​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​Tablet Review

Are​ ​your​ ​kids​ ​too​ ​small​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​themselves​ ​entertained,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​too​ ​grown​ ​up​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​following you​ ​around​ ​the​ ​house?​ ​Do​ ​you​ ​keep​ ​buying​ ​different​ ​toys,​ ​hoping​ ​they​ ​will​ ​capture​ ​their attention?

Well,​ ​your​ ​search​ ​is​ ​over.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​entertainment​ ​devices​ ​out​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​tablet.

However,​ ​choosing​ ​one​ ​isn’t​ ​easy.​ ​And​ ​you​ ​might​ ​not​ ​want​ ​to​ ​buy​ ​the​ ​most​ ​expensive​ ​one,​ ​in case​ ​it​ ​ends​ ​up​ ​in​ ​a​ ​cereal​ ​bowl.

The​ ​highest​ ​rated​ ​tablet​ ​right​ ​now,​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition,​ ​might​ ​be​ ​just​ ​the​ ​solution​ ​for you.​ ​Let’s​ ​see​ ​what​ ​it​ ​has​ ​to​ ​offer.

Meet​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​Tablet

What​ ​makes​ ​this​ ​particular​ ​tablet​ ​different?

Let’s​ ​start​ ​with​ ​the​ ​basics.​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet​ ​is​ ​a​ ​brand​ ​new​ ​mobile computer​ ​specifically​ ​designed​ ​with​ ​kids​ ​in​ ​mind. Its​ ​sleek​ ​design,​ ​long​ ​battery​ ​life​ ​and​ ​fun​ ​and​ ​exciting​ ​features​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​one​ ​thing​ ​that​ ​will certainly​ ​cure​ ​boredom.

Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet​ ​follows​ ​its​ ​equally​ ​efficient​ ​predecessor,​ ​Fire​ ​7​ ​Kids Edition,​ ​and​ ​raises​ ​the​ ​bar​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​entertainment​ ​and​ ​portability. And​ ​not​ ​only​ ​that.​ ​This​ ​tablet​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​a​ ​bunch​ ​of​ ​new​ ​features​ ​and​ ​access​ ​to​ ​15,000​ ​apps when​ ​combined​ ​with​ ​Amazon​ ​FreeTime Unlimited.

The​ ​possibilities​ ​are​ ​endless,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​boredom​ ​stops​ ​here.​ ​Let’s​ ​take​ ​a​ ​look​ ​at​ ​the​ ​design​ ​and specifications.

Design

The​ ​tablet​ ​is​ ​black,​ ​but​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​a​ ​kid-proof​ ​case​ ​that​ ​will​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​tablet​ ​from​ ​spills​ ​and breakage.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​three​ ​options​ ​that​ ​you​ ​can​ ​choose​ ​from​ ​​ ​blue,​ ​pink​ ​and​ ​yellow. This​ ​kid-proof​ ​case​ ​is​ ​extremely​ ​durable​ ​and,​ ​more​ ​importantly,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​quite​ ​lightweight.​ ​You​ ​can rest​ ​assured​ ​that​ ​it​ ​will​ ​not​ ​slip​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​hands. The​ ​display​ ​is​ ​also​ ​bigger​ ​this​ ​time​ ​around.​ ​It​ ​comes​ ​at​ ​8​ ​inches,​ ​so​ ​your​ ​kids​ ​won’t​ ​have​ ​any problems​ ​watching​ ​cartoons,​ ​playing​ ​games​ ​or​ ​even​ ​drawing.​ ​The​ ​image,​ ​however,​ ​stays​ ​nice and​ ​sharp.

We​ ​should​ ​also​ ​mention​ ​that​ ​this​ ​new​ ​edition​ ​has​ ​been​ ​upgraded​ ​with​ ​dual​ ​stereo​ ​speakers. Unlike​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​version,​ ​which​ ​had​ ​a​ ​mono​ ​speaker,​ ​this​ ​one​ ​will​ ​certainly​ ​have​ ​a​ ​clearer and​ ​more​ ​understandable​ ​sound.

Specifications

The​ ​technology​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet​ ​is​ ​outstanding​ ​and​ ​very kid-friendly. The​ ​resolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​tablet​ ​has​ ​changed​ ​and​ ​now​ ​it’s​ ​1280×800.​ ​Furthermore,​ ​the​ ​tablet​ ​comes with​ ​a​ ​sizeable​ ​storage​ ​of​ ​32​ ​GB,​ ​which​ ​can​ ​be​ ​enhanced​ ​up​ ​to​ ​256​ ​GB. Unlike​ ​its​ ​predecessor,​ ​the​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet​ ​sparks​ ​interest​ ​with​ ​its​ ​battery life​ ​of​ ​up​ ​to​ ​12​ ​hours.​ ​This​ ​gives​ ​your​ ​children​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​time​ ​to​ ​watch​ ​any​ ​cartoon​ ​they​ ​would like.​ ​And​ ​not​ ​only​ ​that​ ​​ ​they​ ​will​ ​still​ ​have​ ​enough​ ​battery​ ​left​ ​to​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​music​ ​while​ ​falling asleep.

The​ ​processor​ ​and​ ​the​ ​camera​ ​remain​ ​the​ ​same​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​The​ ​processor​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Quad-core​ ​1.3 GHz,​ ​while​ ​the​ ​rear​ ​​ ​facing​ ​camera​ ​has​ ​2​ ​MP​ ​and​ ​720p​ ​HD​ ​video​ ​recording. A​ ​better​ ​tablet​ ​deserves​ ​to​ ​be​ ​bigger,​ ​so​ ​it’s​ ​no​ ​wonder​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition weighs​ ​at​ ​about​ ​483​ ​grams,​ ​almost​ ​100​ ​grams​ ​more​ ​than​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​version. And,​ ​let’s​ ​not​ ​forget​ ​the​ ​dimensions.​ ​This​ ​little​ ​tablet​ ​is​ ​by​ ​no​ ​means​ ​toy-sized.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​243​ ​mm wide,​ ​154​ ​mm​ ​high​ ​and​ ​26.3​ ​mm​ ​thick,​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​not​ ​slip​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​hand.

Features

So,​ ​what​ ​does​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​offer?

For​ ​starters,​ ​the​ ​tablet​ ​comes​ ​with​ ​1​ ​year​ ​of​ ​Amazon​ ​FreeTime​ ​and​ ​a​ ​2​ ​year​ ​worry-free guarantee.​ ​That​ ​way,​ ​your​ ​children​ ​will​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​more​ ​than​ ​15,000​ ​apps,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​some educational​ ​content. The​ ​story​ ​does​ ​not​ ​end​ ​there.​ ​The​ ​guarantee​ ​means​ ​that,​ ​in​ ​case​ ​your​ ​kids​ ​break​ ​their​ ​tablet,
Amazon
​ ​will​ ​replace​ ​it​ ​for​ ​free.​ ​Hence,​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​have​ ​to​ ​worry​ ​about​ ​the​ ​tantrums​ ​that​ ​usually follow​ ​the​ ​breaking​ ​sounds.

We​ ​should​ ​also​ ​mention​ ​that​ ​this​ ​new​ ​tablet​ ​edition​ ​allows​ ​parents​ ​to​ ​get​ ​maximum​ ​control​ ​over the​ ​usage​ ​and​ ​the​ ​content​ ​access.​ ​That​ ​way​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​fear​ ​of​ ​kids​ ​staring​ ​at​ ​the​ ​tablet meaninglessly​ ​all​ ​day​ ​long.

Accessories

While​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​features​ ​are​ ​free​ ​when​ ​you​ ​buy​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition,​ ​it​ ​doesn’t mean​ ​that​ ​you​ ​shouldn’t​ ​know​ ​about​ ​the​ ​optional​ ​buys.​ ​

Let’s​ ​find​ ​out​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are:
 ​​ ​​  ​

  • Kids​ ​Zipper​ ​Sleeve​ ​($19.99).​ ​Designed​ ​just​ ​for​ ​your​ ​Fire​ ​Edition​ ​tablet,​ ​this​ ​zipper​ ​sleeve
    provides
    ​ ​additional​ ​protection​ ​and​ ​the​ ​handles​ ​allow​ ​for​ ​easy​ ​carrying.
  • Screen​ ​Protector​ ​Kit​ ​($12.99).​ ​Available​ ​only​ ​in​ ​“clear”,​ ​it​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​a​ ​perfect​ ​protection
    against
    ​ ​smudges,​ ​bruises,​ ​scratches​ ​and​ ​dirt.
  • Kids​ ​Headphones​ ​($32.99).​ ​Comfortable​ ​and​ ​durable,​ ​these​ ​headphones​ ​come​ ​in​ ​an​ ​array of​ ​colors​ ​and​ ​designs​ ​which​ ​will​ ​capture​ ​the​ ​attention​ ​of​ ​your​ ​tots.​ ​The​ ​headphones​ ​are​ ​meant for​ ​children​ ​between​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​3​ ​and​ ​10.
  • Memory​ ​Card​ ​($13.65).​ ​If​ ​the​ ​internal​ ​memory​ ​storage​ ​is​ ​still​ ​not​ ​enough​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​you​ ​are more​ ​than​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​upgrade​ ​with​ ​this​ ​micro​ ​SD​ ​memory​ ​card.

Pricing

Although​ ​many​ ​would​ ​think​ ​this​ ​new​ ​tablet​ ​edition​ ​is​ ​up​ ​there​ ​in​ ​price,​ ​you​ ​might​ ​be​ ​pleasantly surprised. Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet​ ​comes​ ​at​ ​$129.99,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​rather​ ​affordable,​ ​considering the​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​it​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​constant​ ​companion​ ​to​ ​your​ ​children.

Nonetheless,​ ​right​ ​now​ ​Amazon​ ​also​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​$30​ ​discount,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​tablet​ ​will​ ​cost​ ​you​ ​only $99.99.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​certainly​ ​a​ ​great​ ​economical​ ​alternative​ ​to​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​adult-only​ ​tablets.

Reviews

It​ ​won’t​ ​come​ ​as​ ​a​ ​surprise​ ​to​ ​know​ ​that​ ​the​ ​reviews​ ​for​ ​Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids​ ​Edition​ ​tablet are​ ​fairly​ ​positive. Most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​users​ ​say​ ​that​ ​their​ ​kids​ ​love​ ​every​ ​part​ ​of​ ​it​ ​and​ ​that​ ​the​ ​apps​ ​make​ ​it​ ​even​ ​better. They​ ​describe​ ​it​ ​as​ ​a​ ​truly​ ​child-friendly​ ​tablet,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​everything​ ​a​ ​parent​ ​wants​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​when it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​these​ ​types​ ​of​ ​electronics.

Still,​ ​some​ ​users​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​control​ ​needs​ ​improvement​ ​and​ ​that​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​suitable tablet​ ​for​ ​toddlers​ ​or​ ​for​ ​pre-schoolers.

Conclusion

To​ ​sum​ ​up,​ ​this​ ​tablet​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​the​ ​children.​ ​Its​ ​features​ ​are​ ​just magnificent​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​entertain​ ​even​ ​the​ ​most​ ​bored​ ​kids​ ​out​ ​there.​ ​However,​ ​this​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a device​ ​that​ ​will​ ​occupy​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​whole​ ​day.

Furthermore,​ ​when​ ​combined​ ​with​ ​Amazon​ ​FreeTime,​ ​this​ ​tablet​ ​turns​ ​into​ ​a​ ​great​ ​learning device​ ​that​ ​can​ ​help​ ​your​ ​smaller​ ​children​ ​adapt​ ​to​ ​technology​ ​even​ ​better. Older​ ​children​ ​will​ ​have​ ​fun​ ​watching​ ​different​ ​cartoons,​ ​drawing​ ​or​ ​playing​ ​games​ ​with​ ​the​ ​new Amazon​ ​Fire​ ​HD​ ​8​ ​Kids Edition​ ​tablet.​ ​Nevertheless,​ ​let’s​ ​not​ ​forget​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​an​ ​educational side​ ​to​ ​this​ ​device​ ​as​ ​well.

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​someone​ ​that​ ​needs​ ​a​ ​reliable​ ​gadget​ ​that​ ​will​ ​entertain​ ​and​ ​educate​ ​your​ ​children, while​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same​ ​time​ ​allowing​ ​them​ ​to​ ​express​ ​themselves​ ​through​ ​various​ ​games​ ​and​ ​apps, then​ ​this​ ​just​ ​might​ ​be​ ​your​ ​new​ ​favorite​ ​investment.