The Kindle is good. The Kindle is great. We surrender our will, as of this date! Amazon’s own e-reader attracts its fair share of fans, but its potential stretches well beyond merely reading various e-book documents. In addition, numerous hacks and tricks exist to push the Kindle even further, either extending its life, saving money, or tacking on some brand new features. Enjoy a few random tips to pique e-book readers’ interest, some of which require a bit of hardware and software literacy, some of which can be executed with only one neuron firing.
Savvy consumers know it might prove more financially prudent to wait a bit for ebook prices to drop before buying. That’s where this site comes in handy! Use it to track how much specific reads are going for these days, and sign up for notifications when the cost shifts around.
Do extensive research before purchasing any Kindle device to make sure eye strain won’t settle in and waste your time and money. Slash Gear’s Chris Davies warns against the Fire for people who read quite a lot, as it might cause serious vision issues, even after fiddling with the settings.
It might, unfortunately, mean the loss of bookmarks, but better those than a pricy gadget. The instruction manual’s outline for resetting almost always works; in the event it doesn’t, give this technique a whirl.
Because the Kindle plays MP3s, it makes perfect sense that users may download music rather than audiobooks. Unfortunately, it offers little control over what order the individual songs pop up in, but the trick still works in a pinch!
Kindle Fires sport a very simple, streamlined design with fewer parts than one would imagine. More handy electronics types might want to follow this video for information about disassembling for DIY repairs.
Some Kindles lose the letters on their keyboards from regular wear and tear, and Amazon will bestow free decals to those complaining of the issue, or customers hoping to prevent the problem can pop onto the site and buy their own.
Determine your Kindle e-mail address first, then use it to send documents from other internet-enabled devices — a perfect strategy for transferring ebooks from a laptop to a reader. Just know that Amazon charges for this service!