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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Dawn, Nov 27, 2011.

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    Dad is buying Mum a Kindle for Christmas. I know because it's sitting in my dining room (I'm Santa's little helper). :yes:

    So is there any kind of "Kindle voucher" or gift certificate you can get or is it just the normal Amazon gift certificate? Santa's helper is confused. :unsure:
     
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    normal amazon gift cert although I think when you choose one you can say it's a kindle one but in practice its normal
     
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    As Keith says, they're all the same thing, some just have a Kindle design on the front :yes:
     
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    I have bought a few for my mother, and I know it's already been cleared up, but yep, it's the same.

    I have sent a traditional card as well as the email link. I know it's less personal, but it's quicker.
     
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    they have several gift card designs you can choose from, and if printed in a color printer, they look really nice :yes:
     
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    OK gang, how do you charge the battery on this thing. Does it come with a charger, do you plug it into a computer????? Thanks
     
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    mine did come with a charger

    you do not need to connect it to your computer at all
     
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    Yep, I just plug mine into the wall. To be honest, I don't have to charge it often. I save battery by not having the wifi on...no real reason too.
     
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    DW wants a Kindle Fire for Christmas
     
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    oh!

    Id love a Fire... but it doesnt work outside the US yet :nono:
     
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    OK more Kindle Fire questions.

    Does it have a USB port. Can you download photos to it. Any advantages to having an iPad or iPad2 over the Kindle Fire except for the larger screen?
     
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    Yes, it does. Micro USB connector. :yes:

    According to the documentation, yes. Via USB. :yes:

    I'll abstain on this one and let people who might have used both pop in. I haven't actually used a Fire yet. And probably won't get the opportunity to.

    Tom :)macwave:... fanboy of the known persuasion.)
     
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    I haven't played with the Kindle Fire yet so I can't answer anything about that, but just thought I'd add that if you go with the new Kindle (the one without the keypad) it only comes with a USB, not a wall charger :yes:
     
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    I thought about the Kindle fire and heard about 2 people who are not happy with it. Definitely not good for kindle books.

    But to each their own.
     
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    Any idea why it isn't good for books?
     
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    She didn't go into specifics, but said to keep my traditional kindle with the paperback book look. I'm assuming it has to do with the color and look for the fire...maybe great for movies and the net, but no so good for traditional books.
     
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    I think what people don't like about the fire is that it doesn't use the 'e-ink' that the other kindles use. :unsure: At least that's what I've gathered from reading reviews.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    e-ink? We went to the store and looked at one. She doesn't want JUST a Kindle. But she really liked the Fire and said that she had no problems trying to read the books they had on it.
     

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