Amazon has launched a £130 ‘kid-proof’ tablet – and if it somehow does end up getting smashed, it’ll be replaced for free. Now that sounds like a pretty good deal.
Bosses at Amazon claim that youngsters will find it incredibly difficult indeed to wreck the £130 Fire HD 8 Kids Edition as it includes a heavy-duty case.
The tech giants insist that the holder has been “designed to protect against drops and bumps with a perfect fit in hands” with kids in mind.
However, they have also promised: “If they break it, we’ll replace it. No questions asked.”
Amazon has stated that there is a “worry-free guarantee” which lasts two years.
A parent of two has reviewed the latest tablet and commented: “Kids have dropped it a few times, however because of the thickness of the case it made no dents or scratches at all.”
Meanwhile, another reviewer said the case “looks and feels good quality and can handle even hard impacts”.
Whilst a third wrote: “Dropped twice without a mark. Very durable.”
The device is much cheaper than its rivals, such as Apple’s iPad which would set you back over £1,000, and this one even comes with a year’s Free Fire for Kids subscription.
This means your kids will be given access to a range of age-appropriate books, apps, games and educational material to make use of. Normally, this would cost you £3.99 a month and only £1.99 for Prime members.
If this is still a little too pricy for you, there’s also a cheaper version. The Fire HD 8 is available for £89.99, but it doesn’t come with the heavy-duty case, child content or special replacement offer.
There is a Plus version too. With plenty of memory and wireless charging, this will set you back £109.99.
All tablets have an 8in high definition display and a faster brain and lots of battery life in comparison to last year’s models.
Eric Saarnio, from Amazon, said: “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. It’s all wrapped in a colourful kid-proof case with a two-year worry-free guarantee.”
The heavy-duty case is available in blue, pink, yellow and purple.