By Santa, I meant my fiance. He snuck out of the house yesterday morning and came home with a Kindle Fire for me – happy surprise indeed! We had talked about getting an e-reader or a tablet this year, but I have been hemming and hawing about the price. I guess he got tired of my indecision and made a judgment call.
So far, I really like the Kindle Fire. I’ve been playing with the tablet all day. At $199, it’s much cheaper than the iPad (of course, with fewer capabilities, apps, etc.), but for my needs – light blogging, reading, web surfing, it is perfectly adequate. In fact, I am typing this post on the Fire right now. I haven’t completely ruled out returning the Fire and getting the $99 Kindle Touch instead, for the e-ink and the longer battery life. But it is nice to get wifi and be able to read content online. Either way, I will have to watch out and make sure I don’t go crazy with buying $10 books every week. Given that I can go through normal paperbacks in a couple of hours, I will have to stock up on free books as often as I can.
Do you have a tablet or an e-reader (or are you getting one this holiday season)? If you have good sources for free reading material, please share in the comments!