10 must-have accessories for the Kindle Fire HDX

10 must-have accessories for the Kindle Fire HDX

Summary: A great tablet can be made even better by augmenting it with some carefully chosen accessories, and if you know what to look for you will find some awesome add-ons for Amazon's flagship tablet.

TOPICS: Mobility

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  • Introduction

    As I predicted, Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablets were a big hit over the holidays, and in my mind is a better tablet than the iPad. Not only is it far cheaper than the iPad – starting at an insanely cheap $229 – but they also comes in 7-inch and 8.9-inch varieties and are packed with high-end parts. Unless you're already invested in the iOS ecosystem, then the Kindle Fire HDX is a tablet worth looking at. And even if you are already an iPhone or iPad user, or own an Android-powered smartphone or tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX makes an awesome second tablet for browsing and content consumption

    But a great tablet can be made even better by augmenting it with accessories, and there are some awesome add-ons for Amazon's flagship tablet.

    Note: Some of these accessories are specific for the Kindle Fire HDX while other will work with any tablet or smartphone.

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  • Amazon Kindle 9W PowerFast adapter

    This is Amazon's official fast charger for the Kindle tablets. The PowerFast charger pumps out 9W/1.8A of power, and is far beefier than the standard 5W charger.

    Price: $19.99.

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Topic: Mobility

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  • Seriously?????

    The only Fire HDX which comes close to the iPad in features is the 8.9, and it most surely is NOT cheaper than the iPad. It is the only model which has a rear facing camera. Front facing cameras are hardly useful at all unless one is involved in "face time" type of activity or posting selfies. It is quite awkward to use to take real photos.
    • compare prices it is substantially cheaper

      You must be comparing the 16G Ipad with the 64 G Fire HDX. It is way cheaper. Ipad Air 489 (Amazon price) Kindle Fire 16 G 379 (again amazon) So that sort of seems cheaper. Sometimes, willnot, you guys look to be offended and will take offense even when you get the facts wrong.
  • OtterBox Rox!

    We put an OtterBox Defender on my 6 year old's KindleFire HDX 8.9" tablet. I NEVER worry about her dropping it. Clark Kent couldn't break this thing.
  • Love the Keyboard and cover

    My wife has the 8.9 HDX with the keyboard and cover and she loves it. She has given up her laptop and does everything now with the kindle. We have one of the office suites so she is even able to keep up with her excel spreadsheets and then send them to coworkers. I still wish they would open up to the Google Play store. I think their sales would skyrocket and people would still use Amazon for most of their stuff.
    • Give up laptop?

      I use my laptop to talk to raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, STM32 Discovery, etc. That means ethernet, and/or USB host. My iPad, while nice for reading books, fails on both these points.

      problem is: unless Kindle have changed their design recently, they fail too. So giving up the laptop is *Not* an option.
  • kindle

    Amazon has the best prices o all the kindle Models CHECK IT OUT NOW! http://amzn.to/174bELn