Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids priced at $230, arrives to the U.S. next month

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids back in August, with plans to first release the kid-friendly tablet in South Korea and then bring it to other markets in the “months to come”.

Samsung has now announced the tablet will arrive to the U.S. market on November 10th priced at $229.99, just in time for the holidays. The Tab 3 Kids is essentially the exact same tablet as the Tab 3 7.0, with the only difference being the somewhat hideous color scheme and the addition of kid-friendly software.

The Tab 3 comes with a special “kids mode” that has its own UI that it is both easier to use for children and keeps them from changing important device settings or accessing things they shouldn’t. The tablet also is pre-loaded with plenty of great games including Fruit Ninja, Where’s My Perry, Kids Planet Discovery and more.

Any time an older user wants to use the tablet, they can switch back to the regular TouchWiz UI and have unfettered access to whatever they wish.

As you’d expect, the Tab 3 Kids also includes parental controls that allow parents to prevent kids from using certain sites or visiting unauthorized websites. There’s also a timer that will lock your kids out of the tablet after a user-defined period of time.

Unlike devices such as the Meep, this tablet isn’t crippled by its child-friendly UI.

Any time an older user wants to use the tablet, they can switch back to the regular TouchWiz UI and have unfettered access to whatever they wish.

Is the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids worth the money? Yes and no. At $229.99, it’s hard to recommend the dual-core Samsung tablet when you can pick up the much more powerful Nexus 7 (2013) for not much more and then just set up restricted profiles for the young ones.

Still, if you absolutely want the kid-friendly UI, the Tab 3 Kids is probably one of the best tablets out there that’s officially marketed as a kid’s device. In order to help sweeten the deal, the Tab 3 Kids also comes with $10 Google Play credit, 3 months Hulu Plus, 12-months of Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi, and 50GB of Dropbox storage.

What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up?

By | 2013-10-29T03:00:02+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Android Related, Just the Tablets|0 Comments

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