I was at first torn between purchasing the Jr or the nabi 2. I have a 4 1/2 year old and just turned 7 y/o. I was intending for them to share. They have already mastered my iPhone and kindle, but I wanted a third device so we wouldn't all be fighting over my 2 (haha). So my concern was, will the Jr be too toddler-ish for my 7y/o. We've had it almost a week and we just love it. Yes, the pre installed educational apps are great but preschool geared, however once in mommy mode you can download the Amazon market, and I love that all my apps I already purchased for my kindle can be re-downloaded to this. I've only found one or two that's aren't comparable from my kindle fire. So they have Angry Birds, Temple Run, Cut the Rope, Where's my Water, and all their other favorites. They even successfully video skyped with their grandmas today! The only slight disappointment I have is the 4G of space is really only about 2G. Maybe 2 1/2. And we've already almost filled that up. I thought by installing a micro SD card I could fit more apps, but apparently that isn't an option. However, the apps it came with plus the favorite Amazon market apps I loaded are more than enough to keep them satisfied. They are only small children after all, and don't need to be plugged in all day. Also I did successfully load tons of movies we have and mp3 songs they like onto the SD card, so it's an awesome movie and music player. Again, the video quality and speakers are not top notch, but pretty darn good for $99 and young kids. They can also Netflix from it. Another down point is it comes with a fake stylus, which is silly, but whatever. For $99, you can't beat it. With other tablets you have to buy a $30 protective case and screen protectors, not this. Just $99. It's no IPad of course, but it is pretty speedy and responsive. I can surf the net, email, Facebook, you name it. It's a full out awesome little android tablet for the price. I'm pleasantly surprised. I was a little worried after reading bad reviews, but I think those people just got frustrated and didn't know how to install the markets and apps. It takes some know how. But by googling and using youtube tips, it's doable. I may have to get a second one for my second child. At $99- it's worth it! I have 2 leapfrog gaming systems and over 20 game cartridges, which is well over $700!!! These apps are endless and FREE. You won't be disappointed. Aside from the "preschool" look of the outside of it, the tablet itself would be awesome for older children up to teens (heck even adults)! Which was my main concern again as I searched endlessly for reviews of age 7+ using it. This mom gives two thumbs up! :)
Was this review helpful? (73) (5)
Thank you! You have successfully submitted feedback for this review.