Amazon has announced a new version of their popular Fire HD 10 tablet: the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition. Oddly enough, Amazon has been selling their tablets fairly well with many models frequently on the best seller list.
The company says that the new tablet is built around three basic ideas.
- Kids want a real tablet, not a toy — Fire HD 10 Kids Edition offers a 10.1” 1080p Full HD display, an ultra-fast quad-core processor, 32 GB of storage with up to 256 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot, and up to 10 hours of battery life, so kids can enjoy the Full HD videos they love and play games with the fast performance they want.
- Parents don’t want to worry about the content their kids are viewing — Includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which offers more than 15,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games that have been curated for age-appropriateness, plus access to tens of thousands of hand-selected websites and YouTube videos and world-class parental controls—at no additional cost.
- Despite best intentions, kids break things — Fire Kids Edition tablets come with a kid-proof case available in blue, pink, or yellow, and a two-year worry-free guarantee—if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it. No questions asked.
“Our Fire Kids Edition tablets provide the perfect balance of offering age-appropriate content kids love and tools parents trust, and we’re thrilled that customers have made us the #1 best-selling kids tablet in the U.S.,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids & Family, Amazon. “Our latest kids tablet, the all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, is the largest and fastest kids tablet we’ve ever offered, with a beautiful 10.1” 1080p Full HD display, ultra-fast processor, and thousands of books, videos, apps and games—we think families are going to love it.”
“We work hard to provide parents with those tools so they can stay connected to their child’s digital experience, including FreeTime parental controls and Parent Dashboard, which make it easy for parents to participate in their child’s activity and adjust tablet settings remotely.”
After the free year is up, Amazon will begin charging you $2.99USD (Prime Members) and $4.99USD (non-Prime members) a month for the service. Some of the features Amazon is touting with the new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition and FreeTime are:
- Weekday and weekend settings — parents can set time limits by weekdays and weekends.
- Bedtime — parents can control when FreeTime shuts down for the day and turns back on the next morning.
- Educational goals and time limits — parents can set daily limits or restrict certain categories, such as apps and games while leaving unlimited time for reading.
- Learn First — parents can block access to entertainment content until after educational goals are met each day.
- Total screen time — parents can choose a set amount of total screen time per day, after which the tablet will shut down for the day.
- Age filters — parents can adjust settings to tailor the FreeTime experience for each child and ensure the content their kids are viewing is age-appropriate for them.
- Add or remove content — parents can add titles from their own content library into FreeTime, or choose to remove unwanted FreeTime Unlimited content.
- Enable the web browser — parents can choose to enable or disable the kid-friendly web browser within FreeTime.
The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is available for pre-order now for $199.99USD. Amazon says the total value is over $319USD.