Verizon this week launched a new tablet that may be aimed at kids, but could be a good device for anyone.
The Verizon GizmoTab has a removable bumper to help protect it from drops, and it includes lots of kid-friendly software. That includes a home screen that features colorful islands and up to 300 premium educational apps.
Verizon has also includes a Parent Dashboard so that you can keep track of a kid’s usage, measure their progress, and select the apps that children can access. The Parent Dashboard also lets you control your child’s profiles and passwords.
When it comes to raw specs, Verizon’s GizmoTab runs Android 6.0.1 on an 8-inch 1920x1200 display. It’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 5,100mAh battery. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the GizmoTab’s rear and a 5-megapixel snapper on its front, and included is 16GB of built-in storage as well as a microSD slot for adding more storage if you need it.
The GizmoTab is now available from Verizon, both online and in stores. Pricing is set at $79.99 with a two-year contract or $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $10.41. You can also pay $249.99 full retail if you’d prefer to avoid any kind of commitment.
One other detail worth noting is that, for a limited time, GizmoTab buyers will receive a gift card for Toys R Us, Barnes & Noble, or The Gap. Pairing your new GizmoTab with a GizmoPal 2 or GizmoGadget will give you $100 gift card.