Tablets for Kids on a car trip

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  1. Ekozilla

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    I cross posted this in the main tablet discussion forum also, but figured since you all are intimately familiar with the Cobys, you may be able to help..

    I am going on a multiple day car trip with my 7,6, and 4 year old. I am looking to replace the dvd players we have with tablets that I can load with videos and music, and simple games like angry birds, flight control, pew pew, etc.

    I am looking for something cheap since I need to buy 3, and decent battery life is important since we will only be able to charge them at night.

    I was looking at the coby kyros mid7015 and the mid7024. Also have considered the nook color.

    Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    Just buy the MID7015 and you'll be fine after you root and choose either OEM, two rooted ROM here. YOu and your kids will have a ball with them! I taking mine on trip myself soon..
     
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    Fuganater Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm happy you came to androidtablets.net for you questions but please only post something once. Posting this more than once makes clutter and harder for people to respond to you.
     
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    My five year old LOVES my 7015 - it's amazing how smoothly she works her apps...

    But you will need to root and apply the graphics fix-it's not difficult but can be a bit intimidating at first.

    Also battery life will always be an issue, but if you get a car adapter that allows you to plug in standard plugs, you should be able to survive. :)

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    This is same reason why I have 3 MID7015As. I have 3 kids and I use them in my wife's SUV for mostly watching videos, each with own head set on vacation trips. I found these better than purchasing builtin DVD player on roof or builtin headrests players. A lot cheaper alternative and easy to replace if outdated or broken.
     
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    i took mine on a 13 hour flight i got a portable battery for a cell phone that matched the mid7015s charger plug i used on the plane and charged them both when i had a layover it worked like a champ and never died on me

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    Thanks for all the replies. I ordered one on Amazon yesterday, will play with rooting it and getting a ROM on it this weekend and test it out.

    Eulogy, can you expand on what cell phone battery you got and how you replaced the battery? I thought it was hard wired?

    I've read good things about both Watery Kyros and the Kyros Honeycomb mod. For what I want it to do, is there one that would be better suited?
     
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    use the honeycomb one hes putting alot of work into it and its alot faster then stock rom plus it looks better what i ment was an external battery that you plug into the charger port when its pluged in the kyros charges its internal i get 2 charges per charge on the external bat

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    Both tipstir (HC) AND l_n (Watery) & others have put a lot of time & effort into these ROMs. I actually switch back and forth, but get the best performance & CM score with a modified Watery v1. 2a.

    Sent from my Kyros 7015 using the Android Tablet Forum App powered by Tapatalk.
     
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    you should check out the honeycomb b10 lite i get cm3 of 836 with wifi on, l_n has been to busy latly to work on his rom tipstir is working on his all the time no matter how much i mod watery and turn off wifi i cant get over 780 cm
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