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nabi - nabi 2 - 8GB

Model: NABI2NV7ASKU: 5906964

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tablet for kids

    Posted
    Comicspedia
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
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    The nabi 2 is easily the best tablet for kids available today. The hardware inside puts it at or above the level of most 7 inch tablets, as it features many similar components as those found within Google's Nexus 7. There is much to cover for why I love this tablet, but let's get the bad out of the way first: you will not be able to access Google Play. For some people, this is a deal-killer, but I must say that in using it, I can't say I've found the lack of access to be a problem. Amazon's app store can always be installed if you want a broader range of apps, but I've only used it to install a Reddit app and a Netflix app to use when we parents use our son's nabi after bedtime. The nabi has its own app store, which I would consider to be a strength. The app store UI is attractive and easy to use, with apps organized by type (Entertainment, Creativity, Games, etc) and age. Apps that make it into the nabi app store have been examined by the nabi team to ensure safety for young users, which often results in the removal of clickable advertisements. The tablet comes with an excellent chore management tool. Parents can buy currency and set up chores for their child to do. When the child completes the chore(s), they will receive a portion of currency based on the complexity of the chore, as indicated by parents. This can then be used to unlock downloadable content for their games or install full games. The nabi 2 also comes with learning tools, including flash card games, mini lessons, math pages to complete, and more. For younger kids, dozens of books come preloaded, each with an option to be read by professional voice actors in a variety of languages. More books are available for free or purchase on nabi's app store. There are also dozens of craft guides available for parents and kids to do together based on seasons of the year or holidays. The educational potential is great with this tablet. This tablet is built thicker than most grown up focused tablets, where thinner tablets are generally valued. By making it a bit thicker, and surrounding it with a rubber bumper, the nabi 2 is a very durable tablet that stands up well against heavy use. I would absolutely recommend the tablet without hesitation to any parent considering a tablet for their child ages 3 - 10. This is a device I am confident in handing to my young son because I know he will enjoy it, it will not break, and he will not be able to accidentally stumble upon inappropriate content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blown Away!

    Posted
    MoonSpellsMom
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I read a lot of reviews on all the tablets made for children. I hemmed and hawed, and wasn't sure what to do. I even considered just getting a regular tablet that isn't specifically made for children. I have an iPad and the kids use it all the time. I use it all the time (which is why I needed the Nabi 2). I ended up purchasing two Nabi 2s, one for each of my younger two children, and though they don't have them yet (they're Christmas gifts), my husband and I have been playing with them. First, I was leary about the Nabi 2 based on some reviews I'd read. I was worried about the available apps (wasn't fond that it didn't use the Google Play Store), the quality of the screen, setting the devices up, and overall functionality. I needed something that would look, feel, and act like an iPad because that's what my kids are used to. Well, set up was a breeze. Anyone who has issues should go to Nabi 2's website and read over there. It wasn't a lot of work by any means. I had both up and running in less than a forty-five minutes. I also had the Amazon App store installed and was downloding things I thougt the boys would like. Um, a note about the Amazon App store...Remember, I was worried about the Nabi 2 not using the Google Play Store. Well, I'm glad now that it doesn't! I love the Amazon App Store. Love, Love, Love it! My husband and I love it so much that we installed the Amazon Ap Store on our Samsung Galxy S3 phones. There's a free app each day (a free paid app -- not a free, normally free app). And, We only have to purchase apps once and can install them on all our devices. so we paid for Minecraft PE once and put it on everything. Love it. The first time my husband played with the Nabi 2, the first thing he said was, "Wow, the screen is vivid." I laughed because it was something I was worried about too. We figured a kid's tablet wouldn't be as nice as our iPad. But it is. It's very nice. Very vivid and clear. We spent hours playing on the Nabi 2s the other night and we felt guilty because our kids haven't even opened them for christmas yet and we're having fun with them--oops! I can't wait to get the chore lists set up and all of that fun stuff. We homeschool, so I'm going to incorporate their schoolwork in with their chore list... Oh, yeah, It's so nice having that Mommy/Daddy mode. It's easy to switch back and forth and it's also easy to tell which mode you're in. The ease of use for this thing is amazing. I thought (based on other reviews) that this thing would be confusing and hard to navigate, but I was wrong. the Nabi 2 is awesome. Best money I've spent this Christmas!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Kids Tablet and Customer Service EVER

    Posted
    JeniB712
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In my opinion, the Nabi 2 is the best kids tablet available! A friendly reminder…this is a tablet and NOT a toy. It comes pre-loaded with an unbelievable amount of apps, books, songs, etc. It has plenty of games that kids of all ages (including adults) will enjoy and you can download more in Nabi’s App Zone. Not only is it fun, but it’s also educational. They have Fooz University that focuses on Math, Science, English & Social Studies for grades K-5th. It also rewards your child for a job well done by “earning” coins in those educational apps. The Chore Chart also gives your child the ability to “earn” coins which they can use to purchase games from the Treasure Box. It’s a pretty neat system and my daughter LOVES it. The “Nabi (Kids) Mode” is a safe environment for them to learn and play so there’s no worry that they’ll access something that maybe they shouldn’t. My daughter is 8 years old, but I’ve seen many parents with children much younger successfully use it and I, as an adult, LOVE playing on it in Mommy/Daddy mode. It’s is super fast and smooth. It has Skype on it which has been great for us because my mother has been working out of the country for several years…now, they can video chat with each other…it’s a great way to keep us connected. It’s completely customizable to whatever you want or do not want for your child to have access to and is a fully functioning android tablet in Mommy/Daddy mode. There is so much more that the Nabi 2 offers that I could write a book on the subject…both my daughter and I really LOVE the Nabi and can’t say enough good things about it. One last thing to mention, but certainly not the least…Nabi customer service is second to NONE! They are amazing and do anything in their power to make sure that we, as parents, are satisfied with their product. They have a facebook page that they update often as well as respond to comments…I would recommend that you visit there if you have any questions and/or just want to be a part of the growing community of Nabi owners. You will not regret your purchase…I know I don’t. https://www.facebook.com/nabitablet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good kid tablet

    Posted
    mfranch87
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I originally got this Nabi 2 tablet for my 9yr old daughter for Xmas thinking it would be good for her needs. However, after getting it home and playing with it more, I later realized and determined that it was more suitable for my 6yr son. I then got my 9yr old an Amazon Kindle Fire instead. Glad I went this route for both. Overall, I like the tablet and it is indeed aimed at a younger audience. The red bumper pad has already been highly worth it as my son has dropped it several times and it hasn't missed a beat. Its also a good way to hold and "grip" the tablet. A better feel to it when using it. The speed has been good & it includes both a mini HDMI port for hooking up to an HDTV and a micro SD slot for memory expansion (I added a 4GB card). Another nice thing I like with it is it has the "Nabi" mode and "Parent" mode. This allows me to install apps I want to use on it under the Parent mode (Android 4.0 ICS), but then might not want my son to have access to (i.e HBOGO, Xfinity player, etc). There are a few negatives including it using a factory brand and supplied charger adapter instead of the standard mini-USB type charging technique I have for ALL my other android devices. This isn't too bad, but just be sure not to lose the adapter cable or you will have to buy a replacement directly from the manufacturer on their Nabi store. The other big obvious negative with this tablet is it doesn't come with the Google Play store pre-installed. Instead, it promotes the Amazon App store. At first, I thought this was going to be a huge deal, but after some research, I found out there are a ton of other alternative Android app stores out there including 1Mobile Market, Aptoide, Amazon, and GetJar. Between all of these, I have pretty much been able to get any app I want. And even in some cases, free when it costs money on the Google Play store. Now, I have learned that it can be "rooted" in order to get the Google Play store on it, but this voids the warranty and I haven't done it. I've actually had no need for the Google Play & satisfied the way it is so probably won't alter it anyway. Not sure if this is related to no Google Play store on it out of the box, but you also can't seem to move apps to the external SD card if needed in its current form. Can't even initially install them on the external micro SD card either. You may be able to do this if its rooted, but not totally sure. This is a bummer as it can limit how many apps you can truly install on its 8GB internal memory (about 5+GB available after OS) Finally one other thing is that you need to buy "Nabi coins" to run some of the included kid chores software. I was kind of bummed about that, but did find some chore related apps on the various Android market/stores so no biggie. Overall, I am happy I purchased this tablet. My son loves it and after he goes to bed, I wind up using it for myself in parent mode for HBOGO, Netflix, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware!!!!!

    Posted
    Nabihater

    Be warned about this tablet!!!!!!!!!! 11/27/2013 if you buy one of these and get a good one, YOU ARE LUCKY! But be warned!!! WE bought 2 of these tablets for our kids last xmas and they worked fine up until recently. My son put the tablet down on the table and the screen CRACKED. it's now $60 for you to get a refurbished one back. THEY DO NOT FIX IT, YOU LOSE EVERYTHING YOUR KID AS DONE UP UNTIL THIS POINT. Now there are #'s to contact Nabi 1855asknabi and 18775415906 (LA tier 3 support) but they want you to use Facebook to contact them ??? really? when is Facebook a tech support portal?? So we paid the $60, paid for shipping to send it out and a week later we get a refurb back. Once I got the tablet started, there were keyboard sensitivity issues, so I called support, while talking to support and touching keys on the keyboard the screen broke again. Then I get told I have to pay another $60 to get this one replaced. I JUST GOT IT back!! Look I am an IT professional and deal with computers, networks, server, and tablets. I know things break, but really this product is NOT worth the money. BUY SOMETHING ELSE. Now to be honest, I did get ahold of and LA rep tier 3 and she was helpful and we got the tablet replace for free, but I was told this was special case. yea right. If your charger stops working you can easily get a replacement, just go to their website and request one. It does work well, just be careful with it! it will break easily unlike their statements that it's "not easily broken". there are many tablets out there for a better price and quality. They really sure use Gorilla glass, but i'm told that would raise the price of the product. Well lets see, Black Friday and such they can offer it for $99-$129 but it costs $179 normally. Think about it, really? Gorilla Glass would save them a lot of complaints and fix a lot of issues for an inexpensive amount!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE Best Tablet for Kids.

    Posted
    tlmminic

    My son has been using his nabi for more than 1.5 years. He first got it as a present when he was 5 years old. When we travel, the nabi is an absolute necessity, actually I have to admit that we rarely leave the house without the nabi, even for short shopping trips. OUT OF THE BOX The nabi is ready to use right out of the box! Speaking of the box, when opening the nabi you know it is going to be a quality product. The packaging is impressive! Even more impressive is how easy it is to use the nabi just by powering it on. EASY TO USE It come preloaded with so many apps, games, music, videos, and books. If what is preloaded doesn't interest you child, it is simple to add other things that will hold their interest. If you are familiar with adding apps to your own tablet or phone, then you can add apps and such to the nabi with ease. EDUCATIONAL I can honestly say that my son's reading, writing and math skills have improved using the nabi. This year my son is using Raz-kids for school and he is able to complete the readings and assignments on the nabi! How awesome is that, he actually uses the nabi to complete his homework! SUPER SAFE His teach also gave a list of additional website that might be helpful with learning. It only takes a few moments to add approved websites for your child to access while in nabi mode. My son loves to play the games on various sites and in nearly 2 years he has NEVER accessed any websites or content that I haven't approved. I never worry about letting him get online and do the things he enjoys. I know that the kid safe browser (Maxthon) used on the nabi is very reliable! EXTRA STORAGE One of the feature we use the most is the micro SD slot. You can easily add content to an SD card to use on the nabi. I have saved movies and music to an SD card and that is what keeps him busy during long traveling hours. We travel a lot and we absolutely love the nabi for traveling. ACCESSORIES The silicone bumper that comes on the nabi is great! Even though I have explained to my son that he has to take care of the nabi, I am not afraid of it shattering if he was to drop it. In fact, I have been known to drop it a few times and we have never had any problems with it. There care some pretty cool accessories available also. We have the headphones, which at first I thought we pricey but, just like the nabi, they are of the highest quality! There is a child mode and an adult mode on the headphones. The child mode limits that max volume, which is great so that children don't ruin their hearing by having the volume up too high. We also have the power bank, which again is great on long trips. I can charge the nabi using the power bank if there is no outlet available. When charging in the car, the extra long car charger cord is very helpful. The long red cord can reach all the way into the back of an SUV or van. OVERALL The nabi is great! My son uses it nearly every day. As parents, it is rare that we spend a lot on a gift for out children and they actually "get your monies worth out of it." With the nabi, rest assured that you, nor your child, will NOT be disappointed with the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good - but proprietary app market hurts it

    Posted
    BrianWH
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    For a $199 Tegra 3 Ice Cream Sandwich table that price is amazing, but don't be too blown away, the lower price is offset by Nabi's proprietary app market which you have to spend money in to get any apps that are worth while. The Nabi App market is EXTREMELY narrowed down and limited, there's a lot of "coming soon!" type things. All of the standard Google Apps such as Gmail are not available, and you can't get to the Google App Market at all. So if you're a parent who thinks they'll make use of this while your kid is not using it, about the only thing usable is the browser - which is stock Android. So you can do gmail and any web based activities somewhat that way. Also, if you don't have access to Wifi (like we didn't recently when Hurricane Sandy knocked our internet out) this tablet goes bonkers when your kid is attempting to use it because it keeps wanting to connect to the Nabi app market. One nice feature is that it does come with Skype, but when my 2 year old and I attempted to Skype with my wife who was away on a business trip she could barely see us because the only camera (front facing) is terrible in indoor lighting - I put a flashlight on my son's face nearly blinding him and she was still barely able to see him. But for a 2 year old toddler there is some redeeming value in a few apps they offer such as Peakaboo Barn, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and some of the puzzle games. By they way, you CANNOT get Disney Jr on here (the Best Buy in store reps told me otherwise, they were very wrong). Short story - having your toddler use this solid little unit with the nice protective bumper at $199 is better then having them break your $600+ iPad. It's "ok" at what it's meant for, but it certainly is not what I would call an amazing or must have product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids. But missing key features.

    Posted
    PT808
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    It's an odd tablet, they have these nubby squares on the back and a rubber protective bumper (bumper can be removed). Your kid will learn with this tablet, I see progress with mine in just a few days. There is a very interesting thing called Nabi Coins. Kids can earn coins or you can buy coins. Kids earn it through learning or you can give them coins when they do their chores. I can't say I totally like this, because the coins are not cheap. I'd rather give my kids real coins. Basically the Nabi has free stuff, but they really do try to upsale you. Upsale you on Apps, Coins, and the University. It goes on and on. You don't need to get the extras, but again...it can get pricey. I DO RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. The one Pro that outweighs any negative is that it is very child friendly. It is not a perfect system, but it is the best I've seen for a child. Yes even better then the iPad. All because it is locked down, you will not have to worry. PROS: - It's fast. - Battery life if good. - You have many controls to keep your child safe. - Manage chores through the web based GUI. - You can see your child's progress as he/she completes learning task. - Lot's of inputs. - Durable. CONS: - Need to use their barrel adapter charger. With it could charge using the regular USB input. It's just one extra power cord I have to deal with. - If you use it while charging you will see the screen flicker. - Not so easy to for kids to adjust the brightness (getting to the settings). While in "Mommy Mode" it's easy. - Didn't appreciate that I had to put in my credit card to get the Nabi though the initial startup. - 2 letter minimum user name...errr...my kids name has only 2 letters. They should fix this. - No Google Play store...so you can only load their apps, which is very limiting. If "Mommy Mode" is for adults, you should be able to load from the Play Store. This makes the tablet a very restrictive OS. So no Google Maps, Evernote, or any other of your favorite apps...even if we are in the adult mode. -The Nabi videos chan. don't play so well and the quality is terrible (Video, CN, etc). They are at most times blurred even with a fast connection. All the videos seem to start with advertisements. And the videos are really short...some are just above 30 seconds. - Some pre-installed games are Demos. - Being a user of the iPad, I can see the iPad touch screen is a lot better then the Nabi. But you'll get used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids and you can use it too

    Posted
    Ramone
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this table for my kids (Girl - 7 & Boy - 5) for Christmas. I purchased an 8MB memory card to go with the tablets. The setup was fairly easy. I was able to download the Amazon App Store (the app store included is okay, but I prefer Amazon which carries more free titles) and then downloaded the games the kids like to play on my tablet. I authorized the applications that I want the kids to access and then logged into "Nabi Mode". which is essentially the kiddie mode. Once in Nabi mode I was able to move the applications to the home screen for easy assess for the kids, which means all they have to do is swipe to get to different apps. I really like the fact that the web browser only allows the kids to visit sites that i previously authorized. if they try to go anywhere other than those sites, they will be blocked. If you purchasing for an older child/teen and you do not want this restriction, then you can give them access to the full web browser. The kids have enjoyed the tablets thus far and are always asking for me to download more games. Be sure to lock the settings on the tablet to either prevent in-game purchases or require your password to authorize. This will prevent you from getting any unexpected bills. Lastly, parents can use the Parent Mode and this tablet works great for them as well. You have email, calendar, full web browser, app availability, pretty much anything you would need. The camera is not great, but this could be a cheap option if you just wanted a tablet to play with. Problems: The two that I purchased have been pretty problem free. There was one issue with the "chores" mixing up the kids on the tablets, but we really don't use that feature much anyway. My sister did purchase a Nabi for her son as well and had to exchange it due to many of the features (e.g. camera, apps) being inaccessible. The new unit has not had any issues. Conclusion: Great tablet for the money. i would certainly recommend to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is primarily for the kids

    Posted
    RoCham
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My iPad 4 suffered much abuse at the hands of my two year old boy and three year old girl. After that I was on the hunt for a device that could handle their destructive habits. My brother recommended the Nabi 2 so I went to do research. Eventually, I decided that other Android devices were a tad too grown in their design. Also, an iPad Mini was out of the question because of the cost to durability concern. Upon opening up the Nabi 2 out the box brand new, us adults and techies may be a little underwhelmed. In Nabi mode you are greeted with a blue tiled background and huge icons. After hitting the options button and going to parent mode you have a device that tries to be an android device but it is severely hampered. There is initially no Google Play and the Nabi App Store does not provide the myriad of content titles my kids were used to on the ipads and iphones. My first recommendation is to perform the two part update. That update adds all the Google features that were once only accessible through rooting the device. With Google Play store in hand, the Nabi really positions itself as one of the better options for children's tablets. Some apps for the Play store may not work as well on the Nabi as other droid devices but it is not bad at all. At $179 the device exceeds its price-point in terms of what you get for the price. You get better than average tablet computing for you kids. Another main thing I would like to stress is to consider the device for a child and not an adults. I do not believe kids are worried about processor speeds or average to mediocre response times. Nabi 2 has great response time by the way. The screen resolution could be better, a sharper screen and better viewing angles would also be appreciated in future models but the Nabi does meet the needs of the children. The onscreen keyboard is pretty cool and sometimes I do find myself in parent mode surfing around on it. It's actually a pretty nice device. One downfall that is what it is, is the speakers. The Nabi does not boost the best speakers. They are oddly positioned and the do not carry very well to the user. Maybe that is where the headphone push comes in. Otherwise it is a hit. As an adult, I am a bit bothered at the inability to change the lock screen image. However, my kids slide it right up and are off to the races. Even though most of them are lite versions, the preloaded apps are well thought out and my kids enjoy them. I did go ahead and download some of the other apps they were already familiar with like Cut the Rope, Minion Rush, among others. My kids are now upset every time we take it from them. It's our new bargaining chip in getting them to do what we need them to do. I love it and I endorse it for the kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad little tablet

    Posted
    NoMoreSprintForMe
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Overall this is a good buy. I got one for my son on his 5th birthday. He is already very good at reading, writing, and math so I figured the educational stuff would be great and what kid doesn't love angry birds. I believe the subscription to the fooz university is something like 70 or 80 bucks a year so its not overly expensive. Also, I love the fact that his friends and relatives can buy him ebooks now. We haven't tried skype yet but I'm going to set him up so he can call me when he wants to talk. Another GREAT feature is the "daddy" mode. He can't buy anything without my password. I also disabled in-game purchases so he can't accidentally purchase something. Additionally, I really like the fact that I can leverage his favorite apps. IE...if you don't clean your room I'm taking away cut the rope. This works great! The only down-side here to me is the lack of access to apps out of the box. Also for android there is a distinct lack of customization available on the kids side. I would not recommend this table for adults. Its not a great showing of android. I immediately installed the amazon app store as well and downloaded a bunch of free kids stuff for him. I also used the built in browser to find an iron man wallpaper. After downloading a file manager from the amazon app store I was able to set this as his wallpaper which is much more his speed. Bottom line... he loves it,not expensive, great graphics performance, lack of apps can be rectified, an overall win.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    Posted
    heyitsjw

    I’m very disappointed with the NABI 2 and NABI’s customer service. I bought two for my kids this past Christmas from Best Buy. I was instructed to contact NABI directly should any problems arise. When the tablets were working the kids loved them and the content that comes with will entertain and educate for hours. However there have been several problems with the hardware and software and NABI’s ability to deal with the issues. Right out of the box Christmas morning they needed to be registered and NABI’s website couldn’t handle the volume that day so I had to make several attempts to do so but I can understand that. I set my older child’s tablet up 1st. While registering my younger child’s tablet it appeared the possibility of someone purchasing more than one product had not occurred to NABI. It wouldn’t let me set the 2nd one up completely. They worked well for three or four days then the younger child’s NABI wouldn’t turn on without removing the red protective cover and pressing down long and hard on the power button. This improved somewhat after a software update but started acting up again within a day or two. When I asked NABI for help through their support site they said they would get back to me but they never did. The unit was able to turn on if I reset it w/ a paperclip but eventually even this failed to turn it on and a “bubububububub” sound could be heard coming through the speaker. Now it won’t even indicate if it’s charging. No reply was received from NABI before the warranty expired. Now the older child’s tablet is exhibiting the same symptoms after 6 months of light usage. $400 down the drain!!! I bought my younger child an iPad Mini for his kinder garden graduation and it has worked flawlessly and he really loves it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great Android tablet for the kids and parents to

    Posted
    twong
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First and foremost, we want a tablet which our son can use but it locks out all the apps that keeps popping up asking him to buy this and buy that. And lock him away from all of the other apps and emails that mommy and daddy uses so he can't screw those up. The main issue when we hand him our iPhone or iPad. This is the 2nd generation Nabi so it has been around long enough to work out all the kinks of the first one. And indeed we can control exactly all that he sees and what apps he has access to. Even for Android apps that normally would ask him to upgrade or other annoying popups, we turned a lot of those settings off on the Nabi2 so there is nothing he could click to get him into trouble. Meanwhile we got a full 32GB card in there so we can load it up with his favorite TV shows and music and away he goes. We even got a HDMI cable so that we are able to display it on TV while we're on vacation in a hotel room. And for the parent's mode, if you only care for the basic tablet stuff, it's all there. I want more and through the help of Fan-A-Tech's on Facebook and on the Everything Nabi blogs, there is enough info on there to help me use the Nabi like a full fledge Android tablet (not all apps work yet but most does). You have to be a bit techie to get some of the directions but otherwise, I got it all to work. And lots of help from either sources mentioned above. It's a great product for my son and for his parents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    Posted
    KLWILLIAMS

    I RESEARCHED THIS PRODUCT FOR QUITE SOME TIME BEFORE BUYING IT YESTERDAY. I WAS SUPER EXCITED TO GET IT FOR MY 3 YEAR OLD SON. I HAD SEEN HIM INSTANTLY CATCH ON TO THE TOUCHSCREEN CONCEPT WHILE USING A DEMO iPAD SO I FIGURED THAT THIS WOULD BE PERFECT. HOLY HELL WAS I WRONG. EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT IS A JOKE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE NABI WEBSITE THEY SPECIFICALLY CALL OUT THE FACT THAT YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ANYMORE ABOUT JITTERY, SHUTTERING SCROLLING, SLOW BROWSING OR UNRESPONSIVE TOUCH SCREENS. I HAD ALL OF THOSE PROBLEMS PLUS MORE. WHILE SCROLLING BETWEEN APP SCREENS, IT WOULD DROP FRAMES LIKE MAD AND GET BLACK VERTICAL LINES COMPARABLE TO A BAD CABLE CONNECTION. THE BROWSER WAS SUPER SLOW. THE TOUCHSCREEN IS A JOKE. MY SON HAS NO PROBLEMS USING OTHER TOUCHSCREENS ON OTHER PRODUCTS, BUT THIS NEARLY HAD HIM IN TEARS IT WAS SO BAD. HE WAS SO EXCITED TO USE IT THAT WHEN IT WOULDN'T RESPOND HE WOULD GET PRETTY UPSET. THIS WAS REALLY DEPRESSING BECAUSE I COULD SEE HOW MUCH HE LOVED IT, BUT IT JUST WOULDN'T RESPOND PROPERLY. I EVEN HAD TROUBLE GETTING IT TO RESPOND PROPERLY. THE TOUCHSCREENS ON THE CARD READERS AT SAFEWAY ARE BETTER THAN THIS. THE WORST PART ABOUT THE NABI WAS THE EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE THAT WAS ON IT. THE WHOLE REASON I BOUGHT THE THING WAS FOR THE LEARNING PROGRAMS THAT THEY TOUTED ON THEIR WEBSITE. THE THING THAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU ANYWHERE ON THE SITE IS THAT ALL OF THE EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE IS ONLY FUNCTIONAL FOR A 30 DAY TRIAL. AFTER THAT, THEY CAN CHOOSE TO CHARGE YOU. PEOPLE ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE SAY THAT IF KEEP IGNORING THE PROMPTS, THAT IT WON'T CHARGE YOU RIGHT AWAY. THEY HAVE IT IN PLACE SO THEY CAN START CHARGING YOU AT THEIR DISCRETION AT AN UNDETERMINED POINT IN THE FUTURE. THAT BRINGS ME TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. I POSTED A COMMENT VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE EXPLAINING ALL OF THE ISSUES I WAS HAVING AND WHAT A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT IT WAS. I CHECKED LATER TO SEE IF THEY HAD GOTTEN BACK TO ME ABOUT IT AND THEY HAD DELETED MY POST! THERE WAS NOTHING INAPPROPRIATE OR FALSIFIED IN MY POST, PURELY FACTS AND A WARNING TO OTHER CONSUMERS AND THEY DELETED IT. I THEN POSTED AGAIN ASKING THEM WHY THEY CHOSE TO DELETE MY POST CITING THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN ORDER TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. THEY DELETED THAT ONE TOO! THEY THEN BLOCKED ME FROM MAKING ANY FURTHER COMMENTS ON THEIR PAGE. THIS IS NOT HOW YOU RUN A BUSINESS WHICH IS WHY I CAME HERE TO WARN POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. STAY AWAY FROM THE NABI...IT'S BAD, MKAY.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Fastest most Powerful Android Kid Tablet...

    Posted
    NabiGuy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ... available on the market. The protective silicone bumper protects against bumps and drops. The kid safe Nabi Mode interface ensures that kids only have access to parent approved apps and internet sites. With the capability to use Skype, children can video chat with parents on the road or grandparents and family in another city or country. The Fooz Kids University apps provide skill-mastering state standardized questions for Kindergarten to Grade 5 in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. It also provides access to Nabi Cloud storage for your child's favourite family photos, home videos, music, etc. Nabi Sync allows you to backup apps and files to your home PC or Mac, as well as quickly transfer new files to the tablet. OTA updates ensure trouble-free upgrades to new enhancements and fixes. Check out their Facebook page and website by searching for nabitablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Kid's Tablet

    Posted
    Laura1969
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We did a lot of research on which tablet to get our two and half year old for Christmas, and there are a LOT. I had no idea how many child oriented tablets were on the market. Not only did we look at technical reviews, we also looked at user reviews. It's true that some of the older user reviews weren't so great. They obviously had some problems a couple of years back, but those problems have clearly been resolved. I have seen some complaints about customer service, but I want to throw my two cents in there as well. Santa brought our son's Nabi, and we had a slight problem. I contacted customer service, via Facebook, the day after Christmas, and I got a response within 30 minutes. They were very helpful and resolved my problem promptly. My son loves this tablet. With the addition of Google Play Store, there are so many educational (and a few non-educational, just plain fun) apps for him. Many of them are free, and the ones we've paid for have been at a minimal price. One of the reasons we chose this over the much less expensive Leap Pad series tablets is because of the cost of games. Leap Pad games can be anywhere from ten bucks to 30. After you buy three games, you've paid more for your Leap Pad and your few games than you have for the Nabi. The Nabi came loaded with a lot of stuff. We got rid of some of it. We kept some of it. We downloaded a TON of stuff, most of it was free. We paid for some of his favorite apps. The biggest ticket item was a whopping $2.99. You just can't beat prices like that. I'm also a huge fan of the Megenius book app. When you purchase the Nabi, you also get 30 free, preloaded books. This is such an awesome application that the's getting a subscription for his birthday. The only complaint I have is that you can't move apps to the sd card. That's why I gave it four starts instead of five, but if I could give it four and a half, I would have. You can put shows, movies, music, pictures, and some app data on the sd card, so there's plenty of room, but it sure would be handy to be able to move apps over as well. This was a solid purchase, and I'd recommend it to anyone with a kid. I can see him using this for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge Improvement over a Solid First Gen

    Posted
    TechDaddy77
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The NABI 2 is a full blown android tablet running the latest operating system with the latest processor technology. It has expandable memory through micro sd, hdmi out, decent battery life and a beautiful screen.I saw one uninformed negative review for the nabi 2 that was simply referring to the issues with the frst nabi tablet. The two tablets look identical, but they are NOT the same. The new nabi has a tegra 3 processor, which easily keeps up with even the most robust games available for tablets, and is wonderful for streaming movies from netflix and other sources. I LOVE tech, and I bought this for my daughter's 5th birthday. I couldn't be happier. What's not to love. This tablet cost the same as my wife's kindle fire, and has far more features and capabilities (We still love the kindle though). I had to be pretty picky to find a negative, but there is a bit of a screen angle limitation that makes it tough when my other daghter wants to watch netflix with her little sister in the car. The solution is that big sister will be getting one for her birthday too. If you are looking for a state of the art 7 inch android tablet for an excellent price, then NABI 2 is the way to go....if your kids are willing to share. P.S. NABI has amazing customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great kids tablet

    Posted
    justadad1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Definitely enjoy the package that Nabi has put together here. great specs in general, and a great bundle of software, learning tools, and their own bits and pieces. Love the 'kid mode' vs 'dad mode' thing for protecting apps. Would like to see more security features (including blocking ads, blocking purchases/in-app, etc.). Coursework is a mixed bag. Starts off interesting, some of the text is way too small and the english sentences are WAY above the grade level (so parent would be expected to assist) -- text-to-speech is a frequent technology, would be useful here for littler students. Some of the math stuff we found repetitive or requiring really detailed counting. Some of the science stuff used concepts I could explain, but my kid would be unlikely to know the words, and the multiple choices could be tricky. I'd like to see this refined. The tutorials aren't overly helpful either, often one screen of text and graphics before pushing you into quizzing. Bundled apps overall seems good for the value. Lots of games, though would like to see fewer requiring upgrades to unlock stuff. Understand there's a coin system, but that's real money somewhere in the process. More control/configurability over the kids mode launcher would be good. 8 per page on a 7" tablet is restrictive, some of the pages are prelabelled. My kid is used to a 10" tablet with every slot filled with app icons... As for hardware, the spaces on the back for adding personalized bits is neat, but SOME should have come in box then. Otherwise, why bother. The bumper is good, but would rather have the product cheaper and let the kids pick their color right off the bat. Bumper also should be more tacky, it's WAY too slippery where it's a protective device. Speakers a bit tinny, and don't love their positioning. And the screen is the real horror here... I know it's one area that drops price quickly, but off angle viewing quickly goes inverted and unusable for multiple people side by side -- which is all but expected for a kids device! I'd prefer to have full google play support... like Nook finally caved and did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent real tablet for kids.

    Posted
    starpr
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It is a real Android tablet designed for kids with a bumber around the tablet to protect it. The tablet have an SD reader, USB, HDMI mini, power and audio port. On the top have 3 buttons volume +/- and on/off. Runs ice cream sandwich and practically have the same specifications as the Nexus 7. I bought one tablet for each kid (ages 8 and 4) and they love it. Now I can use my tablet, the kids they have their own tablet. The kid mode only has access to certain apps and certain website, it can be changed in daddy/mom mode. The amazon store can be added from daddy mode. NOTE: If you add games from the amazon store be sure to deactivate in-app purchase. Amazon is known for a daily free game, but a lot of those games are designed for addional puchases from inside the game. You can be a one click away from a credit card charge. Bottom line, if you modify the nabi with third party programs is your responsability to inspect those programs to see whether they are appropiate for kids or not. Dont blame nabi for your modifications/irresponsibility. Not all the features are operational and some are in beta such as nabi sync, nabi cloud. If you are look for a real tablet that a child can grow with it, look no more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wasn't what I expected

    Posted
    AbqMom

    Like many other parents, we bought the Nabi 2 because our kids were constantly hijacking the iPad. It became frustrating to constantly enable and disable restrictions, and we wanted them to have their own tablet. I did a fair amount of research before ordering this as a Christmas gift for our kids, and really thought I had chosen a great product. I found awesome reviews and articles everywhere I looked. I purchased it based upon the cost (half the price of another iPad), the safety features, and the positive reviews. During set up we encountered our first problem. Wifi was properly connected, but upon opening certain apps, the tablet would prompt us that we could not access because it was not connected to wifi. I was sent an email notifying me that a system update needed to be done, which included instructions on how to do it. The icon never appeared, and the tablet could not detect an update when I searched for it manually. i reached out to customer service, but got an answering machine at the phone number. I emailed also. Still no response nearly one month later. The screen would periodically flash brighter, and sometimes it would power off, and would not turn back on. If we left it for a while, it would turn on again, but not anymore. We have not been able to use it due to, what seems to be a charging issue, and we can almost never get it to power on. I took to the Internet to look for solutions to our issues, and at that time found all of the negative reviews, sharing all of the same problems we have had. The kids did like the tablet, when it was working properly, but we aren't keeping it. Even if the software and charging issues could be fixed, I am beyond disappointed in Nabi's customer service. At this point, I feel much more comfortable paying more for another iPad2 or an iPad mini, and setting it up solely for my kids to use.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend