What tech deals did you get on Amazon Prime Day 2017?

Amazon’s annual Prime Day super-sale has come and gone, and most of us shoppers are probably still waiting on delivery for some of our items. While we’re waiting, I figured we could discuss what Prime Day deals we were able to get!

This year, Amazon offered many of it’s self-branded tech products at a substantial savings. Amazon Alexa items were a hot ticket, with Echo and Tap devices on sale. Other deals included Kindles, Fire Tablets, Fire TV Stick, and even an Amazon exclusive Element brand 4K ultra-high-definition LED TV. The TVs went especially quick, selling out before I even had a chance to check out the listing and description.

I was able to get a Kindle Paperwhite for $89.99. Amazon’s everyday price on this product is $119.99, so I saved $30. I also ordered a Fire 7 tablet for $29.99, a $20 savings from it’s original price of $49.99.

I’ve only played with the Kindle Paperwhite for a short time so I’m not sure about the overall experience, but it’s a massive improvement over my 2nd generation Kindle. Scroll down and you’ll be able to read my initial thoughts on the Kindle Paperwhite.

The Fire 7 tablet is still in transit, but should be arriving tonight. I’ve never used a Fire device before, so I wonder how the operating system will function compared to the iPad and Android tablets like the Samsung Tab. I’m not expecting much for $29.99, but I probably won’t use it for anything more strenuous than looking up recipes in the kitchen and watching Youtube videos.

What tech deals did you get on Amazon Prime Day 2017? From headphones and cables to gaming computers and VR headsets, let us know in the comments section below!

Kindle Paperwhite Initial Thoughts

Well, my haul from Amazon’s annual Prime Day super-sale is starting to show up in boxes on my front steps, and that means it’s time for new and exciting gadgets!

This year’s Prime Day included a number of excellent deals on Amazon’s own products, like the Alexa speakers, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and of course, the holy grail of e-readers – The Amazon Kindle.

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The last Kindle I owned was a 2nd generation model, so that’s what I’m comparing the new one to, and let me first say… WOW! I can’t believe how quick this new Kindle is compared to my old one! I removed it from the packaging, plugged it in to my computer to charge, and was reading from my Kindle library in under three minutes!

Inputing the wifi password is the most challenging part of setting up the new Kindle. When I turned my Kindle on for the first time and connected to my home wifi network, it already had my full Kindle library waiting for me to begin downloading. Now that’s cool!

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So, there are a number of Kindle models out these days and it looks like the Paperwhite (the version I bought) is the middle-of-the-road model. The big difference between the base Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite is the integrated LED backlighting. Even in the short time I’ve been tinkering with my new toy, the LED lighting makes the screen viewing experience SO much better! The Paperwhite is night and day compared to my old Kindle, literally. This small, but hugely functional upgrade makes a world of difference, especially when viewing the Kindle in a dark area.

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One last thing before I go… this thing is QUICK! I know I’m comparing it to an old Kindle, but I really am impressed at how quickly the Paperwhite responds to inputs, especially considering it’s not a tablet. My old Kindle had a physical keyboard and physical page turning buttons, probably because the touch screen was so slow. I can already tell this isn’t going to be an issue on the Paperwhite; the responses are extremely quick for an e-reader.

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Anyway, I’ll write more soon and hopefully include a more in-depth review of my new Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon.

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