Being a perfect combination of entertainment and education, tablets are gaining on popularity among children. Some of us consider them harmful to the child’s mind, other busy parents think tablets are their best ally in raising children. Fuhu, the company with great tradition in the kid-focused devices, appear to have found an answer to all these doubts with introducing their new enormously big tablet, the Nabi Big Tab HD which comes in two 20 and 24-inch variants.
About two months ago Fuhu, a company that specializes in tablets for children, announced a pair of new devices: the Nabi Jr. for small children and the Nabi XD for teens to be released early this year. It looks like the company is about to make good on its promise, since the Fuhu Nabi Jr. and the Fuhu Nabi XD have appeared on Best Buy’s website priced at $99.99 and $249.99 respectively.
If you fight with your child over your tablet or use it only at night when your little one is sound asleep, it means it is time to get them a table of their own. Unlike Leapfrog, which is more of a toy, the Fuhu Nabi 2 is the first full-featured Android tablet designed for children. It is available on Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Game Stop, Target and Amazon for just $199.
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The Fuhu Nabi 2 is 7-inch multi touch capacitive touch screen with the 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 1 GB of RAM what certainly makes it a top shelf device.
With 8GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 32 GB, plus 2 GB FREE Cloud storage, the Fuhu Nabi 2 provides plenty of space for games, music, books and other apps. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and connects to the Web via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Nabi 2 also features 2 MP front camera. It does not have any additional screen protection, but it comes with a silicone bumper case which prevents screen damage just fine.
The tablet is targeted at age groups from Pre-K to 5th grade and has easy-to-use, intuitive interface so that even the youngest ones can fully enjoy it. The tablet comes with 25 free games, including Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, 50 free songs, 30 books and a multitude of useful apps categorized by Create, Entertain, Learn, Play and Read, and filtered by age.
While the majority of tablet-like devices are merely toys, the Fuhu Nabi 2 provides also an integrated learning system. If offers more than 2,500 lessons and 30,000 practice questions in English, math, social science and science which allow children to learn at their own pace.
One of the apps worth mentioning is the reward-based Chore List, which allows parents to select activities for a child to do. Once the task is completed (what has to be confirmed by a parent), the child earns Nabi Coins which can be used to buy games, music, books and videos.
Nabi 2 works in two modes: Kidz Mode and Mommy/Daddy Mode. In the Kidz Mode the access is limited only to apps approved by parents. After switching to the password-protected Mommy/Daddy Mode, Nabi 2 turns into an average table, unfortunately without Google Apps like Gmail or Gtalk.
Summing up, Fuhu Nabi 2 is a perfect device for children to learn and play and once in a while lend to their parents.