Pros Bright Screen
Lots of preloaded games for children
Fits good in child's hands
Cons Downloading music cost money
Game items cost money
Not practical in "mommy" or "daddy" mode for adults
Doesn't have access to google market although it runs android
Hard to set up the wifi connection.
Must be connected to wifi.
Summary We bought this for my 6 year old daughter. She loved it. Her very own "tablet" like mommy and daddy. There's lots of games and music to keep children playing and dancing for hours, but, your child's entertainment will take a hit at your wallet. Children can listen to the first 20 seconds of almost any song on any album so they play the first 20 SECONDS OVER AND OVER until it drives you crazy and you give in and buy the album. Games are expensive from $4.99 to $9.99 for some games. The chore App is neat. They do their chores and you can reward your child with tokens to spend on games... again, more money to buy tokens. As an adult, the quality of the games are sub par as to what you can find for free in the google android market. The Tablet does not have access to the android market, so you can not download "free games" for your child. Daddy mode acts like a normal android tablet, minus the android market to download anything useful or fun.
I was however able to download the .apk file for amazon market and although it doesn't have as many apps you can download free games for your child to play. Anything downloaded in "daddy" or "mommy" mode is not accessible in child mode, so any free games downloaded are not available to your child. This comes down to you having to supervise your child while playing games in "daddy mode" to make sure they don't do something they shouldn't(since the device is now unlocked).
My child has had this for a year and now wants a kindle. While this is a great little gadget, their are cheaper ways to entertain your child.
1.) If they want to play games, let them use your phone and download free games (cost = free)
2.) If they want to listen to music, buy a cheap mp3 player (cost = $40)
Total cost = $40
Nabi Total Cost = $199 + games and songs(figure another $100 or more a year).
My child loved it for about a year and then outgrew it. Now, My two year old mostly uses it as a Frisbee when we are not looking.
The Nabi is good for two things. Music and games. Your child will be excited to get this neat little tablet. But the limitations of a Nabi will become more apparent to your child as they grow and you will realize that a regular android tablet would have saved money from all the Games and Upgrades you have to buy with the Nabi.
To sum this up. I am a web developer, very tech savvy and I have to say that the people at Nabi know what they are doing and they have done it very well. They have this tablet so locked down that there is no way around buying games and music through their inflated overpriced platform. With great marketing, fun little games and lots of promises, they will hook you in and drain your wallet. A child is probably better off reading a book or reading on a kindle anyways. But, if your like me you think technology is cool and want your child to experience it as well. This tablet is a good introduction to technology and a HUGE step up from leapster's games and children's tablets. Don't expect this to last, your child will be asking for a real tablet in a year or two. Overall, my daughter enjoyed her Nabi, but now it's upgrade time.