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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 580 reviews

76%
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: 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

    Good kids tablet bad battery life

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    2BoysMomSTL
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    This Android tablet works good for my boys to use for Netflix. The main downfall with this tablet is the battery life. I'm not sure where the 6.5 hour battery life comes from that is listed but about 3 hours max on a full 100% charge is what I have been able to get out of it. Thus, it's not ideal for long road trips. Other than that the educational games, pbs shows and the ability to use other apps from play store is a good tablet option for little ones.

    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

    A great learning tool for kids

    Posted
    BigRobDavis
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    I picked this up for my two year old great-nephew and he has amazed us all at how much he has learned in such a short time. This is more than an entertainment tool, but also a learning tool for developing young minds. This was the last unit in my local store and sold out everywhere else. I'm glad that I was able to grab this one. I cannot wait to see his growth continue to increase.

    I would 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: 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

    Good tablet

    Posted
    Niia
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    This tablet was good while it lasted which was only one month. My kids dropped it once with the cover on and it didn’t even crack but the touch on the screen just no longer worked. Since it’s a kids tablet I think it should have Withstand more than one drop

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Everything but the case

    Posted
    Samanthaann
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    So ideally it is a great idea but the case is a slip on fall off kinda thing I wouldn't say it's ideal for 2 and 3 years olds unless adult supervised because if it falls out of the case and hits the floor your out. Other wise it's extremely user friendly .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Battery life suspect.

    Posted
    LarryD
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    Tablet works great, has a nice selection of preloaded games and videos from pbs kids favorites. Can add apps through the play store. Parent customization is lacking. And the battery life is poor; mine barely lasts 2 hours after the first few charges.

    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

    PBS tablet

    Posted
    MMCRN
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    This tablet does not have the best quality videos. My son has an iPad which of course is much better quality but for $70, you would think this tablet would compare. My son loves it though so we decided to keep it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh!

    Posted
    EnigmaticFOrce
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    It was cute for awhile, but the space is limited and maybe my daughter was just too advanced for it. If you car doesn't have wifi or your phone doesn't have a mobile hot spot, it won't be good for road trips

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for a little while

    Posted
    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

    Usable but slow

    Posted
    Donzn8tor
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    Simple and seems good for children, but that doesn't mean a weak processor should be used. Long boot time and lots of lag. Concept is good but hardware needs upgrade.

    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

    Not exactly what I expected

    Posted
    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

    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.

    Posted
    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