One of those items is a Kindle Fire HD. I knew I wanted one as soon as it had been announced, as it fixed many of the annoying things about the original. I received a couple of Amazon Gift Cards for Christmas, and this seemed the perfect use for them. My first impression of the new Fire was that it was sleeker than the old one. I got the 32 GB 7" version, since I liked the 7" form factor of the original Kindle Fire. But in comparison to the new one, the old Fire is clunky and boxy. I'll do a more thorough review later, once I peel myself away from Final Fantasy III for the Kindle long enough to experiment with some of its other capabilities. Now I just need to figure out what to do with my old Kindle Fire.
The other thing that arrived this week is a desk. I ordered the Versa Center from VersaTables and spent some time this week putting it together. I got this desk because I was buying a desk treadmill from Lifespan, and needed a standing desk to use with it. The Versa Center isn't really a standing desk, but each and every shelf is adjustable to any height, so I was able to make it into a standing desk.
|Treadmill and Versa Center
|The view of the television, and my wireless keyboard.
I like having a treadmill desk, but I still miss by old treadmill. I got rid of it when I moved into my previous apartment. The old treadmill was significantly bigger, and wouldn't have worked with a desk anyway, as its lowest speed was 2.5 mph, which is too fast to comfortably write. Right now I'm walking at 1.2 mph, which works for me, and I may pick up the pace a bit more, but I doubt I can comfortably type above 2 mph, and certainly not while running. But at least I could run on my old treadmill. The new one only goes up to 4 mph, which is just a light jog.
|My old treadmill.