Congratulations to Lynnette Bull, winner of the Alcatel OneTouch. Stay tuned for more giveaways soon!
This is a review
Most know how I feel about screen time. We are all about it being used in moderation for Tom who is 4.
With this day and age though, there comes a time when your children will be using screen technology at school and their friends will be talking about their own personal collection of ipods, ipads, tablets and the like. Suddenly, your children are more excited about receiving the next best piece of technology for Christmas instead of a toy that gets them outside or something that inspires inspiration and fun. It can be hard to swallow, but like anything it’s all about balance and what suits you and your family!
I’ve been reviewing the Alcatel OneTouch and I think it’s a great entry-point to tablets for school aged children. If you’re considering buying something for your kids but you’re not ready to invest in the cost of an ipad or feel your children are too young for something so costly, then this tablet might be for you!
Alcatel OneTouch – Facts & Features
The PIXI (7) tablet is perfect for everyday use with 3G connectivity, it is compact and lightweight in design, weighing only 285 grams. Powered by Android 4.4 (KitKat), the PIXI (7) comes preinstalled with a selection of useful apps for a great out of the box experience. PIXI (7) is also the ideal TV companion: an Infrared port transforms it into a universal remote control for your TV and Miracast allows you to share content to a TV. The PIXI (7) tablet is available for $99 prepaid nationally from Optus stores and online at http://optus.com.au.
What Stood Out
PRICE – It’s only $99. It’s cheap for a tablet and personally, I wouldn’t want to invest more than that on a tablet which can easily be damaged tossing around in a school bag. It’s a great way for your child to earn your trust and test them to see if they can really look after it!
SAFETY – It is REALLY easy to add parental control to the Alcatel. If you want to use it yourself or have apps on there that they can only use with supervision, then it’s really easy to add a lockable code on particular apps. My first pick would be YouTube by the way, which is pre-installed on the tablet. So much awesomeness on there, but also so much unfiltered things.
SIZE – I really like the size. It’s nice and big, but not so big and chunky that they can’t put it in their pocket, or use it as a mobile phone. For older kids it would have the added advantage of using it for safety purposes as a phone, as well as using it as a tablet.
SPEED – The screen isn’t anything ‘flash’ but, because of that, it’s still pretty fast. It’s cheap, but still just as effective.
Who is it for?
I think this would be a great tablet for school children and upwards. It would also be good for someone who is really looking for an ‘entry point’ tablet that they could use for the simple stuff. Otherwise, you could simply use it solely for the purpose of having a universal remote and Miracast, as mentioned above. The choice is yours really!
Want to win the Alcatel tablet? Simply COMMENT below stating why you want to win!
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This is open to Australian residents only
Delivery of winner items is the responsibility of the brand and PR and not School of Mum
Entries close 27th December at 12pm AEST