The cheapest model is currently $169 instead of $199 - that's even cheaper than the Father's day offer they had recently and only $10 more than the basic model. This is the 16GB model with special offers. The discount also applies to the other Kindle Fire 7" models.
Note that you also get $5 worth of Amazon coins to spend on apps and games for the Kindle Fire.
I'll do a more detailed write up of the Kindle Fire for kids but here are the key reasons why we like this tablet for children:
- Parental controls are easy to set up to avoid purchases and control access to features such as Wi-fi and email.
- Kindle FreeTime allows you to configure the tablet for each child so they have access to your choice of content. You can also set up time limits.
- Kindle FreeTime Unlimited subscription service for kids content. A low cost monthly subscription that gives you access to lots of kid-friendly apps, games, eBooks and videos.
- There's a free app in the Amazon app store each day which is often (certainly not always) kid-friendly so you can build up a good collection of apps.
- The Amazon app store clearly states when apps have in-app purchases so you are aware of this.
- HDMI out is great for connecting to a big screen or projector (we like to project NetFlix movies onto the bedroom ceiling!)
- Physical volume control so you can easily turn it down when they start playing something too loud!
- It's a proper Android tablet so adults can share it too.
Note that the offer is on the 7" HD model which has a better screen, HDMI out and an improved spec. The HD model is more future-proof than the basic model and at this price I'd certainly go for the Kindle Fire HD.
I don't know how long this offer will be on for. If you're looking for a good tablet to keep the kids entertained over the summer, this is a good deal.
Get Deal: Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet