KindleWhat: The Kindle Fire HD

Where: Amazon

Why: If you're sick of seeing Knitting Magazines and books all over your house, get your knitter a Kindle (or an ipad). The Kindle doesn't just feature books, but also the Android mobile operating system, which means that you can get movies, books, magazines, and an internet browser.

This makes the Kindle is the ultimate knitting companion. It houses knitting patterns, gives people access the Ravelry (the knitting social network) and different knitting apps that can help keep track of gauge and row counting.

At only seven inches, it's small enough to fit into any knitting bag.


  • 1280x800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle
  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound World's first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for 40% faster downloads and streaming (compared to iPad 3)
  • High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance
  • Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games such as Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, HBO GO, Pandora, and Angry Birds Space

How Much: Starting at $199.

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