Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Green Kid-Proof Case
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- Up to $95 in savings on a Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and 2-year worry-free guarantee
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire HD tablet with HD display, front and rear cameras, and Dolby Audio
- The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked
- Unlimited, free access to curated, kid-friendly content with 1-year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
"Apple’s iOS doesn’t get anywhere near what Amazon offers in terms of time of day restrictions, time limits or now goal setting, as with FreeTime." – TechCrunch
Fire HD Kids Edition starts with a full-featured tablet—Fire HD 6 or 7—for best-in-class performance.
Fire HD Kids Edition starts in Amazon FreeTime with kid-friendly navigation and personalized child profiles. Parents can switch between Amazon FreeTime and their profile with a password to access the full-featured Fire tablet experience as needed.
"FreeTime is AWESOME. Age appropriate for each kid and the parental controls are priceless. My son has to read books for 30 min each day before it unlocks videos and games." – Valerie
"If you set up separate profiles for each child, Kindle will even recommend books that are likely to appeal to them. We also really appreciate the granular controls in FreeTime; I prefer allocating unlimited time to reading and then less time to apps and video usage." – Brian
"I use Kindle FreeTime & it is PERFECT!!!! I can use the apps that FreeTime has, but also add other apps like Angry Birds, Temple Run, etc." – Whitney
Create personalized profiles, set educational goals and screen time limits, and choose age-appropriate content in Amazon FreeTime.
So you don't have to worry, a tablet designed to survive childhood.
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Took off one star. Storage is atrocious (less than 5 gb available, and it fills up in no time), and Amazon makes it incredibly hard to delete content stored in a FreeTime profile. The easiest and most efficient way to delete content is to do a factory reset, but be warned, the tablet will be out of storage again in 24 hours. At this point, I do not recommend this tablet at all. Go for a regular Kindle instead and get 16gb of storage.
The problem is not the tablet; it's Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. The tablet is sturdy and the case, although bulky, is perfect for kids. The tablet just arrived yesterday so I can not comment on how well it performs over the long term, but this will be our family's 6th (7th? 8th?) Kindle and I expect it to be as durable as the other Kindles we've had.
So on to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited... the idea behind this service is great (it's pretty much a library of age-appropriate apps and books), but the execution of it is terrible.
So what's wrong with it?
1) In a regular Kindle, only the books that I've downloaded appear on my device. With Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, ALL of the books and apps available with Kindle FreeTime appear on the child's Kindle. So what's the problem with this? For one, it's just plain difficult to navigate because there's way too much content on the screen and there's no way to sort it. Two, there are certain books and apps that Amazon might deem as age appropriate but I do not want my child playing with and there is no way to filter them out. So if I want him to read Curious George but skip the SpongeBob books, I'm out of luck.
2) My child is able to read books I've downloaded from our local library using the Overdrive and Blio apps. The problem is that if I set parental controls to allow unlimited reading and to not allow apps during weekdays, he can not access his library books. The alternative would be to allow unlimited app access, but that means that he also has unlimited access to countless other apps available via FreeTime that I do not want him to access at the moment. (Edit: books that require Blio can not be accessed at all from within FreeTime, as Blio has to be sideloaded and sideloaded apps are not available in FreeTime. However, if your library gives you the option of downloading books in Kindle format from the Amazon site, then those books WILL appear in FreeTime.)
3)Documents are not available with Kindle FreeTime. That means that all of the books that I've downloaded via gutenberg.org, for example, are not available. He can read them if I exit his FreeTime profile but then I lose control over what he can access. There might be some app that allows a work around and permit him to access docs, but I don't want to waste time trying to figure out a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist in the first place.
4) Apps and content that I've bought can be added to my child's profile, but the process is very burdensome and time consuming. Ideally, I would be able to purchase online (or on my own Kindle) and deliver the content to my child's Kindle (which is the way it works when you're not using a profile), but the content is not available in my child's FreeTime profile until I specifically add it to his account. In order to do this, I need to enter my password, enter the section that allows me to manage his content, and manually add the title. Unfortunately, Amazon organizes titles alphabetically only, so if I buy, for example, a book titled "Zebras" I would have to scroll past literally hundreds of titles that are in my account in order to add that one book to my child's account. If you haven't purchased a lot of content via Amazon, the process would be more bearable, but for those of us who've been buying Kindle books for many years already, the process is tedious.
Conclusion: the tablet is great, but Kindle FreeTime Unlimited needs plenty of work. If you're not satisfied with FreeTime Unlimited's (lack of) parental controls, you might be better off with the regular, $99 Kindle Fire, a sturdy case and a 2 year protection plan.
Edit: At the moment (as of 11/30/14), it makes no sense to buy this tablet given the discounts on the Kindle Fire 7. It's currently priced at $109, and if you have an Amazon card and apply code HDL30ARC, you get an additional $30 off. The grand total before taxes is $84.21- that's less than half the price of the 7in kid tablet. Get the tablet, a sturdy case and a 2 year protection plan. Suscribe to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited when it's ready for prime time.
Edit: Disregard the above as it no longer applies. I won't delete it for the sake of transparency.
I never leave reviews because I can't be bothered. I am moved to write this review because of how terrible this product is.
The battery is imaginary. You'd be better off charging a cantaloupe. This device is essentially immune to electricity. You could build a lightning-proof Faraday cage out of these things. I don't know why they waste all of that time and money on constructing this thing out of glass and metal, it would work about the same if it were made out of deli meat or rubber bands.
I went through the hassle of having it replaced under warranty, and they somehow found another Kindle at the landfill with WORSE battery life than the inert brick of crap I had sent them. Worse! It actually violates the first law of thermodynamics! It sucks energy from our nation's infrastructure and puts it NOWHERE!! The fact that there are probably millions of fools like myself leaving these things plugged in for months at a time, hoping to eke out 10 or 15 seconds of battery life so that the thing might actually boot, is preventing our great nation from becoming energy independent. It's basically financing international terrorism to have this device in your home plugged in and turning our nation's precious natural resources into heat and lies.