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Ematic - PBS Kids Playtime Pad - 7" - Tablet - 16GB - Green/Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 435 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its just "ok"

    Posted
    Steven
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    Since our son loves PBSKIDS we thought it would be ideal. It has hard rubber Bumpers (just in case it gets dropped) which is nice, PBS kids apps and video's (videos do require wifi) - which are already installed and access to the google play store so you can add more apps of your choosing - what more could you want? Oh yeah, it has a camera too. =) Just remember, it is what it is ~ A kids tablet. Don't expect it to be comparable to a Samsung Tablet or iPad. Its probably closer to one of the lower end tablets (in my opinion). It doesn't look great from all angles (screen is low quality), camera is "meh", it sometimes says the memory card is corrupted (a reboot fixes that) and from time to time the video playback can be a little funky (think "stop motion"). Software / firmware / app maybe?? Aside from that, its just ok. It'll work to keep your toddler entertained in the car / restaurant without you risking and possibly destroying "mommy and daddy's" handheld device. I would recommend this to a friend --> *after informing them of its "quirks".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Tablet for my 23 Month Old Daughter!

    Posted
    trevorchandler
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    This is the first Tablet I have seen that is designed for children, and actually works great too! - Super Durable, and even has an extra safe Rubber Bumper that goes around the outside right through the middle area on the back of the tablet. - Has a really nice games and video and other fun activities software loaded on by default. But, the biggest advantage so far, that I have not seen on any other kids tablet, is its 'Game Mode'. By default, when you enter the kids software section, by starting the children's app on the main page of the tablet, it has really big icons, easy to see, filled with super popular kids characters, shows, games, videos, doodles, etc... --> The BIG Deal! <-- But the best thing is when my daughter touches the android buttons to go back, or to close all open apps, etc... it catches that, blocks it, and puts them right back in the app or game they were playing when they pressed the android button to stop or go back, etc... You may not think that's a big deal, but, because of that feature, my daughter was finally able to make the connection with the buttons she needs in the games and apps, and the ones that take her away from the games and apps. She starting using Tablets (Kids Amazon Fire Tablet with Bumper Case, my iPad Mini when under supervision) at 18 months, and now, 4 months later, and still not yet 2 years old, she knows how to get into games, start them, close them, understand how to play a bunch of them, she does touches, pinches, outward pinches, etc... A Pro before official Toddler-hood!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I don't think it has been Beta tested

    Posted
    HunMom

    I got it for my son in January (2017) and had to return it next day. It was previously used and was sold as new. It was locked on someone else's account and was already password locked. After returned it got a new one and had to return it in a month. Locked on the PBS KIDS! opening screen (annoying for sure) going in a loop. Resetting button did not do anything to solve the problem (which is almost impossible to find anything thin, but strong enough to use on it). Can not connect to your PC and even tho PC recognize it, you can not put your data on it even if it has a SD card. You have to take SD card out and connect it to your PC. If you add your own videos and put the SD card back, you have to restart several times for it to recognize the SD card. They claim 6 hours of use time, but lucky if you get 3, even with max battery saver settings. Takes long time to charge also. The kids play mode wont allow me to run 3rd party app. Only positive thing is the screen not being glass, thus a bit more durable. The blue cover should be permanent, my kid keeps taking it off and have to remind him to put it back on. Many of the pre installed PBS apps are demos. Make sure you buy warranty if you buy it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't.

    Posted
    SassyButTrue

    After stupidly purchasing a tablet from Walmart, I went to Best Buy to find a better one. My son loves peppa pig and most importantly curiois George. So I thought I'd give it a try. There's my second mistake. First of all, the kids mode is a joke. Second, it asks you to verify. If you don't it will lock your tablet. I have verified multiple times, even called the help line to make sure I was doing it right after it STILL kept popping up that I hadn't verified. It continues to pop up after I verify. Which is annoying. The worst part is, the battery. We take 8 hour trips, I don't expect it to last that long. But after 20 minutes of driving I near the "low battery" sound from him watching Daniel tiger. I will be putting this where it belongs, where all electronics go to perish. PBS, congrats on making a terrible tablet, not quite as bad as Walmarts, but not much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, terrible execution

    Posted
    CanuckCustomer

    We were vacationing in Myrtle Beach, SC and I wanted to get something to keep my 7-year old twin boys busy during the long drive home. These tablets seemed to fit the bill as I appreciated the educational aspect AND the parental controls. Unfortunately, the first tablet would randomly display error messages and freeze up regularly. The second was not even properly configured out of the box and it took some know how to get the PBS Android skin working properly. Then unfortunately it displayed the same symptoms as the first tablet. Back to the store with both. I think the idea of the PBS tablets is great, especially the parental controls. Too bad they were so cheaply made (software), lacking any quality control.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    only 1 star bc I can't leave zero stars

    Posted
    ALillian

    This product worked fine for about 2 months. Although it is very complicated to set up parental controls.. Also some of the preloaded apps allow kids to get on Youtube without any filtering. After about 2 mos it was only good for about 45 mins of play. Then it started blacking out or only showing the screen about 4 mins or so before it blacked out. I contacted the company and the replacement warranty is only good for 190 days. After that time you must pay $45 for another one. The Emantics rep in customer service told me the tablet is designed for about 6 mos of use because it's a "children's tablet". DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Recommend

    Posted
    Kalysren

    The tablet was extremely buggy--often stating that apps that I'd already approved had to be approved in Playtime Safe Mode, but not indicating how in any documentation. Called tech support and they wanted to reset tablet but couldn't say that would fix it. As a workaround, I found you could just use the tablet outside of kid mode and everything worked fine. When the battery died, the tablet wouldn't charge at all. Also, the parental controls don't work if Internet is not available. I returned it and bought something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Justice
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    For the money it’s not bad. It came with a case and a screen protector which was a plus. Also you can add an SD card which is great as well. However the tablet is very glitchy. Sometimes playtime mode will “stop responding” and if I’m not around to realize my 3 year old son will get kicked out of playtime mode leaving him to use all the tablet features. I have walked in to him watching cartoon videos on YouTube with plenty of curse words in it. Also the battery life isn’t great. But again it’s not bad for the money. Is it worth the money definitely. Especially if you have a rough child like I do lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for...

    Posted
    TheIneffable

    Yes, Its cheap and PBS is awesome, but this is one of the flimsiest kids tabs on the market. The bumper is insufficient in my opinion. It should cover the entire tablet. We bought ours and it was very buggy. Crashing programs, parent's mode did not function properly, and here is where I would really advise against this product...very poor tech support. There are never any managers available "ever", they are on "leave", so they call you back. The warehouse will use any excuse to charge you an additional $60 to send you a replacement. Keep in mind, we bought this tablet on May 6, 2017. However, the problems we were having are not covered under the warranty. Shocking!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great content, horrible battery life

    Posted
    flavayla21

    I got this tablet to replace a Sprout Cubby tablet where the touchscreen stopped responding after a year. The Sprout tablet lasted at least 5 hours with heavy use. This PBS tablet has excellent preloaded videos and games but the battery life is horrible. It dies within an hour and although it charges just as quickly it is extremely inconvenient for a kid watching a movie. I will be returning this tablet and getting an Amazon fire Kids tablet. This tablet has to be hooked up to a charger for continued use and it gets hot quick! PBS missed the mark on this tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for toodlers

    Posted
    shorty38
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    This tablet is good for toddlers overall. The pre-loaded apps are great and best of all educational. The tablet itself is pretty sturdy. My kids have drop them several times and they are still in good condition. I also like that you can download other apps. The only thing is that you have to use them in parents mode. The resolution is not the best but good enough for your little ones. The processor is kinda slow. It takes long to load the apps. For my toddlers the loading time is a big issue since they were used to speed of my smartphone. Overall is a good tablet for someone that doesn't want to spend a fortune but keep the kids entertained.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Customer support is a joke

    Posted
    Heather78

    First of all, after a year, the tablet only works when it's constantly plugged in. Second of all, after just over a year, the battery inside expanded, and the back came off. The back now won't go on, and the screen is now cracked. It did this when it was in air conditioning. Now my son is out of a tablet, and we are out the money! Customer service just told me "oh well".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's alrightish

    Posted
    PhillyD
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    The overall construction of the tablet is good. I like the removable grip. The preloaded apps were good. That ends the good. For the bad. The tablet is slow. It barely runs some of the apps. It takes forever to load. The jobs app randomly closes and my child can purchase thing without my consent. It is supposed to be password protected to get away from the children's section but it randomly takes you back anyway no password needed. Some of the apps you download disappear randomly from the approved kids apps that the parent approves.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for a toddler

    Posted
    Anna
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    Pros: My son is obsessed with PBS kids. He loves Daniel Tiger and Super Why so this would have been an awesome Christmas present. Cons: The screen is not the clearest. At certain angles it's hard to see. I ultimately had to return it because once you launch the videos it's hard to get back to the home screen (he's very well versed with the iPad so I can only imagine his frustration toggling between apps on this system). Get it if you don't want your toddler hogging your iPad. However, Be prepared to know how to operate it better than your kiddo!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Horriable Battery life

    Posted
    Vanessa
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    I have a son with Aspburgers. I bought this tablet without review because I trusted the PBS name. I'm so disappointed in the battery life of this tablet. Because of my sons learning disabilities it takes him alot longer to get through a educational game. I've even exchanged it, and the battery life is the same. The PBS games are great, but it so frustrating to get a game accomplished when it shuts down. PBS should definitely take their name off this tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Buggy

    Posted
    Boomer
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    My 2 year old thinks this is the greatest thing ever! But, I think it has a lot of issues that need to be addressed. I constantly get errors on it from the first time I started it up. It tells me it needs to be validated but I have done this multiple times and still get the message. The screen is very poor but I figured that it would be considering the price. It does offer some decent preloaded activities for my 2 year old but I have to work through the bugs to get to it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Freezes a lot

    Posted
    Madee
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    My 2 year old loves Wild Krats and other PBS Kids shows. And she kept trying to steal my phone. So I thought this would be a great alternative. The problem, though, is that the video player freezes a lot. We also haven't been able to figure out how to access downloaded apps through kids mode. When we had the Nabi for my oldest, it was easy to set up. Overall, it is a good tablet for a little, little one, but there are some disappointing quirks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just love it

    Posted
    Jany
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    I bought 2 of this for my 4 years old daughter and 18 months son we all love the table is new and just came out this here ,you can download a lot of game and apps is parental controls, so you what the kids get , but the only problem I have with is the battery don't last Iong i mean my kids play with like 4 hours straight after that you have to charge it again, I will keep it , I think is one of the best tablet for kids in market now

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for 2 yr old nephew

    Posted
    sungifts
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    Bought this for my almost 2 year old nephew. Was looking at the kindle for kids then saw this one in the store. He already likes the pbs app so I though this would be perfect for him. I don't care for the fact that it can be used in another mode other than kid mode. I don't know how but even though it is password protected somehow he has been able to switch to parent mode on his own. Other than that I like that videos and be downloaded and he can watch with wifi.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    slow would describe this item.

    Posted
    momof4
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    not very touch sensative, screen only 5 days old, looks 5 years old. SLOW processor. great idea, great color and marketing, good games - if only they worked well. Works out of wifi, but it is poor. Even in wifi, it still needs a parent sitting right there to work through the kinks. Just spend the extra money and go with an IPAD. It's so worth it. I want to return mine, and I also paid $30 for the two year warranty. Now I'm out $100 total.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend