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We recently had a bit of time with the Aldi Junior Tab (on sale for 99euro on Thursday 7th August). The Junior Tab is, under the bright pink (or blue) rubber bumper, the same tablet as we previously reviewed from Aldi (see that review HERE). In this review, we’re purely going to focus on the junior aspects of the Junior Tab.

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To start, the Junior Tab looks physically different that the previous 7inch tablet from Aldi, and that is purely down to the rubber bumper covering the tablet. The bumper is there to protect the tablet against the extra wear and tear that the tablet is more than likely going get. There’s a number of openings around the bumper for the various ports, cameras and speakers. The tablet has both front and rear cameras so taking a selfie is an option with the Aldi Junior Tab.

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What make the Junior Tab for the juniors out there, other than the colorful bumpers, is the software. Underneath the tablet runs stock android 4.2.2 but Alid / Medion have  put some specific software on there to allow parents out there to control what their kids are going on the tablet. Tobi Tablet guides you through the setup. Everything is locked down except for what you want the kids to access. By default Tobi allows access to some of the kid friendly apps, the browser is also locked down, but you can add specific sites to the safe list that the kids can access. Its as simple as that.

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As long as you can keep the pin safe from little eyes, then there’s no real way the kids can get out of the kid mode and access the ‘normal’ tablet. As a grown up, you just hit the exit button, type the pin in and the tablet is a fully functional android tablet with access to all the normal android apps and features. (you can even remove the bumper if you wanted to use it for yourself!)

 

As we mentioned in our previous review of the Aldi 7inch tablet, we said it would be perfect for kids and well, we guess Aldi were listening, make the adjustments needed and here you go, and even more perfect tablet for kids.

 

The Aldi Junior Tab S7316 is available in all Aldi stores from August 7th 2014 for 99euro

Heres the full press release:
Tablets for little techies at Aldi!

Looking for a child-friendly tablet that still allows Mum and Dad to stay in control? Aldi’s MEDION Junior Tab S7316 (€99.99 each) is the perfect tablet companion for digital learning, play and more.

Give your kids the latest technology with this Android 4.2 7″ Kids’ Tablet PC, which boasts 8GB expandable memory, a razor sharp HD multi-touch display and Wi-Fi connectivity. The user-friendly interface has been specially designed to let kids navigate safely and independently. Featuring a child-safe browser, parents can control unwanted content providing a safer internet environment for your child. The handy time limit setting also means Mums and Dads can restrict using the device after a certain length of time, helping to create a balanced play and learning experience.

Available with a choice of blue, pink or green bumpers, this tablet is sure to brighten up your little one’s day. Durable and sturdy, the protective bumper cover is made from extra-thick, non-toxic silicone to help withstand knocks and bumps. It is also light and compact, making it ideal for school bags or packing away for car journeys and holidays.

Aldi’s MEDION Junior Tab S7316 comes complete with a video player, picture viewer and drawing pad to keep curious and artistic little minds entertained, while the front and rear integrated cameras mean they can discover the world of digital photography too. It also features a selection of freely accessible, pre-installed child-friendly apps and internet pages, plus Mums and Dads have the option of enhancing this with the more than one million apps and games available from the Google Play store.

Parents will find the above product available from Aldi’s 108 stores nationwide from Thursday, 7th August while stocks last.

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