dealschildren’s toy “so smart” ipad inspired pad with…

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Apparently my Google-Fu is failing me. My searches all keep leading back to YourBestDeals.com, with no description of exactly what this is, how it works, or who makes it. No other reviews I can find online, either. Can somebody else find more details?

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The description does at least seem to convey that it's actually electronic (rather than the entire screen just being a big paper sticker) and has a couple of learning games of some kind.
It's undoubtedly no-name junk, but given the price, maybe it could be worth it for a toddler or something.
One puzzling phrase is "a touchpad makes navigating the screen easy for little ones." Huh? I don't see a touchpad in the picture, but maybe they mean it's a (probably resistive and not very sensitive) touch screen?
Listing at least some basic specifications/features would be a huge selling point... unless they're so bad that they thought including that info would actually decrease sales rather than improving them.

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Looks like there's another listing a weeklyplus, which does claim it's a "touchscreen"
http://www.weeklyplus.com/nationwide/featured/family-ent/source-vista-4-3316.html

Also, since it's sold though these small groupon-type sites that link to sourcevista; a little info from that site:
"Direct ship to customer in your name if required.
Complete product info with marketing twist that will attract buyers.
No Brainer pricing to end customer that will still give you from 15% to 40% markup
Most product carry Life Time Warranty so no worries.
Perfect for daily deal site or online store.
Special pricing and additional discount on top of our lowest price for our valued customers."

"Normal shipping time is 2 to 3 weeks after the purchase ."

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This one is a different color and the icons aren't exactly the same but I suspect the DNA under the hood is the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cQ02Mt4qI

The guy reviewing it recommends it and says his 3 y/o daughter likes it.

http://yifantoys.en.alibaba.com/product/594259349-213050584/2012_New_Kids_Touch_Pad_Learning_Machine_Toys_Hot_Selling_.html#

Importers pay $1-$2.99 each in quantity.

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Oh, in that case, yeah I guess the screen probably is just a big permanent sticker. That makes it no longer worth even the deal price IMHO.

@kmartind: "Listing at least some basic specifications/features would be a huge selling point... unless they're so bad that they thought including that info would actually decrease sales rather than improving them."

Unfortunately, that does actually appear to be the case. They must be counting on sales to people who can't quite figure out what it actually is and end up buying one anyway. If they included more details then people would know they don't want it.

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it may not be worth $ 25, it is generally not cost anything

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Yes, screen is a sticker and a "touchpad" in the sense that each "icon" is a button like on microwave touchpad.

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And this is supposed to retail at $79? How ridiculous! Even at $19 that's still overvalued IMO!

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$20 is about par for the course, considering what this thing seems to do. But it's not exactly woot-worthy. Certainly not a "$79 value". It's a light-up toy with some buttons that make noises. I think my 9-mo old would like it.

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Found this cheaper online, after watching youtube video about product realized anything over $5 including shipping would really not be worth it.

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Why hasn't Apple sued these people?

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As a former importer, I can say this ad is exactly how the Chinese advertise. They hope you just assume a product does something. The "Lifetime Warranties" are usually worthless also because you generally would have to ship the item back to China which is a big hassle and expensive.

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@kmartind: or maybe they are so good they prefer you do all the assumption and get disappointed all on your own. :-)

The price seem too low. Maybe it's a paper notebook made to look like a tablet. :-)

If you want your kids to be smart....PLAY WITH THEM. TV parenting is not good.

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Is "iPad inspired Pad" short for "infringing device?"

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I took the chance and just bought one. The voucher is for $43.95. I still ended up owing $6 because it cost $49.00 on the web site (discounted from about $90). No shipping, so we'll see what I get from this gamble. Either way hopefully my son has fun with it. I guess hopefully it shows up as expected... though there is no shipping information I can find yet...

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down vote due to "$79 value OMG save 76%"... you can get an actual cheapie android tablet for $100 pretty easily, a simple toddler toy with an ipad looking sticker is worth anywhere near $80? right. $20 would be about right for this at a retail outlet, don't BS me claiming it has ever sold for $80, anywhere, ever.
If you buy this, I also have a stick to sell you, normally retails for $1000, but I'm only asking $100, think of the savings! how can you afford NOT to buy this?!

update: from Biglots, $90 android 4.1 tablet, with case, and keyboard

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@piercedgeek: I need pictures of the stick first...

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For $20 to $30 you can get some good popular-brand electronic toys for children that have a real touch-sensitive screen (resistive) (e.g. the Vtech Write and Learn Touch Tablet). I've even seen one that did letter recognition to test how well the child was writing the letter shapes.

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@dantenava: At this level of savings, pictures are not required, buy now!!!!!!

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@dantenava: have you actually received any info on this yet? because i also bought one and have not heard anything since the purchase i made on march 3rd.

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This is a total piece of junk, don't waste your money. As I pressed the keys, even though I knew what the letter was supposed to be I still couldn't recognize it. Whoever did the English voiceover couldn't pronounce the sounds at all, her English was so bad. The screen was obviously cheap, the keys also. I tossed it in the garbage and didn't even give it to my kids, I was so embarrassed at having bought it.

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@kmartind: Yup, I think their marketing guys told them the less said the better. Their official website has no reviews...guess they weren't getting any that they'd care to allow.

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I bought this piece of junk for my kids. It took about three weeks to get it. When I finally got it, I was so disappointed I asked for a refund. I got the return authorization # and shipped it back, only to be told it was after the date they gave a money-back guarantee. Now they won't return my money or ship back the product unless I pay for them to ship it back to me AGAIN. And the reason they have no reviews is that you submit the review and it has to go through the web administrator. I submitted my review and it didn't get posted.. Of course they won't post anything negative about the product, so the review goes unpublished. Do NOT buy this product, especially not from this company. It's not worth it.