ClickN Kids Tablet Review with Looney Tunes Phonics
Price – 99.99
Release Date – October 2013
Age Group – 5 and Older
Related Publishers – Android,
Looney Tunes Phonics
Quality – Good
What is the ClickN Kids Tablet
The ClickN Kids Tablet is a dual interface Android tablet meaning you can get in and out of the kids safe app and use it as a regular tablet. The Parental controls are based on the Kids Place app which locks kids inside a safe program where they can’t purchase apps, has a web filter, and they will only have access to the apps that you allow them to have. I would say it was safe for children younger than 5 to use with adult supervision.
It is loaded with 30 apps like Talking Tom 2, Team Awesome, and the Looney Tunes Phonics program. The Looney Tunes Phonics program is designed to help children of all ages to learn to read and has won awards for outstanding educational program for kids for 8 years in a row.
You will have access to the full Android market via Google Play. This includes all of Google’s apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Maps, Chrome Browser, and Google+.
You will have an option of 8 different colored bumpers to decorate and protect the ClickN kids tablet. The durability has yet to be proven by this tablet since it is a new product.
They have managed to produce it for $99 and it includes lots of software which makes me question the quality of the internal components.
ClcikN Kids Tablet Specs
It has a 7″ multi touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. It’s nothing impressive compared to many of the other kids tablets that have been released this year. They all seem to have around the same specs.
The processor is a Dual Core 1.5 GHz and it has 1 GB RAM which seems to keep the programs running fairly smoothly. Considering the low resolution of the screen, speed should not be an issue with the 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.
The memory included is 8 GB minus the firmware and software space required for the included programs. You can expand the memory by up to 32 GB with the micro SD slot. They also claim 5 GB of cloud space with Google Drive but anyone with a Gmail account has this available already.
It has 1 front facing camera with no specs but based on picture quality I would say it was between .3 Mp and 1 MP.
It has Single Band Single Antenna WiFi which is going to give you around 3G speed if you have a decent home internet service that runs your network. There is no Bluetooth on this tablet.
There are 2 speakers included and the sound quality is average for this price range.
Other ports include a micro USB to connect to your computer or a charger and a headphone port.
It has a built in rechargeable battery(3600 mAH) that lasts up to 5 hours for music play and 3 hours while using video and internet. This is actually my main concern with this tablet. A short battery life usually means a poor battery and the first thing to fail on a cheaper tablet.
- ClickN Kids Tablet
- Matching Gel Case
- USB Cable
- AC/Wall Charger
- Instructional Guide
- Quick Start Case Guide
- Poor Battery
- Poor Camera
- Average Screen
- Average Speakers
This tablet is a great bargain and has a great learn to read program if this is your primary concern. You will also have access to the full Android world which is basically new to the kids tablet market to have a kids tablet with Google Play. The main draw to this tablet is the Looney Tunes Phonics program and Android Market but I see little value in this tablet otherwise.
Your going to get what you pay for. A kids tablet with average components and battery that will potentially fail. It is getting good reviews from parents so far but it usually takes 3 to 6 months to see if the components will hold up to children’s use. There are very few options for kids tablets in the under $100 range but here is a very good option.
You can stay very close to this budget with a Kindle Fire HD 2nd generation model(around $110) and it has FreeTime Unlimited which is a kids app and subscription to over 10,000 kids games, movies, and books by publishers like Disney, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros.
If your looking for the best kids tablet on the market then check out the new Nabi 2 Nickelodeon Edition($199).