With the price of $200, this is the sound of drum from Asus and Google to Amazon. Finally Google released their acclaimed 7-inch Android tablet Nexus 7, the question is, if you are looking for a tablet around $200, should you buy a new comer Nexus 7 or should you buy a popular Kindle Fire ? In term of specification, Nexus 7 comes with HD screen 720P (Fire is less) and a front camera for video chat. You may use this to take a photo of yourself or your daily activity but it won’t as good as a dual-camera tablet, but in contrast Kindle Fire offers none on camera.
Click here for the full detail specification of a brand new and used Kindle Fire, starts from 170 USD (limited time) @ Amazon.com
While Kindle Fire runs on its unique OS that adapted from Android 2.3 OS, Nexus 7 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the one that google has been developing. In term of functionality, the HD screen is very easy on your eyes, you don’t need to zoom in as many times as you use Kindle Fire since the screen is crisper. The only feature that I believe Kindle Fire is still a better choice is its Amazon support, because Fire is a tablet that design to be an Amazon digital media consumption tablet, so it is easy to buy to store songs, movies, apps, that is a strong suit of Amazon, but with Nexus 7 you may need to have a little bit of technology knowledge to install app from Google app market and find the right apps. Think carefully.
The certified refurbished Kindle Fire has gone for Mother’s day 2012, but you’ll get the 30% off for cover instead !
Finally the certified refurbished Kindle Fire deal has gone from Kindle Fire’s official page and I could not find it on a price listing page either ! I think a certified refurbished has gone for Mother’s day ! (perhaps it is out of stock or Amazon want you to buy a new one instead of a refurbished one),
Click here for the full detail of 30% off Kindle Fire cover deals for Mother’s day 2012 @ Amazon (limited time)
but Amazon decides to offers this deal instead, with the new Mother’s day Fire purchase, you can buy a selected Fire covers with the 30% off, that in my opinion, is not so tempting since the price of cover is around 50 USD (the highest ones) so what you will get is around 15 USD discount for 250 USD price, and I don’t think the cover is necessary since Kindle Fire comes with the Gorilla Glass that is scratch proof. But if you are still buying anyway for your mom, this offer is better than nothing.
It is an almost universal portable stand by Arkon. The stand can be used with all Kindle eReaders, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, Playbook, Xoom, Toshiba, Acer, Nook and Other Tablets (IPM-TAB1). It is now under $10.00, 45% off. The reasonable price of stand can assist when you are cooking. It can lift up your Kindle Fire from the table or kitchen top to prevent dirt or water on the surface. Non skid material on base will keep the stand secure on the flat surfaces. It also works with or without a case or sleeve on. The stand is quite strong and good quality, customer reviews from Amazon rates it 5 star.
Alternatively, to get even more protection, Kindle Fire Anti-Glare Screen Protector with cleaning cloth by Marware can do good works as well. For me, it might be expensive but in the long term it is worthwhile.