Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case
- Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras.
- 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
- 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 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
Top Customer Reviews
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As I work in IT, I'm aware just how confusing technology can be, so I'll try to avoid references to jargon, and focus instead on the experience. I’ve broken the review up into sections so you can skip the bits you’re less interested in.
With a years subscription to FreeTime and it’s huge library of age appropriate videos, books and games, a two year replacement policy and a great tablet, this seems pretty good value.
Although not as sharp as the more expensive competition, the screen is clear, bright and colourful at almost any angle, and a pleasure to watch video or play games on. It is highly reflective, and pretty useless in bright sunlight, but otherwise great. While the low resolution makes reading very small text difficult, most text in FreeTime books is large and clear, and as a video player it’s a joy.
Web performance is certainly fast enough, and it ran the graphically intense “Real Racing 3” with ease (so even good for older kids). Sound quality from the mono speaker was impressive, and at 7 hours, the battery life is pretty respectable.
A bluetooth connection at this price is a surprising bonus (means you can keep the older one’s happy with a bluetooth speaker), although the front and rear cameras are basic, as is the low 5Gb of usable storage. At least you can add a huge (up to 128Gb) Micro-SD card to store more stuff.
In conclusion, for a child from 3-12 year old this is a non-brainer. Four times cheaper than an iPad mini, and all the functionality.Read more ›
After considering the price to purchase 3 of them and checking out the apps my husband and I were pretty sure we would purchase them. Then I came across the warranty. 2 year worry free guarantee! Are you kidding me? I knew there had to be a catch, I couldn't find one and at that point we were convinced it would be a good investment.
I ordered 3 (at the time pink and blue were our only color choices) So we have 1 pink and 2 blue. Which has caused a host of issues on the toddler level (identifying who's tablet is who's as you can imagine)
They were easy to set up and create their own profiles and add apps to each of their tables . I love the unlimited freetime, they've had their tables for a few months now and can completely work them themselves and download the apps/movies/books that they want. I don't have to do it for them (with the exception of my 2 year old of course). I was able to link our Disney movies anywhere account with our Amazon account and now they can access all of our Disney digital movies on their tables! Which was a huge win for us! I do wish that Amazon could figure out a way for us to be able to link our Ultraviolet movies, it's a huge bummer that Amazon doesn't offer any app to make that possible. I also love that I can login to my Amazon account and send apps/movies etc to their tablets as I see fit, I can locate and page their tables when they are misplaced and remote lock them if I need to .Read more ›
It appears that the linked SD card below and the one made for Fire tablets are the same price now, although the Fire one still does not come with an adapter. Should have been that way from day one.
Let's get the cost/benefit of buying this versus the $50 model out of the way. For $100, you get:
7" Kindle Fire without sponsored lockscreens = $65
Kid-proof case = $20
2-year accident protection = $16
1-year of Free Time Unlimited = $36 minimum
That's a nice value! I've seen a few reviews where people are upset that it doesn't work without Wi-Fi, but I'm not sure what their expectations are. If you have previously download an app/game/video and it doesn't require internet access (some do, some don't), it works fine. As for performance, it's OK. Not great. It freezes every now and then and needs to be rebooted more often than I'd like to get it working again. This is frustrating to a 3-year-old, as you can imagine. Hard to complain too much given the price, but I was expecting it to be more stable.
You will want to buy a micro SD card because the Fire OS takes up 5 of the 8 GB of on-board storage. This is where Amazon is doing something that is, shall we say, a little sketchy. When you customize your purchase, it allows you to select the "SanDisk 32 GB SD Memory Card for All-New Fire Tablets" for $19.99 (or more or less depending on the storage size), but gives you no other options. This SD card is by the looks of it the exact same as this one SanDisk Ultra 32GB Ultra Micro SDHC UHS-I/Class 10 Card with Adapter (SDSQUNC-032G-GN6MA) [Newest Version], except that it has a different paint job, doesn't come with an adapter, and costs $6 more. So if you're going to buy a SD card, add a different one to the cart separately.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Buggy, unreliable, very limited. I really did want to like that device, but I have them all, and it is worse than the cheapest generic tablets I used to use. Read morePublished 29 minutes ago by SLP
We got this tablet for our daughter for Christmas, and she loves it. She is 4, and she loves to read the books, play the games, and watch YouTube videos. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by The Amber Project
For the money I paid, I guess it's worth it. My daughter used to use my older iPad mini for games/movies/books/YouTube & it was perfect for us. Read morePublished 3 hours ago by Raini Lamb
I am a huge fan of Amazon, but I can't adequately explain how FRUSTRATING this tablet is. We've had it for 4 months now and HATE it. The app platform is very inconvenient. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by sraeh21
Hands down, the best kids tablet for easy & comprehensive parental controls. Kindle Freetime is far better than Samsung Kids or any of the parental control apps on the google play... Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Mell
Worry Free Warranty? I think not.
I just got off the phone after spending 45 minutes on the phone talking to 3 different people from customer service. Read more
This product takes a long time to load sometimes and other times it moves at a decent speed. I took a few recordings on it (video) but I won't play back on the airplane or in the... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Kitty
This tablet was not impressive at all. It looked very small when it arrived and though the casing was thick enough and the protection was very attractive in that they replaced them... Read morePublished 21 hours ago by kidaka