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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 94583 14-Dec-2011 11:42 Send private message

Hi,

Wanting to buy some sort of gadget for our daughter for Christmas - basically an 8GB iPod touch, or possibly a $200ish Android phone or 2nd hand iphone 3gs.  Bit hesitant about getting a smartphone for a ten year old , - these are the requirements..

Metronome app for guitar (save buying a separate metronome)

Learning French app (save buying CDs/software for shared home computer)

Music playing is pretty ubiquitous so that's not a problem

To have phone functionality is not that important, but probably a bonus.


Would ipod touch be the best option here?  I don't know much about apps for either android or iOS..

Thanks for any pointers

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  Reply # 557850 14-Dec-2011 12:52 Send private message

jonb: Hi,

Wanting to buy some sort of gadget for our daughter for Christmas - basically an 8GB iPod touch, or possibly a $200ish Android phone or 2nd hand iphone 3gs.  Bit hesitant about getting a smartphone for a ten year old , - these are the requirements..

Metronome app for guitar (save buying a separate metronome)

Learning French app (save buying CDs/software for shared home computer)

Music playing is pretty ubiquitous so that's not a problem

To have phone functionality is not that important, but probably a bonus.


Would ipod touch be the best option here?  I don't know much about apps for either android or iOS..

Thanks for any pointers


Metronome:  https://market.android.com/details?id=gabriel.metronome&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImdhYnJpZWwubWV0cm9ub21lIl0.


Learn french: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.benjaminholfeld.speakfrenchfree&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5iZW5qYW1pbmhvbGZlbGQuc3BlYWtmcmVuY2hmcmVlIl0.

Probably a good phone for her would be an LG P500. If you get one through 2degrees, then I would also put her on the $19 a month plan, with 2500 texts and 30 mins of calls. That way if she needs to, she can contact you quite easily. 






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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 557882 14-Dec-2011 13:47 Send private message

Thanks, that's great.

Will get that one at the $189 warehouse offer, then get the metronome app, guitar tuner and 'French in a month'.

Cheers



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  Reply # 557974 14-Dec-2011 16:53 Send private message

The current (until dec 20th mailer) shows the p500 with the 'christmassive' top up pack:

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/is-bin/intershop.static/WFS/TWL-B2C-Site/TWL-B2C/en_NZ/mailer/mailer_16373/download.pdf

The online store has the p500 with a navigation kit, car charger, wall charger for the same price.

Not clear to me if the online store item with the navigation kit comes with 'christmassive'.

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