May I just say…I love my Kindle 3. love Love LOVE mah Kindle.
Back in December, I bought daughter a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I played with it for the weeks leading up to the big day, I’ve played with it off and on since.
May I just say… I hate the Kindle Fire. Seriously. I am beyond frustrated with this jewel.
I’m bummed about that. I really wanted to like it. I wanted to get myself a new shiny to upgrade to. After all the playing I’ve done on it, I’m so glad I never did.
My thoughts on the Fire.
What’s good about it…
I’m totally not sure. Every time I find something good about it, it’s over ridden with things that frustrate me. I guess in the “what’s good about it” column would be…. The free games she has are sort of cool. Aaaaaand… Youtube video’s look good on it. Past that… I got nuthin’.
What I don’t like about it….
In a nutshell… pretty much everything. Breaking the nutshell apart, I would have to say…
Glitchy. This little unit is vera vera glitchy. Vera Vera VERA!
The touch screen is cool. However, it glitches out quite a bit. Instead of a touch type thing going on, it’s a triple, quadruple touch type thing quite a bit of the time. Very annoying.
Wifi. Wifi is cool. It’s got great graphics, and it works pretty well surfing the internet… IF you can connect. Sometimes it will connect, sometimes, like right now as I’m typing this, it will most definitely NOT connect. Had the same problem last night, only then it glitched out SO bad it wouldn’t even bring up the wi-fi options or password dialog box. I keep thinking maybe it needs some kind of patch or software update to fix the glitches, but I can’t connect to even try. ANNOYING!
I also can’t read on it outside or in direct light, as the glare is just to much. Again, I’ll stick to my old e-ink screen which has zero problems with glare.
The newest problem falls under the reading category as well. Or at least a book category. Not at all sure what is going on with it, but… they keep disappearing. Download a book, begin reading it and all seems well. Go to another location, or turn it off, and that book may or may NOT be there when you return. Currently it seems to be doing the NOT thing quite a bit. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to which book it will do this with. Others are there. Unsyncable, but there. Hopping on Amazon to see if this was just this unit and what did I find... this is apparently a common problem.
Bottom line: I am NOT a fan. Not even a little. I am so glad I decided to stick to my good ol’ Kindle 3. That baby I love. No color fancy stuff, no flying unicorns, just a plain old e-reader. That I can actually read on. I consider that a big bonus.
What about you? Do you have a Kindle Fire? If so, what do you think about it? If not, what do you use?