So as much as I am pretty much an AppleGuy, I'm starting to wonder, are there cheaper "tablets" out there that we could be using to supplement our IPods and IPads as we all have to deal with our incredible shrinking budgets? I found this comparison online. I'm thinking about test driving a few.
On a related note, Kobo just announced a $99 e reader. The drawback - ads! I put up with them to get Pandora (also because I'm cheap and refuse to pay for the ad free version). I don't know, maybe the ads won't distract the kids too much? They are pretty good at filtering out information given how overloaded their worlds are.