Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sale! Fire Kids Edition $20 off! And Top Toy List

Fire Kids Edition

Amazon has taken $20 off of it's Fire Kids Edition tablet. This is basically the standard Fire tablet, 16GB, with added child protection and 2 year no questions asked replacement warranty. It also comes with free one year "Free-Time Unlimited" subscription which is Amazon's child-safe environment so they can't stumble on inappropriate content - whether video, media, or internet. And a protective case.

Normally the Fire Kids Edition is $99 dollars, but with the $20 off it's only $79. A regular Kindle Fire 16GB is $69. So this means it is just $10 more to get all these extras, including the 2 year accident protection. That is a really good deal.

If you have a young child, from pre-school age to elementary that you've been thinking of getting a tablet for, I think you should consider this one.

Here's Amazon's list of what's included:
  • Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras.
  • 16 GB of internal storage. Add a microSD card for up to 200 GB of additional storage.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we'll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

The Fire Kids Edition in available on Amazon.

Amazon Toy List

Ready to start your Christmas shopping but don't know where to start? Amazon has released it's Holiday Toy List. You can browse by age, by interest, look at Kids' Picks, Parents' Picks, or look at the Top 100 Toys.

Some surprises on the lists including this one, Codenames, which shows up on Kids Picks. Apparently it is a word game with cards and all the reviews (600+) seem positive. Cheap too - less than $14.

Here's the blurb:

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging game play. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin. The game works very well with 4 players if you prefer to guess without help. Or you can add more players if you prefer lively discussion. There is also a cooperative variant where a single team tries to achieve the highest score they can by playing against the game itself.

Seems like it could be a fun holiday get-together game for the whole family.

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