Product Reviews

Kindle Fire Review and Giveaway

Erez Zukerman 30-12-2011

It’s a brand new year, and I am proud to be part of something brand new here at MakeUseOf: An independent hardware review followed by a giveaway. We’ve done plenty of giveaways before, mostly for software, but also for very cool hardware such as the Nikon D3000 dSLR. Today we’ll be giving away an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to one lucky reader, but we took the time to test it first, and we have a complete review of what it’s like. We actually bought this Kindle Fire – this giveaway is not sponsored by Amazon or anyone else, so the review is not biased. Just because we’re giving one away doesn’t mean it’s a perfect device (otherwise we’d just keep it all for ourselves!).


Oh, and the Kindle Fire is originally a US-only device – so if you’re outside of the States, this may be your best chance to get one. Let’s get started, shall we?


kindle fire review

The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch multi-touch tablet. It has a dual-core processor, a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, and 8GB of internal memory. It runs a custom build of the Android operating system – so heavily customized, you won’t feel it’s Android most of the time (more on that later). At $200, the Kindle Fire costs less than half of an iPad 2.

As noted above, Amazon has opted to make the Kindle Fire available only within the US. This means that if you’re outside of the US, many parts of the Kindle experience will not be accessible for you (for example, the App Store and movies). I tested the device in Israel, and this review reflects that user experience. There are ways to circumvent Amazon’s regional protections, but they tend to be convoluted, and since I wanted to keep the device in a pristine state for a lucky reader, I did not try them. So, this review is mainly about the hardware, and what you could expect from the Kindle as a hardware platform.

Initial Impressions

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The Kindle Fire arrives in a sturdy no-frills box. In the spirit of the times, Amazon clearly made an effort to use as little packaging material as possible. If you’ve ever bought a “regular” Kindle, the Fire’s packaging should be familiar. Within the cardboard box you’ll find a molded “holder” for the Kindle. Under the Kindle you’ll find a power adaptor, and that’s about it:

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Above you can see the Kindle Fire sitting on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. While the Fire has a smaller screen, it is significantly thicker than the Galaxy Tab:


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This is a side-by-side view of the Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab. The Tab is tapered so it feels even thinner along the edges, but even when you compare the base thickness, the Kindle is noticeably thicker.

For another size comparison, here’s the Kindle Fire next to a Kindle 3:

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This is much more similar – in fact, the Kindle Fire is almost exactly the same size as the Kindle 3, only much thicker. Unlike the Kindle 3, the top of the Kindle Fire is completely unadorned – not even an Amazon logo in sight. No buttons, either. It’s just a bezel with a screen. You can find the Kindle logo embossed on the heavily rubberized back of the device:

kindle fire review

The rubberized back, combined with the device’s compact width, make it easy to hold. But at 413 grams (14.6 ounces), the Kindle Fire is not a lightweight device, especially not when held with just one hand. So while size isn’t an issue when trying to grip it with just one hand, for prolonged use you will probably find yourself using both hands to hold the device, or propping it up against something.

Controls are bunched up at the bottom of the device, much like on “regular” Kindles:


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There’s a headphone jack on the left, a Micro USB port, and a power button. Let’s compare that with the control layout on a Kindle 3:

kindle fire review

Above is the Kindle 3, and below is the Kindle Fire. As you can see, Amazon has done away with the volume button on the Kindle Fire: It’s not located anywhere else – it’s just gone. Another significant change: The power button isn’t activated by sliding, but by a simple push. Both of these are actually big steps backwards for the Kindle. Changing the volume requires fiddling with the touch screen, and I’ve turned the screen off by accident many times just by holding the device. I hope Amazon improves the control layout on future revisions of the Fire, and makes it more similar to the Kindle’s proven layout.

The Kindle Fire also includes two speakers:

amazon kindle fire review

As you can see above, the speakers are lined up on the device’s “top” side – i.e, opposite of the controls. This is a very strange place for the speakers, given the fact that videos must be watched in landscape mode. When you turn the device over to watch a video, both speakers are on the same side. It’s also very easy to muffle the sound accidentally when holding the device. A much better position for the speakers would have been on the wide side of the device, for actual stereo when watching videos.

Using The Kindle Fire

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This is what the Kindle’s main interface looks like in landscape orientation. At the very top is a heavily modified Android status bar. Directly underneath is the list of content types the device can display, and under that is a display of your recently viewed items. You can swipe between them in a CoverFlow-like display:

amazon kindle fire review

Under the recently used items you will find wooden “shelves” containing your favorite apps, books, and other content:

amazon kindle fire review

To place something on the shelf, simply grab it from the “recently viewed” display and drag it onto the shelf. Couldn’t be simpler, really. Now let’s look at the video store:

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The Kindle Fire comes with a 1-month free Amazon Prime membership, which entitles you to view lots of content for free (if you’re in the US). If you’re outside of the States, you’ll have to make do with trailers:

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My screenshot tool won’t show the video, but you can see the control interface. When you don’t touch the screen, the interface disappears, leaving nothing but the video you’re watching. The top-left button lets you rewind ten seconds back; on the top-right you can see the volume slider, and at the bottom is a scrubber. Very simple, really.

Now let’s look at reading a book with the Kindle Fire:

amazon kindle fire review

Amazon WhisperSync works pretty well, and the Kindle Fire usually syncs to the last page I’ve read in the book. The reading app interface looks like this:

amazon kindle fire review

This is in landscape mode. The app is virtually identical to the Kindle Android app, except that controls are laid across the bottom bar because the Kindle Fire doesn’t have a Menu hardware button. Tapping the screen’s right side flips to the next page, tapping its left side flips to the previous page. This is nice in theory, but it’s very easy to tap the screen edges by mistake when holding the device. Tapping the middle of the screen pops up the control interface you can see in the screenshot above. When you’re just reading, the app looks like this:

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You can pick one of three different background colors and several fonts, and also change the font size. Pretty much what you would expect from a Kindle Android app, really.

Next, let’s look at reading a magazine on the Kindle Fire:

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This is the January 2012 issue of Popular Science (you can buy magazines internationally in the Kindle Store). There’s a strip along the bottom for quickly scrubbing through the magazine. A spread looks like this:

amazon kindle fire review

This particular magazine is a perfect copy of its paper counterpart. If you were expecting crazy interactivity, embedded videos and other cool stuff, you won’t find it here. To be able to read anything, you’ll need to pinch to zoom and then pan around with your finger. The maximum zoom level isn’t very high, either. So while magazines can display well on the Kindle Fire, the small screen size makes them difficult to read.

Some magazines are offered in a “Kindle native” format, which looks more like an eBook than a magazine. Take Fantasy & Science Fiction for example:

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As you can see, this is much like reading a Kindle book. This format works very well for text-heavy magazines, and is perfectly readable.

The Silk Browser

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One of the Kindle’s main selling points is Amazon Silk, a “revolutionary cloud-accelerated” browser (Amazon’s words, not mine). The Silk browser uses Amazon’s cloud to make browsing faster. Amazon says: With each page request, Silk dynamically determines a division of labor between the mobile hardware and Amazon EC2 (i.e. which browser sub-components run where) that takes into consideration factors like network conditions, page complexity and the location of any cached content.

That sounds slick, and should translate to blazing-fast browsing times. Unfortunately, in regular use, I would be hard pressed to say that Silk made any noticeable difference. Gizmodo took around 15 seconds to fully render, and MakeUseOf took around 20-25 seconds. The page was usable before it completed rendering, but it didn’t feel blazing fast.

On a positive note, page rendering was spot-on perfect:

amazon kindle fire review

Flash content works silky-smooth, and the whole thing feels very solid. Pinch-to-zoom is highly responsive, too. All in all, browsing with the Kindle Fire is a lovely experience.

Living With the Kindle Fire

In my day-to-day life, I usually spend quality time with my Kindle in bed, right before I go to sleep. With a regular Kindle, this means I have my reading lamp on, and I read it like a book. When using the Fire, I didn’t need a reading lamp, which was nice. The downside was that after a couple of hours reading in the dark, my eyes hurt. This happened even when I used a black background.

Another annoyance was software-related. As I mentioned, there are no hardware buttons for controlling the sound volume. You can turn the volume down using the top control bar, which looks like this:

amazon kindle fire review

However, even with the volume muted, the Kindle sounded an audible alert when battery dropped below 15%. This was late at night, with my significant other lying in bed next to me, trying to sleep. Pretty irritating.

Due to the Kindle’s heft, I had to adapt a new reading posture. I couldn’t really lie on my back and hold the Kindle over my head; I also couldn’t hold it vertically because I kept turning it off by mistake. Eventually I was able to read by moving to landscape mode and gripping the Kindle with both hands.

Should You Buy It?

If you’re in the US, my answer would be an unequivocal YES. For $200, the Kindle Fire is a lot of tablet. The UI is very responsive, and with Amazon’s tempting content options (Kindle lending library, videos, etc.), the Kindle Fire would probably be a joy to use. I would not, however, buy it instead of an e-ink Kindle. For just reading books, the regular Kindle still wins.

If you’re outside of the US, the answer becomes more complicated. On its own, with its default Amazon firmware, the Kindle Fire is not such a great choice. The Amazon App Market doesn’t work outside the US, which means you won’t be able to install any apps (that’s why I didn’t review that part). You also won’t be able to watch videos. However, if you are interested in the Kindle strictly as a hardware platform, it is a lovely device. Alternative Android distribution CyanogenMod is available for the Kindle Fire, which means you can reflash your Kindle Fire, utterly void any sort of warranty, and have fun with a slick 7” tablet. Whether or not you choose to go down that path is up to you, of course.

We’re giving this Kindle Fire review unit away to one very lucky MakeUseOf reader. Here’s how to join the giveaway.

How do I win the Kindle Fire?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

Please fill in the form with your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner.

The giveaway code required to activate the form is available from our Facebook page.

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The giveaway is over. The winner is Craig Hunter from Scotland! Congratulations, Craig!

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  1. Maneesh
    June 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Congrats Craig for this awesome prize..

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    May 7, 2012 at 5:09 am

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  3. Mayank
    March 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I would like a Kindle for the times I travel and am in the rpocess of reading very large, hardcover books. Seems that these books are just too large to fit in my purse easily without giving me a hernia after carrying them around all day.

  4. Md. Eakub Ahmed
    February 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Is Kindle Fire really a Tablet PC! Lacking a lot in features and giving a lot of media, the trade off is not that ballanced! Its really very interesting to see the ransformational nature of personal communication & computing technology in last 20 years.

    The analytical reasoning behind the evolution of netbooks to laptop & mobile phones to smartphones to tablet is nothing but the market force which driven the whole communication technology from miniaturization to functionality to large touch screen to portable & faster computing. 

    Consumers of handheld communication devices in the whole world is currently devided in 3 main groups. The current market rockers are Kindle Fire from Amazon, iPad from Apple & Galaxy Tab from Samsung. Who will get the largest share of the pie entirely depends on the value proposition the product offers. Say, iPad2 is high priced & a highly feature loaded tablet. On the other hand, Kindle Fire is targeting low spenders who love to consume e-contents and dont bother about unlimited storage but bother about price.

    And the recent release of Samsung Galaxy Note is nothing but the merging of Tablets & Smartphones is cutting the growth of current hot sellers. This Hybrid product will lead the future of personal handheld device for a long time for sure.

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  5. Cindy Sanborn
    February 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    hell u already gave it away why post it now, saying u r giving it away. bad,bad, post unless i missed something and i saw where it said u gave it away.

    • Tina
      February 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Cindy, you are just late. The article introduced the Giveaway, but it has ended in the meantime.

  6. Bill Garcia
    February 4, 2012 at 3:49 am

    does anyone know who won?

    • Tina
      February 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

      It's Craig Hunter.

  7. cathe Dough
    February 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    love the tech stuff it makes me feel smart even though i'm not thanks

  8. Janeeshnjp
    February 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Who won.....

  9. Terrabyte
    February 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Who's The Winner ?

    • Tina
      February 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      Craig Hunter is the winner.

  10. Tracydesper
    January 31, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Need, Need, NEED!! Please

  11. Charlotte
    January 30, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Sweet site. Kool review. Want one :) looove make use of

  12. Nicrogers1
    January 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Love it!

  13. Moshe Heller
    January 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Great Review! I would really love to own it.

  14. alfithra92
    January 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Asking suppliers to build 25% more units would not be a task if they
    were just building a few. But to raise an order from 4 million to 5
    million units means that the manufacturing arm is a real powerhouse!

    America. This is the surest example of the fact that there is no
    trickle-down. Amazon and their genius has invented the Kindle Fire, and
    they will reap the rewards from their excellent design. But there are no
    new US jobs in the manufacturing or distribution process. The units
    will be made in China, in any quantity that Amazon choose to order, and
    the quality will be a match for that other great engine of invention
    that uses the same model, Apple.

    Now you might think that I have
    some point to make, some moral issue about how American companies should
    support the US jobs market.


    I leave it to the politicians, who run the gamut of ridiculous solutions to America's economic woes.

    me, this is simply history in the making, a trend to be observed.
    American consumers demand the best product they can buy, at the lowest
    price at which they can buy it. Companies globally compete to meet these
    needs, and American companies, in a competitive global market, are
    simply trying to keep up.

    So go for it, Amazon! You are doing great work, and I mean that sincerely. You have my business.

  15. Gaurang Joshi
    January 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Great review....

  16. Guruprasad S. Srivatsav
    January 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Hope I win! Being in India, I don't have a dream of getting electronic gadgets usually anytime soon.

  17. Dmacc502
    January 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Would love winning.

  18. Robbie Pence
    January 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I would LOVE one of these for school!

  19. prabhath kaushalya
    January 25, 2012 at 4:43 am

    tweeted and thanks for the giveway.

  20. mike
    January 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    as a person who never wins anything i figure maybe someday if i keep trying... even after 50 yrs i keep trying. thanks for the chance.

  21. pravin
    January 24, 2012 at 6:01 am

    OMG, i want this. I will never forget you. :-) I will check my mail everyday from now onwards if i am the luckiest..

  22. Cathy Clarkson
    January 23, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Gave one as a present..wish I had enough to buy me one..would love to win one..thanks

  23. Swagat salunke
    January 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Looking good.....I would love to try it

  24. Dl Betty
    January 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I got the notice to enter again 3 times on FB and it won't let me enter again! Ah well would still love to win this for our son!

  25. Sherwin Glabog
    January 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm


  26. r.noble
    January 21, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Done LOVE is great for its GIVEAWAY

  27. Nika Shvelidze
    January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I've always wanted Kindle Fire!

  28. Anonymous
    January 20, 2012 at 12:26 am

    what a nice giveaway i love to read and hang out a Kindle fire would fit my needs

  29. Sumon Seleem
    January 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Great giveaway. Thanks. Count me in.

  30. Amanda Litfin
    January 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Being a teacher, I would love to win this. It would help me out so much. I hope I win...please? Amanda Litfin

  31. Kevin
    January 17, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Helpful hint: You can make the power button be on the top instead of the bottom by simply turning it upside down. The screen adjusts. Then you won't be accidentally turning it off. You can then lock in the orientation of the screen if you like on the options screen.

    • Tina
      January 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Great idea, Kevin. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Amy
    January 17, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    this was an interesting and thorough review. very interesting. I'm weighing options of Kindle vs Nook so glad to see you also have a post about that! Of course if I won, that would solve my quandry.... LOL

  33. Jack Stewart
    January 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    May have to get one for my birthday...if I don't win the giveaway.

  34. Valerie-Barbeau
    January 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Wish I could afford one bit pricy for me.  I went the Cheaper version $99.00.  If the Fire was cheaper I would probably get  Enjoy Ya'll.

  35. Mary G
    January 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    This would be so great to have, it would be easier the carry then a few books.

  36. Grr
    January 17, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Thanks for the great review.
    At $200 Fire is still over my budget, so hope to win it here.

    Thanks, Grr

  37. Anonymous
    January 17, 2012 at 1:42 am

    is amazing thanks

  38. Laura L Herbert
    January 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Am in Australia so would be interested to actually get the fire kindle to see what works and what doesnt here.
    Love your site

  39. Kumar Naveen2
    January 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Awesome Giveaway :) hoping for the best :) 

  40. James
    January 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Hope to win this one..Thanks for the giveaway...

  41. Venkat
    January 16, 2012 at 12:41 am

    great giveaway.
    count me in.

  42. Kimrid
    January 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I would love to win this my son is a lover of books and has wanted one of these he is 15 years old and an english honors student so if I do win it goes straight to him. Thank you for this opportunity!

  43. Harmesh
    January 15, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    All set for the Big One.. :) Done 'em all. Shared, Liked, Tweeted & Posted !!!

    Would love to have this one.Consider me in!!!


  44. Imransoudagar
    January 15, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I love Kindle fire! waiting for the results.

  45. Anonymous
    January 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Really nice give away. Hope to win :-)

  46. Ginger Smith
    January 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    It keeps telling me that my code is incorrect. Then when I enter it again, it tells me that my email has already been used. So I used another email address. Then it told me my code was incorrect again. wth?

    • Tina
      January 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm


      did you try to copy and paste the code from Facebook? Note that this is not the same 'code' as the one used to download our PDF guides.

  47. Jose George K
    January 15, 2012 at 4:37 am

    The review is thorough.....cant wait to get one....hoping it will release in India soon....

  48. Janenearing
    January 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I'm a librarian.  We need to be ultra-familiar with what our customers are using.  Lots of them got Kindles for Christmas.  It's my turn, ok?

  49. Isabelle Simard
    January 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Wow! i'ld love to win it for my mother who's working nightime and she is a really big reader :)

  50. Anonymous
    January 14, 2012 at 6:22 am

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  51. Shamrocksu88
    January 14, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Glad that you have opened the give away to people worldwide. Nice off you people :)

  52. shenoyjoseph
    January 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    done all steps and i m very excited to see the winners of the giveaway as fast as possible. :)

  53. Donna Dimick
    January 13, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Great review! My daughter just got a Kindle Fire for x-mas and she is thrilled with it. Now I want one....badly!! LOL!! Have a Kobo and it is SO not satisfying after playing with daughter's Kindle, lol. Keeping fingers crossed that I win :) 

  54. Eistot
    January 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    what other tablets would you recommend?

  55. Aldin Halepovic
    January 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

     seems like a really good tablet and I read a lot, I would love to win this giveaway

  56. Raj Shekar
    January 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Who is the winner ?

  57. Vickyharry
    January 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

    this looks amazing, i have everything crossed

  58. mongkol
    January 12, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

  59. Dl Betty
    January 12, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Could really use this for our son. Great contest! Thanks

  60. Gypsykae
    January 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Appreciate the review and the website.. THANKS..

  61. Anonymous
    January 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

    tweeting @fdp4life:twitter would love to win a kindle fire, it's amazing!

  62. Dl Betty
    January 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I think the Kindle fire would be good for my son he has some mild disabliities, so the size and using it to read, or watch a show would probably be very nice for him. I don't trust him with my Ipad2 at those prices! ouch.

  63. MrTax
    January 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Join! and liked, twetted!

  64. Ruthdelrosario
    January 10, 2012 at 1:56 am

    this is soooo cool....would love to have one

  65. Terrabyte
    January 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

    MUO Always Give a Amazing Giveaway and Amazing Review :)

  66. Mharis Rosario
    January 10, 2012 at 1:18 am

    hope i can have this

  67. courtney b
    January 9, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    i want this! and i'm tweeting! @meandbells fb name courtney bella

  68. Sarahjane1886
    January 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Wanted this before Christmas but Santa didn't deliver--Please, please, MakeUseOf, let me have my Fire!

  69. Hannan Satopay
    January 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

    I do hope to win...fingers crossed :P :D

  70. phil cohen
    January 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    I think at this point the Kindle offers the best
    In both performance and clariy
    Foo wthe price. I compliment them
    For challenging Apple to see that not everyone
    Can afford to pay $500.00! Thank youAmazon!

  71. wizman
    January 8, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hope to win it.

  72. wizman
    January 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Just RT @wizman88:twitter

  73. Charlie Stone
    January 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    I bought a Kindle Fire for my oldest grandaughter for Christmas, she just absolutley LOVES it!

  74. Frantisek Chytil
    January 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Firre je velmi zaujimavy produkt, tesim sa az ho budem mat doma. 
    Fire is a very interesting product, I look forward to it and I have at home.  Thanx

  75. Chad McCullough
    January 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Great review. Obviously, the Fire is a bit more than just an ebook reader. I tested one out at a Best Buy Mobile store just the other day. For $200, it's going to be hard to beat.  :-)

  76. Michelle lawson
    January 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    would love to win this for my birthday in 4 days xx

  77. Jacqueline Griffin
    January 7, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you so much! Have a great new Year!

  78. Timbrex
    January 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    A very beautiful giveaway.  Thank you for including me.

  79. Michael Wright
    January 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    very nice review of a great product, thanks for the opportunity

    • Carol
      May 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

      The actual conntet from rooted microsd card in the actual device thus again youre stuck with wifi off it amazon on kindle fire heres some limitations of microsd slot means that change the actual device thus there not include those that rely on the world kindle fire compatibility as well as part of getting kindle fire heres.

  80. velomac
    January 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the nice Kindle give away. I got a confusing response, however, when I registered. After entering the code to unlock the entry form, my name, email, & clicking the enter button, the form presented the message:
     "The giveaway code you entered was incorrect. Please refresh the page to try again."Apparently my entry was accepted, as I received an acknowledgment email a short while later. Curious... 

  81. Amyduong30
    January 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Would love to win this kindle fire

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  82. tray broth
    January 7, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Fantastic prize ~ Would be over the moon if I won.. :-) Good luck to everyone.

  83. Ashok Katariya
    January 7, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Thank you very much for the review and for the giveaway. I find your reviews are always unbiased and informative.

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Ashok! :)

  84. Nirmal Shah
    January 7, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Great giveaway as usual. Keeping my fingers crossed..

  85. valtm
    January 7, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Would like to win one of these!

  86. Harold craig
    January 7, 2012 at 1:59 am

    I love to win

  87. Rita F.
    January 7, 2012 at 1:18 am

    I have been wanting one of these Kindle readers ever since they first came out.  To win one would be like the Christmas gift I never got!

  88. Bob Holland
    January 6, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Signed up for the giveaway.  I hope I win!

  89. Storm Litz
    January 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I don't win giveaways but this is too good to pass up.

  90. Anonymous
    January 6, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    O key!

  91. Patrick
    January 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I would love tp get into your giveaway, since I'm in Canada and can't buy the Fire here.  However, I cancelled my Facebook account about a year ago because I got fed up with all their changes that compromised privacy.  Instead of looking out for the concerns of their users, they make changes to suit themselves and if enough people complain, they reluctantly patch the privacy holes they created.  And then they do it all over again a few months later.  So I don't want to business with outfits that take that approach to their customers and I'm disappointed that MakeUseOf is restricting entries to the giveaway to FaceBook users.

    • Tina
      January 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm


      the only advice I have is to set up a fake Facebook account to like the MakeUseOf page and view the code. We do not offer any other way to participate. We are giving away something for free and of course we are hoping for some exposure in return.

  92. Anonymous
    January 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    What if we don't use Facebook?  Is there somewhere else to get the code?

    • Tina
      January 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      No, sorry!

  93. TomF
    January 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Pre-ordered the Fire and received it on the first shipment in November.  All in all, it works well with hardly any negatives.  Battery life is very good, and all functionality works as advertised.
    As the owner of an iPhone and an iPad (for the wife), I can point out that the selection of apps from the Amazon App store is extremely disappointing.  Perhaps it will get better as developers move them through whatever process Amazon must have to approve them, but I am not seeing a rapid increase.One good thing is that there is a paid app offered for free each day, so over time, you can collect some interesting apps that you might not otherwise want to pay for.  Recently, most have been games, which I don't bother to download.
    The other drawback is no ability to add storage, and Dropbox, one of my favorite storage tools, is not available as a direct access app.  Some apps can access files in Dropbox and other cloud sites, however.
    At $200, it has proven to be a very good value to me.

  94. Stephan Dufresne
    January 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Great post as I was finally able to view the difference in size with the competition..
    OH and great giveaway but like much of the previous comments i have no intention to join either FaceCrooK-or-Twitt,, 
    Why not use google+ ?
    ohh well,still happy with the great posts here @freds4hb:disqus  makeuseoF .....

    Happy new year to y'all :) 


  95. Rballde
    January 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Will buy at least one even if I don't win

  96. Pjm4992_
    January 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I hope I win.

  97. DragonStrike
    January 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    you have a very informative site here. I have learned a lot from your Guieds. Would love to win this for my wife. No telling when they are going to open sales to Canada. Thanks for the Opportunity.

  98. NetPaul12
    January 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for being so lame...   not interested in Facebook, so I guess that I'm not good enough for your little giveaways.
    Idea for your next article: How to makeuseof our own website and not have to rely on 3rd parties such as Facebook.

  99. Zeff
    January 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    nice giveaway

  100. Shasta Brander
    January 5, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Great giveaway! Glad you like Game of Thrones also!

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

      Whew, what a series. Did you read #5? I wanted to buy it (just finished #4 a couple of days ago), but Amazon are selling the ebook for almost $15! And the reviews indicate it's not that amazing. Think it's worth it?

  101. Pamela A McMillan
    January 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Entered and tweeted!

  102. Joan
    January 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Would very much appreciate winning this wonderful Kindle Fire.  Working on applications for struggling readers and this would be most helpful in designing the apps.  Thanks for conducting this giveaway of a great tool for readers everywhere---in particular, challenged readers!

    Joan Brennan

  103. Ashutosh Dave
    January 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    this is amazing!!

  104. Enchantedstarr
    January 4, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Love the review, always helps to hear what others think of something new, thanks for doing that for all of us. Now, would I love to win the kindle fire.... you bet your sweet ass I would.... fingers crossed my name will be picked. You guys rock ! Huggs, Michelle.

  105. Gestalt0421
    January 4, 2012 at 1:49 am

    I'd love to have this one! :)

  106. JazMinderr
    January 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    great giveaway! <3

  107. Carol
    January 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Thank You for offering such an awesome giveaway. I really got a lot out of your review. I appreciate that it was written in a way that I can understand the differences clearly! Sometimes reviews can leave tech-challenged people like me MORE confused! It's important to have the facts clearly spelled out especially these days when money is so tight.

  108. Victor Lewis
    January 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Good luck everyone!!

  109. Shawn Spencer
    January 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Erez: How does it feel getting tons of computing stuff that has to be reviewed? Do you ever get tired of it and just pick a few items (hardware/software) knowing that you might miss some stuff? Or how do you prioritize your reviews?

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 4, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Well, when it comes to hardware, it's not really a problem I have. To maintain objectivity, we've opted to buy our own hardware to review, and obviously we're on a budget, so it's not like there's an endless rain of hardware coming my way :). 

      Software, on the other hand, is really an endless rain. I usually do Windows, Web and Android review, which leaves Apple/iOS out of the picture for me. But still that's a ton of stuff, so I filter heavily. I try to focus on things that are really very good. Once I find one, I usually do it FIFO (meaning, I add it to my queue, and write it up once I get to it).

  110. David Ferrandino
    January 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you did it all not only great giveaway but great review. Spectacular!

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you, David! :) I'm glad you liked it.

  111. Beverlyrodkewitz
    January 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I bought a tablet back in Sept. After setting it up and having it for  two days my special needs son got his hands on it and won't give it back.  He absolutely loves it and plays angry birds all the time and finds his videos on you tube.. i have been looking @ the kindle since before the holidays to purchase for myself. Since I don't think I will be getting the other tablet back to soon.  It would be nice to win one.

  112. Carlos Salazar
    January 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

    To win this Kindle would be a dream come true very early in the year.

  113. Titchylin Young
    January 3, 2012 at 7:40 am

    where have you been all my life!! - I so want to win this

    bought a kindle for daughter - avid reader and techie - I am so impressed - bring the next gen out

  114. ShiroGKitsune
    January 3, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Awesome giveaway this time

  115. Evel
    January 3, 2012 at 3:38 am

    great article, played with a friend o mines kindle, wish I had read your article b4. can't wait to win it, and check out  your points made in the article-thanks for the good word

  116. Ronald
    January 3, 2012 at 12:28 am

    can't find the code for the giveaway anywhere on this site.  So where is it.

    • Tina
      January 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Ronald, as Jackson pointed out above, you can find the code here: 

  117. Ronald
    January 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Being retired and disabled, I would love to have one of these.

  118. Tina
    January 3, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Thank you for the chance!

  119. Mandyjwaller
    January 2, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Fab giveaway have entered liked on facebook and tweeted @3onlinemovies:twitter

  120. isjustyoga1
    January 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    i will make a big shout to facebook, youtube, and twitter, and everyone know Make Use Of :D, just if i can win this :) Hopefully i can get kindle fire... Wish me luck.. :)

    • Aibek
      January 3, 2012 at 5:01 am

      good luck! :)

  121. Nicrogers1
    January 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Great review!

  122. jane
    January 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    in it to win it!

  123. Noypi
    January 2, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    joined.. :D

  124. Susan
    January 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance ~ good luck everyone!

  125. Marco Nat
    January 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm


  126. Leslie Liszak
    January 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Would be neat to win one!

  127. ML Deitrich
    January 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Please I need the code, why can't I find it on your facebook page under giveaway codes.

  128. Diane
    January 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    love the reviews especially the screenshots of the print - MUO rocks with the fantastic giveaways

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks Diane!

  129. Anonymous
    January 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Nice review. I have a Kindle Fire and pretty much agree with everything here. I have to really emphasize how well the Fire plays videos (although the placement of the speakers could be better). I still remember my amazement at how well it handled a Livestream video--as good as my high-powered desktop computer. I'm not going to be writing novels on the Fire, but as a consumption device, it's pretty darn good. I find myself using it especially in bed, laying on one side and leaning it on one arm or on a pillow, while reading or surfing. I'm not usually an early adopter, but a $200 tablet running Android...I didn't expect an iPad and in fact I didn't want an iPad, but I got a very nice little device that I can use to play games or read books or surf the net in bed.

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 2, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks, and I'm glad you agree with the review! :)

      I think if it didn't have all of the annoying regional blocks I might get one for myself, too.

  130. Astro48
    January 2, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Be nice to win a Kindle Fire. 

  131. Dldbrou
    January 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Great review, my only question is the glare problem.  No glare with the older Kindle, and I saw that you can buy anti glare films to add, but is the glare all that bad?

    • Erez Zukerman
      January 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm

      The screen is definitely reflective. For reading in the sunlight, this doesn't come close to a "real" Kindle.

  132. Simone Lee
    January 2, 2012 at 8:59 am

    would love to win this

  133. Asrielrusdyawan
    January 2, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Done Everything..:-)
    Hope to win This!

    THX, LJBU!

  134. Anonymous
    January 2, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Well done review! Fantastic prize for a giveaway. Have submitted the requirements for entry. Thanks

  135. CLMoses
    January 2, 2012 at 4:26 am

    My 33rd wedding anniversary is in March and my wife really wants one!

  136. Dav532000
    January 1, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    What a great giveaway count me in for rthis please

    • Yusuf
      May 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      Thais! moito obrigado!, thank you very much!, muahcs Gracias!I love your taste for the subjects that you choose, is refreshing to see a philosopher not afraid of symbolism, mysticism, and subjects on the art of living. I found you on suite philosophy 101, great content. Te felicito!, congratulations.during contemplation I heard the following phrase: When the ligth and the water unite, the rainbow will apear. What do you think about the meaning of that phrase?.take care, and thanks in advance.

  137. Jowin
    January 1, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!............. Count me in!!........ :)

  138. Michelle L.
    January 1, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Appreciate the straight-forward and honest review...oh, and the giveaway of course! Good luck everyone!

  139. Online_shopping1253
    January 1, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Very informative review. My interest in an eReader would be for reading Family Circle, Woman's Day, Woman's World, Prevention, Better Homes & Gardens, First for Women, Woman's Health, Food Network, and others such as these varieties. A lot of valuable information in reading magazines. But i would also like to read some books as well. Being the winner would be nice :)  

  140. Pat
    December 31, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Good luck to all who've entered and congrats to the lucky winner! Happy New Year everyone!

  141. Pawel Maczewski
    December 31, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    It would be great to get one! :) 

  142. Junkang Xie
    December 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I would love to win this!

  143. iOS Escape Tech
    December 31, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    The Kindle Fire looks so cool! I'd love to see how it compares to my iPad and BlackBerry Playbook! Would be interesting...

  144. agustin Torres
    December 31, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Happy New  year and thanks for the chance to wing !!

  145. Burkheimer
    December 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Just isn't working for me. No form comes up, no code found.

    • Jackson Chung
      January 2, 2012 at 7:31 am

      Hey Burkheimer, that can't be right. Head over to for the code

  146. Dan
    December 31, 2011 at 7:28 am

    That would be fanblankingtastic to win such a great piece of technology. Reading heaven!

  147. SueO
    December 31, 2011 at 6:28 am

    The kindle is hot. Every pun intended. :)

    • Maneesh
      June 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Agree with you...

  148. Fibroman
    December 31, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I'm in !! Good luck to all! And Happy Holidays!

  149. Maike O
    December 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Excellent brother got a kindle fire for Christmas and it seems pretty awesome! Fingers crossed :)

  150. Cooldep
    December 31, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Bought my daughter the NOOK Tablet for XMAS so would love to win the Kindle Fire cause can't afford anything for myself :( :)

    • Anna
      May 8, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Wonderful story, reckoned we could conbime a handful of unrelated information, nonetheless seriously really worth taking a appear, whoa did one particular understand about Mid East has got far more problerms too

  151. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I want win this 
    MakeUseof of is the site for me Ebook

  152. Ingrid Taylor
    December 31, 2011 at 2:06 am

    This would be awesome to Win! MakeUseOf is the best!

  153. Brian T.
    December 31, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Kindle fire is the next gotta have device for anyone's home.

  154. Lucy Zelazowski
    December 31, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Wow I've never actually seen a Kindle, fab blog, great details and photos, the Kindle Fire looks awesome, I can seen what all the fuss is about. Pick me lol x  

  155. Luis A Ramos Jr
    December 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I like your review of the Kindle Fire and if I win, It will an early birthday present to me.

  156. markrose
    December 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm


  157. Sweet Tea
    December 30, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Thank for the opportunity to win this!

  158. Ken Zenner
    December 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I have been looking at tablets pc's for over two months now and am waiting for the Tegra 3 quad core cpu to come out. I looked hard at the Kindle Fire, and for the price it is a great tablet. It will do everything that I want a tablet to do. I would love to have one of these!.
    P.S. Great review.

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Thank you! I'm glad you liked the review :)

  159. Char
    December 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Winning this kindle fire would be an awesome way to start 2012.  I consider finding you in 2011 a blessing I am enjoying and learning from.  Thank you for great information and reviews.  Everyday I learn more and more.  Thanks!

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Sure thing! Great to hear you enjoy the blog.

  160. Mike M
    December 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    My daughter had a Kindle Christmas day and I loved it. Please enter me in this giveaway. You did an excellent review of this product.

  161. Dave Parrack
    December 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    A great review, Erez. My only question is are MUO employees allowed to enter? ;)

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Haha, I suspect not! :) But I'm really glad you liked it Dave.

  162. Nazmul Haque
    December 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Nice n cool Giveaway :) thanks a lot to Make use of & Samsung both of you :) for  this awesome opportunity to win cool prize :):) wait for my best luck :)  

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Just a note: Samsung has nothing to do with this. The Giveaway is not sponsored by any third-party -- just MakeUseOf.

  163. Leo Bien Durana
    December 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Goodluck, guys and gals! Happy New Year!

  164. Jack
    December 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I have been reading a lot about the Kindle Fire, so I would love to win it.

  165. Dave Clark
    December 30, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Nobody yet made the pun that this is hot, and I won't be the first.

  166. James Graham
    December 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the review!  It can be a real pain comparing products and finding a good in-depth one....not to mention I rather trust your reviews.  Here's to hoping I can win one! :)

  167. Khadija Darani
    December 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    A steal at $200! Although I'm more of an e-ink Kindle type, the Kindle Fire is still worth coveting... and I do, I do, I do covet. Thanks for the honest review. Here's wishing the MakeUseOf team and everyone else a happy and prosperous 2012. Keep the fire going ;)

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Thank you, and the same to you!

  168. Angela Horn
    December 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I've been totally torn between the Kindle Fire and the B&N Nook, so I was looking for a review just like this! Thank you for making the decision easier! Now I only have to wait to see if I win this one!   =:oD

    • Erin
      January 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      I have the nook tablet and it's equally as nice. It's a tough call. I upgraded from a first gen nook so that was one reason I went with the nook tablet.

  169. Dharmesh
    December 30, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Done. Hope to win. Fingers crossed :)

  170. Arlene Gregory
    December 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    How exciting! I've been reading reviews and reactions to the Kindle Fire...  and it does look like the reader for me...

  171. Jackie
    December 30, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for the review and for the giveaway. Your reviews are always so honest and unbiased and very much appreciated.

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 31, 2011 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Jackie!

  172. Stephanie Kinslow
    December 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    So all I had to do to get a chance to win is click "Like"?  I hope I win.  :)

  173. Funskey
    December 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Would love to win. What a device for 200 bucks

  174. Rusira Dulanga
    December 30, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    wooow fantastic giveaway.. also nice review.

  175. Rusira Dulanga
    December 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    woow fantastic giveaway. also nice review.

  176. Joshua Clarke
    December 30, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I like free stuff. Thanks, Erez! One thing, do we have to share to be entered?

  177. Gus Gobeli
    December 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    thanks for the chance to win!!

  178. Raj Shekar
    December 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Cool Giveaway.. Participated and fingers crossed.

  179. Jerry Chance
    December 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I love and you have some wonderful giveaways.  However, I'm not interested in Facebook and I don't Tweet - so am unable to take part in your giveaway initiatives.  :-(


    • Joshua Clarke
      January 2, 2012 at 4:00 am

      Haha...same here!

    • Erin
      January 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Why not just create a twitter account for giveaways then? The idea is to share, but it doesn't say you have to have followers. :)

      • NetPaul12
        January 5, 2012 at 11:22 pm

        Why not just run a giveaway on your own site... and not require people to behave like sheep.   Facebook and Twitter are nothing to aspire to!

        • Nalk
          January 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm

          Nice Giveawway. 

          As an avid reader I would love one but FB threw me out because I would not e-mail them a scan of my I.D.card. 

          In 10 years+ I have never used my real name and address on the internet (except for online purchases) and FB will never get it either. Not for a "free" homepage.

        • Dl Betty
          January 21, 2012 at 10:43 pm

          A scan of your ID card? Why? That is awful I've never heard of that they would not get mine either and I do use my name. 

        • Achraf52
          February 7, 2012 at 2:08 am

          You used a fake name .

        • Dl Betty
          January 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm

          Not as many people would see it that way....

  180. Anonymous
    December 30, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Would love to win. One disappointing note for your review. You note the "
    sturdy no-frills box". As a packaging designer this is an AMAZING design and deserves far more praise for it's "no frills" look. You're mistaking "no frills" for clean, clever, and low impact, while offering a very high level of protection for a product that will be the last book you have delivered.  Just thought that part should be shared.  If I don't win, I think I'll need to buckle down finally and get one. So cool!

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      Oh, did not mean to sound negative about the packaging! It's actually very nice, and I agree that it's clean, clever and low impact. Did not mean to send a different message. :)

      • Anonymous
        December 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

        No worries, never offended. Thanks for returning that 2 cents.  It's always enlightening to see people's reaction to packaging from online products as well as retail based items. 

    • Dl Betty
      January 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      Saying KINDLE on it has cause many to be stolen with someone's info on it I have read, you saw the packaging already? You have one?I have only seen pics. The packaging photo scared me with showing what is in the box. 

      • Anonymous
        January 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

        Assuming you're referring to having a box sitting out that the postman has left behind. Yes, that is a concern (I actually had that happen). But it was there just fine (both my order, and my wife's) and was the only time that security issue came up. There are plenty of shipping security items you can check so that does not occur (sign for it/deliver to work not home etc.)

        • Tammyplays
          March 22, 2012 at 5:17 am

          I'm an voracious reedar and have an indecisive personality. I usually bring along a book in my purse for idle situations where I read to pass the time, this narrows my choices to a large purse or a paperback, which is okay, but sometimes I want to read books right away and hardcovers can be tricky to carry around.Or, often I'll bring along one book, with the intention of reading it, only to end up regretting not bringing that other one I was planning on reading. It would be nice to have my entire library in a compact-magical-techno-slab-of-awesomeness and all at the tip of my fingers and my indecisive whim.

  181. Anonymous
    December 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Very cool giveaway, MUO. Also, liked that the review had screenshots of READING! Most other reviews have glossed over this fundamental aspect of the Fire.

    • Erez Zukerman
      December 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks! :) I'm glad you liked the review.

  182. Stacey STahl
    December 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Would love to win this!!!

  183. Rene Gatdula
    December 30, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    First to join.....