Amazon’s Fire tablets are affordable alternatives to some of the pricier devices on the market. If you’re looking for something cheap that you can browse the internet or watch your favorite shows on, they’re seriously great choices. Now, Amazon is expanding its offering with the Amazon Fire Max 11, an 11-inch, Alexa-enabled tablet that supports the full-size, detachable Fire Max Keyboard Case ($90) and the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen ($35).
Amazon Fire Max 11 (with lockscreen ads), $230
Amazon Fire Max 11 (ad free), $245
Amazon’s new premium tablet offering comes in a gray aluminum chassis with slimmer bezels and special alumino-silicate glass for three times the durability of a 10th-gen 2022 iPad. The 11-inch display boasts a 2,000 x 1,200 resolution at 213 ppi, with 410 of brightness, making for a great-looking screen.
The Amazon Fire Max 11 comes with built-in Alexa functionality as well as an integrated fingerprint sensor that doubles as its power button. Its 2.2GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and Wi-FI 6 connectivity makes it a zippy tablet that can handle just about anything you throw at it. And with 64 or 128GB of expandable memory with 14 hours of battery life per charge, you’ll be able to get your game (or your show) on for plenty of hours. It does not, however, offer wireless charging.
Amazon Fire Max 11
The Amazon Fire Max 11 comes in multiple configurations. The base option starts at $230 with lockscreen ads and 64 GB of storage. (Upgrading to 128 GB will cost you an extra $50.) You can also choose to bundle with the Keyboard Case or the Made for Amazon Stylus Pen with the tablet for an additional fee. Each are also on sale separately. Your best best is to get the Fire Max 11 Productivity Bundle, which comes with both the Keyboard Case and Made for Amazon Stylus for $330. That saves you $25 off the retail price of $355 for all three items.
The Amazon Fire Max 11, Keyboard Case and Stylus Pen are all set to release on June 14. Pre-orders are open now.
Amazon Fire Max 11, $230 and up
Amazon Fire Max 11 Productivity Bundle with Keyboard Case and Stylus, $330 (reduced from $355)
New Amazon Echo devices to pre-order now
The Amazon Fire Max 11 isn’t the only new Alexa-enabled gadget in Amazon’s lineup. Check out these other recent new releases from Amazon
The Echo Pop speaker is a new form factor for the Echo line. It looks like what you might get if you cut an Amazon Echo straight down the middle. It’s a compact yet powerful device, with support for Alexa so you can enjoy your favorite tunes, control your smart home devices and put all your favorite Alexa skills to use. This $40 speaker comes in new colors, including lavender bloom, midnight teal, glacier white and charcoal, bring the titular “pop” of color to any room.
The second-gen Echo Buds leave noice cancellation and ear tips behind for a somewhat open design that favors better communication with Alexa while on the go. They come with 12mm drivers meant to deliver crisp, clear tunes with up to five hours on a single charge. Their rechargeable case can keep them juiced up three additional times while out and about. Plus, they use a voice detection feature to determine whether you’re on a call or speaking to Alexa. They come with multipoint pairing, so you can swap between different devices simultaneously. They’re up for pre-order for $50.
Echo Show 5
This smart display is an updated version of the current Echo Show 5. It comes with an updated speaker system and mic array for clearer sound quality and added bass. Its screen size hasn’t grown, however, and remains 5.5-inches with a 2-megapixel camera that’s great for video calling. Aside from Amazon’s claims that it’s zippier than the previous model, it’s largely the same product with a few added bells and whistles. It’s available in black, blue, or white for $90.
Echo Show 5 Kids
The Echo Show 5 Kids is essentially the same product as the Echo Show 5, albeit with an additional space-themed color option. In addition to the speedier performance, new speaker system and new mic setup, this version comes with a one-year subscription to Amazin Kids+, a service that includes thousands of ad-free songs, videos, Audible books, Alexa skills and more targeting kids 3-12. Alexa is also automatically configured with this device to give kid-friendly responses, filter explicit song lyrics and let parents set time limits and check kids’ activity regularly. It’s available for $100.