Thank you Staples Canada for providing me with this Kindle Fire HD to facilitate my review. All opinions are mine.
My grandfather used to say: A book a day, keeps the doctor away. Of course I don’t read a book a day but I love reading. I can stay up until midnight reading. It is my way of relaxing and escaping. My kids are avid readers too. I read a bedtime story to the little one each night. I read the same young adult series that my teen reads and we have fun discussing the books together.
We go to the library on a regular basis. We are lucky to have a library only 5 minutes away. But sometimes we forget to bring the books on time and we pay those fees. Sometimes the kids lose their books and I lose my temper! So when I got the chance to try a Kindle Fire, I was excited: I won’t pay those late fees anymore. Although I like reading a print book, an eReader is pretty convenient: it is lighter than a book! If you finish a book, you don’t have to go the library to get another one. An entire library is right at your fingertips. Now Let’s see how my son and I like this Kindle Fire HD!
Kindle Fire HD Review: A Mom and Son’s Perspective
My son commutes for one hour a day, both ways. Since he loves reading, he tries to bring one book with him but sometimes he cannot because his backpack is too heavy. He kept asking for a tablet and I kept saying no because they weren’t in the budget. So when he learned we are getting a Kindle Fire HD, he was the happiest teen on earth.
- It has a 7″ HD LCD touchscreen display (1280 x 800 resolution; 216 ppi). It is a perfect size for reading: I can hold it with one hand easily without getting tired. It is very comfortable.
- It has a dual band WiFi. It is convenient if you want to download your book from Amazon or your local library. Our library offers digital versions of books and my son was able to download 1 book in a simple click.
- Battery can last up to 10 hours in reading. This is a huge plus for my family as my son will be reading during his commute and I will be taking over the Kindle Fire HD at night.
- It is very light 0.76 lb and it is very comfortable to read from. At first, I was afraid I would get tired reading with my Kindle Fire HD but it proved me wrong. I was enjoying the read.
- It has parental control settings: this one of my favorite features. I can protect the Amazon account or the internet with a code so my son won’t be tempted to download any book or browse any websites that I don’t want him seeing.
- It has many other features that you can check here.
Since I got the Kindle Fire HD, I’ve already read 2 books (in 10 days) and my son one book. I browse the popular book section on Amazon or the deal section and then I choose. I can also read samples of books before buying them, which is a huge asset. Sometimes the synopsis just doesn’t give you a good overall idea of the book’s style.
I like that I can connect my social media accounts to the Kindle as well the internet browsing. You can also connect your contacts, send emails and add notes to your calendar. My son loves the music feature. He enjoys reading his book and listening to his favorite music. You can transfer music through a USB stick and you are set.
The Kindle Fire HD retails for $149CND. It will be a great gift for the holidays: giving the gift of reading is priceless.
Staples Canada was also generous enough to provide my daughter with a backpack and a matching lunchbox. She was proud with the set. It fits her well and is comfortable for her back. Isn’t it just adorable? You can find this and so much more at Staples Canada!
Ended. Congrats to Bruce S.
91 thoughts on “Kindle Fire HD Review from Mom & Teen + Giveaway (Canada Only)”
I like reading biographies
Gone Girl and the Outlander series!
Gone with the Wind
Right now, dying to read Crazy Rich Asians. Great reviews.
I would love to read any novel by one of my fave authors, John Saul, on the Kindle Reader.
I would love to read Gone Girl on the Kindle Fire HD.
I am currently reading the Outlander series and I would love to read the next book in the series on a new Kindle Fire.
I would love to read any tom clancy novels on the Kindle
I would like to read anything by John Grisham or James Patterson.I would like to say thanks to you and Staples for this chance to win one.
I want to read so many things but a book called Toxic People is next on my list!
Anything by Kim Harrison!
There is a book I recently saw in the store about Elizabeth Smart and how she survived her kidnapping!
I’d love to read This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein on the Kindle Fire HD.
Would love to re read lucy montgomery’s ann of green gables book
I would love to read the Divergent series
I would like to read Divergent.
I would love to read the Celestine Prophecy on the Kindle.
I would love to read my recipes on the kindle, I am gluten free & this would be perfect for all the new ones I have!
Lena Dunham – not that kind of girl. heard its really good and i love lena too!
I would love to read ‘The Stand by Stephen King’.
I would download my saved book list on Amazon!
The Harry Potter series with my daughter. Also the Junie B Jones.
I’d like to read Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.
The upcoming Veronica Mars one.
I would read anything by Nicholas Sparks
the new Col Chris Hadfield book
I would read an old classic like Wizard of OZ
anything Agatha Christie
I would read Gone Girl!!
I would like to read Catherine The Great – Masse
I would love to read one of Danielle Steel’s books .
I’d love to read some page turning mysteries and thrillers.
Pride and Prejudice
Any of the latest from James Patterson!
I would love to read “four” from the divergent series
I want to read Faces in Time: A Time Travel Thriller!
no book comes to mind, but would be great to win this
I would love to read anything by Penelope Ward!
Close to Home by Lisa Jackson
I would love to read books by John Sandford.
I would love to read Gone Girl
I would love to read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!
Lord of The Rings
Would love to read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain again.
The Fault In Our Stars
The Song of the Sisters. I read The Mark of The Hummingbird and want to read the second in the trilogy by Canadian, Jessica Gollub.
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I love stories to do with ghosts and the supernatural. This would be awesome to read stuff like that on!
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
I would love to read Gone Girl.
any stephen king
John Grisham – Gray Mountain
I would love to read The Hobbit on the Kindle Fire HD.
The October List by J Deaver
I’d love to read The Fault In Our Stars on my new Kindle 🙂
I would love to read Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
My wife reads 24/7. Shed’d enjoy another new book…
Outlander would be the one I read
Any book to be honest – I am a voracious reader and read almost everything!
I would love to finish the Anita Blake series on the kindle – I have to Obsidian Butterfly then I found it hard to find the next one… Downloading is SOOOOOOOO much easier!
I would read something from Agatha Christie,I enjoy her books
anything by Stephen King.
I would love to read divergent again
My daughter wants one of these. 🙂
I’d love to read the newest Susan Mallory book!
I would love to read any good mystery, maybe something by Sue Grafton.
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
I’d love to read the new Margaret Atwood book.
love to read outlander, love the show
Anything written by Hannah Howell
The latest Kathy Reichs novel!
I would like to read “The King’s Curse (The Cousin’s War)” by Phillipa Gregory. I have read all the others in this series and love the way Ms Gregory portrays strong women’s characters.
ANYTHING BY ROBERT LUDLUM
The Secret …… I would love to do a re-read.
I’d read the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
I would love to read the Lord of The Rings trilogy on the Kindle so I didn’t have to carry the heavy books around!
Just one?! I’d love to continue my way through all the classics on a Kindle! I believe the larger books would be sooo much easier to read if I didn’t have to haul around a brick! I read Les Miserables a year or two ago and it was HUGE! 🙂
I would like to read any Austen or Bronte book – maybe Agnes Grey
I would like to read pride and prejudice on the Kindle
This Would Be Nice To Have!
Tih Would Be Nice To Have!
I’d love to read Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King.
I love Agatha Christie!
I would love to read Gone girl on the Kindle Fire HD