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Topic # 225982 14-Dec-2017 07:07
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I'm not sure which forum to post this in, but I'm looking for a basic tablet.

 

It's entire purpose will be to play youtube videos for a small girl.

 

we currently have an older ipad, but that gets shared between the two kids, and so they're demanding another one.

 

I'm thinking a cheap android.

 

any ideas?

 

thanks


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  Reply # 1919363 14-Dec-2017 07:17
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Do you want incredibly cheap ebay / ali express, or moderate priced decent brand on Amazon? This Lenovo cost me US$180 and has been great. Old version of Android, but who cares for a machine like this - I haven't even updated from Android 4 to 5 because I heard it can cause problems. There's apparently a newer version, but Amazon doesn't seem to want to sell it for a reasonable price.





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  Reply # 1919451 14-Dec-2017 10:31
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I'm Keen not to spend too much, will have to buy another iPad for school at some point in the next couple of years, so this is really just to tide us over until then!

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  Reply # 1919465 14-Dec-2017 10:56
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You could get something like a Fire HD 8 from Amazon. It would also come with FreeTime which means you can limit the kids screen time. The only downside is that you would have to ship via Youshop. They are currently $50 USD. They seem to be the best reviewed low cost tablet around.





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  Reply # 1919579 14-Dec-2017 14:27
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knidu:

 

I'm thinking a cheap android.

 

 

.. which may be so awefull it wont get used :-)

 

My 1st Android Tablet, from PBtech, just awefull. Barely usable . Junk.
I then paid considerably more for a Samsung, thats been great so far

 

Also, be warned if buying something direct from Asia
A friend bough 3x 10 inch tablets, they all failed with 3 months . No warranty (no practical warranty)

 

Try & get a brand name you've heard of, unless you really know what you're buying.

 

 




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  Reply # 1919898 14-Dec-2017 21:56
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hairy1:

You could get something like a Fire HD 8 from Amazon. It would also come with FreeTime which means you can limit the kids screen time. The only downside is that you would have to ship via Youshop. They are currently $50 USD. They seem to be the best reviewed low cost tablet around.



Thanks for the idea - I had a $25 Amazon voucher anyway so it seems like a no brainer!

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  Reply # 1919947 15-Dec-2017 02:14

Samsung designed this one for kids:

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite Kids 7"

 

search for it in AMAZON

 

Im afraid you need to use NZPost Youshop though.


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  Reply # 1920239 15-Dec-2017 14:38
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knidu:

It's entire purpose will be to play youtube videos for a small girl.




Slightly off-topic, but I hope you're not planning to hand over the tablet unattended? YouTube can be extremely inappropriate for kids (lookup ElsaGate if you're not aware).

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  Reply # 1922038 19-Dec-2017 16:02
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Regarding the Fire HD for Kids.... how can you actually get Amazon to ship to NZ?

 

Both UK and US store tell me NO....

 

Is youshop the answer or will I run into issues / battery????

 

 

 

EDIT:  Youshop is my answer.  Does anyone here know expected cost?  (I have a youshop account, guess I should workout weight/size etc). :-) 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1922048 19-Dec-2017 16:20
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d3Xt3r:
knidu:

 

It's entire purpose will be to play youtube videos for a small girl.

 




Slightly off-topic, but I hope you're not planning to hand over the tablet unattended? YouTube can be extremely inappropriate for kids (lookup ElsaGate if you're not aware).

 

 

 

Theres a 'youtube for kids' app.

 

The fire HD for kids also has content settings.

 

 


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  Reply # 1922298 20-Dec-2017 08:25
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d3Xt3r:
knidu:

 

It's entire purpose will be to play youtube videos for a small girl.

 




Slightly off-topic, but I hope you're not planning to hand over the tablet unattended? YouTube can be extremely inappropriate for kids (lookup ElsaGate if you're not aware).

 

This. Be careful, youtube is not the safe haven you may imagine.


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  Reply # 1922916 21-Dec-2017 08:26
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We were given a quad core intel-chipped tablet by Slingshot when we signed up for fibre some time ago.

 

 

 

Spec-wise, it was pretty good...performance-wise - not so much.

 

The problem with the cheap Android Tablets are the battery performance and screen specs.

 

Cheap screens and low-life batteries are the bain of any child's existence...

 

Go and have a look at the ones at Warehouse Stationery and PB Tech...they're not that impressive, but they are cheap.





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  Reply # 1923103 21-Dec-2017 12:06
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I've got a couple of spare HD8 16GB if you want one in a hurry. Bought a 3 pack in a rush of blood and have only opened one.
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  Reply # 1923131 21-Dec-2017 12:49
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Thanks for the ideas everyone. I have a fire hd8 sitting at the you shop warehouse right now. No Xmas urgency, it's a January birthday present.

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