Amazon's Just Announced it's Going to Sell a Kids Edition Fire HD 10 Tablet

By Tom Pritchard on at

If there's only one piece of tech that Amazon seems to have done well, it's the Fire Tablet range. Yes they're not as fancy or well-equipped as other tablets, but they are cheap. Cheap is good, especially when it can do all the basics tablety things. Amazon even went so far as to release kid-friendly versions of the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8, a range that's now being expanded with the launch of the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition.

What you'll get if you buy one is all the hardware that comes with the regular Fire HD 10, but designed for kids from the ground up. That means you get the 10.1-inch 1080p display, 32GB of storage, microSD expansion (up to 256GB), a 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 10 hour battery life. The kid-friendly part also means it comes with a kid-proof case (in blue or pink), a two year worry-free guarantee, and a free 12 month subscription to Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited.

The Fire for Kids subscription is one of the big perks, giving your kids unlimited access to over 5,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games that have been specially selected to for their age-appropriateness. That content can be access online, or downloaded for offline access - like those long car journeys to Granddad's house this summer. The tablet itself also includes access to tens of thousands of kid-friendly websites and YouTube videos, plus simple parental controls (accessible from a central web hub) to keep them off sketchy websites.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is available for pre-order now for £199.99. That's £50 more expensive than the regular Fire HD 10, but you get all the kid-centric features that should makr the extra cost worthwhile. After all Amazon's own research claims 94 per cent parents want kids to have a tablet of some kind for educational purposes, while kids themselves want a proper device that isn't a toy.

The tablet itself will start shipping on 11th July.