Parents and children alike will be thankful for this week's prize, a fun and educational Wi-Fi-enabled Android tablet for the kiddie crowd.
Congrats to David A. of Torrington, Conn., for winning a Guild Wars 2 Collector's Edition and five game access codes in last week's giveaway. This week's prize is the best Black Friday deal you could possibly get -- a free Android touch-screen tablet designed, tested, and FDA-approved for children 18 months and older.
Yes, the 7-inch Vinci Tab II is a tablet just for children -- or, as my CNET colleague James Martin likes to call it, a "chablet." It comes preloaded with educational material designed to simulate a kindergarten curriculum and aimed at engaging developing minds in areas such as social skills; language and literacy; and math and logical reasoning. Apps can be used in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese.
Not that little Tommy will care about specs, but the Wi-Fi-enabled 8GB tablet has a Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and plays H.264 video at a resolution of 720p and at 30fps. And since young Sally's sure to get Internet-savvy fast, Parent Mode prevents toddlers from going where they shouldn't.
Normally, this kiddie tablet would run you $250, but you have a chance to get one gratis. How do you go about doing that? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, November 26, 2012. See official rules for details.