As you likely know I love to be connected to social media and have books on hand all the time so when I was asked to review the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6" Tablet I didn't even think twice. I love my Paperwhite Kindle and wouldn't it be nice to have a tablet that can fit in my purse for on the go with the kids especially come summer with road trips?
First off lets get into the specifics of the Kindle Fire HD 6" Tablet and then I'll tell you how we like it. If you are in the market for a tablet or looking for one for the kids here is an affordable tablet under $150 (CAD) or $100 (US). It has a fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz, it is a 6" HD screen that displays crisp, vivid HD with over a million pixels. It is great for apps, movies, TV, games, photos and more. So many to choose from with over 33 million!
There is a front and rear camera to take photos or capture videos in 1080p HD with the rear camera or you can Skype with the front-facing camera. Great for taking selfies as the kids love to do! No worries that the kids will use up all the storage space either as you get free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with your Fire device.
It is a great device for the whole family with the following features - create unique profiles, set screen time limits with Amazon FreeTime. You can link two Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices you may have in the household.
Other great features are the fast web browsing, email and calendar, edit and view Office documents and it works with Gmail & Outlook emails.
This is a great little tablet for all the basic needs that the kids and I love to do mobile. I use it for reading on the go or around the house, grabbing my emails, playing on Twitter. As long as you can get on wifi you can surf the internet. For offline, the kids love love reading books and playing games on it. They also love playing with the camera. I find it isn't the greatest but good for them. I am sure it is a good outside camera or just need better lightening.
My main reason for a tablet this size is social media, like Instagram, Twitter & Facebook, and reading my books that I am reviewing, I also love have it on the counter for recipes or keeping track of meal planning. The kids love it because they have their own profile to read their own books and then they can also play games, watch Netflix or YouTube. It is the prefect size to pop in my purse for times I am stuck somewhere waiting or the kids are bored on the wait. It has been great for car rides and it'll come in handy when sitting around waiting to get into appointments etc.
I find it fits in the palm of my hand nicely while reading and I love that I can sync my Kindle Paperwhite with it as I still love that one to read in bed. I have used it for watching workout videos on YouTube. I couldn't find a good YouTube app but the browser worked just fine for it. Not a huge screen but it can be placed on a counter to watch easily. It runs pretty fast for a budget friendly price. I think this makes a great starter tablet or one for just on the go. It would be great for kids.
It has the options to brighten the screen, rotate the screen, the home button is different that most so it is taking a bit of time to get used to it. Same with the lock screen only being swiped from right to left.
A great tablet for a great price for what we use it for. I give this tablet a 4.5 out of 5 stars!
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~