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Review: Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2017)

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Robbie Kromer
Nov 04, 2017 12:00
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In order to lend strict verisimilitude to the product testing flow, I unboxed the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition when my toddler discovered the box sitting on my desk.

My pink iPad?” filled the air, I faced a split-second decision: Hide it, explain that not everyone gets everything they want all the time, and deal with the nuclear fallout as the four-month-old screamed in sympathy and dinner burned on the stove?

Or take the path of least resistance and hope that the arrival of food would distract her?

I sliced the box open, plugged it in, logged in, popped the kid in a chair and ordered Alexa to “watch Peppa Pig”.

A kid’s tablet has to be bomb-proof, it has to have easy controls for the kids (and for the parents), and it has to be able to summon child-friendly content in no fewer than six seconds.

The Fire 7 Kid’s Edition meets those requirements, and it does so at the reasonable price of $100.

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Robbie Kromer
Nov 04, 2017 12:00
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