Amazon has recently come out with a new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. I have the Fire Kids Edition 7 and love it but seeing the new improvements is making me kind of want a new one. Isn't that always the story with tech?
I consider the Fire Kids Edition my favorite children's tablet and you can read why at my review here.
Here are a few reasons the Fire Kids Edition is so popular:
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited has over 15,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games. The Fire Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for free. After the first year the cost is reasonable.
Comes with a strong case and a two year worry free guarantee.
Yes, this means if your kid breaks their tablet Amazon will replace it. I went through this recently myself when my daughter broke her screen. (We had made it about three years without incident!). Replacing her Fire was super easy.
Easy to use parental controls
Each Fire Kids Edition can have up to four child profiles. Time limits can be set for play and all content is controlled by us the parents. Kids cannot download anything that costs money and do not have access to the internet.
But there is a kid friendly web browser
The browser offers a safe experience and parents can add the websites they would like.
Here are the specs from Amazon:
- Up to $144 in savings on Fire HD 8 tablet, 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 HD 8 tablet with a vibrant HD display, 32 GB internal storage, and up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked.
- One year of FreeTime Unlimited gives you access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more
- Add even more content to your child’s profile in FreeTime to give them selected access to apps in your personal library, such as Netflix, YouTube, and Minecraft
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
- Amazon Parent Dashboard with Discussion Cards enables parents to discover the titles their kids enjoy and connect with them through rich conversations about these titles
So you might be wondering what you get for an additional $30. Here you go:
8" high definition touchscreen vs 7" screen.
1280 x 800 resolution vs 1024 x 600.
12 hour battery life vs 8 hour.
Included storage of 32 GB (vs 16GB) and expandable up to 256GB.
Duel stereo speakers vs Mono speaker on 7.
While I only have the older Fire 7 version I am sure this new version works just as well. Every new version has had some great upgrades over the last one and this is no exception. If you really prefer a smaller screen stick with the 7, otherwise the new Fire HD Kids Edition is more than worth it for only a small price increase.
The new Fire Kids Edition comes with a choice of pink, blue, or yellow case.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all.