Category: iPads + Tablets

Sponsored Message: Meet binj XS , the newest Android tablet that happens to be under $250

This is a sponsored message from binj XS tablet   With all the features you’d want in a tablet plus a few more you might be wishing for, you’ll want to check out the brand new binj XS Android tablet, which remarkably starts under $250. With similar features to popular tablets on the market but at a fraction of the price, the binj XS is making it easier for more families to own a speedy, full-size tablet with a vivid  high-def screen. You’ll get 32GB of storage for your favorite movies, games, and photos, with the ability to expand to 128GB in case you need...

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The Logitech BLOK case for iPad is made to be dropped. Even if your iPad isn’t.

I just checked out Logitech’s survey that reveals 56% of children are “frequently mishandling mobile devices.” That’s a nicer way of saying they’re dropping them down the stairs, grabbing them from your hands and accidentally pushing them off counter tops. No surprise to parents, right? Now that my kids have use of an iPad Air 2 to play with (as opposed to the much older cracked-screen iPad they were using before), I’m much more cognizant of the type of protection that encases it. Kids tend to drop things, after all. And thanks to one of our favorite brands, I can now add the line of Logitech...

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Best kids’ tablet in terms of security, function, parental controls, and value| Reader Q+A

Hi Cool Mom Picks, I’m looking to purchase the best kids’ tablet for a 3-year-old, and maybe one for an 8-year-old. What do you suggest? – Reader, via Facebook.   Oh, to be a kid on Christmas morning opening up a brand new tablet to play with! Lucky. The opening part is easy though, it’s the selecting part that can take a little more effort. It can be tough, given the many kids’ tablet options out there, some good, some not as good. Plus, we’re all more focused than ever on safety now, especially with recent news about a hacker exposing security...

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Sponsored Message: 2 kid-friendly devices from Amazon, just in time for the holidays

This is a sponsored message from Amazon With tech at the top of so many kids’ holiday wish lists this year and so many gadgets on the market, it can be hard for parents to navigate through all the options. This year, Amazon is offering two kid-friendly devices that are not only affordable, they come fully equipped with everything kids and parents care about when it comes to kids and tablets. The Amazon Fire Kids Edition is a speedy, full functional tablet in a durable case, complete with front and rear cameras, and expandable storage. Unlike other tablets, it’s got a two-year worry-free...

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Fable tablet: Can it sit at the table with the other kids’ tablets? Here’s our review.

We’re big fans of dedicated kids’ tablets around here. We even have a list of our favorite tablets for kids, for those parents who aren’t quite ready to hand over a $500 iPad to a preschooler. Even if it is a hand-me-down. And this is why I was excited to try out the Fable tablet, designed specifically for kids with a picture-based menu and easy navigation. It’s lightweight, neat, small, and definitely fun-looking. But the more important question is whether this 7-inch tablet moves beyond the cool aesthetics and makes sense for your kids. The short and honest answer is: Yes for some things, but only...

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Kids’ tablet smackdown: 7 of the best kids’ tablets to consider this holiday season

This time of year, a lot of parents start getting subtle (or not so subtle) hints about what their kids would like to see under the tree on Christmas morning. If you’ve been hearing I hope Santa brings me a tablet, along with sighs and nagging glances, then hopefully this round-up of the best kids’ tablets will help. There are lots to choose from, depending on your kids’ ages and what you’re looking for in a kids’ tablet. Based on our testing, here’s a breakdown of the best kids’ tablets out there right now. iPad While we wouldn’t necessarily call the iPad a...

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The nabi Big Tab HD: a kids’ tablet where size does matter

We haven’t been shy about singing our praises for nabi tablets for kids. Between the nabi Square, nabi Jr. and the nabi 2 (which I dubbed the best kids’ tablet at the time), it’s pretty safe to say that we are very fond of their awesome educational products. When I heard about the nabi Big Tab HD, I was intrigued to say the least. And after checking it out, we have found another tech winner just in time for the holidays. Especially for those who like really big gadgets. All the outstanding features you have come to expect with nabi tablets, you’ll find with...

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The VTech InnoTab MAX: The popular kids’ tablet grows up a bit

Holiday season is just around the corner (hold me) and we’re starting to see lots of great kids’ electronic gifts popping up. We have covered VTech’s InnoTab kids’ tablets for years, harking all the way back to the original InnoTab when it was released in 2011. Through the years, we have covered subsequent versions, the InnoTab 2 and InnoTab 3S, and are now seeing the smart evolution of a kids’ tablet three years down the line, with the newest VTech release, InnoTab MAX. Here’s how to figure out whether it’s right for your kids this holiday.   The Design The InnoTab MAX, while still designed...

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Equil Smartpen 2: The easiest way to digitize those brilliant ideas you scribble down

Longtime pen enthusiast here. I consider it a key tool of my trade — well, next to my MacBook, that is. And having such an old school but truly integral instrument linked to my tech gadgetry only deepens my fondness of it. However, some smartpens I’ve come across turned out to be lots of buck, not enough bang.  So I’ve been really eager to try out the new Equil Smartpen 2 to see if it figured out how to make a smartpen seem, well, smart. Happy to report: I am not disappointed with this smart stylus. I am even edging up towards...

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The ultimate Bluetooth keyboard for the ultimate multitasker (you know who you are)

As a longtime iPhone user, I have gotten used to typing long emails and texts on that teeny tiny keyboard, but that still doesn’t stop me from cursing said keyboard with each and every mistake (damn you, autocorrect).  Thanks to the new Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard, not only can I type error-free–or truthfully, more error free–but I  can also use it with multiple devices at once. I love multitasking. We have covered a variety of keyboards in the past, even this neat wooden Bluetooth keyboard (whaaat?), but the Logitech K480 is way more practical and affordable than one beautifully handcarved from timber. The keyboard works...

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