Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on December 3, 2019
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At the core, this is a rudimentary Kindle reader encumbered by a few 'enhancements' to assist a parent or guardian in monitoring a child's reading opportunities and preferences. At first blush, it sounds like a great addition or utility but after a few minutes attempting to negotiate the menuing and navigation processes built into this device, all you'll end up with is a beet red face and a barely controllable urge to accidentally crush it under your heel...which might provide a chance to see if the represented warranty can be implemented any easier than trying to download a few books for your child's reading pleasure.

Among many other barriers, quite a few titles appropriate to my grandchild's age group turn out to be incompatible with this device or although authorised in Parental Controls were not recognized in the library and in those instances where they may have been displayed on the unrestricted library getting them in the free time app is an unconquerable adventure.

Searching FreeTime isn't much better as I do not see any way to sample most titles and while I concede my vision isn't what it used to be, the miniscule grayscale displays aren't real conducive to doing so anyway.Now, you can turn off the free time interface but then you end up with the child having full access to your library and that's not a viable path. Additionally, I ended up with a few titles where it was alleged I had exceeded the maximum allowable downloads although none of the books I was attempting to load on this crapshoot were directed at more than two devices.

Fortunately for me, as a grandparent I do have the luxury of deregistering this e-reader from my account, dumping it on her parents and telling them good luck, I've done my part.
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