Amazon has debuted yet another upgraded edition of the best-selling Fire and Fire Kids, providing a much-welcomed punch on the 2022 release of the device.
Doubling the RAM to 2GB, bumping up processor power and increasing battery life a full 40 per cent over its predecessor in a slightly smaller package, apps launch quicker and run smoother, and the machine may be used up to 10 hours before needing a charge. A switchover to USB Type-C input means you can juice up with most Android smartphone chargers rather than lugging around an extra micro USB cord.
“Fire 7 is our most popular tablet, and now it’s even better,” said Kevin Keith, vice president of Amazon Devices in a media release. “This new generation gives customers more of what they love: improved performance and longer battery life, all for just $59 (USD). And for parents looking for a complete kids’ tablet experience, the new Fire 7 Kids has offerings kids love and parents trust, including a year of Amazon Kids+, a virtual playground of ad-free educational and entertainment content that’s like no other.”
The Kids variant is guaranteed to keep the little ones occupied bundling a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ family-friendly content — allowing the unlimited streaming of Disney+, Sesame Street Workshop, PBS Kids, National Geographic as well as original series such as Blippi’s Treehouse — and a bright blue or purple drop-proof protective case featuring a nifty swivelling stand doubling as a carrying handle.
Though the onboard cameras (2MP front/720p rear) haven’t changed, the setup remains decent for snapping quick photos or making video calls to loved ones. And should the Fire meet an untimely demise inside of two years, send the broken product back for a complimentary warranty replacement.
An ability to add password-protected profiles means adults can install their own apps without worrying about children gaining accidental access, whether it’s Facebook to catch up on social media or CTV to stay abreast of the news during nap time. The latest version of the Amazon Fire 7 Kids tablet is available now.