So, Ben’s Kindle Fire refused to charge. I’d lost the information about the warranty we had and misjudged the time left on our warranties. I also had my student loan check. Flush with cash and in a minor crisis, I ran out to Target and bought a Nabi. I’d been looking, so I knew it was a Nabi I wanted and not another Kindle Fire.
So, why a Nabi:
- I got the Nabi for the same price as a Kindle Fire.
- The Nabi comes with a wrap that protects it when dropped. (The Kindle Fire doesn’t.)
- The Nabi comes with kid-friendly programming already loaded on, including Veggie Tales. (The Kindle Fire doesn’t.)
- The Nabi was built with children in mind, including children with autism. (The Kindle Fire wasn’t.)
- The Nabi was programmed with parental oversight in mind, blocking access to undesirable sites automatically. (The Kindle Fire wasn’t and I can’t figure out how to make it do it.)
When I can, I’ll probably get Alex a Nabi, too. For now, I have managed to contact Amazon about the Kindle that will no longer charge (Ben’s) and the Kindle that will only charge up to 30% (Alex’s) and both are being replaced.
So, it all goes back to Christmas. My very generous brother bought my family our first Kindle Fire. Mainly, it was for me, so I could read e-books. “But the boys can use it, too, of course.”
The boys loved the Kindle Fire so much that they took it over. It was so sought after that I purchased a second one the first chance I got. Now, with Ben and his Nabi and Alex and his Kindle and an extra Kindle on hand, I finally get to read those e-books.
I consider it a win-win all around! But, when it comes to the boys, the Nabi wins out over the Kindle hands down. When it comes to me, I want the grown-up toy.