Until April 4th the Fire HD Kid’s Edition tablet is on sale. Woot! Usually $149, this kids tablet can be purchased for only $124!
Included in this package deal:
All-new Fire HD 6 or Fire HD 7 tablet—with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—up to $95 in savings
Plus, with Kindle Free time you can manage your child’s use of their kindle by restricting certain apps to certain times (games, for example), but leaving other apps free to use (reading apps).
Third Party Reviews
Consumer Reports gives the Fire HD7 Kids Edition a great review. The only downside, according to this site, is that the Freetime settings might not provide enough control over kindle content. **This was a common negative amongst the Amazon.com reviews as well. However, more than one purchaser indicated that the Freetime downloads can indeed be customized, it just takes a bit of searching.
The Verge also posted a helpful look at the Fire Kid’s Edition, saying that this offering is likely the best low-end tablet for kids. The Freetime addition places it above the iPad in the parental controls category.
Overall, the Fire Kid’s Edition looks like a frugal, yet well-built, option for Kid’s tablets. The Freetime option makes me wish that we had a similar setting on our iPads!
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Have you tried the Fire Kids Edition? What do you think of this frugal tablet?