Polaroid is mostly known as a camera company, but recently has decided to try out the tablet market. One of the more interesting developments it has produced is the aptly named Polaroid Kids Tablet, which seeks to compete with v.Tech.
The Polaroid Kids Tablet features a 7 inch touchscreen and is very rugged. It is made of a hardened rubber that survived a few of our impromptu drop tests. Underneath the hood is a 1GHz processor, 8GB of memory, 512MB of RAM, USB port, WiFi, and an SD card slot for extended memory.
The kids tablet is running Google Android 4.0 and has a very bubbly touchscreen interface. It is all customized with over-sized icons that have drawing apps, pictures, Disney videos, enhanced ebooks, and a ton of games. Most of the animated books come from Barnes and Noble and include many features, such as “read aloud” and “read to me.” With this content distribution, you will find that customers in the USA will enjoy this tablet to the max, while international customers may find their selection lacking.
There seems to be no content distribution system bundled with the device. You don’t really have any viable options to download new games or kids apps to it. You will have install the Good e-Reader APP Market if you want to load in a ton of content and not worry about regional restrictions.
This might be a solid investment for parents who want a kid friendly tablet with the ability to load in your own kids apps and games. Most other kids tablets work with cartridges or expensive accessories. This is running Android, so your daily life should be a bit easier to manage. It is on sale now for $149.99 from Polaroid.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.