Amazon recently unveiled its new line of Kindle Fire HD tablets. One of the new models in particular caught our eye: the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.6″ 4G LTE Wireless. Unlike with an Apple iPad, for which a wireless data plan costs $20~30 per month, 4G data plans for the Kindle Fire start at $50 for an entire year! And the tablet itself costs a few hundred dollars less than an iPad. So you’ll have lots of extra money left over to buy movies and eBooks to enjoy on the Fire’s vibrant new HD screen. $499
You needn’t choose between getting a laptop and a table. The Dell Inspiron duo convertible is both.
The Spot Cool Stuff review of the Dell Ispiron notes the downside of the operating system—a mobile version of Windows 7. But the practicality of being able to easily switch between handheld touchscreen mode and keyboard mode is self evident.
Apple today announced the iPad 2. Our reaction in one word: awesome! The highlights:
More portable. The iPad 2 has the same screen size as its predecessor while being one-third thinner and a touch lighter (1.3 pounds vs 1.5).
Two cameras and Facetime. Like the iPhone 4 and latest iPod touch, the iPad 2 will have both front and back facing cameras. Those might be semi-useful for taking photos with. But the cool functionality comes with Facetime video chat.
It is the most vondrous case for an iPad we’ve seen. When it is closed the DODOcase looks like a traveler’s journal or artist’s sketchbook—it betrays no sign that there’s a high tech piece of electronics snuggly secured inside. When open the DODOcase can easily be held in hand or placed down on a table angled towards the user. Each case is made by hand from lightweight bamboo. $50 + shipping