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• Amazon Fire HD 8 is $30 off, and you can get it for under $60. • Other Fire tablets, as well as Kindle e-readers, also enjoy reduced prices.
Amazon is still running a 2021 back-to-school promotion. Amazon Device Deals page features as many as 42 devices, including most Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers.
▸ The highest price drop – 33% – is offered for the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet. Its regular price is $89.99, but you can get it right now for only $59.99, which is one of the lowest prices of this device ever offered.
▸ The price cut that high may be Amazon’s response to the upcoming launch of the 8.3-inch Apple iPad mini 6, which is rumored to be revealed on September 14. The entry price of Apple’s medium-shelf tablet will be at least $400. At the same time, the prices of the earlier iPad mini 5 are constantly going down, with renewed devices dropping by even $80 on Amazon.
▸ Amazon Fire HD 8 was launched in June 2020. It sports the horizontal-first design, 30% faster performance, twice the storage expandable up to 1 TB, 2 MP front camera with 720p HD video recording, and USB-C connector for faster charging and data exchange. You can choose between 32 or 64 GB of internal memory.
▸ A premium variant of the 8-inch Amazon tablet – Fire HD 8 Plus – is also on sale. The $30 discount constitutes 27% of the regular price – the deal price is $79.99 instead of $109.99 for a variant with 32 GB and ads. The device is compatible with the Wireless Charging Dock, and you can get the 32 GB bundle for just $120.
▸ Wireless Charging Dock eliminates the need to plug in your Fire every time you want to charge it. Just place your tablet in the dock, and it will start charging automatically.
▸ Kindle devices are also on sale, with the highest price drop on the basic model – check out all deals in the Device Deals on Amazon.
Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.
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Innovative pillow stand – great for hands-free use
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a digital pen or small accessories. The stand is two-sided, with three angles on each side. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.
A high-capacity and lightweight power bank with intelligent LED display and three built-in charging cables: micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning. A hand strap doubles as one of the charging cables. No more cable mess!
Portfolio tablet case with accessories compartment
This customer favorited case bag from Tomtoc is compatible with all tablets up to 11 inches. It has passed the Military Standard Drop Test, and comes with an internal mesh pocket for accessories. Available in over ten colors.
Let positive energy into your life with this vintage “Joy Forever” design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.
Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind
by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
Creative minds are exceedingly sensitive to the buzz and whir of the world around them, and we now have to contend with a constant stream of chirps, pings, and alerts at all hours of the day. As these urgent demands tug us this way and that, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a centered space for creativity.
Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
Dedicating a chapter to each of these focus areas, we invited a group of seasoned thought leaders and creatives—Seth Godin, Stefan Sagmeister, Tony Schwartz, Gretchen Rubin, Dan Ariely, Linda Stone, Steven Pressfield, and others—to share their expertise. Our goal was to come at the problems and struggles of this new world of work from as many angles as possible.
Because we each have a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, and sensitivities, it is impossible to prescribe a single approach that will work for everyone. The right solution for you will always be personal—an idiosyncratic combination of strategies based on your own work demands, habits, and preferences.
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
– Sydney J. Harris –
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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use
From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.