Parents, some good news…
Finally, a kids tablet that is not just another toy but offers features on a par with some of the best tablets on the market today, has hit the stores.
Amazon’s new tablet for children, Fire HD Kids Edition, is available in 2 sizes, a 6-inch and 7-inch version.
We’ll look today at whether or not this a smart choice for your kids.
Amazing Features Customized for Kids
Kid-Friendly Size and Weight
The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet comes in 2 size variants:
- Fire HD 6 with Kid-Proof Case – 7.6″ x 5.0″ x 1.1″ (192mm x 126mm x 26.4mm)
- Fire HD 7 with Kid-Proof Case – 8.4″ x 6.0″ x 1.1″ (214mm x 151mm x 26.4mm)
Here’s the weight difference follows:
- Fire HD 6 with Kid-Proof Case – 12.6 ounces (360 grams)
- Fire HD 7 with Kid-Proof Case – 15.0 ounces (425 grams)
This device comes with a durable case in blue, green or pink.
Sleek and Strong Display
Gorilla Glass is the glass that everybody has come to trust.
One of the main concerns with a kid’s device is its durability. Thankfully, the display of Fire HD Kids Edition is laid in Gorilla Glass, so it is not only sleek but strong too.
The display size is as follows:
- Fire HD 6 with Kid-Proof Case – 6″ (inches), 252 ppi (pixels per inch
- Fire HD 7 with Kid-Proof Case – 7″ (inches), 216 ppi (pixels per inch)
Both variants offer high definition touchscreens with 1280 x 800 resolution, video playback up to 720p, IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter.
Fire HD Kids Edition comes with a Quad-Core:
- 2 @ 1.5 GHz
- 2 @ 1.2 GHz processor
- 1 GB of RAM
This is the same processor that the new Kindle Fire HD 6 offers. Performance is quick and smooth. It comes with 8 GB (4.5 GB available to user) of internal storage.
Surprisingly, Fire HD Kids Edition has both front and rear cameras. There’s a 2MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. A front-facing VGA camera is thrown in.
This means you can check in on your children even if you are not at home with a video call.
2 Years Guarantee
It’s best to quote Amazon here: “If they break it, we’ll replace it. No questions asked.”
Isn’t that just what every parent wants to hear? The guarantee is for 2 years. In addition to the superb features, this is a deal maker.
Great Battery Life
This tablet comes with a great battery life. You’ll get up to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music.
Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage and other factors such as web browsing habits and downloading.
The charging time is under 6 hours with the micro-USB power adapter included in the box. An overnight charge is ideal.
If you lose or damage the charger, it will take longer to charge with a normal USB.
What’s So Great About the Fire HD Kids Edition?
One of the main concerns as a parent is appropriate content for your child.
With the Fire HD Kids Edition, you can create individual profiles for each of your children. You can personalize screen time limits, educational goals and age-appropriate content. Select and determine the content that your child can see.
It is entirely up to you on how much you want your child to spend time on a particular activity, be it recreational activities or educational materials. If you are a single parent juggling time between work and home, or if you are both working parents, this feature is a nice touch.
Is This Device Really Kid-Friendly?
The features are great, but will your child be able to use this device with ease?
The layout and visual interface has been designed with a simple theme, easy navigation and easily accessible apps. Your child will get the hang of it like a duck to water.
With all the kid-friendly customizations, your child will not just be playing games or watching movies but reading and engaging in educational activities.
It is also great that buying this device comes with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This means that your child gets unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games at no additional cost.
Considering all of the features that Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition offers, this is easily the best kid’s tablet available on the market today.