Tablets are really hot this holiday season, and plenty of new ones are just out. There are also a bunch of tablets made just for kids. Consumer Reports just sized up ones from Fisher-Price, LeapFrog, VTech and Vinci.
They mimic tablet computers, but they don’t have nearly as many features. They also don’t have access to the Internet. That's a good thing because they’re for such young children. But parents will have to help download content.
More than a dozen kids checked out the tablets by using them to read books, take pictures, and play for several days. And back in the lab, testers measured battery life and evaluated display quality and how easy a tablet is to use.
The Vinci, for ages 4 and younger, is the most like an adult tablet. It has the best display and touch-screen interface and the largest hard drive at 8 gigabytes. But it costs $480. That’s a lot of money to spend on a device for a toddler!