Ease of Use: 18/20
Range of Kid Content: 19/20
It was me and a three-hour drive to Maine solo…except for my chatty toddler in the backseat who isn’t exactly a car enthusiast. (Let’s just say on our five-minute drive to the local playground, he’s the type that repeatedly asks, “Are we there yet?”) But I was stocked with snacks, books, Melissa & Doug water pens and the ace up my sleeve—Amazon’s brand-new Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet. Here’s my honest review.
This wasn’t my first rodeo with an Amazon Fire. I’d tried Amazon’s Fire 8 Kids Edition tablet before, but the screen size—a whopping 10 inches—and enhanced brightness of the newer version made it feel like a whole new device. Plus, the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro comes souped up with the same range of content and then some. (A free year of Amazon Kids+, which grants unlimited access to over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows and apps for kids, but also the option to make video calls and relax content restrictions with parent approval—something that, in my case, would extend the lifespan of the device, which is always a plus.)
I was quite impressed with the quality and durability of the device. Truly, this Amazon tablet felt actually iPad-esque, aesthetically speaking. The richness of the display alone makes it hard to believe the cost is just $200 when it feels so luxe. And while the Pro no longer comes with the signature bumper-like case that’s signature to the standard version, it does include a protective kickstand case as well as a two-year warranty. Not bad at that price point.