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Old 10-28-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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tell me about the Kindle Fire please

We have an ipad 2 and a ipad mini. Ds has dropped and broken the bigger ipad 2x now. The first time he shattered the screen and it was covered under best buy warranty. This time, the backlight comes on but no picture. I will visit apple bit I'm thinking i will have to replace it.

So, to be cheaper I'm considering a kindle. The kids mostly like apps, netflix and YouTube.

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Old 10-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: tell me about the Kindle Fire please

My kids love to play on my Kindle. It has Kindle Free Time on it, which has parental control stuff. They each (younger kids) have their own account with their games, books, movies, and Netflix but no web browsing. I have it set up so that you need a password to buy anything in the app store or in the games. They did crack the corner of my first one but it was already being replaced for another issue an I didn't have any kind of case or protection for it. I just have a regular case for mine but if I had one that was just for my kids, I'd get an otter box kind of case. Right now they are very limited to where and when they can use it. Anyway, I think they're great for kids. Tons of apps, plenty are free. They can watch movies and shows on Amazon or Netflix. And YouTube works on here too.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks! Can you browse the web on it?
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Yes, you can browse the web. It can be under parental control though. We have 4 and LOVE them to bits.
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My 5 & 12 yo are getting Kindle Fires for Christmas. We have 1 and they fight over it non-stop. They have lots of apps, music, books, Netflix from Grammy and the web. We use Abcmouse.com on it too. Works great.

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We bought used ones to give to the kids this Christmas. I hope they like them.....they love dh's nook hd.
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Re: tell me about the Kindle Fire please

Look at the Samsung Galaxy, instead. We started looking at the kindle fire, but decided we got more for our $$ with the samsung galaxy tablet (7 inch). We got it for my 10 year old for his birthday. It does netflix, kindle ap, google documents, and really anything he needs it to. I put an otterbox case on it, and have had no trouble what so ever with it breaking. I think we'll be getting one for my older son on his next birthday.
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We got our three year old a nextbook (Walmart under $100) and its withstood her throwing it across the room. You can browse the web, download apps (google play), and it comes with two built in cameras.

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our kids are getting Kindle Fires for Christmas Amazon has a warranty...2 years for $34.99 and it's no questions asked. and they're only $139 now.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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Thanks mamas! DH took the ipad to BestBuy and OMG it's still covered! So we're going to be fixing it.
but you are all seriously selling me on a Kindle (and other tablets!) The ipad2 is a bit big for the kids so I may eventually make it DH's and buy something smaller. DS thinks the mini is his and I think a Kindle Fire may be good for DD.
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