Thursday, January 2, 2014

Kindle Fire HDX has FreeTime, a Mayday Button and MORE!

Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX - 16GB - Black - Larger Front

Recently Amazon introduced their newest addition to the Kindle Fire lineup. The Kindle Fire HDX
I had the opportunity to test one, and let you guys know my thoughts. 

The first thing I noticed when taking the Kindle Fire HDX out of the box and turning it on was the screen. We have had a Kindle Fire for a while, and the screen on the HDX is so much brighter and vibrant! The high pixel density (323 PPI), and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) give the Kindle Fire HDX an amazing look. Everyone who I have shown the device to has the same reaction.."wow, look at the colors!". It really is amazing. 

Next, this has got to be the fastest device I own..and I own many devices. The Kindle Fire HDX when connected to my home wifi, can download an app in about 6 seconds...yes..SECONDS! 
It has the fastest processor available on a tablet with a powerful 2.2GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM for fast, fluid multi-tasking, gaming, and video.

Kindle Fire HDX 

The "Mayday" Button. This has got to be one of the most clever inventions on a tablet yet!  Having trouble with the Kindle? Have a question about how to use it? Just click the "Mayday" button on the home screen, and within seconds you are connected live and one on one with someone to help. The revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year

I also can't believe how many great apps come preinstalled! The Kindle Fire HDX offers ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, and updated e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more.

There are over 100,000 apps available in the Amazon App store...definitely something for the whole family. We like the Amazon App Store so much, that we downloaded it on all of our other devices! Did you know everyday there is a different app for FREE? We have saved so much money this way!

The boys and I really enjoy the front facing camera, they want to use it on the train ride when we go visit my mom to take some "selfies" along the way. We also really enjoy using Skype to talk to friends and family who are not close by. .We have downloaded Skype on other devices and while it doesn't work very well..mostly because of the speed of the device. But again,. with the Kindle Fire HDX fast processor, Skype works perfectly everytime!

NEW on the Kindle Fire HDX - Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Kindle Fire to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for PlayStation 3 and Samsung TVs, and will be coming soon to PlayStation 4. We don't have any compatible TV or a PS3, but this seems like an awesome feature!

One last thing I wanted to mention. Kindle Fire Free Time. 

Kindle FreeTime Educational Features
If your kids are like mine, you spend a lot of money downloading tons of games that they play for a day and don't want ever again. With Kindle Fire Free Time, you can sign up for a monthly subscription of $4.99 and get unlimited access to books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows. All without ads and without in-app purchases! Free Time is geared towards kids ages 3-8 years old, and it has already saved me SO much time. Once they are in Free Time, I know I don't have to worry about them asking me if they can buy something for a dollar or 2 here and's all included!

The Kindle Fire HDX Starts at just $229 for the 16MB, but it's also available in 32mb and 64mb. 
Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact with any questions.

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