Category: iPads + Tablets

What you need to know about new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. Besides that they are awesome.

Today’s big Apple livestream announcement, as predicted, heralded the launch of the much anticipated new iPads: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3.  And this is the point at which you kind of secretly hope that maybe your screen on your new iPad Air cracks or something just so you have an excuse to upgrade. For those of you still with iPad 2s or earlier? I think you’re running out of excuses. Or at least Apple is hoping so. So. Let’s start with the iPad Air 2 . Considering the iPad is scoring #1 in customer satisfaction over other tablets, and outselling any...

Read More

The iPad stand that Jack Benny and Ed Sullivan would approve of

The folks at Safari Cardboard captured our attention ages ago with their now ubiquitous (yet still appealing) cardboard taxidermy in one of our gift guides, followed by their cool gift boxes, and eventually cardboard holiday wreaths. And now they’re back with a fun little idea that’s a little more high-tech. Or, high-low tech: the recycled Cardboard TV iPad Stand. Filed under everything old is new again, like so many of our favorite retro-inspired tech picks, this iPad stand looks just like a throwback to the early days of TV, only they could have never conceived of any screen so small back...

Read More

The Otterbox Agility System: Turning iPads and tablets into superheroes

If you thought that encasing your tablet in an Otterbox case was like giving it a bulletproof vest, the new Otterbox Agility System is sheathing it in an entire Iron Man style exoskeleton armor system. (However it does not come with Robert Downey Jr. inside, nor an onboard weapon system, sorry.) Essentially you start by popping your tab in the Otterbox Agility  Shell as your foundation. Right now it’s available for any iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and on its way for the Galaxy Tab 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Note 8, so sit tight Samsung fans. The shell alone (seen at top) makes...

Read More

New Samsung Galaxy Tablet S vs the iPad Air. Samsung is playing for keeps

Before we begin, I should tell you that I’ve been on the Apple cart from way back. However, since we’re keeping it real, I should also share that I’ve been impressed with Samsung’s overall smart device efforts in the last two or three years. The company has been steadily upping its tech game, and the brand new Galaxy Tab S tablet is definitely keeping that trend alive. Since I’ve been on Team iPad – as are so many of our readers–that’s what I’m comparing Samsung’s flagship tablet for 2014 to for this review. This actually makes sense, because from the minute I...

Read More

Kindle FreeTime gets even smarter for parents with new features.

If you’ve been eyeing a tablet as a gift for a very special someone, especially someone who has kids, new changes to Kindle FreeTime may just seal the deal for making that Kindle Fire purchase. When the service first launched, we thought it was a genius way to keep an eye on kids’ tablet usage without having to hover over them with a stopwatch and an eagle eye. If your kids are anything like mine, they would be on there for hours on end without even blinking, so having a built-in system for automatically monitoring tablet usage quickly helped the Kindle Fire...

Read More

The Little Scholar Tablet: a smart educational option for young kids

Tablets are at the top of so many kids’ wish lists this Christmas, even for the littlest ones in our homes. For the preschool set who is just starting to learn about technology, the intuitive design of touch-directed devices are amazing. They’re able to experience so much through the tablet that they couldn’t through a regular computer. For the littlest kids in my house, I’d consider School Zone’s Little Scholar tablet. Ideal for kids ages 3-6, this tablet comes preloaded with $350 worth of original apps, videos, and music. What you see is what you get with this tablet–you...

Read More

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids Review: One of the best dual operating tablet around.

The problem with trying to find a tablet for kids is that many of them tend to look like, well, tablets for kids. And the thing is, no matter how amazing might be (looking at you, Nabi 2 and  Nabi Jr) I can’t convince my older kids that it’s a real tablet. They want theirs to look like mine, with a name that doesn’t sound like a cutesie kid name. So, I’m excited to have found the perfect mix of kids tablet and adult design, in the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. Don’t let the colorful packaging and protective...

Read More

The nabi Jr: Another awesome tablet for kids. Actually, beyond awesome.

Last year, we raved about the quality and design of the nabi 2 Tablet, one that we dubbed as one of the very best for offering high-quality design and content in one. We still stand by this recommendation for a full-fledged kid-to-tween tablet, but if you’re looking for a more affordable tablet for kids in the 3-6 range that offers equally high-quality content, we’ve found it in the nabi Jr. The smaller-sized and more small-hand-friendly nabi Jr. tablet is worth a serious look. Starting at a wildly affordable $99, the nabi Jr. offers waaay more than other tablets in...

Read More

Amazon Coins comes to Kindle users. Can you hear the savings?

If you visit Amazon today, you’ll see the big announcement that Kindle Fire users will now be able to use something called Amazon Coins to purchase apps, music and games directly on their Fire devices. And we’ve got the details.    Really, Amazon Coins is just an easier way for you to purchase digital content and have it upload directly onto your devices. Why bother with this way of paying? Discounts! (Or in Amazon’s case, hopefully more purchases from you.) When you purchase Amazon coins in bulk, you can save up to 10% on everything you buy; so 500...

Read More

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon PC: A coffee table that you’ll never want to put your coffee on

When I think of the words “coffee table,” I think about a place to put my feet and a place that my kids jump on, but rarely did I ever equate it with an awesomely interactive computer, until now. This amazing new IdeaCentre Horizon PC from Lenovo is giving new meaning to the term “coffee table PC” and might just change how our living rooms look in the future. This PC is multi-function since it can both serve as a desktop computer with its HUGE 27″ display or lie flat for an awesome computing and gaming experience. It’s totally...

Read More

Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

Pin It on Pinterest