|11-28-2013, 09:09 AM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sin City
Device: PW2 + HDX 8.9
Some Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 love.
I bought the first Kindle Fire and never warmed up to it. Still sits unused.
The KFHDX8.9 is AWESOME. I mainly bought it to take to Torah study (you may laugh, but good Torahs can be hundreds of dollars and heavy).
I have an app that shows Hebrew on one side, English on the other, and commentary below the respective passage.
Then I have my Zinio magazines. Sideloaded it straight from the Zinio website, easy peasy. My library has tons of free magazines and I have their $5 3-magazine Z-pack (both major triathlon magazines and a cycling one). The free library ones include 2 cycling ones, 2 running ones, and 3 entertainment ones that I love plus many others I like reading. I have more magazines than time lol
There's always books but I prefer the PW2 for that. And I'm about to go on a trip so I'll be trying pre-downloading some movies (I have Prime).
It's heavier than I thought. And it's agreed on that it's lighter than the iPad Air... how heavy is that??
Very happy with the purchase if just for the Torah and magazines, that alone makes it worth it for me. Got the 64-gig model.
|11-28-2013, 10:20 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: PW 2013, HDX 2013, PW 2012, HD 2012
Did you get the app I recommended here:
|12-01-2013, 10:28 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone5, etc
Mine does have a problem where pressing in the lower left quadrant of the screen produces a clicking noise, but a quick CS chat and Amazon has a replacement on it's way which I'll have on Wednesday.
|12-02-2013, 01:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: United States
Device: Kindle Touch (Wifi only)
Sounds pretty cool. you don't actually need a Torah scroll for studying, that's just for Krias HaTorah. You could always use the Stone Chumash, one edition of which has the whole Tanach...
Still a huge fan, of the whole idea, though. This is just the kind of thing very useful for travel while looking up stuff. And while the Nach isn't QUITE 20 lbs. a Kindle Fire is still lighter, and cooler.
I've got a harder job, though, I need to convince my rebbeim to let me have one in yeshiva with a Gemarah app. Probably not going to happen.
Although it's still useful for travel, of course. Carry around all of Shas in your pocket, you know....
|12-05-2013, 11:30 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2011
I returned the one I purchased. Though it may be reasonably priced, I think one will be able to do better with that and sooner rather than later.
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