Polaroid is pleased to introduce a tablet specifically designed for children - the 7.0" Kids Tablet. Featuring the Android 4.0 OS, the tablet combines all the fun and entertainment kids love with the security, durability and educational content that provides parents with peace of mind.
Award winning design:
The Polaroid kids tablet has been named a CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree in the Tablets, E-Readers & Mobile Computing product category. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Creative fun and games:
Included are a customized suite of apps like Kids Cam, Music Studio and Draw that encourage children to develop creative capabilities and show off their creative side to friends and family members with videos, pictures and songs. The tablet also features Kids Vids, an app that allows children to stream safe and filtered videos for all age groups and Free Play, a simple & unique way to display all the free games/apps available for download from the kid-friendly App Shop. In the Game Arcade kids can enjoy playing Doodle Jump and 15 other fun, easy to play games.
Safe, tough and durable:
Equipped with innovative side and rear bumpers to help protect the tablet from accidental bumps as well as built-in parental controls and a safe web browser that are quick and easy to setup, the tablet is designed to provide a safe interactive experience. Also included is the exclusive App Shop which is loaded with a variety of free and paid kid-friendly apps. The tablet even features a display lock, which locks the tablet's display and buttons, allowing young children to enjoy videos or interactive books without interruption.
Reading options for children of all ages!:
The Polaroid Kids Tablet is designed to make learning fun. It comes preloaded with a selection of top-rated interactive children's books, as well as NOOK for Android from Barnes and Noble. The tablet includes award-winning Dr. Seuss and Smithsonian interactive books which offer kids three different ways to read- "Read to me" where you listen to the book with the words highlighted, "Read it myself" where you read the book in its traditional form, and "Auto-Play" where the book plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning the pages. It also features top-rated learning apps that children will have fun with as they learn their numbers, letters and much more.
The included tablet stand is great for watching videos, interactive books and charging.
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average customer rating based on 10 reviews
Headphone slot weak - 04/28/2013
Newer used tablet myself, but got this one for my son. Everything seems to be great except of two serious issues: 1 Google Play market does not support it! and 2 After two month of usage headphone slot got broken, now it just fell inside the machine and you can hear it if you shake the tablet
My 17 month daughter loves it - 02/28/2013
Had this tablet for 2 weeks now cause our daughter keeps on playing with my wifes iPhone. I dont want to get her an expensive tablet that shell break in a few days for sure. This one is just right for tiny ones and for the budget too.
Apps appropriate for kids and i love the parental controls, the parental lock and the screen lock. Seems very durable and the rubber edges keeps it shock proof. our daughter loves watching the kids videos and the music studio.
my only gripe is that i dont think it comes with a car charger? the USB charger port is a bit loose and sometimes does not charge in a certain position.
im happy with the purchase and not surprised that the other parents give it good reviews too.
Great product! - 02/22/2013
Its my 3 years old sons birthday gift, obviusly its his favrite! It keeps him entertained for hours and he enjoy it evry much to watch video and listen to music.Its easy to setup and use, The dock it comes with is great for watching videos or books without having to hold the tablet,Highly recommended!
Polaroid Kid Tablet - 02/20/2013
Reviewer: Mary Dawson
Love it, I trust Polaroid so i would rather buy this one than one with a funny name i never heard of! Great apps on this my daughter is 5 and she loves it and i cant get her to put it down, even at the dinner table!!
A Great Product - 02/19/2013
My 4 1/2 year old loves this product and was able to operate the tablet with ease the minute we took it out of the box. She like to play with the arcade games and listen to the stories on it.
GREAT PRODUCT! - 02/11/2013
I love this product! The price point is right on and I love all programs that come installed with this tablet. Dr. suess books is my kids favorite one!! I can also take the parental locks off and on very easily so that I can use the tablet myself when needed. Absolutely an amazing product!!
Great Kids Tablet 1-29-2013 - 01/29/2013
This is by far the best thing I ever bought. my 3 year old always used to steal my tablet, and now he loves this! It can be dropped anywhere, completely break proof, I love the preloaded kids vids with parental controls, keeps him busy for hours. One of the best features is the preloaded books that can be read to him on autoplay, and the other thing I love is the stand it comes with! great for entertainig them while eating or waiting somewhere. Distracts my kid for hours of fun and many educational games! Very highly recommend this to everyone!
Lifesaver - 01/28/2013
Took this on our flight to CA, kept my 4 year old busy the entire time! The dr Seuss books provide hours of fun, simple to set up and feels great not having to worry about broken screens or parts. Thanks polaroid!
Amazing - 01/28/2013
Reviewer: Caitlin and Sophia
My daughter is 2.5 and using this tablet like an adult! I love the built in case, the fact that she can use it herself and that she is learning key skills she needs. Its nice to have something she can use being so young. It has amazing games for her that she can understand and even comes with preloaded books that read to her. I would highly recommend this for any child! With the parental locks you can feel safe while they learn!
Saved it on my sons birthday list. - 01/08/2013
This is a good tablet, Polaroids also loaded up some kids software, like Kids Vids, a video app that pulls videos off of YouTube based on the users age. There some age controls on here as well, though theyre hardly the most involved weve seen on a device like this. If you have got this tablet, Perhaps want to play movies/flash on it, but this tablet cant play all formats.
Q: How can I check to determine if my internet connection is working?
A: Make sure that you have a working Wi-Fi internet connection by checking the connection with another wireless device (e.g. notebook or smartphone). Note that it's not possible to connect your Polaroid tablet to the internet with a cable.
Q: How can I fix my internet connection?
A: If the connection is not working, check your router and modem settings. Consult the manual for the proper settings and try again to connect your Polaroid tablet to Wi-Fi.
Q: How can I reconnect my tablet to Wi-Fi?
A: Turn off the Wi-Fi on the tablet, and then turn it back on. Often this makes the tablet reconnect to the Wi-Fi network. If there was an internet interruption or your router or modem was turned off, it may be necessary to start with connecting your router or modem to the internet. Please read the manual of your router or modem for instructions how to do this.
Q: What else can I do to make a Wi-Fi connection?
- Look for pairing button
Some modems or routers have a pairing button that must be pressed the very first time you try to make a Wi-Fi connection with a new device. Check your Wi-Fi router/modem documentation to see if this is the case and press the corresponding button.
- Decrease distance between your Tablet and the Modem/Router
Make sure that you are relatively close - if possible within a few feet - to the modem/router to make your first connection. When this works, increase the distance to test how far away you can go and still make a connection.
- Try other Wi-Fi access points
Try connecting to a friend's Wi-Fi access point. If your tablet connects, set your own Wi-Fi router/modem with similar parameters.
- Double check the correct input of your password
If you have to enter a password (a security code of type WEP or WPA) to access your modem or router , be very careful that you do not confuse 1 and I (number one and letter I), 0 and O (zero and letter O), or U and V. These are common mistakes that prevent access to the wireless network.
Q: When can I best recharge the battery?
A: Make sure your battery is completely charged by connecting the tablet to its power adapter. You can improve battery life by fully charging, fully using, and then recharging a couple of times. When fully charged, use your tablet until the battery is completely empty, and then recharge the battery. Repeat this 3 or 4 times.
Q: Can I start my Tablet without a fully charged battery?
A: If the battery is completely drained, charge it by connecting your tablet to the charger/adapter, but do not attempt to start the tablet with the power on/off button. When the unit gets enough power it will start by itself. This can take a few hours. Even when started, do not use the tablet until the battery is fully charged.
Q: How can I prevent battery drain?
A: You may have network applications that are auto launched when you start the tablet and run in the background. These applications have an impact on the battery drain. For example: automatically checking for e-mail every 5 minutes, or getting weather updates every 10 minutes. Turn of these applications and change the settings to prevent these programs from starting when starting your tablet. Stop the applications when you are not actively using them.
If you are not using the Wi-Fi connection, shut it off on the tablet. The same goes for Bluetooth.
A screen set to very bright levels also drains energy. Lower the brightness levels and set the tablet to have the screen turn off after 2 minutes of non-use.
Q: How can I download applications?
There are several application stores available, such as Getjar, Google Play. To be able to install applications from these stores, you have to enable 'unknown sources'.
- Enter settings
- Go to security settings
- Select 'unknown sources'
Now you can download and install applications from these stores: Go to the selected market and find application you want.
Note: Just like any other program on the internet, you canâ€™t trust all applications. Some applications are comparable to spam, others just don't work properly. We are not responsible for the compatibility of your tablets with all applications. Check the system version of your device and the minimum required by the application.
Q: What to do of if the tablet freezes?
A: If your tablet freezes, or in any other way does not react, you can force it to turn off by pushing and holding the power button for 15 seconds.
If this doesn't work, use the 'pinhole reset button' when available. Get a paperclip and use it to gently push the reset button on the backside of the unit
Q: How can I reset the tablet to factory default settings?
A: If your unit keeps on freezing or fails in other ways, you can always reset the device to factory default. When you do this, all the content you added will be deleted from the tablet. Therefore it is important to make a backup before resetting the tablet.
- Connect the tablet to a PC with a USB cable.
- Activate USB transferring and make a backup of your music, photos, documents etc.
- When the backup is complete, go to Settings.
- Select Backup & Reset and choose FACTORY DATA RESET.
- Push OK. The tablet will then start up the same way it was when it left the factory.
Now you can connect the tablet to your computer and transfer your files back to the tablet.
Note: Factory reset will fix certain problems. Please try this before taking the tablet back to the store or contacting the help desk.
Q: How can I best clean the touch screen?
A: If the touch screen is dirty or greasy, it may not react properly. Clean the screen with a dry soft cloth. Note that the screen is made of glass. Preferably use a microfiber cloth made for glass to avoid scratches. You can also use a soft cotton cloth. Make sure the cloth is clean to avoid scratches.
Q: How can I calibrate the touch screen?
A: If the touch screen is not working properly, you may need to re-calibrate the screen.
- Got to settings.
- In the Settings screen, select 'Repair & Formatting' at the bottom of the menu list.
- In the 'Repair & Formatting' screen, select 'Touch screen Calibration'. You will be asked to put your tablet down.
- Put the device on a flat surface.
- Select 'Calibrate the touch screen'. The calibration will start. Do not touch the device until the calibration is complete.
Note: if you do not put the device on a flat surface (e.g. a table), calibration will not be successful.
Q: What is Android™?
A: Android is a popular open software platform used in portable devices. Games and applications of all different types are now available and new exciting ones are yet to come due to its open architecture.
Android™ is open source. This means hundreds of hardware manufacturers can implement Android without cost. It is completely open to software developers without a central censoring authority.
Q: What if an application doesn't work?
A: Almost every application has its own developer. It is impossible for us to keep track of why a game or application does or doesn't work. If you have problems with an application, please check first the internet webpage of the developer of a forum on the internet.
Polaroid is not responsible for problems that may occur as a result of downloading applications or any other software on the tablet
Q: Which media file formats are supported?
A: Most music, video and photo formats are supported on your tablet. Please check the manual for specific details.
Note: Music, movies, applications or any other content bought or downloaded via the iTunes store will almost never play on your tablet
Q: How can I transfer existing content from a PC or Mac?
A: You can easily transfer existing content from your PC or Mac to your tablet. Just connect your computer to the tablet and drag and drop your media files to the proper folder. Put music into Music, photos into Pictures, and videos into Video.
You can also copy your files to an SD memory card (make the corresponding maps yourself) and play them on the tablet.