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WTB 4-8gb Tablet for son.

Discussion in 'Technology' started by AFButters, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    AFButters

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please

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    I am looking for an inexpensive tablet to get to use with my son for PT/OT. I want to be able to download apps and games directed towards special needs kids and an iPad is way too much. I also don't want a piece of junk, it only needs wifi connection and trying to stay under $300.

    Any legit suggestions would be awesome.
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    JLee

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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Kindle Fire maybe.
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:22 PM
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    There are a few android tablets you could get for that much. Agree with above post

    EDIT: Just googled android tablet under 300 dollars, plenty of hits
     
  4. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    Yep kindle fire is a great one and it's pretty cheap too
     
  5. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please

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    I know how to use the google.. I am trying to get reviews from people, and im not sure i should say this, I trust.
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Ok, sorry misunderstood. And I hope I didn't come across as a "use the search button" person. Again, sorry

    I don't have any experiance with any but I've heard the Visio one is pretty good. Check out androidcentral, they have some reviews

    If not, then the Kindle
     
  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    Does the Kindle Fire offer multiple Apps?

    I want to download kids games and other learning type apps. He loves this bubble popper app that the PT/OT has on her iPad.. but I'm not looking for a $500 iPad
     
  8. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM
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    Yes
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    John, watch http://www.cowboom.com/ They have a daily deal that sells one item a day at ridiculous prices. Todays deal was a Wii system the normally goes for $249.00 that was on sale for $59.99. They've also got pre-owned iPads for less than $300
     
  11. Mar 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    I've bought two of my kids Kindle Fires. I like everything about them except there is not a good way to monitor them or install parental controls...which both surprises me and annoys me. It makes it too easy for them to stumble on inappropriate material or too easy to buy games or apps.

    I don't have to worry about this for my 6 year old, he is good about staying on games, apps, or books. He does not surf internet.

    My 10 year old is at the age where she likes to watch videos, or try to get on You Tube which again makes it easy to see "crap" not appropriate for a 10 year old.

    My only solution is to turn off wi-fi and only turn it back on when purchasing a book or game. I make her use her laptop for internet and email.

    My more long term solution will be to purchase a wireless router that has parental controls so it protects every device in house.
     
  12. Mar 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    Norton has a free app that may help:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/symantec-offers-free-parental-controls-android-news/
     
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    Nevermind - I should have clicked on the link before replying.
    Pricey if you want full capibility, but I guess it's the only option that I'm aware of.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    Yes, but the extra just gives you app monitoring and text monitoring. The rest is free. You still get the ability to block websites and view activity reports.
     
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    Some shit I got on craigslist
    I dunno about the quality of this product, but the price seems right. Keep in mind it is a 7" screen. http://www.focalprice.com/CE0034W/A...&utm_medium=EM&utm_campaign=DM_1210NR_CE0034W

    I have bought stuff from this company (ships straight from China), and they sent my stuff really quickly and reliably.

    My gf teaches 3+4 yr olds with autism and it is amazing how well they interact with the ipad that was donated to her.
     
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