Typically, when we think about gadgets like this designed for children, Leapfrog comes to mind. Then there are the junk devices that use two-year old tech marketed as “for kids.” The Nabi 2 shatters that mold, however, by using the quad-core Tegra 3 processor to power the device. That, combined with an array of fantastic and educational software, puts this tiny powerhouse in a league of its own. Best of all: it does all that for only $199.
If you need a quick refresher on the specs, here they are:
- Display: 7″ 1024×600
- Processor: 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 8GB, microSD card slot
- Camera: 2MP front-facing camera with 720p video capture
- Ports: microUSB, miniHDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- OS: Android 4.0.4
- Dimensions: 6.05″ x 8.69″ x 1.14″ (with bumper case); 1.31 pounds
- Price: $199
- Age Range - The Nabi 2 caters to age groups from Pre-K to around fifth grade, but certain aspects go a bit above that range.
The only downside to the Nabi 2 is that it doesn’t have access to the Play Store, but you can sideload the Amazon Appstore onto the device. Given its kid-centric nature, though, I didn’t really see that as much of a problem since most of the apps that you may want your kids to have access to (like Netflix, for example) can be found on Amazon.