Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet Will Save Your iPad From Grubby Toddlers

By Gerald Lynch on at

Try as you might, you never can keep your tumbling tots away from your most prized gadgets. I had a full glass of orange juice go over my MacBook at Christmas thanks to a little nephew. With the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, the online retail giant notes that, building a slate and services specifically for the little 'uns, keeping your gear safe.

Essentially Amazon's Fire HD 6 tablet with a chunky "kid-proof" case built around it, the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablet has a 6-inch 1280 x 800 resolution screen, running a kid-friendly version of Amazon's take on Android. With a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, it's a big step up from a G-Tech toy, and, with a two year warranty, it should last kids until they've advanced onto full-fat tech.

Perhaps the most attractive part of the package however will be a years' free access to Fire for Kids Unlimited. It's basically Prime for children, offering:

...all the content that kids and parents love—books, videos, educational apps, and games. Fire for Kids Unlimited has the content kids want, including favourite characters like Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Avengers, Mickey Mouse, Dora the Explorer, The Penguins of Madagascar, Shaun the Sheep, and many more.

That should keep tykes from constantly asking for new apps. All in-app payments, advertisements and social media options have been removed from the service with content screened for age appropriateness. (The tablet also has customisable parental controls, such as time limits and the ability to set "educational goals"). Fire for Kids Unlimited usually costs £3.99 per month per child or £7.99 per family (up to four children), though those who already use Amazon's Prime service will see those prices drop to £1.99 and £4.99.

The Fire HD Kids Edition costs £119 with 8GB of memory and £139 with 16GB of memory. It's already available to pre-order today from the source link. Though you'll be able to find cheaper tablets to let your tots play with, that warranty makes it a very compelling offer. [Amazon]

Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet