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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

97%
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  • 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 I was shocked to find out that the 2 year protection plan I bought one month ago was no longer active because I had used it.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
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for bare bones

    Posted
    jnt4fr

    So my husband and I both have kindles, and when my mom was in need of something new to surf the web I thought this would be perfect for her. I was so upset when I got it home and up and running and discovered A. The camera is no longer there, and B. There is a usb port missing. So no Skype no ease of posting to craigslist, no plugging into tv and outlet at the same time. Of course these things bother me much more than her as I Have had them. Just wish I knew before purchase because I would have upgraded her. Seems like hdx came out and they had to remove some features from hd to encourage sales. SAD

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good size and weight. Easy to read

    Posted
    snjg
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    I would like to be able to access the user guide without a Wi fi connection and to be able to "return" a book not just "remove from carousel" or "remove from device". I also had a hard time trying to figure out how to return to the home page when reading a book until my daughter told me to "tap gently" on the middle of the screen. The user guide could be more user friendly on how to use the device (e.g. the colored bars when you touch the left side of the screen). It appears when I accidently touch somewhere on the left side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My kids love it!

    Posted
    rwmccall
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    I bought my daughter a Kindle Fire which she loved. About a year later, I bought my son this Kindle Fire HD, which is even better. It was faster, a bit lighter, with the volume buttons on the actual device (vice a setting that was hard to get to from the original Kindle Fire). Overall, this is a great little tablet. As with all Kindle products, you don't have much ability to customize the device's homescreen or themes, and the absence of a camera is somewhat confusing, but overall, this is a great intro to the tablet market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No camera?

    Posted
    LA39
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    I bought this particular tablet because of the versatility and the parental controls that are now available. It is for my 10 year old. I am satisfied with everything else except.... it doesn't have a camera!!! This is the 2nd generation Kindle Fire HD. The first generation apparently has a camera. Why would I even think that the "upgrade" didn't have a camera. My son is disappointed and although the rest is great, I'm almost thinking of trading it in for the 1st generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better price than Amazon

    Posted
    msplumbean
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    I expected the quality of product that I received. I did not expect to have ads on the daggone thing. The price is better than Amazon's lowest price, but I do not at all remember reading in the description that it would have ads at the price I paid. I'm pretty annoyed, but not annoyed enough to pay Amazon additional money to remove the ads. The quality is there. Battery life is average. It gets moderate, casual use and I have not had a single problem with its performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for kids!

    Posted
    elle88
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    This Kindle 7 HD is a great tablet. We bought it to replace a iPod touch my 9 yr old son broke. It was less expensive than buying a new iPod touch for him. We are a family with Apple products(IMAC, iPads, iPhones) and i was impressed with the value and quality I received in this product. it probably doesn't load quite as quick as an iPad but its not enough to really notice. It is really easy to use. He had no problems figuring it out and neither did I.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level tablet

    Posted
    rgmanor
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    This is my first tablet and am thoroughly pleased with the Kindle HD. I chose Kindle because being a Amazon Prime member this is the only tablet that streams and downloads Prime instant video. Unfortunately my wife and children like it also so it looks like I will have to purchase another for them so that I may enjoy mine. I was impressed that Best Buy matched prices with Amazon for product and accessories. Overall an awesome experience and purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device for reading, clear and concise screen

    Posted
    Donnrs
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    Really enjoy my kindle for reading books. Very easy to download books. Still learning to use and hope to be able to better organize books, but haven't tried that yet. Screen is very easy on eyes and font adjustment is helpful for reading with vision problems. Only negative so far is trying to find a cover that works and doesn't cost $50.00. None of the inexpensive covers I've tried have worked 100% with the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    perfect size great resolution keeps my kids entert

    Posted
    pris
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    I bought this item for my daughter's and they really enjoy it. They take it with them everywhere. The doctor's office, road trips and basically anywhere there will be a long wait. It's easy to purchase apps. I like it has parental control. I can set timer for how long they can use it. I also like using Amazon to shop. There is the option to pay for Amazon prime which I love! We usually receive our products between 2 to 4 days with free shipping.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    ceresablade
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    The tablet is great for people who want to just read or listen to music, but if you want to do anything farther then this I would not recommend, the user interface is lacking compared to other android based tablets, but the feel of the tablet and what it is marketed for is just fine. The battery could last longer especially with only reading and the cost could be a tad lower due to performance and interface design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    Nick6846
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    Hi I bought this for my son David he is 13 years old and loves to read books so I thought this would be the best thing Santa could bring him and I was right he reads on it every night and it got him away from his ps3 thank you kindle for inventing this wonderful product now if I could only get him to clean his dirty room ha ha ah it's so messy but what do you expect from a teenage boy. Everyone have a blessed day

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids

    Posted
    Krisann503
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    Awesome tablet for kids not teens.Needs a CHILDREN'S LOCKOUT mode or app! Takes "ok" photos but not much of quality and don't even mention VIDEO'S...! Bought this for my nephew & all he wanted to do was Minecraft stuff, record himself playing & upload to YouTube & he couldn't do anything but watch other people doing the exact thing he wanted to do himself. Epic fail on that part other than that it's cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device for travel

    Posted
    Matt
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    Limit on downloads via Amazon prime can be a little frustrating, namely the number of titles allowed at a time when you don't own them. This mainly comes into play with 1/2 hour (22 minute) TV shows and trying to download lots of episodes. If you're putting movies, etc on the device it'll be no problem. Aside from this, a great media consumption device , used primarily for travel and at a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Tablet

    Posted
    BrianR
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    My son actually saved his allowance for this. Just taking a few minutes to set up was really easy. Setting the parental controls for in store purchases was easy as well. Only reason it has 4 stars instead of 5 is because you cannot use Google Play services. So no YouTube apps, Navigation or Gmail app. You don't have access to Google Play store but there is a place to go for that if you search.

    I would recommend this to a friend