Kindle Reviews? You’ve Come to the Right Place!
Welcome to Skeptical Minds, where we give you the good, the bad, and the ugly of every Kindle and Kindle accessory we can get our hands on. We created this site to provide a useful resource to anyone considering a Kindle or Kindle accessory. Unlike other “review” sites, we go out and actually buy the products we review to give you real reviews of Kindle products.
Which Kindle Should I Buy?
This is a common question, and one we answer on our Kindle reviews page. In general, you’ll find that the Kindle 4 is great for reading books outdoors. The Kindle Paperwhite will be great for reading indoors and outdoors with a built-in light. While the Kindle Fire 2, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G is more suited to surfing the Internet, watching movies, reading newspapers and magazines, and also reading books indoors.
Kindle 4 vs Kindle Paperwhite vs Kindle Fire 2 vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G
The Kindle 4 is the lowest and cheapest model at $69, and great for simple reading outdoors and indoors with light. The Kindle Paperwhite is great for any environment of reading, including darkness and outdoors. The Kindle Paperwhite also has a higher resolution and darker contrast around the text for easier reading. The Kindle Paperwhite is available starting at $119. The Kindle Fire 2 is the beefed up version of the original Kindle Fire, and a great cheaper option for an entertainment device for movies, books, magazines, apps, web, email, and more. However, the Kindle Fire HD is the older brother of the Kindle Fire 2. With a higher resolution screen up to 1080p, it is crystal clear. Finally, the mac-daddy… the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G has wireless capabilities, and is more like a tablet, yet cheaper than the New iPad 3. A bigger screen, HD quality, several options for apps, movies, Microsoft compatibility, Facebook, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Dolby stereo speakers, it gives you a big bang, but for a much bigger buck. This $499 Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G Tablet is made to compete with the $729 version of the New iPad 3. A big savings.
Are the Ads on the Kindle Distracting?
In short, the answer is no. The ads on the ad-supported versions of the Kindle 4 and Kindle Paperwhite are really rather unnoticeable after you get used to them, and never distract from the reading experience. The ads are the equivalent of a screen saver when you’re not on your computer, and the one ad that displays at the bottom of the screen when you turn on your Kindle goes away immediately once you start reading anything on your Kindle.