Categorized | Product Reviews

Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

  • A real tablet, not a toy-A quad-core processor, a vivid HD display, front- and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Digital Audio
  • Built for even the toughest kids-Enjoy the peace of mind with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee-if they break it, we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked
  • Don’t worry about the bill-The Kids Edition includes a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited so kids get unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games-at no additional cost. Learn more
  • Best-in-class parental controls-create individual profiles for each of your children. Personalize screen time limits, educational goals, and age-appropriate content

All-new Fire HD tablet—with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee–for a savings of up to . A real tablet, not a toy A full-featured tablet that includes a beautiful HD display and Dolby Digital Audio that’s perfect for watching movies like Finding Nemo, and a fast quad-core processor that ensures fast app launch times and smooth games and videos. Unmatched reliability With a durable screen and rigorous testing, Fire HD is unsurpassed in

List Price: $ 149.00

Price: $ 149.00

3 Responses to “Fire HD 6 Kids Edition, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case”

  1. AmazonReader says:
    631 of 659 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    The problem is not the tablet; it’s Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, October 23, 2014

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    The problem is not the tablet; it’s Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. The tablet is sturdy and the case, although bulky, is perfect for kids. The tablet just arrived yesterday so I can not comment on how well it performs over the long term, but this will be our family’s 6th (7th? 8th?) Kindle and I expect it to be as durable as the other Kindles we’ve had.

    So on to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited… the idea behind this service is great (it’s pretty much a library of age-appropriate apps and books), but the execution of it is terrible.

    So what’s wrong with it?

    1) In a regular Kindle, only the books that I’ve downloaded appear on my device. With Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, ALL of the books and apps available with Kindle FreeTime appear on the child’s Kindle. So what’s the problem with this? For one, it’s just plain difficult to navigate because there’s way too much content on the screen and there’s no way to sort it. Two, there are certain books and apps that Amazon might deem as age appropriate but I do not want my child playing with and there is no way to filter them out. So if I want him to read Curious George but skip the SpongeBob books, I’m out of luck.

    2) My child is able to read books I’ve downloaded from our local library using the Overdrive app. The problem is that if I set parental controls to allow unlimited reading and to not allow apps during weekdays, he can not access his library books. The alternative would be to allow unlimited app access, but that means that he also has unlimited access to countless other apps available via FreeTime that I do not want him to access at the moment.

    3)Documents are not available with Kindle FreeTime. That means that all of the books that I’ve downloaded via, for example, are not available. He can read them if I exit his FreeTime profile but then I lose control over what he can access. There might be some app that allows a work around and permit him to access docs, but I don’t want to waste time trying to figure out a solution to a problem that shouldn’t exist in the first place.

    4) Apps and content that I’ve bought can be added to my child’s profile, but the process is very burdensome and time consuming. Ideally, I would be able to purchase online (or on my own Kindle) and deliver the content to my child’s Kindle (which is the way it works when you’re not using a profile), but the content is not available in my child’s FreeTime profile until I specifically add it to his account. In order to do this, I need to enter my password, enter the section that allows me to manage his content, and manually add the title. Unfortunately, Amazon organizes titles alphabetically only, so if I buy, for example, a book titled “Zebras” I would have to scroll past literally hundreds of titles that are in my account in order to add that one book to my child’s account. If you haven’t purchased a lot of content via Amazon, the process would be more bearable, but for those of us who’ve been buying Kindle books for many years already, the process is tedious.

    Conclusion: the tablet is great, but KindleFree Time needs plenty of work. Depending on how much control you want over your child’s content, you might be better off with the regular, $99 Kindle Fire, a sturdy case and insurance.


    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes

  2. ltalbott says:
    708 of 755 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This device is great! There are a lot of reviews about how …, October 23, 2014

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    I bought this for my five year old son so that he would stop playing on my phone. This device has tons of books, apps and videos. I have spent time looking at the settings and how things works. This device is great! There are a lot of reviews about how it is hard to use and does not have enough books, apps, etc. That is just not true. Take some time to go through and learn how it works. There are settings that limit whether you can download content. It is important to test these features before saying things are not available. Each thing must be downloaded. You will see a pick with an “X”, touch it, then be patient while it downloads. Once it does it will show a check mark. You can touch and hold your finger on it to either remove it from the device, this does not remove the icon, just the loaded info…and it can be downloaded again later. The sound and the picture are wonderful . I am so pleased with this purchase and encourage others to calm down, be patient and learn how to use the device. It is not designed to be a ipad…if you want it to work like one…go buy one of those. It is designed to be a kid friendly place to play and learn. It should be judged as such. Good luck and happy playing.


    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes

  3. Elizabeth says:
    226 of 242 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Too Many Unacceptable Oversights, November 18, 2014
    Elizabeth (Indianapolis, IN USA) –

    As a family who owns multiple Fires in different iterations, I was thrilled when the kids’ version was announced. All three of my children received one. From their perspective, they were thrilled and loved it. I gave them far more time than usual to break them in over a 1.5 day period just to make sure everything was fine. Sadly, it wasn’t.

    First, let’s call this thing what it really is. This isn’t a Fire designed from the ground up with children in mind. It is a basic Fire 7 HD with an altered OS that is tightly integrated into the Free Time Unlimited app, something that can be added to ANY Fire currently on the market. That’s it. Yes, it comes with a snazzy case and a longer warranty, but it’s still just a slightly altered Fire 7 underneath it all.

    The issues began within the first hour of use and echo what most of the negative reviews highlight.

    1 – Terrible battery life and slow recharge rate
    My three-year-old first generation Fires last far longer and charge faster.

    2 – Case Isn’t Impressive
    When I first saw the case introduced, I imagined something rubberized with a protective cover over the screen, possibly even water resistant. No. It’s simply a piece of molded foam that you press the Fire into. There is absolutely nothing to protect the screen, reminiscent of the cheap EVA foam cases you pick up on eBay. I would not have felt comfortable simply putting them in a bag without something to cover the front. Plus, they are very easy to remove.

    3 – Frequent lock-ups
    We were averaging at least one lock-up per hour of use. And keep in mind that I had three of these, so it couldn’t have simply been a bad device. I was hard-resetting them like crazy. And this doesn’t count the times they randomly ran slow.

    4 – Freetime Unlimited is a Mess
    While lots of content is great, it becomes overwhelming where there is no organization. The apps, videos, and books pages are a random collection of stuff. My kids didn’t understand that everything has to be downloaded and at a snail’s pace at that. And, being kids, they naturally want to try opening every app they saw listed. I don’t blame them for that. But that led to the next problem.

    5 – Low Storage with no way to delete data
    The storage on this device is abysmal. I don’t understand what they did to bloat the OS to such a degree that it takes up nearly half of the 8G available storage (only 4.5 available to the user). With 100 apps to click on in Free Time Unlimited, one child was able to fill hers inside an hour of use. The others took a little longer, but I was furiously trying to keep up with deleting things on all three before long. And this lead to one of the most disappointing oversights I discovered. You can only delete data in the profile that is currently open. But here’s the real kicker. Wifi is designed to shut off when the device is full. In almost all cases, that ended up booting my kids out of their profile. Without wifi, I couldn’t log into their profile and could only access the adult profile. Since I had nothing installed on the adult profile, there was no way to free up enough space to reenable wifi, log back into the child’s profile, and delete items. This left a factory reset as the ONLY resolution, which is completely unacceptable.

    6 – Missing Features
    One of the biggest features I was excited about during the pre-release was the ability to use the camera. As it turns out, this one is now marked as “coming soon”. While I’m glad to hear it is being worked on, I think missing this at launch is a major fail. Yes, you can still use the camera but only on the adult profile, which defeats the purpose. And I’ve been around the block enough times with product launches to know “coming soon” is a promise I won’t hang my hat on.

    But if you want to know what the #1 deal breaker was for me. Here it is:

    7 – FreeTime Unlimited Doesn’t Always Work offline
    I read that the downloaded apps and books in FreeTime Unlimited are accessible when offline. After testing this theory multiple times, I found it to be false. If the kids were already in their profile when Wifi access was removed, they could stay for a while, but eventually, the constant messages about no Internet connection would boot them out sooner or later. And once out, it brought up a message about no Internet connection every time you tried to select a FreeTime profile from the list. Yes, you can still access the adult profile, which takes you to the basic Kindle. But what’s the point of that? The content is in the FreeTime app.

    The majority of the places where I would like to utilize the Kindles for the kids are…

    Read more

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes


Leave a Reply