Review of my Kindle HDX – 2013

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke

imageI replaced my Kindle HD 2012 with this year’s new HDX. I had some nitnoid problems with the HD that I never could cure. So I was keen to see if the new Kindle fixed these problems. After a month of use, I’ happy to say they have. I’ve even used the Mayday feature. Since I didn’t have any family or friends to gift my HD to, I sold it on FB for $100 in about 45 minutes. So, maybe I could have been more clever about that and asked for more money.

What is the biggest plus for this device? I no longer have to reboot my Kindle three to four times a day. I use the device 2 to 4 hours a day as part of my commute on the bus. I must admit I am a power user, even paying extra to use the 3g (now 4G) connectivity. Tumblr was guaranteed to bring down the device two to three times in an hour of use!

I am putting this comparison chart here so that I’ll have this long after it disappears from the Internet:


imageI can’t figure out how to get it to connect to Chromecast yet, but I’m sure that it is supported on the Silk browser.

imageBut my books, magazines, movies, music, and email are all easily available. Oh, and I purchased the way cool leather Origami case which is a very nice accoutrement for the tablet. I can stand very easily either way and looks nice too. With just under 30 days of use, I am very happy with the device. And having all my media available automatically from the Amazon cloud was a huge reason that I stayed with the Kindle platform.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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