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#1 ~iMum~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

I'm tossing up whether to buy DS almost 7 and 9 an iPod touch or iPad for Xmas this year. Just wondering if anyone can tell if the iPod touch has Internet browsing capability? I'm not sure I'm ready for the kids to have unlimited access to the net at these ages, which is what's leading me away from the iPad.

#2 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

An iPod touch does have internet but you can password protect it so it can't be used when you don't want it to be. I think you could do that with an iPad too original.gif

#3 cward

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Exactly what Therese said.  If you are tossing up between the two you could also throw the ipad mini into the mix

#4 ~iMum~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

Argh!


Lol.

#5 Eeyolet

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Both have WiFi access but you don't have to enable it. We just got an iPad Mini and love it! best of both worlds, small and light enough to be easily portable and large enough to play games easier, watch videos etc.

I also have an iPhone (same size as touch) and was borrowing FILs iPad2 and I would choose the iPad Mini again any day. My only problem is I have to fight off my kids for it, lol.

#6 Heather11

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

I would through the Ipad mini into the mix too.  I haven't really checked out the size dimension of it but I like the fact that DS's Ipod touch is so portable.

He has a little case for it that he clips on his belt and he can take it with him if we go to the doctors, at DD's sporting events etc.  To me the Ipad is too large to easily carry around.  I can see that it would just end up being yet another item that I will be asked to look after/carry.  If I am asked to look after the Ipod I can simply just throw it in my handbag or put it in my pocket.

#7 ~iMum~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

Thanks everyone. I really like the iPad mini, too. DH will be getting an iPad, too. Gee, winning the New Years lotto will be appreciated!

#8 cinnabubble

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

My children are trying to convince me that the Ipad Mini is for kids and they need one.

#9 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

My 7 year old has an ipod touch. We have a password so she cannot access the internet.

We use iTunes cards to buy apps/music so we don't have credit card details on the ipod. And you need the password to buy anything. Also have the buy in games app thing turned off so she can't buy anything from the popup adds.

ipad mini looks good but ipod is cheaper. We were not prepared to spend anymore than we did. I love how compact it is ipod is. DD can carry it herself in a small bad. Ipads (even the mini) are bulky.

Also with the ipod you can get covers that completely enclose them. DD's has a hard cover on the screen and back which is great when it's for kids. I have yet to find anything that completely encloses our ipad.

#10 ~iMum~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

I'm just looking at the apple store now and am pleasantly surprised to see they offer discounts when you buy more than one, as well as free shipping. I also like the free engraving option - saves me having to get it done. If I buy through them, it means DH can get a 32GB instead of the 16GB I was going to be stingy and get him original.gif

#11 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

I didn't know there was a discount if you bought more than one. Thanks for letting us know original.gif

#12 Eeyolet

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (Princess.cranky.pants @ 27/11/2012, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also with the ipod you can get covers that completely enclose them. DD's has a hard cover on the screen and back which is great when it's for kids. I have yet to find anything that completely encloses our ipad.


There are plenty of covers like this for the iPad, you can get them from any shopping centre around here from one of the phone cover stalls. Otherwise eBay! I am getting a fully enclosed one for our Mini, it is kind of like a wallet/ book cover style.

#13 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

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There are plenty of covers like this for the iPad, you can get them from any shopping centre around here from one of the phone cover stalls. Otherwise eBay! I am getting a fully enclosed one for our Mini, it is kind of like a wallet/ book cover style.


I have a book like cover for the ipad and it completely covers it. But that wasn't what I meant.

The ipod cover has a hard clear plastic that covers the screen as well as the back. It clips together around the ipod so the ipod is completely enclosed and it has a plastic backing cover that goes over the top of the case.

Similar to this but not as expensive. http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/28020-Griffin-S...ack-Reviews.htm Ours cost $20 from a phone accessories place in a shopping center.

#14 cward

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

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The ipod cover has a hard clear plastic that covers the screen as well as the back. It clips together around the ipod so the ipod is completely enclosed and it has a plastic backing cover that goes over the top of the case.

Similar to this but not as expensive. http://www.mobilefun.co.uk/28020-Griffin-S...ack-Reviews.htm Ours cost $20 from a phone accessories place in a shopping center.
  You can get those for the ipad and ipad mini too.  They are expensive but I learnt the had way when I cracked my screen with just the apple cover on it.  Personally I dont like the ones with the plastic cover that is over the screen but I have one that has the silicon back cover that goes around all corners, nothing is exposed and then a hard flap that covers the front when not in use.  I wish I could remember the brand because it is not on there and I want exactly the same thing for my DD's mini

#15 jumpingbeans

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:20 AM

my kids have the ipod touch, we have an ipad and now one of them has the ipad mini.

must say, that I love the size of the mini best. considering the new price of the ipod touch, i would choose the mini. DS10 sold his ipod touch and brought himself the mini (he had birthday money). He loved the bigger screen of the ipad to play games but couldn't afford it so hence the mini. Now that he has the mini he prefers it so much better. It sits in his hands better for the games. I've used it a few times and you can browse the internet and play games easier then the ipod touch but its not as big as the ipad. Easier for him to carry around. Would be easier to read books on the mini too. You can hold it in one hand. He didnt get the wifi mini, so it only works with internet at home.

#16 cward

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:21 AM

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He didnt get the wifi mini, so it only works with internet at home
arent they all wifi or wifi and 3G.  So he should be able to use it wherever there is a wifi hotspot

#17 dadathome

Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

QUOTE (cward @ 29/11/2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
arent they all wifi or wifi and 3G.  So he should be able to use it wherever there is a wifi hotspot

Yep, exactly.

#18 IsolaBella

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE (cward @ 28/11/2012, 11:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get those for the ipad and ipad mini too.  They are expensive but I learnt the had way when I cracked my screen with just the apple cover on it.  Personally I dont like the ones with the plastic cover that is over the screen but I have one that has the silicon back cover that goes around all corners, nothing is exposed and then a hard flap that covers the front when not in use.  I wish I could remember the brand because it is not on there and I want exactly the same thing for my DD's mini


I agree with this. I have a plastic silicone cover that goes all around and comes up around the corners. I have dropped my mini numerous times and it is fine. I am changing DS2 ipad cover to similar from the silicone back cover with the magnetic cover as I am afraid it will bust.





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