Fuhu’s Nabi Jr. Could Be the Perfect Android Tablet for Kids

| December 4, 2012 | 3 Replies

There are a whole lot you can do with Android tablets these days and playing games on them is a biggie, leading kids all over the world to take your tablet and get it all dirty playing Angry Birds. We’d all love to buy a tablet for our kids, nieces and nephews, siblings etc but, there aren’t that many suitable offerings out there and the prices are a little steep for something that is more than likely going to get wrecked. Fuhu have tried previously with their Nabi 7″ tablet, that not only looks kid-friendly but had a good price tag to it as well.

Now, they’re back with the Nabi Jr. which might just be the best kids tablet to hit the market. It clocks in at being 5″ and with that comes some pretty good specs and a design that will fit in with any child’s toy chest. For those interested in specs it’ll be packing the following:

  • 5″ 800 x 480 Display
  • Dual-Core Tegra 2
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Rotating camera that does front-facing and rear-facing duty
  • 4GB or 16GB of Internal Storage
  • WiFi and Bluetooth

You might think that anything less than 7″ isn’t really a tablet but, kids only have little hands and Fuhu have provided some pretty large grips to hold on to the tablet, making the 5″ screen make a little more sense, it also seems to have pushed the price down to a very wallet-friendly $99. It’s also built to withstand drops and spills, which are always going to happen with kids involved. That means that, for just 100 bucks you can free your Nexus 7 of all those kids games and forever have a clean tablet – maybe. While the Nabi Jr. doesn’t come with the Play Store there is an app store built in and a host of education programs aimed at kids, it’s also easy to sideload the Amazon Appstore and maybe the Play Store as well.

The 4GB model will cost just $99 and the 16GB model will run for $129, both models will be going on sale in the middle of this month – just in time for Xmas, am I right?

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For years now I've had a heavy interest in technology, I grew up with 8-bit computers and gaming consoles and have been using Linux for years now. Android saved me from the boredom of iOS years ago and I've loved every minute of it. As a big reader and writer nothing pleases me more than to write about the exciting world of Android and technology as a whole.
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    So is there a TF slot?

  • Ashley Guttuso

    We bought a nabi Jr from WalMart in May 2013 and our
    three-year-old absolutely loved it. We couldn’t have been happier. We’d read
    many good reviews about the fact that it was made to withstand drops, and Nora
    was actually really careful with it. Then the inevitable happened: she dropped
    it. Her screen cracked on a diagonal and only one side of it works.

    I contacted nabi Cares, but it turns out they don’t. I’ve
    been told there’s nothing they can do. There is no screen replacement program
    for this product. There goes $100.

    It was fun while it lasted, but we won’t be buying nabi
    products in the future. The “Drop-Safe Bumper” was a big disappointment. We
    cannot justify spending more money with a company that promises “The nabi Jr.
    will handle those little bumps and drops without complaint and with its chunky
    construction and drop safe bumper, it will make it home undamaged after show
    and tell.”

    I thought my daughter would learn great lessons with this
    device, such as number recognition, phonics, and spelling. Instead, she’s
    learned that sometimes a company cannot stand behind the product it makes.

  • Edward Saldana

    What age can a child use it?