Roku – Best Gadget Today

Get a RokuProbably the best simple gadget to buy right now is the Roku.  It’s great for streaming movies and more from multiple providers including Amazon, Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix.  Can you say “Free Movies”?  If you don’t want a BlueRay with built in streaming, or a new TV, or a game console, then this may be the gadget to get you into the new century.  If you have Wi-Fi for your computer (still a matter of joining this century) then you should be ready to go.  Oh, and the streaming providers have movies on demand and premium streaming.  If you have Netflix just add the Roku so you don’t have to wait for a DVD, you can watch an instant viewing movie while you wait… and much more!

Kindle Fire, for Business

Kindle FireWhat’s the number one reason to buy a Kindle Fire?  The ability to carry your entire library of books, of any kind, with you anywhere you go.  What’s the number one business reason to own and carry the Kindle Fire?  The ability to give presentations in a coffee shop, at lunch, in a customer’s office, or off-the-cuff nearly anywhere. Inexpensive at only $199! (click here to order)

PDF capability and more, just look at this list: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8.

If you love your cell phone then you’ve gotta love the added capability a simple Kindle Fire can add for this price.   Why tie up your phone when you can free it up, and with a better screen?

Don’t forget, you can watch movies, TV and more using Netflix, HULU, Pandora… in addition to holding up to 8,000 books, lots of MP3, and so much more.

Back to presentations.  If you are in sales, marketing, management, or any other business position which requires high quality presentations on the go, get a Kindle and make it even easier.  It is small but just the right size for a more personal presentation between two or in a small group.  It actually fits on the table during a business lunch!  The screen is brilliant.  If you spend time creating presentations or showing brochures, just port them all to the Kindle or email them to yourself in PDF format.  You’ll be able to carry your entire library with you or in your cloud space.

Kindle vs Laptop.  The issues I have with using a laptop for presentations are related to time.  The time it takes to get it out of the case, set it up, boot it up, and then load the presentations.  Even if I have shortcuts it still seems to take longer than I would like.  Then I have the time issue of battery life and plugging in the laptop if it runs low.  The Kindle is more like a cell phone.  It’s ready to go instantly, loads quickly, and has at least 7 hours of use before it needs to be plugged back in; it can easily make it through a work day without a hassle.  In addition, it’s light, small, and easy to carry.  A good ultra-light laptop can easily cost $1,000 but the Kindle is still only $199 to do most of what you want to do.

It has games and more too, and I watched my sister’s kids become fully engaged and entertained.  (Me too)

It’s a true bargain!  Order one here: