Category Archives: $50 Fire

Amazon rekindles 2 Fire tablets with a price cut and design improvements

Amazon this morning released a thinner and lighter Fire 7 tablet for the same $50 price and trimmed $10 from the price of the Fire HD 8, now selling for $80 with a slight change in dimensions. Both of the new tablets are available for pre-order today shipping June 7, along with Kids Edition packages that include them. […]

TKC 410 Peter Hudson of Shelfie

Co-Founder and CEO of Shelfie.com   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 We needed to find a metaphor, an analogy for the playlist or the inbound link when it came to books. What we found is that bookshelves are an incredibly good signal. News 1999 Jeff Bezos speech at Association of American Publishers […]

TKC Test Audio B for Ecuador

  This is another test of my mobile podcasting gear, two days before we leave for Ecuador. For audio, I used 44:58 of recording from my visit to San Francisco to attend the Amazon new-products demonstration on September 16, 2015. Playing with tech stuff when I should be packing, Len Right click here then click […]

TKC 375 Alexandra Alter

The New York Times’s publishing industry reporter   Interview starts at 12:44 and ends at 32:05 For the people that are price sensitive–if you’re not somebody that reads digitally because you prefer that, because you find it more convenient–but you’re maybe a hybrid reader, you might get a paperback if it’s significantly cheaper than an […]

A close look at two impressive new Amazon Fire tablets

Is the Fire HD 8 worth $100 more than the $50 Fire? That depends. I hope this eight-minute video review will help you decide which one might be right for you. As always, I appreciate your support of the podcast. You can generate Amazon Associates income for the show by starting your Amazon buying session with […]

TKC 374 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research   Interview starts at 14:38 and ends at 41:53 It’s not about Amazon Echo, it’s about putting microphones in various contexts in your life. Plug one in, like a Glade air freshener, into your bathroom, one next to your bedstand, one in the hallway, one in the […]

Video Review of the New $50 Amazon Fire Tablet

Short story: I like it! Except for slower downloading, this shockingly cheap tablet delivers the goods for video, games, and books. Enjoy.