I've written about this in other threads but I got a Dell Streak7 for a steal via ebay for use as a car DVD player replacement for my DD some time back. After trying MANY video player apps, I found a suitable one and can load about 25 movies and a ton of TV shows on a 32GB SD card. It has BT and wifi (also has GSM but I disable it to save battery). I also loaded some sketching apps and whatnot on there, which was a savior once at a wedding.
streak 7 of maybe a referb nook color could be had for cheap.
None the less, reading books would also keep children from interacting with actual people. Furthermore, based on merely a quick search, I couldn't find the study he was referencing that computer screens are explicitly bad for the brain's of children. Most merely suggest that time spent in front of such screens is time that could otherwise be used for physical interaction with others and towards a more active lifestyle.
So looking to get a cheap tablet to put a bunch of learning apps for my 2.5 year old son. Mainly just to help him learn shapes/numbers/alphabet, etc (definitely not to be a 'babysitter' for him).
Anyways, I saw this one for only $50. I was surprised how many cheap tablets there are. Besides being a no-name brand, why is it so cheap (compared to an Ipad or similar)? I know it has an older android OS, low memory/storage space and is a refurb. Screen is probably bad quality. But it still has BT, wireless, and cameras (which is all a kid would ever need). Is that just the going rate for cheap tablets?
Also, I may be stupid, but can you download the learning apps and use them where you don't have wifi, like in the car? Or do all of the apps have to be connected to wifi for them to work?
Should look into the new toys r us tablet coming soon.
EDIT: Sorry didn't realize that someone already posted it.
Last edited by desert904; 09-11-2012 at 08:24 PM..
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