Amazon Introduces New Fire Kids Edition Tablet for $99
Among Amazon’s lineup of new Fire tablets for 2015 is a redesigned Kids Edition Fire tablet for $99.
Last year Amazon first started offering a model specifically for Kids. It sold for $149, so they were able to cut back the price considerably with this new one.
The Kids Edition Tablet is the same exact device as the new $49 Fire tablet, but it adds a protective shell cover and an extended 2-year warranty.
According to Amazon, the warranty covers any accidental breakages. If the tablet breaks within two years just send it back and they’ll replace it with no questions asked.
Kids Edition Fire tablets come with access to over 20,000 age-appropriate websites and YouTube videos, plus a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which provides access to over 10,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games at no additional cost.
Here’s more from the press release:
Amazon FreeTime, the innovative parental controls that encourage learning before play and that help manage kids’ screen time, is now even better with a kid-friendly web browser that provides kids with controlled access to over 20,000 hand-curated, age-appropriate YouTube videos and websites. Kids can dive into this content immediately with no set up or extra costs. Websites are selected using a combination of the expertise of Common Sense Media and Amazon experts—every website and video is reviewed by the Amazon FreeTime team to ensure it is appropriate for kids. Parents can also add additional websites if they choose to. The new FreeTime web browser will be available via a free, over-the-air Fire OS update later this year.
Fire Kids Edition also includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-in-one subscription service that gives kids unlimited access to over 10,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games. The books, apps, music, and video selection in FreeTime Unlimited has doubled in just the last year, and all of the content is kid-friendly and age-appropriate. Kids can now enjoy new titles available from Disney, LEGO, Nickelodeon, Amazon Studios, Toca Boca, and other top brands, and they join popular kids’ favorites like Frozen Storybook Deluxe, Star Wars Rebels, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Like the other new Fire tablets for 2015, the $99 Kids Edition tablet is currently up for pre-order. The official release date is September 30th.
$99 Fire Kids Edition Tablet Specs
- 7″ IPS Display
- 1024 x 600 (171 ppi) resolution
- Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB Storage space (5 GB available)
- MicroSD card slot for cards up to 128GB
- VGA front-facing camera; 2 MP rear-facing HD camera
- Single-band Wi-Fi b/g/n
- Mono speaker
- Accelerometer, gyroscope
- 3.5 mm stereo jack
- Blue or Pink Kid-Proof Case
- 2-year worry-free guarantee
- Battery life: up to 7 hours
- Weight: 14.3 ounces (405 grams)
- Dimensions: 8.6″ x 5.4″ x 1.0″ (219.0 x 138.0 x 25.5 mm)