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Reviewed by Evan Kypreos

17 November 2013

iPad mini 2

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Best tablet for kids and parents

Key features:
  • Access to over 1 million apps
  • Includes 5-megapixel camera
  • Great screen for reading
The iPad Mini 2 may not be the newest tiny tablet from Apple, but it's the best value for money at the moment.

The Apple tablet is an expensive investment and it's not exactly built to be thrown all over the place, but if you invest in a decent tough case like the iSpeck iGuy it can be made kid-friendly. If you have a little extra cash to burn, it's also got a decent stock of toy add-ons, like the educational OSMO starter kit.

The iPad Mini 2's iOS 9 operating system also has a host of parental features that actually make the iPad Mini more suitable to hand over to your kids. You will be able to restrict the Safari web browser from showing adult content and the ability to install apps. Additionally, you can disable access to explicit content if you don’t want them to listen to music, podcasts with rude words or more adult-themed TV shows.

With access to the App Store there’s a wealth of child-friendly games, apps and ebooks to buy and download. If you can afford to spend a little more, the iPad Mini is a tablet both parents and children can use, though it's probably better suited to slightly older children.

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At time of review the iPad mini 2 was available for £319.

Our Score:

9

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Guest

December 28, 2013, 2:46 pm

I see a lot of user reviews of the leap pad ultra complaining about it hanging / crashing quite often. Reliability is something that the tech reviewers don't have time to check up on but it's essential

Jasin

August 8, 2014, 8:23 am

I actually just got one on Amazon called Bananax. Blew my son's Nabi out of the water. Had special made education games that seem to be made by the company just for their tablet.

Ended up buying a second one for my other son just so they could both play at the same time

EnzoNR

August 16, 2014, 11:17 am

The nexus 7 is a terrible tablet for toddlers. The lack of physical buttons means that the buttons always show up on the screen and they keep pressing them by mistake.

ja

August 31, 2014, 7:08 pm

cant find the bananax on amazon

Roshnee

September 18, 2014, 7:04 am

I want to know where do I get it because I would like to have one for my kid and I want the south African price

Lee1234

December 1, 2014, 1:26 am

will educational sites like time4learning work from this tablet?

jenny

December 7, 2014, 9:54 pm

I have the Tesco hudle and myself and the kids LOVE it. Great all round tablet.

Steven Paul

October 16, 2015, 11:59 am

I have a Spidotech tablet and it works great, both or me and my 4 year old kid. The interface is quite easy to use and it runs a lot of interesting apps for the kids.

R8

August 19, 2016, 5:22 pm

Got the jellipad for our son, it seems well built and has quite a lot of apps already on there for learning, games etc.. Parental controls are also handy! Much cheaper than an Ipad as well

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