Amazon loves to bundle their tablets and Kindle e-Readers with other services, such as Kindle Unlimited. Today the company announced that with the purchase of a Fire HD 8 they are giving a three month subscription to Prime. Since the tablet is regularly $79.99, you’re paying $9.23 for 3 months of Prime, which would normally cost $38.97 when paid monthly. The bundle is only available to new Prime members, so it can’t be used to extend an existing Prime subscription.
The Fire HD 8 sits in a sweet spot between Amazon’s incredibly good value Fire 7 and the larger Fire HD 10. While the performance and features of the Fire HD 8 betters those of the Fire 7, it also manages to outlast the Fire HD 10, making it a slightly more enticing proposition for those who want to travel with it. I found it is easy to carry it in a bag and take it out when you need it.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.