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Fuhu’s 5″ nabi Jr. Tegra-Powered Children’s Tablet, Starting at Just $99

Looking to pick your kid up an inexpensive, yet completely power-packed children’s tablet this holiday season? Fuhu, a manufacturer that dedicates their time to creating tech just for kids, has launched the nabi Jr., powered by NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra processor. The tablet features a 5″ (840 x 400) touchscreen display (quite small), Ice Cream Sandwich, and comes in 4GB and 16GB storage options. Interestingly enough, the 4GB variant comes with a low price of just $99, while the 16GB model is just $129. Why they decided against an 8GB model is beyond us, but we’re sure they had their reasons. 

The tablet will have a complete accessory line, which is something even some top manufacturers can’t seem to deliver for our adult-sized toys. The nabi Jr. goes on sale mid-December and can be found in both retail stores or online.

Via: Nabi

  • suitcasejohnny

    The big problem with so many of these kids tablets is that the Google Play Store is not available on them… Discovering that’s it really hard to get the apps/games you want on these tablets without the Play Store.

    • Gav456

      Google play isn’t preloaded, it’s easy enough to install though

  • http://twitter.com/morpheus282 William

    Well crap. I just ordered an Ematic FunTab for my 3 year old.

    • http://twitter.com/BossAsHell Boss As Hell

      I just ordered one for my 2 year old. Seems decent enough.

    • TechDad

      I ordered 2 of those Ematic FunTabs and they were horrible, they went straight back to Walmart. Ended up going for the Nabi 2 it’s a MUCH better choice worth the extra $$

  • mcdonsco

    Why would anyone in their right mind buy this when they could get this: http://www.amazon.com/Tursion-Android-Capacitive-Gsensor-Storage/dp/B008Z11OTC/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1354649324&sr=1-3

    FOR LESS

    Would anyone REALLY pay for a tablet specifically to look/feel/work like a childs toy for more money over something, non-toy’ish and more capable for less?

    • http://twitter.com/RavnosCC RavnosCC

      That doesn’t look drop tested… come on.

      • mcdonsco

        ok…good point…only reason I could see now :-)

  • Kurtis Tamez

    Beh, Just bought my 7 y/o a Nexus 7 for X-Mas. Get them started Young and treat the kids like responzible intelligent human beings.

    • Bill Hewins

      We’ve been teaching our 19 month old daughter to use the Kindle Fire. Right now she’s just watching videos on it, but she’s learning how to use the touch screen.

      The down side to that is my TV has little finger prints on the screen that is within her reach because she thinks that is a touch screen also.

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      I tend to agree with your point, but $199 is not $99. This is a nice cheaper alternative.

      • Kurtis Tamez

        True enough. There are other attractively priced Tabs out there as well at that ~$100 Price Point. I just don’t care to limit the purchase to something that looks like a toddler should be playing with.

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          Isn’t it toddlers that will be playing with it?

        • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

          I agree with all of your points, just playing devil’s advocate.

  • Raven

    The also make the nice 7″ Nabi 2 with a Tegra 3 processor. I seriously want to get that one for my daughter. It regularly sells for $200 though and it is hard to justify that over a Nexus 7 even with the kid tough bumper and kids apps (I like that the bumper on that one is removable so it can still be used as a tablet as my kid gets older and doesn’t want the kiddie bumper any more). It was available at a few places on Black Friday for only $130 and for that price it was an excellent deal. Unfortunately it sold out in no time and I was unable to get one at that price so I need to keep looking.

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    • chrismcconkey

      I picked up one of these on Black Friday. I got one out and messed around with it and it was so very quick. I can’t wait to see my niece open hers up.

    • T4rd

      Parental controls is what sold it for me. I got my 9 yo son a Nabi 2. It has a “parent” mode where it functions as a normal tablet too.

    • Craig

      I purchased the 7″ Nabi for my son. I got it for $129 from Best Buy and I would say it’s definitely worth that price. I don’t think I would pay $129 for the 5″ version.

    • http://www.gizmoninja.com/ Tabe

      I’m assuming this Nabi 2 tablet doesn’t run the Play Store.. Does the included app store have quality content?

    • jmigsm

      you missed the thanksgiving day sale for $129

  • Joseph Joffe

    Weird. On their site, they only list specs for an 8GB version, with expandable SD storage, for $199 …

    • r0lct

      That’s the Nabi 2, not the “Jr”. The Nabi two hardware wise is essentially a N7.

  • Roberto Taylor

    5″ tablet? There’s phones bigger than that now…lol

    • r0lct

      If you look at the competition from other kids toys tablet makers (Leapfrog, Vtech, etc) they’ve all zero’ed in on 5″ inches.

      • rodney11ride

        thats what she said

  • t3chi3

    The stupidly simplistic layout of an iOS device, running Android, for kids….. I like it!

  • JoshGroff

    The PSP Vita has a 5″ screen, so a child’s tablet with that size actually makes sense.