Amazon Kindle and Fire Devices on special sale, Black Friday (See Update 2: 30% off PRINT book.
The special pricing on the Black Friday Amazon Devices page tends to be available until Nov 28, said to be 11:59 pm that day, tho' some have later ending dates. Some will become available again only during lightning deals for the following "CyberMonday week" and for as long as the items are in stock).
Clicking on the small-version images of Amazon's special sales page for its devices today will get you to the larger, much more readable page at Amazon.
The special device deals today include e-Readers, tablets, as well as Fire TV box and Fire Stick.
Fire TV devices
Fire TV Stick, normally $39.99, is nearly 40% off at $24.99.
Fire TV Box (more fully-featured), normally $99.99 is 25% off at $75.99 and that's a rare price for this.
Here's Amazon's Yr 2015 FireTV-comparison table
Kindle e-Readers and tablets
The basic Kindle e-Ink e-Reader is almost 40% off at $49.99.
You can save $15 on the new Fire tablet, which has been, Amazon says, "the #1 best-selling product" on Amazon.com since launch. Normally, $50, it's $34.99 today.
Once more: the sometimes confusing lineup of Kindles and how to decide
which ones would work best for you
Here's a set of links that should help clarify the differences between models and allow easier comparison of features and prices:
• Amazon's Tablet Comparison table
• Amazon's Comparison table for the e-Ink Kindle eReaders
• Paperwhite 3 vs Paperwhite 1: photos
* Yr 2015 lineup: Details
plus a quick-text listing or table of the various models:
• Which Kindles Where? (Models available)
The previous blog article was on how the 8 days of Black Friday would work and the coming CyberMonday Week starting Nov. 30 will see similar multiple sales events.
GENERAL Black Friday pages for the US, UK, and Canada
UPDATE 2: Additional 30% off ANY Print Book 11/26-11/29 (thru' Sunday)
I got word of this and forgot, and it's not easily findable on the Amazon pages:
' Shopping Alert: Amazon Books announced it's offering shoppers an extra 30% discount on any print title beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Shoppers must enter "HOLIDAY30" at checkout between Thursday (11/26) and Sunday (11/29) to receive the discount. '
[Amazon adds that the Amazon Book editors recently announced their Best Books of 2015 and that if any of you are looking for gifting options to use this 30% off on, take a look at the Editors’ Holiday Gift Picks.]
I'll end this here, since Thanksgiving and other events kept me from getting this out last night.
I'm also working today on another blog article, to be completed this weekend, on how to dictate emails (voice dictation) and notes to Evernote and other apps on the Kindle HDX models.
I've tested what works and doesn't in the way of punctuation and certain formats it understands (currency and time). This works very well for me on the 8.9" HDX that I have and for a friend's 7" HDX.
UPDATED, after initial posting:
EDITED: According to Amazon help pages on Language and Keyboard options:
"For Kindle Fire HDX (3rd Generation), Fire HD (4th Generation), or Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Generation) devices, tap the microphone icon on your keyboard to use your voice to dictate text instead of typing."
This means that the current HD6 and HD7 "Fire" tablets do have the Voice-dictation-to-text feature.
One more thing
I'll also include, in that later blog article today, an example from a very effective voice-recorder app (NOT voice-to-text but an audio file) that I bought ($3), which is clearer than others I'd tried earlier, and is even said by commenters to be very good for recording singing.
This is of course for Kindle tablets that use a microphone, although I saw that someone who bought earbuds with a mic attached was able to do the simple recording of voice to an audio file, which they can save and send or keep in a library.
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