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Amazon - Fire HD - 7" - 16GB - Black

Model: B00C5W16B8SKU: 1807189

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 625 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for Mother's Day and got one for me too!

    Posted
    DebbsSeattle
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    My mother is a big reader...several books a week. She had been complaining about the cost of all her paperbacks, and she won't read from a previously read one (germ-a-phobe#. So for this years gift I bought something she would never buy for herself...A Kindle. And due to the lovely price break for Mother's Day, I treated myself to one as well. We were planning a vacation for the following week and I thought it would help us waste time on the flights. So far I am in love love love with it, and find myself tethered to it most of the time. My iPod Touch is now relegated to music only and audiobooks while driving, but my Kindle is my new love. With the free trial 30 day Prime membership, I was able to really discover its full benefits, and have kept the membership now. Battery life is quite sufficient. I can watch a movie for about 15% of the battery power. I have read on it, but the reading poolside thing did not work out. Light too bright, glare too much. Get a Paperwhite for that use. Sound quality impressed me from the first use. Found out the hard way that you cannot set it on top of another laptop, or set the battery pack on top of it. It then requires a hard reboot because it will not turn on. To do this press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, release and press once like normal to start the Kindle again. I also bought an external battery, that will charge the Kindle away from electric sources. Served well for travel. Very happy I indulged in this for myself. And my sweetie won the same unit in the 8 gig version from a corporate event and he is loving it too. Although only 4 days into playing with it he has not discovered all the fun stuff I have. Mine is the 16 gig and I have not even begun to tap into the storage. I like that I can download free Amazon content, use it then delete it #like movies especially).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

    Posted
    Acosta5404
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    I bought this for my daughter for her 6th birthday. She loves it. It is very easy for her to use. It is lightweight and small enough that it can fit in my purse so we can take it everywhere. She uses it to read books, watch movies that we downloaded from Amazon.com. The movies average about 10 bucks but a lot of the disney ones are $20. She also has downloaded lots of apps and likes to play games I. It. The display really is crystal clear. The only problem we had was that the screen cracked in the first month that we had it. Not sure how, btw. It was a small crack in the corner of the screen. But I had spent a significant amount of money on the 2 year protection plan. So I desided to take it in to BestBuy. The swapped it out with a brand new one right on the spot. I was thrilled.......until they asked me if I wanted to put insurance on the new one too. I was shocked to find out that the 2 year protection plan I bought one month ago was no longer active because I had used it. You can only use it once and then you need to buy the protection again. So in reality it needed up costing me the $70 I paid for the insurance the first time plus the $70 I was stupid enough to pay for the second kindle. What was most upsetting was that none of this was explained to me when I purchased the insurance. They don't include that part in their sales pitch. I couldn't help but feel duped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost worth 5 stars

    Posted
    Georgiek2
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    I love these. Bought them for our kids for Christmas, and they've loved them! Easy to set up, great apps, and good parental controls. I can turn on the Free Time app,and then the kids can play without me worrying about them buying things or accessing the adult games and books on my account. Only reason it only got 4 stars is the controls are a bit overbearing and still lacking a couple things. You want to edit the FT app, and you enter your password. Then again when you select a different change... Then again and again and again! There are also great controls that keep my 3rd grade son from playing all day on a school night. It lets me set up how many hours he can play, how much he must read first, what his bedtime is. However, we learned during Christmas break that there is no way to bypass these limits. It shut down at 8, and the only way.to change it is to completely change the settings entirely. It would be really nice if I could type in the password and have it bypass it just the once, rather than changing the settings (retyping my password 5 times) then changing them back. Only other complaint is that I can't find a way to put the dictionary on my sons. I won't even come up as a title or app that he can have access to during the Free Time App. This means when he does his school work, to use the dictionary I have to let him use the kindle unfiltered. Bottom line, we LOVE these. Perfect for the.price, great that we can use all the same books and apps. And the.parental controls are really great. We use these everyday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great personal entertainment

    Posted
    Ruint
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    Sales staff was not very informative. I did not know there was a first and second generation of the Kindle Fire HD 7". Everywhere I looked the description said it had a camera. I spent half a day trying to find out about it (because there is no owners manual included!) Just to discover, after making another trip up to the store, that the second generation doesn't come with a camera. wtf? I do however love the graphics. Wish the apps were a little easier for me to obtain and learn about without having to download them and figure them out and then find out it really isn't what i need and get rid of it. . It has a great deal of functions but short of already knowing all about how to use one of these gadgets...it is challenging to a newbie with out the owners manual. When you go to the internet...the different versions are not all that apparent and it is hard to find the second generation information online. Screen navigation is different between first and second generation as well. I do love my kindle though, I love they way you can see books on the cloud by their covers. There is sometimes streaming buffering a little more than I think there should be but that may be my wifi connection here at home. The product itself is great. Just more informative sales staff and easier instruction guides would be my two main desires to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet

    Posted
    RLD1427
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    I upgraded to this tablet from a much cheaper one and absolute love it. I keep a record of many things on it. We bought the 2 year accidental coverage for it and just after a year was up this tablet went kaput on me. No warning, no acting up. Grandkids never out of my sight with it. Used it the day before Christmas and then not again for about week. Now I went to turn it on and it was dead or uncharged so I thought. After a complete day of charging, it still won't turn on. I called Best Buy and Yes, of course they will take care of it and trade it out for what I paid for it and since the price has gone down, I would have a $30 credit. Or I can trade up to the HDX for an additional $30. I would be fine with either option. What gets me though, is that once I do either of these, my existing extended coverage is null and void. SO if I want to stay covered I have to pay an additional $110 for another 2 year warranty. All tallied together, the original Kindle and the 2-two year warranties, I've just paid for 2 kindles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great price

    Posted
    thebgj
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    If you are looking for a tablet and worried about price and don't have any other apple products and you don't already have a galaxy/google product then get this. It's great for kids game and for netflix and hulu. I still find it very limiting I'm not entirely sure in what way but it's just not enough for me. My nephew has one and he loves it for games ( age 9) Brother in law loves his, ,mostly for games and sports news apps and major netflix person. My mom loves her but mostly uses it for solitare and reading books. I use my ipad for emails and sync my calander and schedules between my Mac and iPhone basically use it as a laptop with lots of game time So pick one ....what are you looking for in a tablet ...which one of those 4 are you? Also very noticeable speed difference between the HDX AND HD if you are going to use the internet a lot and go from app to app I would suggest going with the HDX

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Have been really loving our Kindles.

    Posted
    ShannonD
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    We love our Kindles! We have several in our home and love the user ease. When we got these we were excited but quickly became irate over the issues with a problem in the internet connection programming. The units were receiving a bad code that would kick you off the internet. Although the issues are now seemingly rectified, it took a over a month and with my elderly father trying to use this an navigate the newer drop down menus made it even more difficult to help him. Additionally, our Kindles are used a lot for streaming to our TVs. The new Kindles require an additional purchase of a dongle to wirelessly stream at a ridiculously high cost of $65 additional dollars. This not only creates extra cost but has made it so hard for my dad to navigate that we simply use one of our other Kindle HD Fires to stream. The picture of the new units are great but honestly I prefer the HD Fire over the new HDX hands down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kindle Fire HD 16GB in black used on a daily basis

    Posted
    pitapam
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    After 2 years I finally got a new Kindle. 16GB! I have over 5000 books on my kindle and read about a book a day. I put a Kindle through its paces. A few things have changed from my 1st Gen Kindle. Like where the port is, how you turn it off and on, even how you turn on the Wi-Fi. So I am going through a bit of changes. There are some awesome features that my old Kindle didn't have. I would recommend playing around with your Kindle. Finding the features and adjusting settings to the way you like them. Don't forget! If you run into problems you can always contact Amazon. They have the best customer services reps for helping people learn their way around the Kindle. Since I ONLY read on my Kindle, I can't see getting a HDXL or anything fancy. With the larger hard drive I think I am going to be happy for a long time to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it. My four girls and I enjoy it.

    Posted
    Esterina
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    I finally bought my first item other than a laptop and smart phone. I was reserved because I was afraid of having to pay so much more for additional coverage and apps to really use the Kindle for a lot of things. So far I have used it a lot without having to buy anything extra. I thought it was only going to be for one of my daughters who wanted to read books but even I am hooked on the free game options, watching movies in the car, and I can read my emails on a larger screen than my phone without having to lug around my laptop.. I will buy another upgraded version soon that has even more features so my girls can do even more regarding homework and entertainment. We actually spend more time in the same room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Amazon prime users

    Posted
    cdrobbins
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    I am very happy I went with the kindle fire hd. Since I already had an existing Amazon prime account, set up was extremely easy. I am familiar with technology but not the most tech savvy person and it was very easy. I automatically had access to any apps or books I had previously gotten through Amazon app store or the kindle app on other devices. I use it sporadically throughout the day and the battery lasts almost the entire day. The screen is very good quality for watching movies or playing games. The sound quality is good. It is also really convenient to be able to download content from my prime account in order to watch/listen to content offline. I am extremely happy with the kindle fire hd and would recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    Posted
    AJ081878
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    OVERALL THE KINDELFIRE HD IS GREAT. THE PICTURE IS SO AWSOME!! i BOUGHT THESE GFOR MY TWO DAUGHTERS AGES 2 1/2 AND 4 AND THEY PLAY WITH THEM DAILY..THEY LOVE THE APPS AND ALL THE LEARNING GAMES FROM THE KINDLE STORE. tHE FREETIME FOR KIDS IS KIND OF HARD TO USE IN MY OPINIOPN. IT HAS A LOTOF BOOKS AND SOME GAMES BUT WAY MORE GAMES AVAILABLE NOT BEING IN THE KID APP. THERE MAY BE MORE TO IT I JUST HAVEN'T TAKEN THE TIME TO READ THE MANUAL YET..I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE EASY TO NAVAGATE THREW BUT IT ISN'T SO I THINK I NEED TO JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MY KIDS APPS I DOWNLOADED INTO THE KIDS APP BUT I AM SURE THERE IS A WAY. BUT UNTIL I FIGURE THAT OUT THEY JUST PLAY WITH ALL THE GAMES NOT BEING IN THE KID APP.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoy it

    Posted
    LinL
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    I have wanted a Kindle for a while to read and listen to books. This is a great Kindle. It doesn't have a camera, but I have other cameras (mobile phone, point and shoot, and my DSLR) and didn't want to use my Kindle as one. I wanted this reserved for my books and I am keeping it that way. Wonderful product. I don't mind the "special offers" that are on the lock screen. It saved me money. If there was anything that I wish was different would be for the volume to go up louder for my audio books. I bought an external speaker, so that is okay now, but it would have been nice if I didn't need to buy the external speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for what I need

    Posted
    reef77
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    Was replacing the previous Kindle fire under a warranty. Easy to xfer books over. easy to set up. They honored my extended warranty quickly and easily. Just didnt like that I had to buy a new cover because the new one was SLIGHTLY redesigned and would not fit in the old cover. If I am replacing it under warranty I think the cover should have been included as well since I would not have had to replace it if the battery had not been failing, which was covered. I also think that if the extended warranty replaced it, it should not (fullfill the contract) of the warranty. I had to buy a new warranty for the replaced item. But the product is great and the usability is outstanding. Wish it had cameras on both sides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet!!!

    Posted
    LouIrwinPA
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    I highly recommend this tablet for a budget conscience user who wants a high quality tablet. Purchased this unit on a recent sale. Waited until I have used it for over a month before submitting a review. Kindle Fire HD unit works great! 1280 x 800 screen provides clear, high quality screen resolution for good image clarity. This makes it great for reading, playing games and browsing the web. Includes applications for browsing the web, reading e-mail and Kindle books. The application store provides numerous applications including games. The tablet has pretty good speed for loading applications and browsing the web. Highly recommended. Consider purchasing Amazon origami case with unit. It's a great combination.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mom's new favorite toy

    Posted
    iamsherlocked
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    A few years ago, my mom got a B&N Nook for her birthday and she loved it. One of the first models, it was plain, but doing the job. Then I came home with my Kindle Fire and she couldn't even look at her Nook anymore! The screen resolution is great! Having wifi and the option to download apps is amazing. You have the option to buy books off of Amazon or downloading an app that allows you to borrow digital books from your local library. Mom loves it because: 1. She can go on Facebook (not the purpose of the Kindle, but ok ;o) ) 2. It's lighter than the Samsung tablet she had, so she finds it more comfortable to hold for long periods 3. She now has Wifi access and therefore can download books, borrowed or bought

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This tablet was user friendly.

    Posted
    minnows
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    This Kindle HD was a Christmas gift for my husband who wanted to primarily use it to read books and to access email when out of town. I purchased an eight GB tablet to begin with, but we exchanged it for a 16 GB because he would like to also use it to hold pictures of our grandchildren to show other friends and family. The price had also gone down for the 16 GB and Best Buy was very gracious and gave us credit for the exchange. The Geek squad personel were 'on the spot' in helping to show us how to set up and use the tablet which is a big bonus for those of us that are not too technologically literate. The picture quality is excellent and we think that this product will be fun to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for the money

    Posted
    Josh
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    As far as tablets go this ones not too bad. The screen has a good picture and responds well to touch. The battery will last about 5-6 hours with my kids playing in it. It takes several hours to recharge and seems to take forever if you don't turn it compleatley off while charging it. It keeps locking my kids out where the screen will go compleatley black and no buttons will work, I had to google to find out you have to hold in the power button for 20 seconds to get it to unlock. The kindle free time is great if you have kids. It allows you to set play times and length of play as well as limiting internet and apps used. I would buy it again and actually did for my other kid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    ART11
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    I bought this for my daughter's 4th birthday it is great for her with the kindle kids ap that allows her to watch a ton of shows such as Curious George and some mouse ballerina show (service is $4/month) I was going to get one for myself as they were on sale but since playing around with hers I've decided to wait and purchase a galaxy for myself as I feel it has more access to the Aps I will be using. I picked no to recommending to a friend but in reality it will depend on what they wanted/needed it for and if it were on sale I wouldn't recommend it at it regular $180 or so price tag I feel there are several other tablet options around that price range that offer more

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast, easy to use, great product

    Posted
    JacobTheReviewer
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    The Kindle Fire HD (2013) model is a great product. The product is fast, has a big app store, music selection, and more. The product is great besides a few things: - Sometimes locks up, the only way to fix it is to force-boot it - Some apps are buggy (animations aren't smooth, e.t.c.) - Most of the apps are outdated - There are ads on the lock screen - The buttons are placed in awkward positions The pros I have about this product: - It looks nice - pretty well designed - 802.11bgn WiFi - Long battery life (3-4 hours high-quality streaming) - Parental controls - Multiple user accounts Overall a good product, but there are kinks that can be worked out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good price, lot's of apps, nice size.

    Posted
    cklaas59
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    I bought the Kindle for my husband for Christmas. He wanted a device to play some apps, get his work emails, read books, and watch movies. The set up was easy. We did notice that the apps are not all the same as the ipad. Loading the free internet security was a challenge. I bought the device so the Internet security was sent to my email address. I had to install the internet security for him. Charging is quick using the charging accessory. The touch screen is responsive. Overall - My husband loves his new tablet and uses it everyday. I ended up buying another Kindle for my son.

    I would recommend this to a friend