. The Kindle Fire is smart enough to know where you left off and can resume the movie at a later time from the same point. We think Amazon Prime will revolutionize the way users seamlessly access digital content.
The Kindle Fire is A Tablet Too
Keep in mind, as we mentioned, the Kindle Fire is more about the content than the device. Again, the primary function of the Kindle Fire is to serve as a media consumption device and give you easy, seamless access to the huge media library licensed by Amazon.
But don’t lose sight of the fact that the Kindle Fire is a pretty smart and capable tablet device too! As we mentioned, not only does the Android operating system allow you to download all kinds of apps including utilities, games, tools, office products, and more. You can also send and receive email, maybe check a presentation you have to make, or compose quick reports. You can do all of this on your Kindle Fire!
And how about Kindle Silk, the highly optimized browser that Amazon has designed for the Kindle Fire? The revolutionary Kindle Silk browser harnesses the full power of the Amazon Cloud to make your browsing experience blazing fast. And with a Kindle Fire device, you have free access to Amazon Cloud Storage to upload and store all of your media and then access it from anywhere. Very nice!
It looks like the Kindle Fire has really revolutionized handheld tablets and is clearly giving competitors a run for their money. But don’t wait for the competition to try and catch up, just get a Kindle Fire today!
Today is the 23rd September 2011, rumor has it that a press conference 5 days from now held on the 28th will detail the long awaited Amazon tablet. Although details are scare and speculation is wild it can only be a matter of time before the rumors are confirmed. After all, the Amazon website itself is tablet-friendly.
With the overwhelming success of the Amazon Kindle which has become Amazons most profitable product, it is pretty obvious that the tablet they are releasing will gain market share as soon as it is available. Think about it, what better place to launch a new product than the front page of Amazon?
With the release of the iPhone 5 due soon consumers will be struggling to decide which product to buy. For the geeks out there I don’t think you can settle for anything less than both the iPhone 5 and the new Amazon tablet (when released).
The HP TouchPad featuring HP’s first web OS that claims to contain the smartest OS available hits the shelves on Friday. We thought we would cover some of the features of the tablet for people thinking about purchasing one.
Firstly, its dimensions. The HP TouchPad measures 9.45″ wide by 7.48″ high by 0.54″ deep and an overall weight of 1.6 pounds. As a rough guide this is very slightly bigger and heavier than the iPad but not enough to notice unless you got the tape measure and scales out. These dimensions allow you to work, watch movies, or play games without having to squint your eyes to see.
Secondly, the webOS which HP has introduced into the TouchPad is their first mobile OS. HP claims to have designed and coded the OS from start to finish ensuring its function and applications are directed towards mobile computing. To do this HP have concentrated their efforts on making the TouchPad OS a multitasking object, seamlessly switching between different applications at any one time. A specific example would be to search the web whilst trying to write an email. Like all new software it is going to take time to get use the webOS from HP.
To ensure everything runs quick the TouchPad ships with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor. Along with this processor Qualcomm Adreno 220 core graphics capability is provided to ensure graphics in videos and gaming are fantastic.
The HP TouchPad contains an integrated webcam and microphone for video calling and communicating via Skype. Along with this the TouchPad is Wi-Fi enabled, allows Bluetooth communication, an 8 hour battery life, TouchPad accelerometer for landscape or portrait usage, ePrint enabling you to print to any wireless enabled HP printers.
Vizio, in case you have never heard of them before are a company specializing in high definition entertainment products. It is a company that begun in 2002 and has grown quickly with due to quality of the products they product. To meet this demand over 160 employees help keep things running smoothly.
Vizio specializes in LED and LCD HDTV, their technology and great value for money made them America’s leading seller of LED LCD HDTV’s in 2010. Their latest offering takes them out the comfort zone, from an area that they specialize in to a highly competitive market of tablets. What is the product they are releasing called? If you guessed the Vizio Tablet then you would be correct. To be technically correct it is the Vizio VTAB1008 tablet.
What can we expect from the Vizio VTAB1008 tablet?
Vizio VTAB1008 Features
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System
- 8” high-resolution display and touch screen
- 1024 x 768 resolution capacitive
- 1GHz processor
- 2GB of internal memory expandable through introduction of microSD card (32GB max)
- Built in GPS and both 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Universal IR/Bluetooth remote with touchpad for easy web browsing
- 10 hour working capacity battery life (depending on usage)
- micro HDMI output
Three-speaker design producing excellent stereo audio when positioned in portrait or landscape modes
Unfortunately no news has been released on the price. What next for Vizio, games consoles, blue-ray players, Smartphones? Let us know what you think, leave a comment below.