You have only five days left, boys and, well, boys, to save face and survive another tormenting Valentine’s experience while leaving a thoughtful and loving impression to your better half. And let’s be honest, you didn’t plan ahead this year either.
You said you would, but as usual, forgot. Also as always, Amazon comes to the rescue of airheaded love birds across the nation, putting a slew of homebrewed gear on sale for the special occasion. That’s right, not only can you still come out of this as a considerate hero, you can also save a buck.
Hands down the most enticing prospective gift is a $299 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with 64 GB internal storage. What kind of savings are you looking at here? Big’ uns. The 2014 8.9-inch Android-based tablet costs a whopping $479.99 at Best Buy in a matching configuration.
There’s no LTE support included, which is clearly a downside, but otherwise, this is an ideal present for a digital hoarding, power-thirsty geek. It’s got a beautiful 2,560 x 1,600 pix res screen, packs quad-core Snapdragon 805 punch, and can accommodate all the romance books and movies released in the last decade.
In the market for something simpler, aimed squarely at passionate readers? The newest, seventh-generation, touch-enabled Kindle is $59, down from $79. And the Kindle Paperwhite is $99, after a $20 trim. The Fire HD 6 is less of a battery champ, but far more productive, and cheaper, at $84 (down from $99), while the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, typically available for $149, costs $134 for a limited-time only.
That last slate is sure an odd choice for a Valentine’s Day promotion, but at the end of the day, how do you think the little one will feel when you order just the missus a new, shiny toy?