The problem is that they don’t have internet, thus no wi-fi. Now, that can be resolved by getting a Kindle with wi-fi; however, it’s a bigger investment. We’re talking the difference of about $60. If we’re going to go that expensive, (to me that’s getting to be an expensive gift), then the Kindle Fire that includes a browser for getting online and is color is only $199. BUT – no 3G, back to the Wi-Fi dilemma.
Add to that, my husband doesn’t think they’ll really take advantage of it, especially if they have to seek out wi-fi to use it. (Remember my resolution to give only meaningful gifts this year?)
I tend to think there is plenty of wi-fi availability these days so that it could be easy for them to use. They can download books at our house and would have the online capabilities for the occasional times when they want it. It’s not like they are going to want to surf daily. Or, who knows, maybe they will.
What do you think?
1. Get a Kindle (or if there’s a better e-reader out there – please tell me!) that has no wi-fi and let them download at our house
2. Get a Kindle with 3G so they can download at home
3. Go big and get a Kindle Fire
4. Start thinking of something else
The problem is that they already have everything. It takes a lot of brain wracking to think of something they’d really like. We’ve been hit or miss the last few years, but technology is one of the areas they don’t have much. It’s worth the investment if they’ll use it, but if it ends up in a box (like the digital picture frame), then that’s not money well spent.
Do you use an e-reader? How about your in-laws or grandparents? Does getting online make all the difference? To 3G or not to 3G, that is the question? lol