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Oh for the love of God please just tell me which tablet I need?!

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BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 12:32:05

I've never used a tablet, dc have never used a tablet, I am clueless as is Dh.

I want to get them one each, ds is 7 and dd is 3. They don't have to be the same one.

They will 'need' them for watching movies, watching likes of iplayer, playing apps (educational and non) and searching net .

What should I buy? I'm thinking of the tesco hudl for ds? Can I do all the above on it? What about for dd? I don't think she'd like an innotab because she will want something that looks grown up like ds's.

Please someone just explain things as if I am a complete tablet novice and complete technophobic idiot, because, well, I am.

I don't want to spend much over £100 on ds and much much less if possible on dd.

Ps I've had advice already but I just don't understand.

bymoonlight Sun 29-Sep-13 12:36:08

I think I am getting a dd1 (6yo) a nook.

I did think about getting her a Kindle but I like that the nook is android and can connect to Google play and cheaper

BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 12:53:01

You see -android??? Google play???

figwit Sun 29-Sep-13 13:06:37

Nook's are a great price at the moment. I have a NOOK 7 inch and would recommend. Will do all they need.

DameFanny Sun 29-Sep-13 13:11:35

If you let them have an always-on connection to an online store - as you would with a kindle or nook, or setup for google play , it could cost you a lot more than a hundred quid.

Get a cheap Android - you can get them for 60 quid or so - and don't give them the wifi password. If they want something added you connect and download, and then have it forget the wifi connection - it's the best way to avoid the three year old downloading the entirety of the Disney back catalogue...

bymoonlight Sun 29-Sep-13 14:28:17

Can't I put parental controls on the nook so dd1 can't spend without the password?

stargirl1701 Sun 29-Sep-13 14:31:50

A shared family iPad?

BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 15:04:46

Damefanny - I don't even know what you mean by android! Sorry. Could they watch movies / play apps/ iplayer and search the Internet? If so what 'android' would be good?

I'd love a family iPad but its way above our budget.

stargirl1701 Sun 29-Sep-13 16:33:42

Even a re-conditioned iPad 2? You can buy them direct from Apple shops.

BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 16:54:35

But I don't think one iPad between 2 kids would work because we need it to use when travelling

NumptyNu Sun 29-Sep-13 17:54:31

Check out the new Tesco one for around £100.

BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 19:22:42

Yes I'm leaning towards to Tesco one for ds I think, thanks.

Any ideas on an uber cheap one for dd??



Altinkum Sun 29-Sep-13 19:28:23

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Altinkum Sun 29-Sep-13 19:28:50

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derektheladyhamster Sun 29-Sep-13 19:31:24

I've just bought a nook hd only £79 as a replacement tablet for ds2 (10) and will probably get one for my ds1 (13) for xmas.

cariadmawr Sun 29-Sep-13 19:32:32

Watching with deep interest I want one for ds2 (7) they are all lost on me

derektheladyhamster Sun 29-Sep-13 19:33:20

I think you can have 6 different 'accounts' on the nook with different books and apps on.

bymoonlight Sun 29-Sep-13 19:36:33

I am considering a HUDL. <<not helpful>>

Does anyone know the differences between a nook and a hudl?

BeaWheesht Sun 29-Sep-13 19:41:06

By moonlight - clearly I don't but I'm wondering the same.

Trills Sun 29-Sep-13 19:45:22


Trills Sun 29-Sep-13 19:45:23

Nexu s

Trills Sun 29-Sep-13 19:45:37


Trills Sun 29-Sep-13 19:46:10

dy hell - Mumsnet's "you must type a message" thing seems to think that I want to make a post 5 seconds after ai load every page.

Nexus 7.

I'm off to complain on Site Stuff.

Asheth Sun 29-Sep-13 19:50:25

I think the nook doesnt have a camera and the hudl does. I'm thinking hudl for my ds but waiting for it to be out a bit longer so i can hear peoples opinions!

fuckwittery Sun 29-Sep-13 20:00:43

Kindle fire each, heard there are better out there, but good for my two, 3 and 6. As you are new to tablets, you MUST play with it yourself and familiarise yourself before giving it to the DC. They are pretty intuitive but you need to play around and find out how you purchase things, and put a password on purchases, otherwise they can "buy" games and add ons to games.
A subscription to online lovefilm will give them access to loads of tv programmes and kids films.

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