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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 436 reviews

79%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its just "ok"

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    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: 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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Freezes a lot

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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK for the price !

    Posted
    Nate21
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    This tablet does what it says it will do and for the price I can't say many negative things, however after 3 days of minimum use the power and volume buttons broke so I need to use a pin to use them and after 1 month it has started freezing up constantly?! I'm glad I purchased the two year warranty because I'm thinking I will definitely need it soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ok

    Posted
    jaxxy2013
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    i had high hopes for this pad for my 4yr old it is decent but takes a long time to boot up and battery fully charged drains within 1 hour. not sure if its the pad itself but i wouldnt recommend it for long trips unless you have charging capabilities.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a little while

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    Amanda
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    Got this for my daughter so she could learn and not have to want to be on my phone all the time. Started to get very slow after the first week & then a week later the charging port completely stopped working & I was never able to get it to turn back on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a child, screen quality could be better.

    Posted
    StevieD
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    Not the best, but it's good for a young child. The screen quality could be better though and the camera isn't good quality at all, but like I said, it's good for a child incase they break it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    My kids love it. It runs slow.

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    Patrosalie
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    My kids are 2 and 3 they each have one. They were gifts from my aunt. The kids love them. I feel it runs very slow and things take forever to load and it freezes up occasionally and must be restarted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not exactly what I expected

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    Stephanieyuhas
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    Its so slow even when connected to WiFi & parental settings suck, I allowed all apps and it still says I need to approve it in parental setting, not to mention if you hold it to tight you can see the pressure on the screen

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Ok

    Posted
    BossL8y
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    I thought this would be a good replacement for my daughters kids fire tablet amazon. She wasn't as interested in this one even though it has more prerecorded shows she didn't like it so I returned it and bought a mini iPad for myself that she uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Takes too long to load programs

    Posted
    Bill
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    I would like product more if the programs did not take so long to load. My grandson gets bored waiting and moves on to something else. It's too bad because the product has a lot of potential. It needs upgrading.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay for a kids tablet

    Posted
    Daneile
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    For the price it is okay. My 3 year old can play games and watch youtube. But it does freeze a lot and is very slow which can make kids mad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product.

    Posted
    Erki11
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    Purchased this tablet for my almost 2yr old. He seems to like connecting with his favorite PBS Characters. Its easy to use and set up for multiple children to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Lauren
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    A little advanced for my almost-3-year-old but still loves it. Wish there were more activities for that age, a lot of games I have to help her with or she gets frustrated. She loves the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok

    Posted
    Detroitgem
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    This is my Daughter's third tablet. I dont like that she can easily remove the padded protection. Its vulnerable. I hate the short battery life. Love the kid friendly content and safeguards

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK starter Tablet for kids.

    Posted
    Duckpatrols
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    The tablet has play mode you set up with a password to limit what you allow. Because you can use it as a regular tablet. It's a little slow, but hey the price is right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining, but not durable

    Posted
    Diabpk
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    Bought it for my daughter, for car trips, she loved it. However, the charger port on it was very weak, and it stopped charging after only a few weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works...

    Posted
    md4u
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    It works, but it is not the best. The memory is sufficient for most apps but the battery drains fairly quick.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend