Wow! Friendly and educational kid tablet.
I am very impressed by the hardware. I've owned/seen several tablets in this price range but this one is the best. The quality and texture are great and it doesn't feel cheap. My son is 6 years old. This is now his favorite tablet. He already has the ipad mini (restricted apps), so the transition to this tablet was seamless. He instantly knows how to navigate and play games or shows. I'd say any kid that already used a tablet or smart phone will do the same thing. This tablet is pre-loaded with great goodies like games and kids tv shows. It is already customized for kids straight out of the box. This saved me time installing apps and researching if the apps are appropriate for kids. The pre-loaded shows are also a big plus! In addition it has the standard google apps like Gmail, Google Maps, Play Books, YouTube, Movie Studio, Play Games, Vudu, Play Newsstand, Google+, Chrome browser and Google Play (under parent mode). I easily transferred most of his favorite games and apps from his ipad mini to cubby. Overall, it exceeds my expectations. As a parent from set up and especially having the peace of mind that I know what my son is watching and has access to. I couldn't ask for more. The only comment I have is that the booting up takes few minutes, which is not a big deal to me.
Great Tablet for kids
We have a 2.5 year old daughter that we wanted to get her a tablet: this is our experience. What the product delivered: • Child control (an easy way to lock down the tablet) ��� Durable • Good looking – (I want it to be attractive laying on the table and for the kids to like it) • Small – the size of my regular ipad is just to large…I wanted something much smaller • Relatively cheap – I didn't want to give my child a $500 device • Getting started was easy - the device comes even comes fully charged, with number of games pre-loaded • Wifi/technology/camera: Wifi/performance was very good (no complains). Camera is there but cannot be compared to higher end tablets (that being said, I don't think my kid needs anything better) • Memory – 16GB - enough for most things we'll ever need on this tablet. How we use the tablet: We only allow our child to use the tablet after dinner for around 30 min. I wish there was a feature where it would just turns off after X time and can't be turned on for Y time [Correction] – There is a way to set this functionality that I am now researching. We utilize it for mostly educational games + youtube. My daughter loves to sing and look at youtube and we've utilized it with separate login. Although my daughter is young, there are lots of games offered in the Android environment that are educational and fun. I would definitely recommend this product. It's a great alternative to Ipad (keeps you in apple world) and Kindle (keeps in you amazon world) and lets you utilize the Android environment. This device can be utilized by kids and adults (just turning off parent control).
My 2 year old loves it!!
My son is just about 2 years old and he loves playing so much with this tablet. His favorite part is the music videos; he loves to jam to them and watch over and over again. We have limited his use to 20 mins a day or so, I was surprised how long he actually sat still and watched the videos and played with the tablet. He never sits still!! I was also surprised how fast he learned to use it and navigate to what he wanted to do. It's very easy for kids to use which I love. All the content is perfect for his age so I don't have to manage what he is watching, it's all about the Sprout Channel shows and characters which is a fav among kids his age. This is the first kid tablet we have used and we do love it. It really keeps him engaged the entire time and it helps him learn at the same time. Over all as a mom, I think this is not only a great toy to keep your extremely active toddler engaged but it helps him learn at the same time. I would recommend this to a friend for sure!!
"But Mama . . .I just want to pway it!"
This is currently my 4 year old son's favorite toy. The set up was super simple . . . just turn it on, sign up and approve the email that they send to your personal email address. It comes PACKED with content and you can download more! There are games, shows, books to read, songs . . . . . So much we haven't even discovered it all. My son's current favorites are "cut the rope" and "connect the dots." The only downside is that some of the apps set ups are a little difficult for him to navigate on his own ie my son can't read, therefore find the "PLAY" button. But he only needs a little help to get started and then he is on his way. At $99 with is a great deal and the perfect Christmas gift for a preschooler.
Nice kids tablet
I bought this tablet for my daughters 2nd birthday, since she likes to play on my phone and her sisters tablet. What drew me onto this product is that it was designed for kids. It was cheaper then the nabi 2, and I've heard some bad reviews about the nabi 2. I was excited that it was a quad core, and the newest android system (kit kat) along with the 16 gb memory. Now I'm not tech savy, but I'm sure that is better then my other daughters dual core jelly bean system that is 8 GB. I think the only downfall I have about this product is that I never received my $20 VuDu credit as advertised with it. Also, I am personally having issues getting out of cubby mode, so we don't use it. Overall its a nice tablet and my 2 yrs old likes it.
Took a risk and it was worth it.
I originally bought it for my daughter, on her birthday. I heard horror stories such as, it doesn't work or it breaks very easily. Well, to be honest my daughter dropped it on the ground (wooden floor) so many times and it still works and the screen didn't crack at all. My daughter loves it, she watches her favorite shows and play games on it. It is worth the money!
This is the second tablet I've purchased for my daughter. I've bought her one for her birthday which worked great but fell and now has a white screen. This one just came TODAY and it's frozen on the main screen . Luckily I've bought the warranty this time but this is still highly ridiculous
White screen!!! Beware
I purchased this tablet for my daughter for Christmas she is 2 years old here it is May and the screen has turned white. I contacted customer service and was told that the manufacturer warranty don't cover this even though the 180 day warranty is still on the tablet they wanted me to pay 50.00 for a new. Please BEWARE OF THIS TABLET!!!
Perfect tablet for toddlers and kids
My son is almost 2, so on the younger side of the recommended age range for this tablet. He has had some experience with my tablet and phone though, and he had no problem figuring out how to use it. The Cubby comes pre-loaded with several games, activities, videos (TV episodes as well as music videos), recipes, instructions for crafts you can make inspired by your child's favorite Sprout shows, puzzles, and stories that can be read to your child or your child can read on their own if they are old enough. My son absolutely loves the Sprout channel and all the shows on it, so he was instantly excited to play with it. You just need wifi to set it up - setup is fast and easy and you just use your Gmail account. I love this tablet because you don't need to buy any other apps if you don't want to - the content that it comes with is more than enough to entertain and engage your child. You also do have the option though of downloading different paid Sprout apps, or exiting "Cubby mode" and just going to the Google Play store to download any other free or paid apps that your toddler might enjoy. There are also rear-facing and forward-facing cameras so your child can take pictures - I imagine my son will be more into this when he gets older. I did notice when checking out an app where you sing with the Wiggles, it uses the forward-facing camera while you sing also - I can't wait to watch my son try that one out eventually! This tablet is great because it will engage your child at many ages. At almost 2, my son enjoys watching the videos, playing some of the games, having the stories read to him, and coloring in the Crayola app. He loves that there are coloring pages featuring his favorite Sprout characters, but also with other cute pictures (like dinosaurs). As he gets older, he will be able to play more of the games and puzzles, start taking pictures, and eventually read the stories himself. There are also games that we are familiar with from the Sunny Side Up Show, like Dress Chica. When my son gets older he can create things and send to Sprout so that they might get featured on the show. We've only had the Cubby for a couple days, so I'm sure there is even more to discover. Some of the great features for parents include parental controls - when the tablet is in Cubby mode your child can only go to websites that you have added (default is Sprout only), and your child cannot purchase anything or exit Cubby mode without the password. You also have the option of setting up profiles for additional children if you have siblings that will be sharing. You can just switch the profile when they take turns. There is also the option to set up a time limit so you can control the amount of time that your child is using it. Overall I think this is the perfect tablet for toddlers and children, especially if they love the Sprout channel as much as we do! I haven't seen a tablet that comes with content like this that is really perfect for children. The tablet feels sturdy and comes with a rubber bumper to help protect it from falls - they really thought of everything.
Worthy, but misadvertised 16GB
the device offers enough strength to hold integrity at kid's drop. It has Android 4.4, KitKat, the latest release. Display apparently lacks of brightness because an extra layer of protection. Overall it worth the price when compared with similar devices, specially because it's featuring a Quad core CPU when the others offer a Dual core with similar speed.Yet, switching between parent and kids modes needs improvement. If one thing I would complain about, it is that it is advertised as with 16GB space, when it really has 8GB.
Great Tablet for my little one
This is a great tablet is a great design. We had a tablet before that was dropped and then the screen eventually got cracked. I do not see that as an issue here because of the protective cover. The design makes it easy for my so to hold on to, so he has not dropped it and I think that even if he did there would be more protection against a fall. This feels like a tablet that was designed with kids in mind and my son picks up on that. The apps that come preloaded are great because they are not only fun for my son (age 4) but they are also educational. There is one that is a puzzle game where he has to figure out how to do different actions without creating reactions. He could probably play all day (if I would let him). We set a timer for him and he is allowed to play for 45 minutes each day unless we are going on a long car ride and then the Cubby is a life saver and he is allowed to play the whole time we are in the car. Managing the content was fairly simple as there are usually descriptions prior to downloading and at this young age there are not too many things that we want our son getting into. He is mostly into specific character games, puzzle games and counting and we have been able to find plenty of games that he thought were fun.
I was very excited about getting this tablet for my 3 year-old, but unfortunately we were extremely disappointed. The pre-loaded apps are nothing new, and they did not even fit the screen. Plus, some of the apps we downloaded had far better graphics than the tablet could take, I guess, because you could see all the pixels. We returned the tablet within a weeks time, and opted for another kids tablet! (Hint: Samsung)
My daughter love this
I bought this tablet for my 2.5 year old daughter. She loves this tablet and she navigates it so well. I didn't know if she would like it as she has always used the iPad or Samsung tablet we have. But since getting this tablet and having the parental controls on it I'm able to watch what she can do. She loves the spouts channel so this came in handy big time!
My Son loves his Cubby!
This is the 2nd time I have bought this tablet for my son (I didn't purchase the protection plan). He still loves his tablet. I like how they have already downloaded some of the sprout channel tv shows on the tablet and I don't need wifi in order for him to watch which is great when we are in the car or on a plane. I think it is a good idea to spend the extra money to by the protection plan on it. My son always takes the rubber protector off and it only takes one time to drop the tablet on a hard surface and the screen will crack and go black. Overall this is great table!
Personally do not think this product is ideal for 2 year olds. We have only had this product since Aug 17 which was only 6 days ago and he dropped it 1 time apparently the not so right way because now the screen is black and will not display what it was intended to display. If a 2 year old is going to use electronics they really should be built to withstand a lot more than dropping it one time