Here’s a rather quick post in answer to a lot of emails I have received over the past week. If you would like to write to me, my email address is Michael at fkbt dot com (I type it out that way in a small effort to thwart the spammers).
We did have a winner of the Kindle Oasis giveaway – Donna T. in Abbeville, Louisiana. She replied promptly to me, and when I went to order it they were automagically out of stock. Given the option for something else or to wait until they came back in stock, Donna chose the “wait” option, even though the Amazon website wouldn’t give an estimate on when they would be back in stock.
Lo and behold, the very next day they came back in stock – I ordered it, and Donna received her new Oasis last Saturday.
Why am I telling you how the sausage was made? Because Amazon this week announced a new version of the Kindle Oasis which will be released on October 31st (you can see it if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/kindleoasis into your web browser).
Yes, I ordered one as I’ve dropped my Paperwhite too many times over the years; I’ve used the Paperwhite daily for 2+ years now and I will have this one be a backup for me. Once the new Oasis arrives and I have had a chance to use it, I will let you know my thoughts and give you the link to my review on the Amazon site.
Fire HD10 Tablet
I’ve been playing around with the new Fire HD10 Tablet for a while, and I’m impressed. While I do the majority of my reading with my Paperwhite, I do use a tablet quite a bit to watch video, check email, and a little bit too much of my time playing games. Amazon must be doing this as a loss leader, as the top of the line one is priced at less than $200. You can see the review I wrote if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hd10review into your web browser.
If you do get a new Fire, I’d highly recommend you get a cover to protect it. You can read the review of the cover I purchased if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/hd10cover into your web browser.
That’s all I had for today – have a great rest of your weekend!