Amazon has just announced the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet for $199.99. They’ve had kids editions of their smaller tablets for some time, but this is the first child-friendly version of their top-end tablet. The regular Fire HD 10 tablet costs $164.99 when configured without special offers (i.e., no lock screen ads), which is how all of Amazon’s Kids Edition tablets are configured. For the extra $35 you’ll pay for this new Kids Edition version of Amazon’s largest and most powerful tablet, you get a 2-year worry-free guarantee that will replace the tablet if anything happens to it, a kid-proof case, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which provides access to thousands of age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps, and games. At $2.99 per month for Prime members or $4.99 for non-Prime customers, the included year of FreeTime Unlimited is a $35-$60 value.
The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition bundle comes with Amazon’s flagship Fire HD 10 tablet, which is a great device that I have owned since it was released late last year. It is powered by the exact same quad-core MediaTek MT8173 CPU, clocked at 1.8Ghz, and PowerVR GX6250 GPU that is used in the 2nd-generation Fire TV, so there is plenty of power under the hood. It has a great 10.1-inch 1080p (1920×1200) screen and 2GB of RAM. There’s 32GB of internal storage that is expandable by up to 256GB through the tablet’s microSD card slot. 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, and a pair of front and rear cameras round out the features.
Just as with Amazon’s Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablets, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If anything happens to the tablet, like the screen shattering or a button breaking, in the first 24-months, Amazon will replace or repair the tablet for free, even if the damage was your (or your kids) fault. Also included is a blue, pink, or yellow kid-proof case.
All of Amazon’s kids edition tablets come with a 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited. This is a monthly subscription service that provides kids ages 3-12 unlimited access to over 15,000 age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps, and games with new titles added regularly. There’s also a kid-friendly web browser that restricts kids to hand-selected age-appropriate websites and YouTube videos, which parents can add more to if they choose.
The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet is available to pre-order now for $199.99. As an introductory offer, Amazon is also selling two tablets for $299.98, which is a $100 savings. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet will begin shipping on July 11th.