If you’re like me and you have a kid who’s around the age of 8, you probably want them to have all the latest, cool gadgets like a tablet, so they leave yours alone. The only downside is that most of them are expensive and some can be slightly fragile (no, that’s not italian). Let’s face it, kids are becoming more intelligent at younger ages, they can learn to navigate tablets better than some adults, however, they are still kids, so they haven’t learned how to take care of “nice” things.
If you haven’t already, check out the new “kids” tablet, the Nabi 2, which runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and is powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The best part, is that this 7-inch tablet comes with a protective bumper that is large enough to protect this tablet from just about anything. Like the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Nabi 2 features a custom UI that is kid friendly and features what’s called the “Mommy/Daddy” mode, which allows parents to administer all the tablets functions.
Because it features a Tegra 3 processor, games like Riptide GP run extremely smooth, something other kid tablets can’t do and as part of the package when you by this tablet, you get over $200 worth apps, including 25 free games, 50 free songs and 30 free books all stored on the included 8GB of internal storage. The Nabi 2 also features a front-facing camera for video chat, although I’m not sure how many children will be utilizing that feature, but at least it’s there.
Overall, the Nabi 2 is what it is, a tablet for kids. It’s quick and responsive, it feels well built, if not a little heavy, but for most kids, it should stand up to a beating. While it’s price the same as a Kindle Fire, the audience it totally different and when you factor in the tablet’s build quality, $200 worth of extras and the parental controls, it certainly feels like the best tablet for children all for $199.
You can pick up the Nabi 2 at Best Buy or BestBuy.com