Amazon just debuted new tablets out of nowhere and one of them is actually an eReader for kids. It’s the Amazon Kindle Kids Edition and it’s pricier than expected, at $110. Amazon has already offered Kids editions versions of the Fire tablets and Echo Dot speakers, but not eReaders.
Kindle Kids Edition has the same hardware as the non kids version, but it gets some extras features for both the parents and kids. The product is up for preorder right now and at $110 it’s $20 more than the entry level Kindle. The price tag also involves some extras, like a protective cover, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription and 2 years of worry free guarantee.
There’s also an ad free experience and kid specific software. The little ones will get badges for vocabulary achievements and there’s also a vocabulary builder in the mix. That one makes flash cards out of words you looked up in dictionaries. There are also kid specific lock screen wallpapers. Amazon will charge you an extra $20 if you want the standard Kindle sans ads, so this device that comes without ads from the get go is a good idea.
There’s a 6 inch E Ink display here, with 167 ppi density and a front light for reading in the dark. The device is available in purple or blue and has the same specs as the Kindle 10th gen product. It provides 8 GB of storage, it weighs 288 grams and support WiFi connectivity.