Time For a Second Kindle Fire?

Kindle FireLately there have been five children around, hanging out, enjoying the part time company of each other. Ages 12 down to age 4 makes for what one would think of as a crazy mix of age groups, however, all five kids get along so well that I nearly have to pinch myself to ensure I am not living in a dream land when these kids are together.

The only downfall to having five children altogether is that I own one Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire I own is a loved tablet in this household, it is also a loved tablet of the extra two wonderful children who spend time with us. After much consideration, we have decided that a new Kindle Fire must be purchased at some point.

Kre O TransformersAll of the kids enjoy playing hide n seek, doing crafts, building with Kre-O blocks as well as other imagination type play, however, when that gets “boring” they want to use technology to entertain themselves. That means the Wii, the Playstation, the laptop, or the Kindle Fire. With one Kindle Fire, this turns into a true test of how well each child knows how to take turns. They succeed at this for the most part.

I am just thinking that when tax refund has come upon us that some funds must be used to not only pay back any outstanding loans or bills due but to also purchase the new Kindle Fire HD tablet, as it’s the least expensive option out there and it’s been loved so much in my household that I know a second one would be perfect .. that is when/if it can be afforded.

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7 comments

  1. debbie (60 comments) says:

    I am on my second defective kindle fire. I am about to call the company and return it. It doesn’t take a charge. I was looking at the kindle fire HD, and see there is a problem with it overheating.

    Okay, I just called, and they won’t replace the second one yet. They said to try a new cord to charge it (which they did provide and will ship me). Of course, it didn’t do what it usually does, while I was talking to her on the phone. Ugg. I can’t believe the problems I am having with it.

    • brandyellen (379 comments) says:

      Debbie – glad you mentioned this. I have had this happen with mine. I believe it’s due to the device not coming with it’s own charger. I noticed that one of my three available home chargers work better for my Kindle Fire than others. I did notice you can purchase a charger for Kindle Fire on Amazon.com which I may do. In case you are curious, the chargers are listed here on Amazon http://amzn.to/Viwtgj and seem to be about $20… hope the support system is able to help you with the one they send you though!

      • debbie (60 comments) says:

        They both came with the chargers. (If you order the 159 dollar kindle- they don’t come with one, mine was 199 and did). They are really nice and did offer me the new charger for free. But, the question is, why didn’t the three week old kindle come with that charger?
        I don’t think it will solve the problem. but I wanted it on their record, that I am having problems with it. There is only a brief warrenty, and I am going to insist they replace it if I am still having problems.

    • brandyellen (379 comments) says:

      Right Rosey! There are so many kid friendly free apps! I put a prepaid credit card on mine, that has like $1 balance so that the kids can download free apps/games! It’s just a joy to have it, but wish I could have access to it more often to read my books!

    • brandyellen (379 comments) says:

      I had thought about iPad but it was expensive, now that they have the mini – I may have to research that for my second tablet. Have not seen price range for the mini yet though.

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