Polaroid’s new made an appearance at CES 2013 and I just had to try it out for myself. Tablets for kids used to be pretty disappointing devices, but now we’re seeing kids tablets with some decent specs and performance. The Polaroid Kids Tablet is an example of how a device for children doesn’t have to be a pain to work with. In my time with the device, I found it to be responsive and easy to understand.
Again I’m not saying its a bad tablet but it is definately not a kids tablet unless you got children that don’t ever move and never EVER drop anything.
For a kids friendly tablet i would expect a little more then that. I would understand a tumble down all my 13 steps and hitting every corner but this is pretty sad. Now comes the repair part. I can take it to a shop and get it repaired for roughly $100 or i can buy a new tablet because as i was informed this is no warranty issue since it was dropped (kind of understandable) BUT they do not do screen repairs therefor its on you to buy new or dish out for repairs. Now with that being said i opted for door number 3 which is researching all over the place, hunting down how-to videos and bought a $25 replacement digitizer glass and hope that with all my technological knowledge and experience in electronics repair i will be able to make this work for me if not i gained experience and wont make the mistake of buying a Kurio Tablet again.
Polaroid needs to develop the Kids Tablet into a version for senior citizens — or people of any age who have difficulty holding any of the current crop of “grownup” tablets. That large grippable area around the screen and the big buttons make perfect sense for arthrtic hands. My dad is 90 and has 7″ tablet that is difficult for him to handle.