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Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet Review

Are your kids too small to keep themselves entertained, but also too grown up to keep following you around the house? Do you keep buying different toys, hoping they will capture their attention?

Well, your search is over. One of the best entertainment devices out there is tablet.

However, choosing one isn’t easy. And you might not want to buy the most expensive one, in case it ends up in a cereal bowl.

The highest rated tablet right now, Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition, might be just the solution for you. Let’s see what it has to offer.

Meet Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

What makes this particular tablet different?

Let’s start with the basics. Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is a brand new mobile computer specifically designed with kids in mind.

Its sleek design, long battery life and fun and exciting features will be the one thing that will certainly cure boredom.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet follows its equally efficient predecessor, Fire 7 Kids Edition, and raises the bar when it comes to entertainment and portability.

And not only that. This tablet comes with a bunch of new features and access to 15,000 apps when combined with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

The possibilities are endless, but the boredom stops here. Let’s take a look at the design and specifications.

Design

Design

The tablet is black, but it comes with a kid-proof case that will protect the tablet from spills and breakage. There are three options that you can choose – blue, pink and yellow.

The kid-proof case is extremely durable and, more importantly, it is quite lightweight. You can rest assured that it will not slip out of your child’s hands.

The display is also bigger this time around. It comes at 8 inches, so your kids won’t have any problems watching cartoons, playing games or even drawing. The image, however, stays nice and sharp.

We should also mention that this new edition has been upgraded with dual stereo speakers. Unlike the previous version, which had a mono speaker, this one will certainly have a clearer and more understandable sound.

Specifications

The technology behind the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet is outstanding and very kid-friendly.

The resolution of the tablet has changed and now it’s 1280×800. Furthermore, the tablet comes with a sizeable storage of 32 GB, which can be enhanced up to 256 GB.

Unlike its predecessor, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet sparks interest with its battery life of up to 12 hours. This gives your children plenty of time to watch any cartoon they would like. And not only that – they will still have enough battery left to listen to music while falling alseep.

The processor and camera remain the same this time. The processor is a Quad-core 1.3 GHz, while the rear – facing camera has 2 MP and 720p HD video recording.

A better tablet deserves to be bigger, so it’s no wonder that the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition weighs at about 483 grams, almost 100 grams more than the previous version.

And, let’s not forget the dimensions. This little tablet is by no means toy-sized. It is 243 mm wide, 154 mm high and 26.3 mm thick, just enough to not slip out of your child’s hands.

Features

So, what does Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition offer?

For starters, the tablet comes with 1 year  of Amazon FreeTime and a 2 year worry-free guarantee. The way, your children will have access to more than 15,000 apps, as well as some educational content.

The story does not end there. The guarantee means that, in case your kids break their tablet, Amazon will replace it for free. Hence, you don’t have to worry about the tantrums that usually follow the breaking sounds.

We should also mention that this new tablet edition allows parents to get maximum control over the usage and the content access. That way there is no fear of kids staring at the tablet meaninglessly all day long.

Accessories

Accessories

While some of the features are free when you buy Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t know about the optional buys. Let’s find out what they are:

  • Kids Zipper Sleeve ($19.99). Designed just for your Fire Edition tablet, this zipper sleeve provides additional protection and the handles allow for easy carrying.
  • Screen Protector Kit ($12.99). Available only in “clear”, it serves as a perfect protection against smudges, bruises, scratches and dirt.
  • Kids Headphones ($32.99). If the internal memory storage is still not enough for you, you are more than welcome to upgrade with this micro SD memory card.

Pricing

Although many would think this new tablet edition is up there in price, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet comes at $129.99 which is rather affordable, considering the fact that it will be a constant companion to your children.

Nonetheless, right now Amazon also offers a $30 discount, so the tablet will cost you only $99.99. This is certainly a great economical alternative to some of the adult-only tablets.

Reviews

It won’t come as a surprise to know that the reviews for Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet are fairly positive.

Most of the users say that their kids love every part of it and that the apps make it even better. They describe it as a truly child-friendly tablet, which is everything a parent wants to hear when it comes to these types of electronics.

Still, some users feel that the parent control needs improvement and that it is not a suitable tablet for toddler or for pre-schoolers

Conclusion

To sum up, this tablet offers unique experience for the children. Its features are just magnificent enough to entertain even the most bored kids out there. However, this is not a device that will occupy your child’s whole day.

Furthermore, when combined with Amazon FreeTime, this tablet turns into a great learning device that can help your smaller children adapt to technology even better.

Older children will have fun watching different cartoons, drawing or playing games with the new Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. Nevertheless, let’s not forget that there is an educational side to this device as well.

If you are someone that needs a reliable gadget that will entertain and educate your children, while at the same time allowing them to express themselves through various games and apps, then this just might be your new favorite investment.

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