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#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 TenOfSwords

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 Furthermore

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.

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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

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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.




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