I’ve always been an Apple kinda girl. Ever since I got my first iPhone, I was hooked. I mindlessly invested in both a MacBook and an iPad, thinking no other gadget could come close to theirs. But from the poor battery life to the ridiculously small amount of storage each device holds, it wasn’t long before I realised my mistake. Soz, Apple!
That’s where the Amazon Fire comes in. I was recently gifted a dreamy magenta model with 8GB of storage, and completely honestly it’s blown my expectations out of the water. It does everything an iPad does, from surfing the web and listening to Spotify, to watching Netflix and taking snaps on the camera, but in my opinion even better. Plus, one of its most exciting and useful features is Kindle Unlimited, which you don’t get on an iPad. You can read trillions of books and magazines on there, which is going to come in super handy when I go to Bali next year. It’s so light that it’s barely noticeable in your handbag, which beats the usual 5 glossies I usually carry in there!
It’s not often that I post a tech review, but it's been so brill that after a few weeks with this baby I’ve even been thinking I might even sell my iPad and ditch my iPhone for another brand. People assume they’re the best, but I think they’re overpriced and overrated. The Amazon Fire is just £49.99, while the iPad is in triple figures, so it’s even do-able as a Christmas prezzie if you’re feeling generous.
The only downfall I can think of is that with any tablet, it’s not going to be as comfortable to use as a laptop and it’s slightly smaller than your average. But if you can get past that, it’s a total dream. I absolutely love mine and I’m carrying it everywhere these days.
For more information, head to amazon.co.uk/fire