The Amazon Kindle Fire has moved on to its second generation
and maybe you??re thinking about picking one up.
The problem is,
what do you do with the last one you bought?
It??s not as cool
looking, but that old Fire still has some heat.
I??m Donald Bell, and in this episode of Top 5 we??re counting
down the best uses for your old Kindle Fire.
Starting things off at #5: make it a dedicated IMDB for your
How many times do you find yourself searching for some
actor on IMDB trying to figure out what movie you saw them in
where they played Kevin Bacon??s father??s doctor?
Amazon owns IMDB, so their Kindle Fire app is actually pretty
If the living room??s too crowded, how about the kitchen?
turn it into a digital cookbook.
Amazon has great apps from
Allrecipes, Urbanspoon, and Jamie Oliver.
If you??re a terrible
cook, maybe this will help inspire you.
And if you spill some wine
on your old tablet, no big deal.
At #3: use it as your own personal bedroom TV.
Actually, I kinda
assume most of you are already doing this.
significant other wants to watch something horrible on the main
TV, break this thing out and watch some Netflix or Hulu or
Amazon Video with your headphones on.
She gets Jersey
Shore, you get Scarface, and your kids take a moment to put
child protective services on speed dial.
Speaking of kids, why not hand this thing down to your child?
you have more than one kid, just have them share or pick the
one you love the most.
There??s tons of great kid-friendly
entertainment on here and even, dare I say it, some books.
Amazon also offers some useful parental controls now for
locking out the internet, so you can rest a little easier.
And finally, my favorite thing to do with an old Kindle Fire.
turn it into a jukebox.
Rig this thing up to the aux input on your
stereo and you have the coolest cloud-connected music system
on the block.
Amazon??s Cloud Player gives you 5GBs to upload
your favorite songs, plus you have the storage that??s built into the
You also have great streaming options like Pandora and
So there you go, those are the top 5 ways to keep your old
Kindle Fire burning.
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I??m Donald Bell, thanks for watching.