All-New Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

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  1. This is the second Kid’s Kindle Fire I’ve had where the charging port stopped holding a charging cable (and therefore the tablet couldn’t be charged). The first one that died, they declined to honor the replacement warranty because a new version was out and the old, discounted tablet was out of stock. I had to buy a new tablet. Then I adopted another child and bought another new tablet. The charging port on this one (number 3 in our household) lasted four or five weeks. After emailing for a warranty replacement request, I was told I had to initiate a Live Chat for troubleshooting instead. I’m currently chatting with Amazon Customer Service, and I’ve been transferred three times so far in this chat that has already lasted 40 minutes, and I’ve been told that the replacement offer is only good for 30 days, and the remaining two years warranty is “send it in and we’ll repair it”, not at all the “if they break it, we’ll replace it, no questions asked” like it says right on the product image. Very, very disappointed in this experience.All of this is second only to problems with the tablets themselves. They are constantly running out of memory, kids have to delete app after app after app and have to reboot them at least once or twice a day, and they frequently freeze up. Apps stall out while they’re being downloaded (with a very strong wifi signal in our house) and are generally hard to work with. If I didn’t have a couple hundred dollars already sunk into these devices, I’d ditch them. Pretty unhappy.*****They have agreed to mail me a new one after I mail the broken one back. They can’t explain why their process to get a “no questions asked” warranty replacement takes 5 people, two emails, and a 45 minute Live Chat.

  2. warranty is a bunch of BS. I have bought 2 of these and the first one the charging port was wearing out. Ok no big deal they “repaired it” got it back and had to fight with the plug and set it just perfect to charge. That lasted a month or so then stopped charging again. I had a new charger but they insisted i needed yet another new one. This time with a big run around with customer service got someone who replaced it. Now the 2nd one just stopped charging suddenly. No wiggling or anything worked. Once again telling me i need a new charger and i must suddenly have the wrong charger??? How do i have the wrong charger when it is the same charger that came with this tablet? After explaining several times it is the factory charger that shipped with the tablet and explaining i have several of these factory chargers that all work on our other tablet just fine they still tell me its the wrong charger. You almost have to get upset first then they transfer me to a 3rd rep!! Very frustrating to get these things taken care of! This one the charging port is not really worn it just plain stopped charging. Fingers crossed this one actually comes back repaired!

  3. After only 7 months, it stopped downloading videos and stopped deleting videos. Amazon clearly says “No questions asked, we’ll replace it”,,, but this is not true. I had to spend over 1.5 hours with their Tech support to try to fix the problem. They had me reset it to factory setting. Then they still wouldn’t send me a new one. The best thing they can do? Send me a refurbished one after they receive mine and test it for a week… REFURBISHED is the best you can expect from them… someone else’s garbage.I had a horrible experience with them.

  4. I pre-ordered two of these for my 5yo and almost 3yo for an upcoming vacation. I debated between these and getting a couple of used iPad 2s or 3s. Ultimately I was drawn to the 2 year warranty and 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited service.Out of the BoxThe tablets come already installed in their protective cases. One of the tablets was installed backwards, making the power button inaccessible, but removing the tablet and putting it back in was not difficult. The tablets come with a charging cable and transformer/AC adapter. I wasn’t sure if the transformer would be included since my Kindle Paperwhite did not include one, this was a pleasant surprise. One of the common complaints about other Kindles is that the charge port stops working. In an effort to prevent this I purchased a set of NetDot magnetic charger connectors. These are similar in concept to Apple’s Magsafe ports where the cable is held to the device with a magnet that can brake away without doing damage or putting strain on the port. One of the first things I noticed about the tablets is that the protective case is nice and thick, but not heavy. The bumpers will be good for the kids to grip their fingers around. The case material is slippery, but that’s what the warranty is for I guess.Initial SetupWhen turned on, both tablets had around 70% charge on them. The first steps are pretty typical, choose a language, connect to WiFi. The update process was surprisingly lengthy for a brand new device that was received the day it released. There were two rounds of updates and all total it was between 15 and 20 minutes of time to install the updates. One very important item of note is that the tablet is pre-assigned for the account on which it was purchased. If it is being received as a gift, make sure that you do not accept the EULA and activate on the purchaser’s account because the free year of FreeTime will then be on the purchaser’s account. There will be an option to change accounts during the setup. Unfortunately I goofed up because I bought it on my business’ account using some racked up rewards points, but meant to activate it on my personal amazon account. A call to customer support had this resolved in a matter of minutes. I did not make the same mistake on the second tablet and everything went smoothly.You will be prompted to setup Freetime profiles for your children. After setting up the first profile it immediately goes into setting up a second profile, with no obvious way to skip past it. Since I was only doing one profile per device this was a little confusing, but I found that just hitting the back arrow brought it back to the profile list and I could proceed from there. This was a little confusing and a surprising UI blunder on Amazon’s part, but nothing major.Device PerformanceGiven the price of the tablet and the price of the base HD 8 tablet that uses identical hardware, I wasn’t expecting much in terms of processing power, but I was still a little surprised that a brand new device would lag as much as these do just when scrolling through menu items. You would think the software would be designed with the hardware limitations in mind so that the processing demand matched the processing power, but I guess you get what you pay for. I would say it’s about on par with an old iPad trying to run the latest version of iOS and showing its age. One of the biggest disappointments about this device is that you can’t access videos that have been transferred from a PC to the tablet when in the kids’ profiles. I suppose it is a safeguard, but I have a lot of downloaded movies that I wanted to put on for them to watch. Supposedly there is a workaround if you record a video to an SD card, then you can take the SD card out and add your own videos in the folder created by the camera. I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds plausible. That said, with FreeTime there is more than enough content and you can download a decent amount for offline use.FreeTimeI won’t go too in depth with this as it is a service independent of this device and there are plenty of articles about it already. That said, it is really a great service. There are tons of videos, books and games for the kids that would cost a ton to purchase a la carte. Having the ability to put time limits by category is really an interesting feature too. While the white listed internet sounded like a great feature, I’m not sure yet if there is enough sites to be that great of a feature, but it’ there.All in all I’m happy with this purchase so far, we’ll see how the performance goes over time. I’m a little concerned that it won’t take much in terms of increased software complexity to really strain the ability of the hardware to operate smoothly. In the end these are sort of a throw away device so if they last 3 years I’ll be happy considering they were only $200 for the pair.Pros:Good priceGreat warranty1 year of FreeTime service worth the extra cost for young kidsCons:Weak hardwareCan’t play videos copied from PC to device in kids profilesSlippery case materialBottom line: Great value for a kids tablet that you don’t have to worry too much about getting broken

  5. This is so hilariously bad on Amazon’s part. This was ordered as an upgrade from the 6th generation, I can honestly say this tablet is ~70% as fast as the old one loading apps for my child. When my child attempts to download apps and games it will freeze, not download the app, or take FOREVER to download the apps. It sits there with the spinning wheel with full internet connection not downloading or doing anything. Amazon Customer Service did remote in to the device and was shocked at how poor the performance was and why apps wouldn’t download even when had full internet and my speeds tested out with 100mbs down and 20mbs up.The Free Time update is complete total and rushed garbage. It’s a blazing pile of trash. Does Amazon developers not understand who are using their devices? Why would you take away the icons for children who can’t read to not be able to browse to games, shows, or movies. My child has NO IDEA how to get to shows or movies because she’s too young to read. She used the 2016 tablet and knew what she wanted because of the picture icons on the home screen that would take her to what she wanted (a game for example) and knew everything that she was about to click on would be a game. Now it doesn’t show any icons and everything is in this hot garbage mess on the homescreen and she has no idea if what she’s clicking is a show or a game that may never or will take forever to eventually download.Did you not even do QA when you rolled this steaming pile out Amazon or what gives? Your customer service representatives are even shocked by how bad the new software update and the new device is.

  6. 6 months with the tablet, and we are VERY disappointed…The concept behind this is good… but it simply fails to give enough control to the PARENTS! And in my opinion, that’s the most important aspect.Let me explain that to anyone that hasn’t owned a FreeTime tablet before. Basically this device gives your child unlimited downloading power!! And they designed the user interface to be so dumbed down, that it doesn’t even show a difference between already owned apps, and unowned apps. It only shows a thumbnail image to represent the entire app. No name, no type description, no label of whether you own it or not….literally just a picture! So if your child is young, they see a cool picture, and click on it, assuming they can play it! Right? Except 99% of the time, it’s not an app you already own, so it begins downloading that new app. The child can’t play it because it’s currently downloading. Child doesn’t understand. Gets mad. Now the entire reason you got the tablet is moot! Because the child is constantly upset and in confusion when trying to play on the tablet!Now let’s just assume that aspect doesn’t bother you much…. will it bother you when you let your child play on the tablet for 20 mins, while you cook, or shower, or clean. And when you check on them, you find that there is literally 100+ new apps currently downloading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No exaggeration people! I have spent countless hours, and nights, going into my sons profile and deleting new apps. And there is zero way to combat this issue as a parent. No way to disable it! Not even turning off all internet connection will stop it! It’s crazy. And absolutely reckless to give children unbridled and unlimited access to an App Store! I wanted my child to have a few games and apps to play when I NEED just a little time. But I did NOT want to forfiet all parenting rights for his content. And neither should you!And a cherry on top here….there’s not even an easy or simple way to monitor the newly downloaded content, and delete the unwanted!!!!! Seriously shocking! Amazon requires that you search the entire App Store for apps you want to remove or block. Which is insanely inconvenient. But the big hang up with that, is that FreeTime mode doesn’t say the name of the apps!!!!!!! So there’s literally nothing you can do! Even if you are willing to put in the massive amount of time it would take to write down the name of 100+ apps every night. Switch profiles to your adult account. Go into settings. Then search for the exact title of each app. Then remove or block it.But let’s just say you’re a Super Mom, with freak abilities, and you can do this just fine every night. After you get done deleting tons and tons of apps, then switch back over to the child’s FreeTime profile to check out the results. You’ll be very rudely surprised to find ALL the apps are back!!!! But this time in a new tab, THAT NEVER GOES AWAY, called “recent”. That’s right folks! The recent tab is here forever!! To haunt you! And be right up front and center on your child’s profile. Showcasing all the apps you worked so hard to delete! Begging your child to click on them again, launching them to redownload AGAIN!!! And then your hellish night from the day before, of deleting 100+ apps, gets to repeat again tonight! Sounds fun right???? If you answered yes, then by golly miss molly this is the right tablet for you!! But if you answered no, and you wanted a tablet to assist you in parenting, not take away all control you have to discern for your child, and what they shouldn’t have access to….then this is not a good product for you. And you should tell amazon what you think of their “limitless” tablet for kids, as young as 2 years old.Dear Amazon; please please please, I beg of you!!! Create a FreeTime mode with ZERO access to downloading new apps. So for the discerning parents like myself, we can chose what to download for our child. Then hand it to them confidently, knowing they are safe, and secure, and we can breath a sigh of relief for perhaps just 5 minutes that day. Where nothing went wrong, and we could just rest, while our children play. It’s so simple. Please do that for us moms, because no one is. Thank you.

  7. I love this thing! I went back and forth between buying this new product vs going with the older one that already had reviews to go off of.To start, I use Apple products religiously, and this interface wasn’t too hard to figure out for me. I’m still getting used to it & how to use the parental controls – but so far, so good. I love that it has the two year guarantee on it if it were to break. That was actually my first selling point on this because I have a 1 year old that we actually got this for.I was looking for something that I would have total control over (so he couldn’t go pressing buttons and order/buy/break things on it) & this has that option! You have to enter a PIN number to get out of the child’s account.I downloaded Netflix to it & shared it to his account for long car rides.So far, we love it. I’ll update if anything changes!UPDATE: So, the battery life is great! We went on our first trip (only 2.5 hours away) the other day and the battery lasted the whole time (there and back) & still had plenty to spare. I have Netflix downloaded for him & I download episodes of his favorite shows for when WiFi wasn’t available. Worked like a charm and the car ride was easy/peazy!

  8. The icons disappear more often than not, so she can’t use it independently. The parent controls are a joke and the way they are described is very misleading. You can’t designate educational apps or videos. You can’t pick and choose what you want to give access to. You can block things, but that’s not the same as being able to choose and only allow certain things. The only thing it considers educational are kindle type books (that I have to read to her because she can’t read yet), so I can’t require her to do educational apps before watching endless worthless videos. The “manage child’s content” won’t work. It’s in orange, so I can’t even click on it. Remove content won’t work. It keeps telling me I need to connect to the internet, even though I am connected to the internet. She still has access to everything that Amazon freetime thinks is okay. I have no say over what she has access to outside of blocking things one at a time, and even that won’t work right now because it keeps telling me I’m not connected to the internet. You can add good content, but you can’t arrange it in any way. It’s completely disorganized. I’m sure whoever is paying promotional fees gets to be what she sees first. I completely regret this purchase. I had MUCH better control of what she could play and do on my old phone that I was letting her use.

  9. Original review (June 10, 2019) and six updates at the end of the review (2019: June 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 21 respectively).ORIGINAL REVIEW: June 10, 2019: 5/5 starsUPDATED REVIEW: June 30, 2019: 3/5 stars (I docked down two stars for issues mentioned in UPDATE # 3 and # 4, and issues with parental controls).For background information, I am a professor and a tech geek. I have used Amazon devices for around eight years now. I currently own three Kindle e-readers (1 Kindle Touch, 1 Kindle Paperwhite 3rd generation, and 1 Kindle 10). I also own two Amazon Fire tablets (Kindle 7 – 2015: 5th generation and Kindle 8 – 2018: 8th generation) and 3 Echo devices (1st generation Echo, 2nd generation Echo Dot, and 3rd generation Echo Dot). Please note that I have traded-in some of the dated versions of the above-listed products to get upgraded versions (more on this under the “Saving Money on Purchases” section.)This device is Amazon’s most recently refreshed (2019 – 9th generation) Fire 7 inch Kids Edition Tablet (henceforth referred to as Fire 7 KE) at an excellent price. The Fire 7 (9th generation) is slightly better than the previous generation. The combination of quality and value are tough to beat, and the tablet does well overall. This is a comprehensive review, but for those looking for the bottom line, scroll down to the bottom to see some feedback on how to save money on purchasing the Fire and my final recommendations.I have spent the past few days interacting with the Fire, using it, and reading other online reviews about this version to ensure the comprehensiveness and accuracy of information provided in this review. For reference purposes, this Fire model was last refreshed in 2017. This review overlaps with my review of the Fire 7 tablet because both of these are essentially the same tablet but to a different audience.-THE BOX: The Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet enclosed in the Amazon Kid-Proof case, a quick-start guide, 5W wall adapter, and a USB cord (around 3 foot or 36 inches). The item arrived sealed and packaged well.- AVAILABILITY: a Black tablet with Pink, Blue, or Purple cases with built-in-stand.- Key things that have not changed from the prior Fire 7 KE model:— Display size remains the same— PPI remains the same at 171— RAM remains the same at 1 GB of RAM.— Speaker and microphone remains the same (mono speaker with built-in microphone)— Size specifications stay the same— Two-year service plan remains the same— 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited with automatic renewal at $2.99 per month plus tax. Individuals can cancel this subscription at any time by contacting Amazon Customer Service or the Amazon Parent Dashboard.- Summary of critical aspects (listed in order of importance) that have changed in this version (Fire 7 Kids Edition: 2019: 9th generation) from prior generation Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet (2017: 7th generation). For the below comparison, the new version will be listed as Fire 2019 and the previous model as Fire 2017.— Battery life has declined to 7 hours (1-hour reduction) from the prior version.— Charge time has decreased from 6 hours (Fire 2017) to 4 hours (Fire 2019). This is a major plus because it would take forever to charge these tablets). Again, please note that this claim (regarding charging time) holds true only if an Amazon wall outlet is used. The tablet usually notifies you when you are using a non-compatible wall outlet and cable. I have tested charging speeds on third-party wall ports and noticed a substantial increase in charging time as compared to using an Amazon wall outlet. So, ideally, consumers should use only the Amazon wall outlet for fast charging.— The new processors: Fire 7 2019 [Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 1.3 GHz] vs. Fire 7 2017 [Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 1.3 GHz] is a bit faster. Again, this is my initial assessment. This would require additional testing and I will put in these numbers at a later time when they become available.— Camera quality has improved 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording as compared to the prior version.— Slight increase in weight (2.3 oz/66 grams) though this item feels sturdier than the preceding model.— New built-in stand (definitely a beneficial feature).- Technical specs and other details:— Size: 8.7” x 6.3” x 1.0” (220 x 161 x 25.8 mm)— 171 pixels per inch (PPI) with IPS display technology and advanced polarizing filter. This means that there is a bright display with vivid colors and whiter whites for a great viewing experience from all angles.— 7-inch screen, 1024 x 600 resolution with SD video playback— Internal Storage: 16 GB— External Storage: expandable storage using MicroSD card for up to 512 GB + unlimited cloud storage for Amazon digital content purchases.— Weight: 16.1 ounces (456 grams)— Warranty and Service: 2-year worry-free guarantee: if it breaks, return it, and we’ll replace it for free (Amazon really doesn’t ask any questions). The value of this feature cannot be overstated. A tablet in the hands of a child is subject to several drops.— Camera: 2MP VGA front-facing camera and rear-facing HD camera— Sensors: Accelerometer and light sensor— Battery life: Up to 7 hours of battery life— Fully charges in 4 hours (if Amazon wall outlet is used)— Single-antenna dual-band Wi-Fi. Uses 802.11a/b/g/n with WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication. No support offered to connect to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.— Bluetooth 4.1 LE— Ports: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) to connect to the computer or for charging the device with the included power adapter; MicroSDXC slot for external storage, and 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated speaker.— Built-in microphone- Some limitations (to be expected because of this tablet being sold at a bargain price and also being the base model of the Fire series):— No HD video viewing available— Camera specs are sub-par as compared to other costlier tablets (again this might sound oxymoronic…but just pointing it out)— Max volume is below average (because of the mono-speaker)— Sound quality is average— Amazon’s ecosystem is not as massive compared to the Google Play Store and Apple Play Store, but this is a nifty device nevertheless.— Amazon’s Silk browser is not as intuitive and user-friendly as more prominent competitors (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.).— Some reviewers have claimed that the external storage (MicroSDXC card) is not as responsive as the internal storage (this is not something I have experienced).— Because of concerns dealing with volume and sound quality using this model for listening to music, or watching TV shows, movies, etc. might require headphones or a speaker.*** Please note that this product is only for Ages 3 and up as there is a Choking Hazard with small parts.- Comparison between Fire 7 KE (this version – 2019 release) and Fire HD 8 KE (2018 release – mid-tier model):— Charge time: Fire HD 8 (6 hours) vs. Fire 7 (4 hours)— Display Size: Fire HD 8 (8 inches) vs. Fire 7 (7 inches)— Video playback: Fire HD 8 (HD video playback) vs. Fire 7 (SD video playback)— Resolution: Fire HD 8 (1280 * 800; 189 PPI) vs. Fire 7 (1024 *600; 171 PPI)— RAM: Fire HD 8 (1.5 GB RAM) vs. Fire 7 (1 GB RAM)— Battery life: Fire HD 8 (10 hours) vs. Fire 7 (7 hours),— Speaker: Fire HD 8 (Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers) vs. Fire 7 (Mono speaker)— Weight: Fire HD 8 (16.7 oz, 474 g) vs. Fire 7 (16.1 oz, 456 g)— Internal Storage: Fire HD 8 (32 GB) vs. Fire 7 (16 GB)— Expandable Storage: Fire HD 8 (expandable by to 400 GB) vs. Fire 7 (expandable by up to 512 GB).— Colors: Fire HD 8 (Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow) vs. Fire 7 (Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage)— Cost: Fire HD 8 (16 GB – $79.99; 32 GB – $109.99) vs. Fire HD 7 (16 GB – $49.99; 32 GB – $69.99)— Multi-touch: Fire HD 8 (10-point) vs. Fire 7 (5-point)— Processors, software version, and cameras remain the same on both units.- Comparison between Fire 7 KE (this version – 2019 release) and Fire HD 10 KE (2017 release – mid-tier model):— Charge time: Fire HD 10 (5 hours) vs. Fire 7 (4 hours)— Display Size: Fire HD 10 (10.1 inches) vs. Fire 7 (7 inches)— Video playback: Fire HD 10 (HD video playback; 1080p HD resolution) vs. Fire 7 (SD video playback)— Resolution: Fire HD 10 (1920 * 1200; 224 PPI) vs. Fire 7 (1024 *600; 171 PPI)— Processor: Fire HD 10 [2xARM Cortex-A72 (1.8 GHz), 2xARM Cortex-A53 (1.4 GHz)] vs. Fire 7 inch (ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core 1.3 GHz) (basically Fire HD 10 would be substantially faster than either the Fire 7 or Fire HD 8)— RAM: Fire HD 10 (2 GB RAM) vs. Fire 7 (1 GB RAM)— Battery life: Fire HD 10 (10 hours) vs. Fire 7 (7 hours),— Speaker: Fire HD 10 (Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers) vs. Fire 7 (Mono speaker)— Camera: Fire HD 10 (0.3 MP front-facing and 2 MP rear-facing camera) vs. Fire 7 (2 MP front-facing and rear-facing camera)— Weight: Fire HD 10 (23.3 oz, 660 g) vs. Fire 7 (16.1 oz, 456 g)— Internal Storage: Fire HD 10 (32 GB) vs. Fire 7 (16 GB)— Expandable Storage: Fire HD 10 (expandable by to 256 GB) vs. Fire 7 (expandable by up to 512 GB).— Colors: Fire HD 10 (Yellow cover option) vs.. Fire 7 (Black, Twilight Blue, Plum, Sage)— Cost: Fire HD 10 (32 GB – $149.99; 32 GB – $189.99) vs. Fire 7 (16 GB – $49.99; 32 GB – $69.99)— Multi-touch: Fire HD 10 (10-point) vs. Fire 7 (5-point)** If you are considering buying the Fire HD 10 KE, I would wait on it as there is a high probability that this model will be refreshed this year as the last update was in 2017 (Amazon seems to follow a 2-year refresh cycle though this is not always the case).- Some useful features on Fire KE Tablets (not a comprehensive list). Please note that parental controls can be used to block all of the below-listed features.— Accessibility: “VoiceView and Screen Magnifier enable access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. VoiceView features text-to-speech voice. Fire OS 5 also includes system-wide closed caption settings, adjustable font sizes up to 50% larger, and a variety of book reading text adjustments such as adjustable colors and text spacing. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary.”— Surfing the web using Amazon’s web browser – Silk— Watching movies, TV shows, and listening to music — Ability to read Kindle books.— Ability to read the news using Washington Times— Other apps (games, educational tools, etc. available in Amazon’s app store) plus several prominent apps included like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.— Ability to get set-up email apps, calendar, etc.— Ability to play games that can be downloaded from the app store.* Basically, this can function as both an adult and a kid’s tablet (older kids or adults can use it by disabling FreeTime).- Amazon FreeTime Unlimited— Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is a subscription that offers over “20,000 books, movies, TV shows, apps and games for kids 3-12. Age Filters ensure kids see age-appropriate content. Parents can add content to kids’ profiles to give them more access to apps and games.” “In FreeTime, kids do not have access to social media or Alexa. In-app purchases require parent approval. Parents can exit FreeTime using a passcode.” Another unique feature is Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited in Spanish! Hopefully, there will be even more language options in the future to help bilingual or multilingual families and also to help those who wish to learn additional languages.— Parents also have the option “to set educational goals and curfews, and manage content for up to 4 child profiles with easy-to-use parental controls.” This is really not as intuitive as it should be and can be frustrating to use. I have docked down a star as this has yet to be comprehensively developed.— Generally speaking – FreeTime Unlimited offers an unbeatable value – I mean where else on earth can you get kid-friendly and generally holistic content for $2.99/month (after the 1-year subscription expires). Additionally, kids can’t make any additional purchases without parental authorization so it protects parents from liabilities.*FreeTime unlimited has several nifty features that I cannot cover because of space limitations but it is pretty intuitive and outstanding. Amazon has done an outstanding job in this process. Parents have a lot of flexibility in choosing and curating content for children, permitting downloads, and even setting the tablet to turn-off after a preset amount of use or at a set time and turn on at a set time. This is a great feature, so you don’t have to constantly follow your kid saying – “you have 5 more minutes before to turn the tablet off.” The automatic turn-off absolves parents from this responsibility, avoids a potential meltdown, and teaches kids to be time conscious.- Testing:Wi-Fi: I was able to connect to the Wi-Fi network without any technical difficulties. The process was pretty straightforward.- Saving money on purchasing the Fire Tablet Kids Edition— The cost for the 16 GB Fire 7 will be $99.99.— Customers should also know that they can easily trade-in their prior Fire tablet for Amazon gift cards (for $5-$25 depending on version and condition), which also entitles them to receive an additional 25% discount towards their new Fire.— My recommendation would be to purchase this item during a sale event (for instance, Amazon Prime day is coming up in July). The customer can get this tablet for around $20 off during Prime day (based on prior sales analysis), and then stack the trade-in price and the 25% discount to get this item for a minimal cost (maybe you can snag it for $20 in total or lesser if everything is applied correctly). However, one thing to keep in mind is that Amazon might decide to remove the trade-in gift card and 25% discount at any point.— Sometimes Amazon provides bundle sales on products (get 2 or 3 items for a substantial discount). This is something for consumers to consider.- Conclusion:To sum up my review, this is the basic Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet. No bells and whistles, but it does the job. Limitations include sound quality, volume quality, potential issues with MicroSDXC Card access, parental controls related limitations, and a basic app store. Updates worth noting in this version include a slight decrease in weight, increase in storage (internal and external), slightly faster processor, slightly improved cameras, and slight decrease in battery life (though this might be a more accurate representation of the life of the battery). The bottom line is that if you are looking to get a super affordable Kids tablet that is well-rated, small, lightweight, and has access to several education apps, games, etc. then the Fire 7 KE tablet is the way to go.- UPDATE # 1 and # 6: June 11, 2019 & June 21, 2019: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition + Echo Dot Kid Edition (release date June 26, 2019)I recommend the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet (mid-tier model) as opposed to this Fire 7 KE (the model reviewed) for a few more dollars ($30 more). This can be purchased after following the cost-saving suggestions previously listed. My reasons are several and include: the 8 inch screen (as compared to 7 inches), higher resolution (189 PPI vs. 171 PPI), increased RAM (1.5 GB RAM vs. 1 GB RAM), battery life (10 hours vs. 7 hours), and the Dolby Atmos, dual stereo speakers (which can make a world of difference while watching or listening to something). I would personally get this tried and true model especially in light of Update # 3 (below).— Amazon recently offered a bundle sale to purchase both the Fire Kids Edition Tablet and Echo Dot Kids Edition (colors can be chosen). Fire 7 KE + Echo Dot KE: $129.98; Fire 8 HD KE + Echo Dot KE: $139.98; and Fire 10 HD KE + Echo Dot KE:$199.98. I recommend the Fire 8 HD KE + Echo Dot KE for $139.98. One FreeTime Unlimited subscription can function across multiple devices and the best way to maximize it is in my opinion to get both these devices. I will soon post a comprehensive review on the Echo Dot Kids Edition once the device becomes available, but cannot cover it here because I have exceeded Amazon’s review space limitations.- UPDATE # 2 (June 12, 2019): FreeTime Unlimited— The age-specific apps/books/games on this device are not always age appropriate. Consequently, parents need to review every thing prior to letting children get these resources. These apps play a critical role in the formation of the child especially with screen time usage increasing at astounding rates (especially among children).— This brings me to my second point of concern – screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 18 months have no screen time with the exception of video-chatting while children 2-5 years should have no more than 1-hour per day of screen time (only high-quality programs) with parents co-viewing these videos with the child (parental interaction is key for formation of language skills and holistic development. Just watching educational videos is insufficient – kids learn by back and forth interaction with adults). They have additional guidelines for children 6 and older, which includes monitoring the child’s media usage, providing strict guidelines for use of media, etc. I would strongly encourage parents to review this information prior to purchasing this media device.- UPDATE # 3: June 13, 2019: Battery LifeSome customers have complained about the low and unpredictable battery life for this new device. I did experience occasional fluctuations in battery life (nothing major) and so am docking down half a star. So, please bear this in mind when making the purchase.UPDATE # 4 & # 5: June 14, 2019 & June 19, 2019: Toys Story Headphone*Customers that preordered the item were supposed to get a free Toys Story headphone ($25 value). However, I never received it. I purchased this item in spite of the sound quality and low volume issues because of the free headphones. However, since I didn’t receive the headphones, I am docking down a star because the cost of getting a good-quality kid headphone ($24.99) added to the cost of the Fire 7 ($99.99) is equivalent ($124.98) to getting the better sound quality and volume Fire 8 KE ($129.99) with no headphones required and several other features. Amazon did contact me about this issue and asked how they could remedy the issue. They offered me $ 25 credit (headphone value) or a free headphone which I am grateful for. However, I still docked half a star because Amazon would not have contacted me if it was not for my review.Please also note that several resources were used in the compilation of this review, but most of this review was based on my personal testing of the product.Whenever I make any purchase, I try to do a thorough and accurate job with the review. My reviews are my honest and comprehensive assessment of the product. I always post future updates and corrections based on new information if deemed necessary. Additionally, I always include photos of products to verify both that I purchased this product and to back up appropriate claims in the review.

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