nabi 2: Keep your kids off your iPad

Kids’ gadgets often look great, but can offer disappointing results – the kids’ cameras on the market are a prime example – but it looks like the latest tablet designed for the children’s market is taking a leaf out of the books of the people who make devices for the grown-ups.


The nabi 2 tablet is the most powerful kids’ tablet available, boasting an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, with Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad Core and a fifth core that extends battery autonomy.

The screen has a 1024×600 resolution plus there’s 8GB of onboard storage, which can be extended by up to 32GB via the SD slot.

It’s not often you list the specs of a kids’ gadget before getting onto the more interesting and quirky features, so this sets the nabi 2 apart from the competition for a start. Having said that, it does cost £149.99 – although its makers say it comes with applications, books and music worth more than £120.

The tablet features a food-grade silicone bumper for protection – and for safety if it gets chewed! Go online to and you can see how it can withstand drops from 7ft without sustaining any damage – and see how some of its non-kid-friendly rivals fare in the same tests…

Onboard, you’ll find FoozKid University, which features 2,000 lessons in math, science, and English, as well as detailed insight into skills mastered and trouble spots for parents. For tunes, it comes with Spinlets+ Music, a music solution for kids that has more than 9,000 albums, while Spinlets+ TV offers more than 700 hours of kid-friendly entertainment.

The makers also promise console-quality HD games and more than 500 apps picked by mums and approved by kids in the AppZone application store.

And just in case they’re having too much fun, the Chore List and Treasure Box, are designed to help them learn how to make good choices, be responsible, and understand consequences. In Chore List, parents are able to assign tasks, set priorities and reward with nabi Coins when jobs are completed.

Nabi also offers facilities for storing content in the cloud, syncing wirelessly and troubleshooting any problems.

The Nabi 2 is available to buy from Argos, Toys R Us and Smyths.