Amazon is at it again: the all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is here and it is awesome. The recently-released (for pre-sale only) tablet for kids is much more than a simple toy. It’s backed by some serious technology and has plenty of kid-friendly options that parents will love, too.
So what does the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition have in store for your little techie? It has a 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD display, making it the largest Amazon kids tablet yet. But it’s not just big on physical size: it also has 32 GB of storage—which you can expand up to 256 GB with a microSD card—up to 10 hours of battery life and an ultra-fast quad-core processor. Whoa!
Amazon’s newest tablet also comes with one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This subscription service includes over 15,000 educational apps, videos, games and books fit for your child’s age, curated by Amazon. Look for popular options such as Fruit Ninja, Star Wars: Puzzle Droids and Crossy Road as well as content from Nickelodeon, PBS Kids and Disney. You can also add your own Netflix content to your kiddo’s FreeTime profile. Oh, and your child will also get access to kid-appropriate YouTube videos and pre-selected websites.
And if parental controls top your list of tablet features, this comes with a robust set of parental controls, including the ability to set usage limits by day (weekday versus weekend), bedtime or content type (apps and games versus videos or books). Parents can also set educational goals for their kids, meaning they need to watch or read X minutes or hours of educational content before they’re allowed to access games and other non-educational apps.
Via the Amazon Parent Dashboard, you can also get daily activity reports, control your child’s tablet remotely and access“discussion cards” that provide sample questions summaries based on what your child has viewed and interacted with.
The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is currently available with a pink, blue or yellow case and is in pre-order status—with a price tag of $199.99, scheduled to start shipping Jul. 11. If you have more than one child at home, you can purchase a bundle of two tablets and save $100.
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