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Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (Previous Generation - 5th)

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  • 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

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Sometimes Oops Happens

If they break it, we'll replace it. No questions asked.

We all know accidents happen. The 2-year worry-free guarantee includes coverage for anything that happens to your Fire tablet. Just return the tablet and we’ll replace it for free. It also covers your Fire tablet against electrical and mechanical breakdowns. Learn more

A case designed for little hands, protects against big drops

The Kid-Proof Case is designed to be the perfect solution for parents who need worry-free protection against drops, bumps, and the typical mayhem caused by kids at play. Designed to be durable and lightweight, the Kid-Proof Case fits perfectly in little hands without adding unnecessary weight to their Fire tablet.

What kids want today. And tomorrow.

Hits kids love from PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids ages 3-10 love—books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. You don't have to spend time guessing what your kids will enjoy. Fire Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited at no additional cost.

Best selection of digital content

On or the device, parents can hand-select additional paid and free titles that kids can access in Amazon FreeTime, like Disney Jr., Angry Birds, Minecraft, and more.

Coming Soon—Smart Filters

To ensure that your child sees only age-appropriate content, FreeTime Smart Filters tailor subscription content based on your child's age, so that older kids don't get the baby stuff and little kids don’t see the scary stuff.

Made just for them

Designed with kids in mind

Fire Kids Edition starts in Amazon FreeTime, which is built from the ground up just for kids. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design, kids only see the titles that they have access to see, the home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles, and they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics—for example “Elmo,” “Dinosaurs,” or “Puppies.”

Profiles designed for kids…

Parents can create up to four individual child profiles and choose content that they want to give each of their kids access to. It's like giving each kid his or her very own, personalized tablet. A child’s profile does not have access to in-app purchases, email, or social media features.

…And for parents

Parents can take Fire Kids Edition out of Amazon FreeTime using a password. Fine tune settings, download apps, or share kids’ drawings with family on Facebook. You can choose specific books, videos, and apps for your child to see in Amazon FreeTime from your library.

First ABCs. Then Dora.

Screen time limits so they don’t just play

Amazon FreeTime offers innovative parental controls that encourage learning before play and that help manage screen time. With FreeTime, you select all of the content your kids can see, and you can limit your kids' screen time by content type—for example, you may choose to limit videos and games, but make reading time unlimited. FreeTime blocks stores and in-app payments, so you don't have to worry about additional expenses.

Easily set educational goals

Parents can block access to games and cartoons until after educational goals are met, and set when FreeTime may be used. Learn First and Bed Time features extend Amazon FreeTime's existing Daily Time Limit controls.

Amazon FreeTime web browser

Once parents turn this feature on, kids can access more than 40,000 age-appropriate YouTube videos and websites. Websites and videos are selected using a combination of the expertise of Common Sense Media and Amazon FreeTime team to ensure they are appropriate for kids. Parents can also add most websites if they choose to.

Technical Details
Display7" touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, SD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
Size8.6" x 5.4" x 1.0" (219 x 138 x 25.5 mm)
Weight14.3 ounces (405 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAMQuad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM
Storage8 GB (4.5GB available to user) or 16 GB (11.6 GB available to user). Add microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage for even more movies, TV shows, photos, personal videos, and apps.
Some apps may require that they are installed on internal storage.
Battery LifeUp to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music (based on mixed usage outside of Amazon FreeTime mode). Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary.
Charge TimeFully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySingle-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
4G ConnectivityN/A
PortsUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter; microSD slot for external storage
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope
Camera SpecsVGA front-facing camera. 2 MP rear-facing HD camera.
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Available ColorsBlue, Pink, or Green Kid-Proof Case
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support
Accessibility FeaturesVoiceView along with Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system-wide Closed Caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font color and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsFire Kids Edition is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Warranty and Service2-year worry-free guarantee. Coverage for anything that happens to your Fire Kids Edition including electrical and mechanical breakdowns. See details. Use of Fire Kids Edition tablet is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxFire tablet, Amazon Kid-Proof Case, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide
Age RangeAges 3 and up. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.
Generation5th generation - 2015 release

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Color: PinkDigital Storage Capacity: 8 Verified Purchase
I purchased 3 of these Kindle kids edition tablets for my toddlers (ages 4,3,2 years old) And 1 non kids edition one for our older child for Easter. I was quite nervous that they'd break or the cases wouldn't be durable or that they wouldn't be able to use the apps they'd been using on my Samsung Tab S.
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 .
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Color: PinkDigital Storage Capacity: 8 Verified Purchase
As the Kids Edition is nothing more than a basic $50 7" Kindle Fire with some extras, this review is primarily concerned with the $50-worth of extras bundled with the Kids Edition. Primarily, the year of included Freetime.

As for the guts of the tablet itself, it's fine. Not great, but certainly fine. It's not the fastest tablet. It isn't the most feature-rich tablet. It doesn't have the sharpest display. But it's only $50, so it deserves to be graded on a curve. For a $50 tablet, it's great.

Now, grab a coffee, get comfortable, because I have some thoughts on Amazon's Freetime service for kids/parents:

Price plus the year of Freetime were the selling points for me (the case and added warranty were nice bonuses). The problem is, Freetime, though fantastic in theory, isn't even half-baked. It's a lump of dough left on the counter to rise. And then whoever was supposed to put it in the oven got distracted and forgot about it. It's getting moldy, and it smells kind of funny.

Freetime: great in theory, terrible in practice.

Normally, when you buy a new tablet, it might have a little bloatware pre-installed, but you generally don't start with the offerings of the entire app store on your homescreen. You find and add the apps you want.

The way you install/remove apps in Freetime is sort of backwards. It's subtractive. Every single title is served up on the home screen (and in the apps, books, videos screens). These aren't technically pre-installed, but to a young kid looking at a sea of icons, it looks like he has all of these wonderful titles at his disposal. Well, he does. But only sort of. He clicks Elmo's face, and the wheel starts spinning over the icon while it downloads.
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Color: PinkDigital Storage Capacity: 8 Verified Purchase
*Edit 12/23/15*

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.

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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.
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