Jump to content

ipod touch v's android tablet
which one?


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 *Lena*

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

My mum may be (I am researching) going to get the boys an ipod touch or tablet for christmas. I am hoping this will keep them off my samsung galaxy s2 phone playing games. Which is better? I went the galazy phone as I don't like the iphone or apple really. They will only really be playing games on it so is spending the less money buying a tablet rather then the ipod touch fine?

#2 WYSIWYG

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

I'd go the cheapest option.

#3 ~Perplexity~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:10 PM

We have been looking at this as well and i think we will be going the tablet.  I like the touch but i really think they will get more out of a tablet ie they can listen to music, play educational games and watch movies on long car trips.

#4 knottygirl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

id go the tablet.  i dont really care for apple either, i think they are control freaks who treat their workers terribly.


#5 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

We brought an ipod touch for Miss 7. She loves it. Lots of great free apps and free games to play. Plenty of educational stuff available if you want that. DD has loads of music on it too. We are very happy with it.

Edited by Princess.cranky.pants, 11 November 2012 - 10:50 PM.


#6 -Emissary-

Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

They're personally the same in terms of functions, availability of apps etc. However, the only android tablet that is worth the money at the moment is the Nexus.

For a child, I would probably get an iPod touch instead of a tablet. An iPod touch is smaller and easier to carry around.

Price wise, you could also get an 8 gig iPod touch for around $120-$150 depending on sales etc. The only android tablet I would get is the Nexus and that's about $250. Anything below $200 isn't worth it and will probably be laggy and crap. I have yet to hear good things about an android tablet under that amount.

Edited by -Emissary-, 12 November 2012 - 12:00 AM.


#7 Crinkle cut

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:35 AM

Android tablets seem a bit hit and miss.  We have one (cost $300 a few years ago) that is so slow and laggy a lot of games just can't be played.

The touches are GREAT.  I find i-tunes easier to use than the android market.

QUOTE
I like the touch but i really think they will get more out of a tablet ie they can listen to music, play educational games and watch movies on long car trips.


You can do all of that on an i-pod.

Edited by ~maryanne~, 12 November 2012 - 05:35 AM.


#8 FiveAus

Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

With an Apple product, you are guaranteed to get quality. Some of the cheaper Android tablets are about the same quality as an Etch-a-Sketch.

#9 ~TSC~

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

Obviously it depends on budget but there is also iPad mini

#10 cward

Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE
Price wise, you could also get an 8 gig iPod touch for around $120-$150 depending on sales etc
I went to Big W yesterday to get an 8gb touch for my DD2 for christmas (it was on sale for $178) they were sold out and she said not stockign them anymore but they now have a 16Gb for $198 which I ended up getting.

#11 shelly1

Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I think Australia post have the 7" samsung galaxy tab for $249. I would get this. Samsung quality, an operating system they are used to (since they use your phone) and 7" is perfect for little hands - even I prefer it to a 10"



#12 Phascogale

Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

An Ipad would probably be a better option if you really want to go down the tablet route if you really want an apple product.

Both an ipod touch and an ipad have their place.  The ipad is better when it comes to a larger screen size for when kids are watching DVD's/movies (you can convert your current DVD's to a format that the ipods and ipads can use).

Some of our kids have an ipod touch and it's great as an mp3 player but generally the bigger screen of the android tablet we have, has them using that for games and watching movies.  Also it's easier for a kid or three to crowd around a tablet than an ipod touch to all view something at the same time.  Depends on what you want to use it for.

Apple have a great product but it's expensive and I hate that it's exclusive ie you can't use something equivalent to face time to talk to someone on face time because it only works on the apple products.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Wondersuit heaven: Bonds & Disney launch exclusive collection

Bonds and Disney fans with babies to buy for will be celebrating this news. Bonds and Disney have just released collaboration Wondersuits.

Perth hospital mistakes cancerous tumour for "behavioural issues"

When Naomi Holly, a mother of three, noticed her eight-month-old daughter Nora, was having difficulty crawling and standing up as normal, she knew there was something wrong.

Piano playing dad soothes son to sleep in moments

There's nothing more frustrating, or distressing to a parent than a sick child who can't  - or won't got to sleep. 

Lucky escape for mum and bub after snake found in couch

Perth mother Laurie Rushton Dyble was sitting on a recliner chair in her home holding her six-month-old son when her husband suddenly told her to get up and leave the room.

When your partner misses the birth

While no one wants their partner to miss their baby’s birth, it can happen. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.

Motherhood challenge: smug or just a bit of fun?

The #motherhoodchallenge sounds harmless, doesn't it? Some women disagree.

Who's the mum? Family photo goes viral

Last year, it was "The Dress". This year, it is a family photo that is breaking the internet.

5 easy meditation practices for beginners

So who's with me? You know meditating is one of the best things you can possibly do for yourself.

Woman to go on trial for being a bad housewife

An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning at home.

Is the latest advice on women and drinking over the top?

While most expectant mums know to stop drinking when they’re pregnant, experts now warn women should stop drinking earlier than that. Is this necessary?

How household chores can double as a workout

If there's less than a slim chance you'll find time to get out for a jog or to hit the gym today, take heart in knowing that household chores contribute to the calorie equation.

I have no idea what I'm doing - and that's okay

Why don't we talk about the fact that when everything goes right, we may still feel completely lost, and certain that we have failed?

Dad warns of hair tourniquet danger after baby almost loses toe

A shocked father has shared his family's experience in a bid to warn other parents about the dangers of hair becoming entangled around a baby's toe.

Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Since the 1980s, the Italian town of Ostana had not seen the birth of a single baby.

How to start teaching your kids road safety

It's something that can be taught as early as possible and reinforced as they get older and more mobile - even from toddlerhood.

Just announced: Bugaboo Cameleon³ Classic+ Collection update

Meet the brand new understated chic model from Bugaboo.

The emotional moment a mum hears her late son's heartbeat

It's been two and a half years since Heather Clark's seven-month-old son Lukas passed away.

Nine reasons why you have 'brain fog'

One minute your productivity is skyrocketing and the next you're sitting there trying to focus – just like that you draw blank, your brain, mush.

I had a caesarean and it was beautiful

Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Penny Wong

'The most hurtful argument in the marriage equality debate'

Labor frontbencher Penny Wong is used to to hearing arguments against same-sex marriage. But for Australia's most prominent gay politician, one hurts more than others.

Does exercise have to be fun to work?

Some things in life are inherently served with a big scoop of fun: balloons, bubbles, cupcakes to name but a few, but exercise?

Hair dye gives woman second-degree burns

She wanted a fresh colour for 2016, but instead she got chemical burns.

Kelly Slater saves mum and toddler from 'freak wave'

A Perth family has thanked US surfing "legend" Kelly Slater after the star saved a mother and a young toddler from "a freak wave" in Hawaii.

Apple recalls millions of power adapters

Tech giant instigates massive international recall of power point adapters due to risk of electric shock.

Toddler's adorable alphabet goes viral

It's impossible not to share this little boy's excitement  about the alphabet.

Tot's nighttime waking saves family's life

Like all tired parents, Monique and Kyle Ruppel were looking forward to the day their 15-month-old daughter Celia would start sleeping through the night. 

Australian mum gives birth to quintuplets

An Australian mum who has shared the ups and downs of carrying quintuplets has welcomed her five babies into the world.

Dad of four girls faints at gender reveal for fifth baby

It was all too much excitement for this dad.

The simple way you can help your baby's language development

The way parents respond to their child's babbling can shape how their infants communicate.

Zika virus is 'spreading explosively': WHO

The World Health Organization announced that it will convene an emergency meeting about Zika.

National database recommended for child protection cases

Baby Ebony was repeatedly failed by the agencies tasked with her protection before her horrific death at the hands of her father, South Australia's deputy coroner says.

Hospitals put babies at risk by ignoring policy on elective caesareans

Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.

Police help deliver baby on busy roadside

Two police officers delivered more than a traffic fine by the side of a busy Melbourne road yesterday.

1D's Louis Tomlinson shares first photo of baby

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted the first picture of his baby boy, Freddie, on social media.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Melbourne!

Get your ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.