This kind of “gadgets” are so popular nowadays-The eBook
eBooks offer the following obvious advantages (assuming you have an e-book reader):
- They’re easily readable. Most readers offer zoom functions, letter resizing, and so forth.
- They’re easily portable. You can carry multiple books on one device.
- They’re much more environmentally friendly. You don’t have to kill a few trees for each book, and let’s not even talk about the ink. Recycling only goes so far.
- Note-taking is much more powerful, and the notes you write can be found and referenced quickly and easily. And they don’t have to be permanent.
- Lighting conditions essentially become meaningless. Many readers incorporate display lighting allowing you to read whenever and wherever you like.
Amazon’s Kindle Wireless Reading Devices are changing the way we read books. This lightweight portable device slips into a pocket or purse for easy carrying and weighs less than a paperback book. As we had a lot of suggestion from our customers, we decided to make an article about how to use our VPN service on the kindle/e-book. We will be especially referring to the Fire model (Kindle Fire tablet).
Why would you need a VPN on a Kindle Fire?
This is a legitimate question since media consumption can be done with files stored on the Kindle Fire. But in fact, that device has been conceived to tap into Amazon’s large database of media and publications. Moreover, it is a common trend nowadays to host his media on the cloud so as to be able to stream them from multiple devices. Well, this sounds like a gadget technology rather than a must-have device, you may think.
Well, not necessarily. Think about the following scenario: if you are a US customer and you plan to travel outside the US – unless you have loaded your Kindle Fire with all the media and books you want to read BEFORE leaving the country, you’d be in trouble. Chances are that you just can’t connect with your Kindle Fire and download the latest fiction that is available on Amazon Store once you’re away: geo-location limitation, are you there?
If you got yourself a Kindle and you are located outside of United States, you will find that you are not able to download the Kindle app, or to purchase some of the ebooks from the Kindle store.
Here’s what you need to do to unlock the Kindle app from outside US.
1. Go to Amazon.com and create an account (if you do not have an Amazon account yet).
2. Go to Manage your Kindle page and click the Country Settings at the left bottom corner.
3. Change the country selection to United States.
4. Change the address to a US-based address. If you need the Amazon account only for purchasing and downloading ebooks (and not buying physical products), it is better to make this change. Just Google for “usa address” and you will find plenty of online services that can provide you with a free US-based address.
5. Next, register your credit card details. It doesn’t have to be a US-based credit card, as long as it is valid.
6. You should now be able to purchase and download e-books from Kindle store, but make sure you are using an US based IP address before browsing/purchasing books in the Kindle store.