3 Best Amazon Fire HD 8 Cases (2016, 6th Generation)

Amazon Fire HD 8 is the 2016 8-inch tablet from Amazon. Yes, Amazon Fire HD 8 (2016) is thicker than its predecessor. What’s more, the position of the headphone jack is different. It makes it impossible to cross-use shell cases. There is still a chance to utilize the old cover that uses elastic corner straps to hold the device in place. However, you may find it difficult to put the 2016 model inside. Remember, it’s thicker, not thinner, than the 2015 Fire.

Butterfly Flip Cover Case for Fire HD 8 (6th Generation, 2016)

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Butterfly Flip Cover Case for Fire HD 8

It is thin and does not add too much thickness to the HD 8. It has a soft plastic feel that provides great grip. Provides 3 usable viewing angles, 1 good typing angle and the triangular base also serves as a handle to hold the tablet.

If you are thinking of getting a black HD 8 and a black cover, rethink the tablet color. The only parts visible are button/headphone/charging edge and small cut outs for speakers. This cover in black effectively makes your Kindle black. It would be nice to have a splash of color.

The only questionable construction note is the cover/handle moves independently of the tablet. The movement is not enough to expose the usable screen. Not a deal breaker, just an observation

Great unit at such a phenomenal price. My first one lasted over (3) years with daily usage and it still works fine but there was wee bit of separation of materials along 2″ of one of the edges which is completely understandable after that much use i.e.thousands of times. I could have used my old one for another 1-2,000 times but at these prices just thought it a treat to upgrade. I look forward to new designs coming out (hopefully periodically) because at these prices one can enjoy a new look even though structurally it will still be functioning just fine and look like new.

Would highly recommend this cover.

Shockproof Case for Amazon Fire HD 8 (6th Generation, 2016)

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Shockproof Case for Amazon Fire HD 8

I just got this item yesterday and put my Kindle in it today. So far I like it. It does not have a closable cover, the only thing I find that I really like about the other cover I had. It does have a protective screen, which is why I wanted to try this one. It’s hard to put on and does not come with any instructions so at first you might worry you’ll break it trying to open it to put the Kindle inside. I’ll update my review after I’ve used it for a bit and read my Kindle while using it. But so far I’m enjoying it. I do think it’s perfect if kids will be using your Kindle. I would recommend it for Kid used kindles that will also be used by adults.

So far so good. One of the things that worried me about the new fire hd8 is the fact that it is so thin and slippery. With this case on it takes care of the thinness and also adds grip. Putting on the case was not hard at all, but I am familiar with installing full cases on other tablets. The front is a hard plastic that has a screen protector attached to it. This goes over the front of the tablet and hugs the sides of it. Around the back and over the sides goes the softer plastic rear cover. This cover is hard and not flimsy at all. After I put it on I felt much more at ease giving the tablet to my 4 and 3 year old without worrying that they might break it. The kick stand is also a nice addition and adds a movie or typing mode to the tablet. Over all I am very well satisfied with this cover. Also, I would like to add that I did NOT get this product for free. I purchased it with my own funds. When doing research for a case for my tablet one of the reasons why I decided on this one is because it adds corner protection, is not ugly and is affordable. There were some very nice looking flip cases where you slid the tablet in and it closes like a book, but none of those adds corner protection.

Leather Standing Case for Fire HD 8 (6th Generation, 2016)

4e6ea88f4f375b8cf325b4e38ca4f75e-image-220x264When I first got my Kindle Fire HD 8, I knew I would need a case for it but just could not see myself paying over a third of what the Kindle cost me just for the Amazon case. So I looked for an alternative. After reading reviews until I was cross-eyed, I settled on the TAGreat.

The case arrived in a nice package which was shipped in a padded envelope. I opted for the black case. The description does not say what it is made of but for $16 I doubt it is real leather however it does have the look and feel of leather. It seems substantial enough to provide good protection but is still slim enough that it does not feel bulky even in a bag, briefcase or backpack.

It took a minute to figure out how the Kindle went into it as there were no instructions but once I got it figured out, it fit perfectly. The flap on the left side folds under and is secured by velcro. You have to flip this out, slide the Kindle in and re-fold it back. Once in place, the Kindle is held securely in place. All the buttons, earphone jack and the micro SD card expansion port are easily accessible. The cut-outs for the two speakers are precisely in line with the Kindle so the sound is not affected. The size and built in strap makes it easy to hold. Once the cover is folded back to form the stand, the Kindle easily remains upright. The case does not interfere with my ability to type no matter if I am just doing web searches or creating text documents. When the case is closed the Kindle goes into hibernate mode and promptly comes out of it when opened.

This is functional case which performs as designed and good value for the price.

TAGreat.com offers you a wide array of the latest and best Fire HD 8 2016 Cases.

Best Mini RC Drone 2017

I purchased this as a gift for my son. I decided to buy this one because he doesn’t have a smartphone so I needed something for him to play with without using that technology. He absolutely loves it it is very simple for him to fly. Him and his sister fight over it all the time. It is brightly colored and easy to find when we fly It Outdoors. Because of it says it does not need to be registered in New York state. This is what I was told by the registration agency.

  • Fun to Play: the mini rc drone can 3D flip and the colorful LED lights make your flying full of fun.
  • One Key Return: When starting the function of one key returning without other operations, the uva drone will automatically come back to you.
  • Headless Mode: enable any level of players to fly the drone easily. And protective frame can make your drone more durable.
  • Stable Flight: 2.4GHz technology and 6-axis stabilization system for anti-interference and smooth flight.
  • Flying time: 5-8 mins; Charging time: 30-50 mins; Effective Operating Range: about 100 ft(30m).
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Best Mini RC Drone

I had a big drones before with camera and we really had so much fun playing with it. But sad to say it got broken and didn’t last long and we couldn’t afford to buy same kind again. So I decided to try this mini drone as it has good reviews and of course affordable for us. My husband was so excited and he tried it right after we received it. This drone is really nice and works great. My husband didn’t have any problem flying it since he’s already used to the big drones we had. This is so cute and so fun. It has strong power and my husband was able to flip it and do some tricks like what he always do in the big drone. The battery life is not bad but we might need to buy extra batteries for longer time to play and they are only cheap. It comes with the accessories like blades and charger too. The blades has guards so it can hit the ceiling or walls without getting damage not unless you stepped on it. This is one of my favorite time to bond with my husband and 4 year old son in spite of a very busy day. Well made little drone.

How much more fun can you have for $20? This thing is stable, handles great, and pretty quick. I modded the drone to accept a bigger lipo and I have been playing with it every single day for over two months. The only issue is it won’t fly well outside. Because of its size and weight, any little wind will make it impossible to control, but inside the house, this thing is a BLAST. If you only have a few bucks you can spend on a little RC fun, this is what I would get, hands down.

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Best Quick Charge 3.0 USB Type C Car Charger

CELERITY Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Type C Car ChargerThis is an excellent, fairly small Quick Charge 3.0 car charger. (It actually fit in a 12V charge port inside a console with a cover where another similar product from another manufacturer did not.) It seems to operate perfectly, and quick charged my new HTC 10 just fine. It has the Quick Charge 3.0 charge port, as well as an additional port that can charge at up to 2.4 amps.

The only minor quibble I have with this charger is the light on it, which is on at all times. I prefer to leave the charger plugged in constantly, so this light is a little annoying, and also at least a small waste of power. (Yes, I realize the power wasted is probably trivial.) This was not an important enough negative, though, for me to deduct a star from my rating.

I also want to make sure, in writing this review, that people reading it understand what Quick Charge 3.0 is and isn’t. Because from reading some of the other reviews, it is pretty clear that there are a lot of misconceptions.

Only a very few devices out there right now take advantage of the Quick Charge 3.0 standard. You can find a list of them, as of May 24, on Qualcomm’s site.

There are ten devices on that list. (More devices are being added to the list all the time, of course. For example, my phone–the HTC 10, which is a Quick Charge 3.0 device–was not on the last list, which was dated in early April, as the list came out before the HTC 10 did.)

That list from Qualcomm also shows which devices can take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0, a standard this charger can also provide. There are a lot more of those devices on the list. (I counted seventy-five.)

Here’s the point: every one of those Quick Charge devices is an Android smart phone or tablet. Apple devices are not Quick Charge devices! That’s not to say this charger won’t do a great job of charging your Apple devices. It certainly will. It just isn’t going to charge them any faster than any other charger capable of supplying 2.4 Amps (for Apple devices that can accept 2.4 Amps – some can’t accept that much.)

If you’ve been using a 1.0 Amp charger to charge your iPhone 6s or your iPad, and you switch to this charger, then sure, your phone or iPad will charge much faster than it used to charge. But that has nothing to do with the Quick Charge technology, and everything to do with the increased amps this charger is providing your phone.

I apologize if you are one of the people reading this review thinking, “Yeah, I already knew this stuff”, but I really felt the need to explain it, because from reading other reviews it is very clear there is a lot of confusion about this. I certainly want people to purchase this car charger if it is the right car charger for them, and if they are buying it for the right reasons. I just don’t want to see someone who is already charging their Apple devices with a 2.4 Amp charger buying this one because of the Quick Charge 3.0 in the description, thinking it is going to charge their Apple devices faster, because it just isn’t going to do that.

CELERITY Quick Charge 3.0 Dual USB Type C Car ChargerI received this car charger at a discount, in exchange for my unbiased review.

I hope you found this review helpful. On the other hand, if you did not find this review helpful, I’d be interested in hearing why, so that I can attempt to edit it and make it more helpful to both you and others. If you leave a comment on the review, suggesting how it would be more helpful, I promise to respond to your comment, and to attempt to incorporate your suggestion in my review, if it is at all possible for me to do so. My goal is to write reviews that help people, as I have been helped by the reviews others have written.

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