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on 6 October 2012
Usually I avoid to leave bad reviews to any products, but this time I will do it so others will think twice before wasting ~100 euro on this product. So here it goes...
Design: well, design is admittedly well done and my 4 years daughter liked it. The "tablet" is not too big even for 4 years old girl, while I still think that the screen by nowadays standards could be bigger, like 7 inches. Buttons are pretty, well done and intuitive. And it seems that this is the only positive part of the device.
Performance: can be easily expressed by only one word - terrible. 100 euro for device that lags as if it was built 10 years ago. Gosh, there are Android tables out there that costs around 50 euro and they "fly" compared to this one. My daughter has to press several times before device responds. She got used to iPad and I'm afraid this device will be thrown away within few days. I really hoped we can replace iPad with this educative device but seems it was a huge mistake on my side! Of course one has to take into account that the touchscreen is resistive, compared to capasitive that are used in normal tables. But still, provide a hummer to "click" on this screen if it cannot respond otherwise not a stylus!
Battery life: another weak point of this tablet. It drains the new pack of batteries within few hours easily. So, if you still think to buy it, get the rechargeable set, or in a month you'll pay 3 times more for batteries than you paid for tablet. Also consider to buy a power supply adapter to be used at home (why on earth they don't provide it with the tablet?)
Content: this part pissed me off the most. One cartridge costs almost 20 euro, get 5 of them and the price of the tablet doubles! The downloadable games are also 4 euro per item. Even Apple store is cheaper! There are no free items at all, there are no trial versions of the content at all, buy it and then see what's inside. Perfect way to make money. The quality of the content is also not that high.
So, in conclusion. Before buying this device and any other kid-specific tables think twice, better 10 times. There are many Android tables on the market that will make these devices easily ashamed, both performance-wise and content-wise. I was trying to convince my daughter to return it back and buy the normal tablet just for her, but the cute look of this device made it impossible. The producers of kid-specific devices use this knowledge and spend all effort on look only, leaving the internal part and content of the devices at ground level. If you have no choice but purchase this device prepare your pocket for more severe spending on the content.