Amazon has unveiled an £140 tablet dedicated for young users, complete with an ultra-robust ‘kid-proof' case and a two-year ‘worry-free guarantee'
Amazon has unveiled an £140 tablet dedicated for young users, complete with an ultra-robust ‘kid-proof' case and a two-year ‘worry-free guarantee'. The tech giant says the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, part of the tech giant's new generation of tablets, is specifically designed to protect against ‘drops and bumps'. The surrounding carry case with adjustable stand, available in blue, pink or purple is designed to be a perfect fit in small hands, Amazon says. The shock-absorbing foam provides heavy duty protection around the tablet's delicate corners and edges of the display, which the company says is 'not a toy'. Not a toy: Fire HD 8 Kids Edition comes with kid-proof case, parental controls, two-year 'worry-free' guarantee and one year of Fire for Kids Unlimited with apps, games and videos RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Average British adult spends the equivalent of 34 YEARS of... UK households in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic... Let them eat play! Google makes its video game streaming... 'Good enough for most people': iPhone XR reviews say Apple's... Google Home Hub review: The small smart display with big... Share this article Share 15 shares Amazon is promising to replace the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for free in the event of accidents for up to two years after purchase. The devices features an 8-inch display, 12 hours of battery life and a year of Amazon Fire for Kids - its kids subscription service complete with ebooks, films, TV shows, educational apps and games. Amazon has also announced two other new tablets in its Fire HD 8 range ‘for the whole family' - a new £90 Fire HD 8 and £110 Fire HD 8 Plus - as part of its 10th generation of Fire devices for 2020, available from next month. The kid-proof case in blue, purple or pink is designed to protect against drops and bumps with a perfect fit in small hands ‘The new Fire HD 8 tablets offer the features that everyone in the family wants - great content, more storage, longer battery life - at a price that is incredibly affordable,' said Eric Saarnio, vice president at Amazon Devices EU. ‘The all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is built from the ground up to offer the Fire for Kids content kids love and the parental controls parents trust, all wrapped in a colourful kid-proof case with a two-year worry-free guarantee.' Amazon already offers its 7-inch and 10-inch versions of its Kids Edition tablets - the latter it describes as it largest and fastest ever tablet for kids. Parents can personalise screen time limits, set educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and also manage web browsing and content usage based on their preferences Amazon said the new 8-inch Kids Edition device is the same hardware as the other new two offerings, with a child-friendly case and a child-specific entertainment subscription bundled in. The one-year subscription to Fire for Kids Unlimited - which is usually £3.99 a month or £1.99 for Prime members - gives kids access to thousands of popular apps, games, videos, books and audio books, including content from Disney, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street. ‘Over 20 million kids and their parents globally have enjoyed the award-winning Amazon Fire for Kids service and we're excited to make it even better with new educational content that helps to keep kids learning and entertained,' said Saarnio. For £90, Fire HD 8 comes with 32GB of internal storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and easier charging with USB-C Fire HD 8 Kids Edition also comes with access to parental controls that ‘encourage learning before play' by selecting what content children access. Parents can manage the child's settings, such as the ability to set daily goals, age filters and time limits on usage via its Parents Dashboard. They can also use the dashboard to view daily activity reports and adjust the content settings from any web browser on mobile and desktop devices. All three Fire HD 8 devices feature an 8-inch HD display, 32GB of internal storage, 12 hours of battery life and USB-C for reversible charging. Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, which has the added benefits over the standard Fire HD 8 of 3GB of RAM, wireless charging and three months of Kindle Unlimited bundled in The range has faster performance, 32GB of internal storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and easier charging with USB-C. The £90 version comes with 30 per cent faster performance with 2GB RAM and two times the storage via microSD. For £20 extra, the Fire HD 8 Plus packs 50 per cent more RAM, wireless charging and three months of Kindle Unlimited included. 'With access to millions of movies, TV shows, books, songs, magazines, Alexa, and more, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are the perfect tablets for entertainment, Amazon said. Pre-orders for the new range have begun and the devices will begin shipping on June 3.