What's the difference between this Kids Edition Tablet 16GB on sale for $79.99 and the latest $69.99 Fire Tablet 16GB beside what appears to be a kiddie-proof case? Absolutely nothing. Except for the most important bit: The 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee.
The 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee is what sets this tablet apart from every other tablet on the market. It means that no matter what happens to the tablet, as long as you can still mail it back in (doesn't count stolen tablets, etc), you can get a replacement. No questions asked. Did your kid put it into the microwave to see what happens? Free replacement. Did your kid (or you or your spouse or your friend) accidentally drop it in the toilet? Free replacement. Did somebody leave it outside at night and the sprinklers got to it? Free replacement. Did a raccoon break into your house through the doggie door and decide to munch along the edges of your tablet? Free replacement.
The 2-Year Worry-Free Guarantee alone is *definitely* worth the $10 price difference between the Kids Edition and a regular Fire. I have a friend who has had theirs replaced 3 times, and they're still within the 2-Year period! But on top of that, you also get the aforementioned case, and one free year of Amazon Free-Time Unlimited.
Amazon Free-Time Unlimited which gives free access to over 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, educational apps, and games. This includes content from PBS, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. Amazon Free-Time Unlimited is basically a restricted play land that you can let your kids loose into to learn and play and discover without the concern that they see inappropriate content, whether that inappropriate content is adult in nature or simply overstimulating. You can also limit your kids' screen time by content with the parental controls. For example, you can restrict video and game time, but make reading time unlimited. You can also block access to games and cartoons until certain learning goals are met. And you can set up different profiles for each child, so you can personalize available content and limits depending on each child's age and developmental needs. Free Time also blocks stores and in-app payments, so you don't get any surprises.
You can also create a password-protected profile for yourself on this device, so that you can watch all your own Netflix shows with parental restrictions. No playing math games as a requisite for your tv time! ;)
All in all, this is a fantastic deal (as the lowest price ever), and you will absolutely NOT regret getting this tablet for your child over the the regular Fire or any other tablet.
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