Just in time for holiday shopping: Amazon announces the Fire HD Kids Edition tablet

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This isn’t some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they’ll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD has a quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Digital Audio.  Parental controls, which Amazon says are the best-in-class, allow you to define profiles for each of the children who’ll be sharing the tablet; you’ll define screen time limits, educational goals, and age-appropriate content for each child.  (Designed for children ages 3-10.)  Included in the purchase price is a 2-year worry-free guarantee for device failure or accidental damage and a 1-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited with unlimited access to 5,000 age-appropriate books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.  The Kids Edition is available with a 6″ screen ($149) or 7″ screen ($189) and your choice of a blue, green, or pink kid-proof cover.  Amazon is accepting pre-orders now; the Fire HD Kids Edition will be released October 21, 2014.

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  • Sandee Cohen September 23, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Read as much as I could find on amazon.com. No mention of these being water resistant or waterproof.

    And the warranty doesn’t seem to cover dropping into bathtub or toilet.

  • Andrew Baker September 24, 2014, 10:07 am

    The tablets in general are pretty good at being water “resistant”, Spills, drips, drools, and other less savory body fluids liberally applied to the device. However a bath or a quest to find teenage mutant ninja turtles via potty express will probably turn your tablet into a door stop. I would advise allowing the child to only use the tablet in more controlled and slightly less moist locations. Personally I will not buy my child a tablet or phone. He may USE his DADDIES tablet on rare occasions if has earned it. I do no want my child spending all their time locked into the tablet. Once he is old enough to understand self moderation, THEN we will consider handing over a personal tablet.

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