The device has capabilities to download books, music, newspapers, games and magazines, but there are also additional Kindle Fire travel apps to keep you fully entertained while on the road.
When e-readers first started to become popular a few years ago I was firmly in the anti camp. Before moving to Korea in 2011, my parents gifted me a Kindle Keyboard with 3G and soon I was praising the Kindle to everyone who would listen.
Some people say that they prefer the “authentic reading experience” of opening a real book. To me, a book is a book – either in paper form or electronic, all that matters are the words.
I love my Kindle and wouldn’t be without it. Travelling without a Kindle would be a sad state of affairs – not to mention the sore shoulders you’ve have from all those books in your bag!
My basic keyboard kindle has been worth every penny. That initial $80 investment has saved me more than just frustration and back pain, it’s saved me money too.
I could survive as a digital nomad freelance writer without my Kindle, but having it is definitely an advantage. I have the Kindle Keyboard 3G and I use it in a lot of ways to enhance my lifestyle and my job.
In my opinion, there’s not even a contest between the Kindle 3G and the Fire. The Fire was different because it took into account the reality that most technologically savvy people, especially travelers, demanded a plurality of services in one convenient unit.