Each of those kids' bundles costs $99, but now Amazon is going after a more affluent demographic. On Monday Amazon announced the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition, a new variant of Amazon's 8" tablet that packs in a case and a year's subscription to Kindle Unlimited.
Launched in September 2015, the Fire HD 8 is a mid-grade tablet which sells for $149, but now Amazon is selling it bundled with a limited edition leather cover and a year of Kindle Unlimited for $249. With the tablet costing $150, the case $30, and KU $120, the bundle saves you about fifty dollars.
The Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition ships on Wednesday, and is set to arrive on that day.
That's a pretty nice deal, but I for one would rather get Amazon Prime in the bundle, or at least Amazon's streaming music and video services. I am just one of many people who like to read on tablets, but that's just one of the things you can do with a tablet.
This tablet also gets access to Amazon Underground, Amazon's ad-supported "free" app and game service, as well as the Blue Shade light filter that Amazon is launching in a Fire OS update in the new future and a free 30-day Audible trial.
But even so, I think this bundle would work better with a Kindle, don't you?