With busier lives than ever before, parents are looking for better ways to entertain their children. Tablets designed for kids are the most effective way of entertaining while still educating the children.
One popular children’s tablet is the Orbo Jr. We have provided an in-depth Orbo Jr tablet review that provides the details on this tablet and why you should avoid purchasing it at all costs.
First, children of this age often set passwords on the tablet that they quickly forget. For most Android based tablets, this isn’t a big deal, but with the Orbo Jr, it definitely is.
This is because for some reason, unlike other Android tablets, this one will not automatically offer to remind you of the password via your Google Play Store password. This makes this tablet next to impossible to unlock if your child forgets the pin.
The Orbo Jr. is priced right around the $50 mark, but like many other tablets in this price range, it is merely a cheap android tablet with a case that says it’s for kids.
Honestly, I hate to say it but this tablet isn’t even worth a $20 price tag in my opinion, let alone the $50 ask that is currently on it. It doesn’t come with very many apps pre-installed, and due to it’s very dated hardware, you will struggle to find many current apps that will run on the tablet. Again, if you’re considering picking this tablet up for your child, I beg you to please reconsider and check out some other tablets we recommend.
I have to give the Orbo Jr. credit where credit is due, and thanks to them using a quality rubber case, the tablet is actually both durable and lightweight. Unfortunately, that’s quality stops with this tablet though, as one again, while it is durable, it is very challenging to find many games and apps that your child can enjoy using on the tablet.
Customer Service and Warranty
When it comes to customer service, this company offers absolutely zero. If you take a look at the comments section below this post, I have tried to help as many people as I can, find solutions to issues associated with this tablet.
After a bit of digging, I actually found a phone number that was supposed to be for Orbo customer care. In reality, I reached a very nice elderly lady who informed me that she receives hundreds of calls each year from people trying to get help with their tablets.
Battery life seems to be a big problem for most kid tablets, especially the Orbo Jr. Sadly; this tablet can only run for 4-5 hours when games and/or the Internet is in use. However, the tablet comes with an in-car charger, so it can be charged on the go. Overall, a battery life of 4 hours isn’t something to rave about, and with other modern tablets lasting 12 hours or longer, it’s honestly just sad.
Ease of Use
Since this is an Android tablet, it is pretty easy to use straight out of the box. As mentioned before, if you decide to purchase this tablet, please make certain that you set the pin and not your child. By doing this, you won’t have to worry about your tablet being locked down due to a forgotten pin.
At one time, this tablet had several apps and games that could be downloaded for educational value. Unfortunately this is no longer the case as it is simply outdated, and very few apps and games will still work on it.
Orbo promises that this tablet will grow very well with your child. It fails to deliver on that promise.
It is now outdated and will play very few games out of the box. So, your child will probably be disappointed from the start and simply not want to use it in the future.
Games and Entertainment
The Orbo Jr is able to fully access the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, it lacks the power to really play very many games and apps are very limited as well.
You can still download them. However, many of the apps are very buggy to use on the tablet due to its’ hardware.
Memory and Storage
The Orbo Jr. has a standard memory of 4GB, but if parents purchase a SD card, the Orbo Jr.’s storage can expand to 32GB.
This is a pretty decent amount of memory. It is important to remember, however that the operating system takes a pretty big chunk of it. It is also important to note that apps and games can not be accessed from the SD card.
Power, Speed, and Screen Quality
When this tablet first came out, it offered some pretty impressive specs for the price. However, this is no longer the case and due to the combination of poor performance and absolutely abysmal customer service, I have to say that this is one to absolutely pass on.
Aesthetics and Customization
The Orbo Jr. is available in three different colors including red, blue, and black.
Orbo Jr. Tablet Review – Not Worth Your Investment
As you can see above in our Orbo Jr. tablet review, this tablet fails to meet expectations in many areas.
Honestly, I urge you to avoid purchasing this tablet. In my opinion, it has poor performance, terrible customer support, password lock-down issues.
Please have a look at some of our recommendations on the best tablets for kids. Best wishes to you and your family in finding a quality tablet to help your child learn, play, and grow!