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Posted: 12/31/2015 12:38:51 PM EDT
I ended up with a Kindle Fire HD6.   I'm not really seeing the big deal about these tablets.  Besides reading,  what can I use it for to make my life better or easier instead of just a toy for wasting time?
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:45:08 PM EDT
Sell it.

Buy gun stuff.

Your welcome.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:48:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hooligan223:


I ended up with a Kindle Fire HD6.   I'm not really seeing the big deal about these tablets.  Besides reading,  what can I use it for to make my life better or easier instead of just a toy for wasting time?
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If its like an iPad, it is just a toy.  It is good at finding information, so it can be helpful, but you can't do any serious productive work on it, so, to me, it is mostly a toy.



Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:49:03 PM EDT
i wanted one so bad when they first came out.

after waiting i realized that what would i do with it.

i can watch TV on my TV and i can play games on my computer.

i guess if i traveled a lot i would have one but i dont and i'm always around a TV or computer.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:50:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AlphaOperator:
Sell it.

Buy gun stuff.

Your welcome.
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Pretty much what this guy said.  My wife and I just got the 8 gig $50 one. We just read surf the net and my wife uses it in the kitchen for recipes, stream shows during cooking.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:50:41 PM EDT
Porn in a bigger screen.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:52:40 PM EDT
No use for it at work?

Link Posted: 12/31/2015 12:52:43 PM EDT

I have no idea why people buy dedicated reading devices when a regular Android tablet or large smart phone can do the same thing and much more.

I do all my reading on my Nexus tablet and my LG G4 phone.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:13:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KN:

I have no idea why people buy dedicated reading devices when a regular Android tablet or large smart phone can do the same thing and much more.

I do all my reading on my Nexus tablet and my LG G4 phone.
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Kindle Fire is a tablet not a dedicated reading device.  And I won it so it was free.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:14:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 20iner:
No use for it at work?

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Other than watching porn or Netflix?  No.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:15:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheNamelessOne:
i wanted one so bad when they first came out.

after waiting i realized that what would i do with it.

i can watch TV on my TV and i can play games on my computer.

i guess if i traveled a lot i would have one but i dont and i'm always around a TV or computer.
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Yup, so far it seems like a large smartphone I can't make calls from.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:18:38 PM EDT
Get a bluetooth OBDII dongle and a diagnostics app.



Someone will be along to tell you which one is worth a damn.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:18:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KN:

I have no idea why people buy dedicated reading devices when a regular Android tablet or large smart phone can do the same thing and much more.

I do all my reading on my Nexus tablet and my LG G4 phone.
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Not even close to the same. The Kindle readers use a different type of screen that's very easy on the eyes. For a person that reads a lot they're fantastic.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:29:09 PM EDT
Spend $13 and get Strelock Pro.  Its a VERY good ballistic calculator that I've found very useful for calculating drop/windage/clicks/etc
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:35:41 PM EDT
Bathroom Browsing
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:51:11 PM EDT
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Spend $13 and get Strelock Pro.  Its a VERY good ballistic calculator that I've found very useful for calculating drop/windage/clicks/etc
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Now that's the kind of thing I'm talking about right here.  Thank you sir.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 1:52:32 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By hooligan223:



Yup, so far it seems like a large smartphone I can't make calls from.
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Originally Posted By hooligan223:
Originally Posted By TheNamelessOne:
i wanted one so bad when they first came out.

after waiting i realized that what would i do with it.

i can watch TV on my TV and i can play games on my computer.

i guess if i traveled a lot i would have one but i dont and i'm always around a TV or computer.



Yup, so far it seems like a large smartphone I can't make calls from.



Keep it in the bathroom so you can ARFCOM on the throne.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:10:23 PM EDT
My wife is on her third Kindle fire.  Uses it to read free books off of Amazon Prime, surf the web, watch Netflix.  We also will download a couple of movies to it when we go camping, which is kind of neat.  I personally don;t really use it other than the camping thing.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:16:10 PM EDT
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Not even close to the same. The Kindle readers use a different type of screen that's very easy on the eyes. For a person that reads a lot they're fantastic.
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Originally Posted By MikeEIB:
Originally Posted By KN:

I have no idea why people buy dedicated reading devices when a regular Android tablet or large smart phone can do the same thing and much more.

I do all my reading on my Nexus tablet and my LG G4 phone.


Not even close to the same. The Kindle readers use a different type of screen that's very easy on the eyes. For a person that reads a lot they're fantastic.


I read a lot. Usually a book a week or so. I have no problem with the screen on my Nexus nor the one on my G4.

The Aldiko reading app I use lets you adjust fonts and brightness and colors. It is very easy to read in all light conditions.
I think the whole e-ink thing is a big marketing hype. These specialized E-readers that use cloud storage also help Amazon control copy's of the book.

If you use a ebook app instead and get your books in epub format its a simple file that can be read by anyone that opens it.


Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:21:34 PM EDT
Unless it's a Surface Pro, all tablets are toys.

keep in mind that content is king, so even though android sucks, a Kindle HDX > iPad, because Amazon Prime.

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Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:24:05 PM EDT
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I know people who own multiple tablets for their families but I've never found much use for one myself.





I could see use for them on an airplane but with the down turn in my industry right now I don't do much traveling.

 
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:27:05 PM EDT
I don't think I've turned on my laptop since I got an iPad.  Of course, I also only do a couple of hours per month "productive work" on a computer, and the desktop here at the store is fine for that.

For couch/toilet/favorite fap location web surfing it's unbeatable.  It's also a lot more convenient to text message than a phone.

Probably going to by the new iPad FapPro with the big screen next year.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:27:36 PM EDT
one handed porn viewing...



you're welcumed.
Link Posted: 12/31/2015 2:42:04 PM EDT
I like my tablet for the larger screen size versus my Samsung S4 and it's smaller than my laptop. I pretty much keep it in my car the whole day and bring in to charge at night.
I mostly use it for email and surfing.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 11:50:27 AM EDT
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Get a bluetooth OBDII dongle and a diagnostics app.

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torque is a good app.  i'm still trying to get a good reader
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 11:53:52 AM EDT
I just use mine as a podcast player by my bed. Got one pretty marked down or I would have gone for a real Android or Apple tablet.
Link Posted: 1/1/2016 12:00:12 PM EDT
Surf AR15 while taking a shit with a bigger screen than phone



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Link Posted: 1/1/2016 3:53:22 PM EDT
Cheap tablets are great when working on cars.  .pdf copies of shop manuals are cheaper than paper versions and are keyword searchable so it's easier to find the section you need.  Can also use it to watch online how-to videos while working.  A tablet holder from RAM mount along with a magnetic base makes it easy to put the tablet where it's easy to see while working.
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