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Best Kindle Fire Deals – 7

  • Best Kindle Fire Deals

    Kindle Ereader Deals The Seven!

    The all-new Fire 7 tablet is still one of the best Kindle Fire deals. This 2017 generation of the best-selling Fire tablet since day one is now slimmer, more lightweight, with a longer battery life and a crisper 7″ IPS display.

    A leap from the previous generation, it runs Fire OS, a modified version of android.

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    Improved specs:

    • The fast quad-core processor (four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores) results in rapid app loads, steady games and videos
    • Offers dual-band Wi-Fi plus support for additional Wi-Fi networks
    • Clear, vivid 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi with higher contrast and sharp text
    • Expandable storage up to 256 GB by adding a micro SD card for photos, movies, compatible apps and games
    • Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet
    • 8 hours of mixed use battery life, the Fire 7 tablet gets you through the day
    • The 2 MP rear-facing camera is for taking photos or recording 720p HD video
    • The front-facing VGA camera keeps you in face contact with friends and family via Skype
    • Amazon engineers measured the Fire with tumble tests, and showed the Fire 7 to be more durable than the latest iPad and twice as hardy than iPad mini 4

    And you just can’t beat the price for not breaking your family’s budget!

    Designed for Entertainment Inspiration and Education

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    source. Choose from millions of Kindle books and magazines!


    Access millions of Kindle eBook and magazines, unique to Amazon. Priced at $2.99 or less. A Kindle Unlimited subscription is only $9.99 a month.

    Join the largest online community of avid readers on Goodreads.

    Read your local library’s ebooks on your Fire tablet!

    The Blue Shade feature automatically adjusts the backlight for nighttime reading. Experience.

    This low-priced ereader offers all the special features of the Kindle Fire 8 which you can read about HERE.

    And how about the best kindle fire cases and covers? 

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Or re-watch! There are hundreds hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies to view through Prime Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more.

Enjoy your video experience with features you only get from Amazon:

  • On Deck for watching videos anywhere
  • ASAP for fast video streaming
  • X-Ray to go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows while you watch.


Access over half a million of the most popular free and best seller games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps. You’ll find favorites including Candy Crush Saga, Township, and Mobile Strike.

Love Music?

jog with Kindle Fire music list


Save your musical purchases to Your Music Library for free, to play or

download it anytime.

Prime members get Amazon Music Unlimited, for $7.99 per month ($9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

With Audible you can listen to your favorite best sellers, romances, thrillers, and maybe even study material while you do chores, walk, work out or jog. Always choose safe places though!

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa entertains and informs. What’s on your calendar today? How is the weather report looking? How is the game going? All you have to do is press and ask.

When connected to Wi-Fi simply press the home button for one second then ask.

Check your smart home. Order from Amazon!

smart light switch works with Alexa

Example of a handy light switch that works with Alexa.



That Wemo light switch works with Alexa – just one example I randomly picked to mention what you can do.

The 7 definitely easy one of the best kindle fire deals!

Latest Kindle Fire 8 2019

Latest Kindle Fire 8

The latest Kindle Fire 8 offers a fast responsive 1.3 GHz processor, 16 G storage space and more:

Engineered by Amazon
  • Includes Alexa
  • 50% more RAM than Fire 7
  • 1280 x 800 high-definition display with over a million pixels (189 ppi)
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life
  • Dolby Audio
  • Less glare and more brightness thanks to a stunning IPS (in-plane-switching) LCD display

Easy To Expand Storage Space

Expand your tablet’s storage by up to 256 GB using a microSD card, and keep photos, movies, and compatible games and apps with you. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire tablet.

Power when you need it

Now with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, Fire HD 8 gives you the flexibility to go where the day takes you.

Capture life’s moments

Fire HD 8 features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or shooting 720p video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Stands up to everyday life

Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is more durable than the latest iPad and 2x more durable than iPad mini 4 (and costs a lot less too).

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New Releases Kindle Books And More

Choose from millions of Kindle eBook and magazine titles that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Over 1 million titles are priced at $2.99 or less.

Or read as much as you want with a Kindle Unlimited subscription for just $9.99 a month. Connect with the largest online community of book lovers on Goodreads.

Read comfortably at night with Blue Shade, an exclusive Fire OS feature that automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience.


Enjoy all your favorite movies and TV shows on Amazon Video, Netflix, HBO NOW, Sling TV, and more.

Discover hundreds of thousands of TV episodes and movies, plus fling Amazon Video content to your TV using Second Screen.

Enhance your video experience with features you only get from Amazon, including On Deck for watching videos anywhere, ASAP for fast video streaming, and X-Ray to go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows while you watch.

Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership.

Learn more about what a Prime membership gives you


You will be able to view your Netflix plan, Hulu, or Showtime subscription even when you don’t have a wireless connection —on a plane, on vacation, in the car.


Fire tablets feature instant access to over 600,000 of the most popular free and best-selling games, social media, premium TV and movie provider apps, and so much more. Choose from top titles including Candy Crush Saga, Township, Mobile Strike, and more.


The Amazon Digital Music Store brings all your favorite music to your fingertips. Music you buy on your Fire tablet is saved to Your Music Library for free, and you can play or download it anytime.

Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members ($9.99 per month for non-Prime members).

Audible offers more than 180,000 titles in audiobooks, including best sellers, romances, thrillers, and much more.

Meet Alexa

Meet Alexa

Alexa on Fire tablets

Alexa provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audio books, and more. You can:

  • Ask Alexa questions
  • Check your calendar
  • Get news
  • Find sports scores
  • Control your smart home
  • Ask to set alarms and timers
  • Check traffic
  • Consult your Things To Do or shopping lists
  • Order your favorite products by voice!
  • Get voice control for Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more

Just press and ask!

One press. Millions of possibilities.

When connected to Wi-Fi simply press the home button for one second then ask. Alexa will respond to you and will even show visual responses to certain questions.

You will always be entertained and informed!

Voice control your smart home

Alexa works with devices such as lights, switches, thermostats, and more from SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or change the temperature on your thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—just press and ask.

Try Prime free for a month

If you haven’t tried Amazon Prime in the past, we’ll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy—unlimited streaming of thousands of hit movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to over a million songs, over a thousand Kindle books, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items

Unlimited reading on any device

Prime Reading gives you unlimited access to over a thousand books, current magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With any device – including your phone, tablet, or Kindle – you can read however you want, whenever you want.

Stream thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video

With Amazon Prime, members enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost, including award-winning Amazon Original series Transparent, top HBO shows like True Blood, Girls, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

No Wi-Fi, no problem—Prime Video downloads

Exclusive to Prime members, download thousands of Prime Video movies and TV episodes. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don’t have a wireless connection. Prime Video offers offline viewing at no additional cost.

Over 2 million songs free with Amazon Music

Prime Music is a benefit of your Amazon Prime Membership, featuring a growing selection of 2 million songs, always ad-free and on-demand. Unlock more music with Amazon Music Unlimited, just $7.99 per month for Prime members.

Add HBO, SHOWTIME and more to Prime

With Amazon Channels, Prime members can also subscribe to over 100 premium and specialty channels like HBO and SHOWTIME to add and stream—no cable or satellite subscription necessary. Prime members can subscribe to any or all of these channels with a free trial.

Browse here to see protective and decorative cases/stands for the Kindle Fire 8.

Best Buy Kids Tablet Accessories

Best Buy Kids Tablet Accessory

This is a case made for safety with durable high impact resistant material and design.

It is perfect for children and grownups who will hold the fire tablet to play games, read books and magazines or watch television and movies. (More about the best kids tablets HERE.)

Here is a whole Amazon page of the best selections in a variety of colors and designs.


Multiple Device Charging Dock

The multiple device charging docks may not be on the kids list, but I sure want one somewhere handy in the family command center.

Here are the most recommended chargers for your tablets, iPads, and phones.


If those aren’t the cutest!
Here are all the animal head phones and ear buds for your kids’ tablets, iPads, and phones.

Computer Glare Eye Strain

Do You Have Computer Glare Eye Strain Symptoms?

  • Soreness of the eyes
  • A dry or grainy feeling while working, and sometimes while sleeping
  • Blurry or watering eyes
  • Difficulty in focusing, especially when you’re starting to get tired
  • Photo sensitivity, or sensitivity to light
  • Neck pain, shoulder pain or back pain
  • Headaches

Eye strain doesn’t necessarily trigger any disease, but there is no reason to suffer or prolong the uncomfortable symptoms.

If you are over 40, or over 50, you may have bought some reading glasses, or magnifiers, to read fine print. Often people do this before they ultimately go in for an eye test and purchase prescription lenses.

Sometimes an eye examination will reveal that each eye needs a different magnification. If the difference is great enough, the eye strain may continue to some degree with non-prescription magnifiers.

Ultimately, the ideal computer glasses would be prescribed for you, and also would block UV rays.

Computer Reading Glasses VS Reading Glasses

Computer reading glasses, whether tinted or clear, block UV rays. Just as sunlight can strain the eyes, computer screens emit blue rays that are harmful to the retina in the eye.

The lens and cornea both filter UV rays to some degree. Yet, think about how you strain your eyes if you spend eight to twelve hours a day in front of a computer, tablet, or phone screen.

Most people would not spend all day in sunlight without a brimmed hat, a visor, or sun glasses.

People trekking across snow wear UV blocking goggles, or they will develop snow blindness from the reflection, increasing the glare of the sunlight.

Now we do virtual trekking working, reading and watching television shows or movies on an electronic device. Every day!

When I first started reading most of my books on my Kindle Fire, I was aware of the eye strain and would switch out reading on it, and reading printed books. I thought this would help with my eye fatigue.

(Now that I have found the right reading glasses, I can read Kindle books on the tablet, or on my laptop,  all I want.)

What Are The Best Anti Glare Computer Glasses?

Eye Strain And Computers – If you are older (over 40) you may mistakenly blame aging with blurry vision, dry eyes or sore eyes. There are different kinds of eye drops that sooth the eyes. Some are saline solutions and others are homeopathic or herbal (eyebright).

The eyes do age, but even cataracts rarely interfere with vision before the age of about eighty.

Do You Watch TV On The Computer Software?

If this is true in your case, you are adding additional hours to your computer glare eye strain! Why do people use the computer to view television shows and movies?

  • Cable contracts are too expensive
  • Netflix is way cheaper
  • Hulu is way cheaper
  • Amazon Prime includes entertainment as just one of its benefits and the per month expense is still a great savings

Does TV Emit Radiation? Alert To Gamers!

First, an urban myth about televisions emitting x-rays was perpetuated after an actual event in the 1960’s. GE had a recall of televisions that were emitting radiation. The most exposure went to children who sat close to the screens.

After that event, there was no more significant danger. CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions had lead in the screens for consumer protection. But –

Gamers And Old Monitors

Gamers are a discerning group when it comes to definition of image and their gaming speed. LED screens produce a slight input delay and have decreased definition, probably invisible to the non-gamer eye.

That is why many gamers prefer old CRT monitors for gaming, and yes they are receiving considerably more radiation because of this. Gamers really need the best anti glare computer glasses they can get.

Reading glasses with UV protection – Tried Them And Love Them!

I still have my first pair, the tinted glasses and I love them! I got a pair with tortoise shell type frames and my boss told me I looked like a rock star. I laughed my head off at that! And that style of eye glass frames is still popular, but eventually it will look goofy.

So I searched for new ones and found clear computer reading glasses with the same ultra violet ray protection. Those show at the top of this article.

They come in a variety of frames. And these glasses have 100% five star amazon reviews! I don’t find that common.

The 18 Inch Fluorescent Light Bulb Glare

I used to work for a doctor who disliked the typical office tube lighting with the purplish glow. The ubiquitous 18 inch fluorescent light bulb.

Doc Kym explained that the fluorescent lights flicker constantly, which keeps our brain adjusting, just as constantly. And she thought that is why people experience fatigue unnecessarily in office spaces that use them. And they all use them!

Those lights (and the compact fluorescent bulbs that are heavily promoted to replace incandescents) also emit uv rays, harmful to the eyes.

This reminds me of a ballet teacher I once had many years ago – Monsieur Daniel Seillier. In our large studio we’d had hanging lights, probably installed in the 1930’s. They used incandescent bulbs.

Those vintage lights were left hanging, but fluorescent tube lights were added on the high ceiling, to be an improvement. M. Seillier hated them and would wear sun glasses when teaching in that particular ballet studio. We didn’t know that the modern lighting was indeed bad for the eyes.

The Cons To The Best Anti Glare Computer Glasses

Quite honestly – why would there be any? O.K., maybe one more thing to carry in one’s laptop bag, back pack or purse? Unless you have a pair in a few places. That’s my strategy anyway.

I just don’t see a real “Con” in preventing computer glare eye strain.
Light to carry clip ons are available too!

Click here and you’ll see all the Amazon pages of the best anti glare computer glasses!

Best Kids Tablet

It is one quarter the cost of an iPad mini yet has all the technical bells and whistles. It is not a plaything even if it is pink or blue framed with a foam protector.

It is a real Kindle Fire! It comes with all the parental controls pre-set so that your young ones can browse and choose through Amazon-filtered appropriate content. This handy across the boards censor/nanny includes the Netflix application.

One meticulous reviewer explains ” For example, you can limit videos to one hour a day, but give unlimited reading, and shut down at 7pm.”  Read more details from the “IT” review parent!

Learning words and numbers apps are included – users being considered three years old and up. It is for much more than entertainment.

It is recommended to add 32-64 GB with a card, but it’s well worth it. Movies, games, music, camera and videos run smoothly.

The two year accident damage replacement is a great assurance with this product. It is further buffered from mishaps with the carrying case and handle for a little hand!

I have actually seen a two year old spelling out five to eight letter words on one. That really made me wonder what she is going to do in kindergarten! She’s way ahead… I think it’s the best kids tablet to enhance their development.