Fire HD 6 Kids Editionby Amazon

  • Fire HD 6 Kids Edition
  • Fire HD 6 Kids Edition
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VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
70%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The two-year replacement warranty means you don't have to add to Junior's tears when the tablet hits the pavement.
  • The included one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited frees you from hand-picking suitable media for your youngster.
  • Thanks to dual cameras, the kids can have fun snapping both selfies and shots of friends and family members--and save unlimited shots to Amazon's cloud.

CONS

  • After the first year, FreeTime Unlimited costs $2.99 per month per child.
  • The base model has only 8GB of storage, and even if you spend another $20 to get 16GB, it can't be expanded.
  • The small screen makes some children's books hard to read, especially if they're formatted horizontally as a two-page spread.
Trusting a tablet to a kid? Probably not a good idea, what with the latter's sticky fingers and tenuous relationship with gravity. Amazon's Fire HD 6 Kids Edition aims to combat both, thanks to a colorful childproof case and two-year, no-questions-asked replacement warranty. The kid-friendliness continues with Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited, a curated selection of apps, books and movies. The tablet itself is decidedly entry-level, but so are kid users.
80%

The Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is an excellent kids' tablet that offers robust parental controls and gobs of free content in a durable design ba…

The Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is an excellent kids' tablet that offers robust parental controls and gobs of free content in a durable design backed by a strong two-year warranty.

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70%

This mini-tablet packs kid-friendly add-ons: a chunky bumper, no-questions-asked replacement, and access to lots of child-ready content. It’…

This mini-tablet packs kid-friendly add-ons: a chunky bumper, no-questions-asked replacement, and access to lots of child-ready content. It’s a decent deal for families, provided the display is big enough and you’re an Amazon regular.

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60%

The Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is best understood as a simple container for Amazon's FreeTime subscription kids' books and videos. One th…

The Amazon Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is best understood as a simple container for Amazon's FreeTime subscription kids' books and videos. One that's covered by a no-questions-asked two-year warranty.

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In the end, my judgement on a kid-friendly product is always the same: if my 3-year-old's attention is held, it's a winner. The Fire HD 6 Ki…

In the end, my judgement on a kid-friendly product is always the same: if my 3-year-old's attention is held, it's a winner. The Fire HD 6 Kids Edition is a winner.

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The Fire HD Kids edition is a knock-around great deal.

The Fire HD Kids edition is a knock-around great deal.

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In short, this is Amazon's year for tablets. The prices are right, the sizes are right, and the software is better than ever before. I loved…

In short, this is Amazon's year for tablets. The prices are right, the sizes are right, and the software is better than ever before. I loved the Fire HD 6, and the Fire HD Kids has won me over, as well. If you're looking for a great kids tablet this holiday season, don't hesitate to pull the trigger on this one.

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The restrictive Amazon Sangria OS makes the tablet easy for kids to navigate and operate, while the extensive, built-in parental controls gi…

The restrictive Amazon Sangria OS makes the tablet easy for kids to navigate and operate, while the extensive, built-in parental controls give parents the ability to limit activity.

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Negative Reviews
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Feels like a cheap knock-off
We got this for our 2 year old. It was good for a few distractions on long flights, but it just does not compare to an iPad. Even for us the parents, navigating this thing is confusing -- our child gets hopelessly stuck on several screens. The format and UI of the books is stunted somehow -- it's not obvious how to flip through them, switch books, and some of the tactile actions like highlighting text are half-baked compared to the Kindle App on iPad. The battery life is disappointingly short -- if I forget to charge this on a daily basis, it inevitably dies, whereas my iPad keeps chugging along. I can use this product to read my eBooks in a pinch, but the interface is just a bit too clunky for our 2-year old, unfortunately.

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