Overview of children's phones BB-Mobile "Bug" and "Beacon"

There are not so many phones for children on the market, and you need to look for those that are present, this is not the most common product. The reason for this lies in the fact that often parents give their children their devices, which were used quite recently. The cycle of phones in nature supplies children with smartphones, and parents are glad that their children have modern devices. Unfortunately, these parents do not think about the consequences of their act and its impact on the child. As a rule, we are strong in hindsight.

The first thing to always remember is that a child under the age of 7 cannot comfortably use adult phones, he needs completely different sizes of a device that would fit in his hand. Do a simple experiment - put a child's hand on yours, you will see the difference instantly. This does not mean that children are not able to use your phone - they can, moreover, they want to use smartphones that have colorful toys, cartoons and the like. And those parents who indulge in such desires may encounter (or not encounter, here as you are lucky, it is always a possibility) with problems in the health of the child. Your child will not be able to earn carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is quite capable of spoiling posture and vision.

No matter how big the screen is on the phone, no matter what fonts it has, this is a product designed for adults. Its long-term use by children is simply not expected. And the load on vision is very big https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G, on the day a child under 7 years old can play on computer up to an hour - now remember how much your child plays and on what. My choice as a parent is simple - I give my children the opportunity to play on the iPad 3 or 4 (Retina), but no more than a few times a week. Maximum 40-45 minutes at a time. I try to teach children to play not in the dark, but in a lighted room and preferably at the table.

An interesting situation has developed with the phone - today it is not only a device for calls, but also for games. For children, the appeal of the phone is huge, it is one of the few things that they constantly beg for if they do not have their own device. In a family, it is very important to decide at what age a child should receive a phone. In my family, this is not due to the fact that children are left alone somewhere, they are always with adults, and they have their own phones. However, having your own phone raises the child's self-esteem, makes him more disciplined and teaches him how to handle it (do not forget to charge the phone, know when to call parents and when not). In my opinion, any modern person should be able to use the phone, and any child will learn this quickly. However, it is with children's phones that the process of this learning can be made easy and enjoyable, and at the same time not to worry that the child will not get out of the games pre-installed in the device. The reason for the prohibition of mobile phones in various children's institutions is their distraction, children love to play games. And here an imaginary contradiction arises - many believe that a child's phone should have games. In fact, this is not so, games are clearly optional and not needed here.

The task of a children's phone is to provide a child with a connection. Let parents know where their child is while ensuring that there are no accidental calls, spam or other unwanted contact. Of course, you can try to turn any phone into a "children's" device, but the final result will be far from ideal.

Another point related to the safety of the child is the cost of the phone. Parents who give their preschoolers their old iPhones or other expensive phones irritate me. Not because I have no opportunity to give my children such devices, I have plenty of them. The question is that the use of such a device by a small child is not healthy from the point of view of health (the load on the eyes is very high), but it is also dangerous to use the phone on the street. This is a tidbit for any gopnik or passer-by who wants to snatch the phone from children's hands. When we discuss this issue with young parents, I always cite the following situation as an example - you send a child to the street and give him money in his hand - 20-25 thousand banknotes of 5,000 rubles each. And, holding them in his hand, the child comes out. Represented? A phone is the same banknotes for someone, only in a slightly different form.

Therefore, for responsible parents who believe that a child should gradually enter the adult world, children's phones are created. There are not so many of them on the market, in Russia most of the devices have been released under the BB-Mobile brand for several years. In this review, we will get acquainted with two almost identical devices, differing only in the presence of GPS in the older model. Do you need such phones or not? My answer is unequivocal - we need it. This test was carried out on my daughter, 6 years old, before the appearance of the "Bug", she used a children's device from MegaFon, which she really liked. However, the updated model turned out to be even more interesting for her, she liked the large screen and body. But let's talk about everything in order.

Design, dimensions, controls

Hereinafter we will talk about two models ("Bug" - K0020L and "Beacon" K0020G) as one device, since the difference is only in GPS in the second phone. Case colors also differ, two for each model. But there are no other differences, the price difference of 500-600 rubles is an extra charge for the presence of hardware GPS.

The phone is small, it fits perfectly in a child's hand - 82x44x16 mm, weight 56 ​​grams. The body material is plastic - it is glossy, it does not leave marks from hands, but more importantly, it does not get dirty. Plasticine, grease and paints do not leave marks on it. And this is very important for such a device, you can wipe it with a damp cloth, if necessary, clean the case.

Comparison with Senseit C1

Comparison with BB-Mobile Baby Bear

The kit also includes a screwdriver, screw and plug. On the back side, you can remove the plug and screw the case, then the child or someone else will not be able to turn off the device by removing the battery. This is an important function for a child's phone, I did not spin it, but I think it's better to do it anyway.

There are several keys on the front panel - these are traditional buttons for sending a call, hanging up, as well as navigation arrows, an SOS key and four numeric keys for dialing numbers of loved ones, which are pre-set by parents. It's easy to figure it out, sorry, next to the number keys there are no drawings of dad, mom, grandfather and grandmother. But this is not so important.

The display is color, its diagonal is 1.44 inches, the fonts are quite thin, small - I would like more. But given that the child rarely looks at the screen, this is not a problem. He simply has nothing to do constantly with the screen, the phone is used from time to time.

Under the battery is a slot for a full-sized SIM card, as well as a slot for a microSD card (up to 16 GB). In theory, you can listen to music, but I think that this option will be redundant in most cases. Playing fairy tales is possible in hands-free mode, but there is not enough volume.

There is a miniUSB connector on the case, through which the phone is charged.

Battery

The phone has a 650 mAh lithium-ion battery, according to the manufacturer, it will last for 20 hours with all functions, including GPS, or 72 hours with normal use. In practice, the device must be charged approximately once every two days, if you find out where the child is (GPS), and the total number of calls does not exceed one or two during the day. Three days of work without GPS is easily achievable. Full charge time is about one and a half hours.

Menu, phone control

Parents need to set up the phone before giving it to their child. To do this, you must enter the parent mode (the default password is 1234, entered by swiping on the screen).

Up to 50 numbers can be entered into the notebook, the first 4 numbers are automatically assigned to the number buttons. Therefore, it is important that these are numbers that the child will often call (Home, dad, mom, grandmother). The first two numbers are always dad and mom, when you press the SOS button, the call goes to them.

In the menu item "Where is the child", you can set the geofencing settings (regardless of the presence of GPS and phone model). So, being at home, you can collect data from base stations, and the phone will remember this place. When you send your child to school or kindergarten, it is enough to send an SMS command to remember the second place. Well, and so on. Then you can send a command from the parents' phone to the child's phone, and he will answer in which zone he is. If the zone is not defined, then the coordinates will not be received (in the Beacon model, the real GPS coordinates will be the answer). You can set the notification to work at a certain time, for example, at 9.30 the child should be in the garden, the phone will automatically send a message about where it is to the parents' number.

In the mode for parents, a voice recorder is also available (writes sound to a memory card), calls to any phone numbers, as well as receiving calls, viewing call history. There is also a scheduled turn on of the phone or a “classroom” mode, when the device always switches to silent mode at certain time intervals.

Parents can also remotely listen to what's happening on the other end of the wire by sending an SMS command. The phone will ring back, and the child will not know that they are listening.

In kid mode, you can set up to three alarms, select a ringtone, send SMS (templates, to be exact) to numbers in your phone book, or call the same numbers. Perhaps we should stop here, as there are no other functions in the device.

Impressions

The price of the "Bug" model is 2,700 rubles, the "Lighthouse" model is 3,500 rubles. Psychologically, many believe that a children's phone should be inexpensive, and measure its cost by the number of functions. In my opinion, this is fundamentally wrong and a children's phone is not a budget solution, but a specialized device for a certain category of consumers - the smallest.

BB-Mobile was able to create quite interesting models that take into account the needs of children and their parents. The presence of a color screen favorably distinguishes them from other models, makes them attractive to children, but at the same time does not force you to look at them all the time, because there are no games. A good run time, the presence of functions necessary for parents and a pleasant design that children like - these are the advantages of these models.

In my opinion, if show-offs are important to you, then you should give your child your old smartphone, preferably an iPhone - he will become a hero in kindergarten or school. Negative consequences for the child in this scenario are possible, but you should not think about them, because you will have a "fashionable" child. For those who turn on their heads, the children's phone, on the other hand, offers a good opportunity to teach the child how to call, how to care for the phone, and instill the beginnings of telephone etiquette. To do this, you need a simple model, nothing complicated. Of course, you can buy a budget device, but it will not look as attractive as a children's phone - although this is better than giving a child a smartphone. Once again I emphasize that the audience of such devices is children under 7 years old, maximum the first grade of the school. Starting from the second grade of school, children already need phones with keys and the opportunity to get more independence. Such models also exist, but we will talk about them in a separate article.

The devices described are well suited to the target group and do not have any noticeable flaws. A loud bell, pleasant mp3 melodies - all together creates a successful product for children. They are worth paying attention to if you are looking for such a phone for your child.

Overview of children's phones BB-Mobile "Bug" and "Beacon"

There are not so many phones for children on the market, and you need to look for those that are present, this is not the most common product. The reason for this lies in the fact that often parents give their children their devices, which were used quite recently. The cycle of phones in nature supplies children with smartphones, and parents are glad that their children have modern devices. Unfortunately, these parents do not think about the consequences of their act and its impact on the child. As a rule, we are strong in hindsight.

The first thing to always remember is that a child under the age of 7 cannot comfortably use adult phones, he needs completely different sizes of a device that would fit in his hand. Do a simple experiment - put a child's hand on yours, you will see the difference instantly. This does not mean that children are not able to use your phone - they can, moreover, they want to use smartphones that have colorful toys, cartoons and the like. And those parents who indulge in such desires may encounter (or not encounter, here as you are lucky, it is always a possibility) with problems in the health of the child. Your child will not be able to earn carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is quite capable of spoiling posture and vision.

No matter how big the screen is on the phone, no matter what fonts it has, this is a product designed for adults. Its long-term use by children is simply not expected. And the load on vision is very big https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G, on the day a child under 7 years old can play on computer up to an hour - now remember how much your child plays and on what. My choice as a parent is simple - I give my children the opportunity to play on the iPad 3 or 4 (Retina), but no more than a few times a week. Maximum 40-45 minutes at a time. I try to teach children to play not in the dark, but in a lighted room and preferably at the table.

An interesting situation has developed with the phone - today it is not only a device for calls, but also for games. For children, the appeal of the phone is huge, it is one of the few things that they constantly beg for if they do not have their own device. In a family, it is very important to decide at what age a child should receive a phone. In my family, this is not due to the fact that children are left alone somewhere, they are always with adults, and they have their own phones. However, having your own phone raises the child's self-esteem, makes him more disciplined and teaches him how to handle it (do not forget to charge the phone, know when to call parents and when not). In my opinion, any modern person should be able to use the phone, and any child will learn this quickly. However, it is with children's phones that the process of this learning can be made easy and enjoyable, and at the same time not to worry that the child will not get out of the games pre-installed in the device. The reason for the prohibition of mobile phones in various children's institutions is their distraction, children love to play games. And here an imaginary contradiction arises - many believe that a child's phone should have games. In fact, this is not so, games are clearly optional and not needed here.

The task of a children's phone is to provide a child with a connection. Let parents know where their child is while ensuring that there are no accidental calls, spam or other unwanted contact. Of course, you can try to turn any phone into a "children's" device, but the final result will be far from ideal.

Another point related to the safety of the child is the cost of the phone. Parents who give their preschoolers their old iPhones or other expensive phones irritate me. Not because I don't have the opportunity to give my children such devices, I have plenty of them. The question is that the use of such a device by a small child is not healthy from the point of view of health (the load on the eyes is very high), but it is also dangerous to use the phone on the street. This is a tidbit for any gopnik or passer-by who wants to snatch the phone from children's hands. When we discuss this issue with young parents, I always cite the following situation as an example - you send a child to the street and give him money in his hand - 20-25 thousand banknotes of 5,000 rubles each. And, holding them in his hand, the child comes out. Represented? A phone is the same banknotes for someone, only in a slightly different form.

Therefore, for responsible parents who believe that a child should gradually enter the adult world, children's phones are created. There are not so many of them on the market, in Russia most of the devices have been released under the BB-Mobile brand for several years. In this review, we will get acquainted with two almost identical devices, differing only in the presence of GPS in the older model. Do you need such phones or not? My answer is unequivocal - we need it. This test was carried out on my daughter, 6 years old, before the appearance of the "Bug", she used a children's device from MegaFon, which she really liked. However, the updated model turned out to be even more interesting for her, she liked the large screen and body. But let's talk about everything in order.

Design, dimensions, controls

Hereinafter we will talk about two models ("Bug" - K0020L and "Beacon" K0020G) as one device, since the difference is only in GPS in the second phone. Case colors also differ, two for each model. But there are no other differences, the price difference of 500-600 rubles is an extra charge for the presence of hardware GPS.

There are several keys on the front panel - these are traditional buttons for sending a call, hanging up, as well as navigation arrows, an SOS key and four numeric keys for dialing numbers of loved ones, which are pre-set by parents. It's easy to figure it out, sorry, next to the number keys there are no drawings of dad, mom, grandfather and grandmother. But this is not so important.

The display is color, its diagonal is 1.44 inches, the fonts are quite thin, small - I would like more. But given that the child rarely looks at the screen, this is not a problem. He simply has nothing to do constantly with the screen, the phone is used from time to time.

Under the battery is a slot for a full-sized SIM card, as well as a slot for a microSD card (up to 16 GB). In theory, you can listen to music, but I think that this option will be redundant in most cases. In speakerphone mode, playing fairy tales is possible, but there is not enough volume.

There is a miniUSB connector on the case, through which the phone is charged.

Battery

The phone has a 650 mAh lithium-ion battery, according to the manufacturer, it will last for 20 hours with all functions, including GPS, or 72 hours with normal use. In practice, the device must be charged approximately once every two days, if you find out where the child is (GPS), and the total number of calls does not exceed one or two during the day. Three days of work without GPS is easily achievable. Full charge time is about one and a half hours.

Menu, phone control

Parents need to set up the phone before giving it to their child. To do this, you must enter the parent mode (the default password is 1234, entered by swiping on the screen).

Up to 50 numbers can be entered into the notebook, the first 4 numbers are automatically assigned to the number buttons. Therefore, it is important that these are numbers that the child will often call (Home, dad, mom, grandmother). The first two numbers are always dad and mom, when you press the SOS button, the call goes to them.

In the menu item "Where is the child", you can set the geofencing settings (regardless of the presence of GPS and phone model). So, while at home, you can collect data from base stations, and the phone will remember this place. When you send your child to school or kindergarten, it is enough to send an SMS command to remember the second place. Well, and so on. Then you can send a command from the parents' phone to the child's phone, and he will answer in which zone he is. If the zone is not defined, then the coordinates will not be received (in the Beacon model, the real GPS coordinates will be the answer). You can set the notification to work at a certain time, for example, at 9.30 the child should be in the garden, the phone will automatically send a message about where it is to the parents' number.

In the mode for parents, a voice recorder is also available (writes sound to a memory card), calls to any phone numbers, as well as receiving calls, viewing call history. There is also a scheduled turn on of the phone or a “classroom” mode, when the device always switches to silent mode at certain time intervals.

Parents can also remotely listen to what's happening on the other end of the wire by sending an SMS command. The phone will ring back, and the child will not know that they are listening.

In kid mode, you can set up to three alarms, select a ringtone, send SMS (templates, to be exact) to numbers in your phone book, or call the same numbers. Perhaps we should stop here, as there are no other functions in the device.

Impressions

The price of the "Bug" model is 2,700 rubles, the "Lighthouse" model is 3,500 rubles. Psychologically, many believe that a children's phone should be inexpensive, and measure its cost by the number of functions. In my opinion, this is fundamentally wrong and a children's phone is not a budget solution, but a specialized device for a certain category of consumers - the smallest.

BB-Mobile was able to create quite interesting models that take into account the needs of children and their parents. The presence of a color screen favorably distinguishes them from other models, makes them attractive to children, but at the same time does not force you to look at them all the time, because there are no games. A good run time, the presence of functions necessary for parents and a pleasant design that children like - these are the advantages of these models.

In my opinion, if show-offs are important to you, then you should give your child your old smartphone, preferably an iPhone - he will become a hero in kindergarten or school. Negative consequences for the child in this scenario are possible, but you should not think about them, because you will have a "fashionable" child. For those who turn on their heads, the children's phone, on the contrary, offers a good opportunity to teach the child how to call, how to care for the phone, and instill the beginnings of telephone etiquette. To do this, you need a simple model, nothing complicated. Of course, you can buy a budget device, but it will not look as attractive as a children's phone - although this is better than giving a child a smartphone. Once again I emphasize that the audience of such devices is children under 7 years old, maximum the first grade of the school. Starting from the second grade of school, children already need phones with keys and the opportunity to gain greater independence. Such models also exist, but we will talk about them in a separate article.

The devices described are well suited to the target group and do not have any noticeable flaws. Loud bell, pleasant mp3 melodies - all together creates a successful product for children. They are worth paying attention to if you are looking for such a phone for your child.

Overview of children's phones BB-Mobile "Bug" and "Beacon"

There are not so many phones for children on the market, and you need to look for those that are present, this is not the most common product. The reason for this lies in the fact that often parents give their children their devices, which were used quite recently. The cycle of phones in nature supplies children with smartphones, and parents are glad that their children have modern devices. Unfortunately, these parents do not think about the consequences of their act and its impact on the child. As a rule, we are strong in hindsight.

The first thing to always remember is that a child under the age of 7 cannot comfortably use adult phones, he needs completely different sizes of a device that would fit in his hand. Do a simple experiment - put a child's hand on yours, you will see the difference instantly. This does not mean that children are not able to use your phone - they can, moreover, they want to use smartphones that have colorful toys, cartoons and the like. And those parents who indulge in such desires may encounter (or not encounter, here as you are lucky, it is always a possibility) with problems in the health of the child. Your child will not be able to earn carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is quite capable of spoiling posture and vision.

No matter how big the screen is on the phone, no matter what fonts it has, this is a product designed for adults. Its long-term use by children is simply not expected. And the load on vision is very big https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G, on the day a child under 7 years old can play on computer up to an hour - now remember how much your child plays and on what. My choice as a parent is simple - I give my children the opportunity to play on the iPad 3 or 4 (Retina), but no more than a few times a week. Maximum 40-45 minutes at a time. I try to teach children to play not in the dark, but in a lighted room and preferably at the table.

An interesting situation has developed with the phone - today it is not only a device for calls, but also for games. For children, the appeal of the phone is huge, it is one of the few things that they constantly beg for if they do not have their own device. In a family, it is very important to decide at what age a child should receive a phone. In my family, this is not due to the fact that children are left alone somewhere, they are always with adults, and they have their own phones. However, having your own phone raises the child's self-esteem, makes him more disciplined and teaches him how to handle it (do not forget to charge the phone, know when to call parents and when not). In my opinion, any modern person should be able to use the phone, and any child will learn this quickly. However, it is with children's phones that the process of this learning can be made easy and enjoyable, and at the same time not to worry that the child will not get out of the games pre-installed in the device. The reason for the prohibition of mobile phones in various children's institutions is their distraction, children love to play games. And here an imaginary contradiction arises - many believe that a child's phone should have games. In fact, this is not so, games are clearly optional and not needed here.

The task of a children's phone is to provide a child with a connection. Let parents know where their child is while ensuring that there are no accidental calls, spam or other unwanted contact. Of course, you can try to turn any phone into a "children's" device, but the final result will be far from ideal.

Another point related to the safety of the child is the cost of the phone. Parents who give their preschoolers their old iPhones or other expensive phones irritate me. Not because I don't have the opportunity to give my children such devices, I have plenty of them. The question is that the use of such a device by a small child is not healthy from the point of view of health (the load on the eyes is very high), but it is also dangerous to use the phone on the street. This is a tidbit for any gopnik or passer-by who wants to snatch the phone from children's hands. When we discuss this issue with young parents, I always cite the following situation as an example - you send a child to the street and give him money in his hand - 20-25 thousand banknotes of 5,000 rubles each. And, holding them in his hand, the child comes out. Represented? A phone is the same banknotes for someone, only in a slightly different form.

Therefore, for responsible parents who believe that a child should gradually enter the adult world, children's phones are created. There are not so many of them on the market, in Russia most of the devices have been released under the BB-Mobile brand for several years. In this review, we will get acquainted with two almost identical devices, differing only in the presence of GPS in the older model. Do you need such phones or not? My answer is unequivocal - we need it. This test was carried out on my daughter, 6 years old, before the appearance of the "Bug", she used a children's device from MegaFon, which she really liked. However, the updated model turned out to be even more interesting for her, she liked the large screen and body. But let's talk about everything in order.

Design, dimensions, controls

Hereinafter we will talk about two models ("Bug" - K0020L and "Beacon" K0020G) as one device, since the difference is only in GPS in the second phone. Case colors also differ, two for each model. But there are no other differences, the price difference of 500-600 rubles is an extra charge for the presence of hardware GPS.

The phone is small, it fits perfectly in a child's hand - 82x44x16 mm, weight 56 ​​grams. The body material is plastic - it is glossy, it does not leave marks from hands, but more importantly, it does not get dirty. Plasticine, grease and paints do not leave marks on it. And this is very important for such a device, you can wipe it with a damp cloth, if necessary, clean the case.

Comparison with Senseit C1

Comparison with BB-Mobile Baby Bear

The kit also includes a screwdriver, screw and plug. On the back side, you can remove the plug and screw the case, then the child or someone else will not be able to turn off the device by removing the battery. This is an important function for a child's phone, I did not spin it, but I think it's better to do it anyway.

There are several keys on the front panel - these are traditional buttons for sending a call, hanging up, as well as navigation arrows, an SOS key and four numeric keys for dialing numbers of loved ones, which are pre-set by parents. It's easy to figure it out, sorry, next to the number keys there are no drawings of dad, mom, grandfather and grandmother. But this is not so important.

The display is color, its diagonal is 1.44 inches, the fonts are quite thin, small - I would like more. But given that the child rarely looks at the screen, this is not a problem. He simply has nothing to do constantly with the screen, the phone is used from time to time.

Under the battery is a slot for a full-sized SIM card, as well as a slot for a microSD card (up to 16 GB). In theory, you can listen to music, but I think that this option will be redundant in most cases. In speakerphone mode, playing fairy tales is possible, but there is not enough volume.

There is a miniUSB connector on the case, through which the phone is charged.

Battery

The phone has a 650 mAh lithium-ion battery, according to the manufacturer, it will last for 20 hours with all functions, including GPS, or 72 hours with normal use. In practice, the device must be charged approximately once every two days, if you find out where the child is (GPS), and the total number of calls does not exceed one or two during the day. Three days of work without GPS is easily achievable. Full charge time is about one and a half hours.

Menu, phone control

Parents need to set up the phone before giving it to their child. To do this, you must enter the parent mode (the default password is 1234, entered by swiping on the screen).

Up to 50 numbers can be entered into the notebook, the first 4 numbers are automatically assigned to the number buttons. Therefore, it is important that these are numbers that the child will often call (Home, dad, mom, grandmother). The first two numbers are always dad and mom, when you press the SOS button, the call goes to them.

In the menu item "Where is the child", you can set the geofencing settings (regardless of the presence of GPS and phone model). So, while at home, you can collect data from base stations, and the phone will remember this place. When you send your child to school or kindergarten, it is enough to send an SMS command to remember the second place. Well, and so on. Then you can send a command from the parents' phone to the child's phone, and he will answer in which zone he is. If the zone is not defined, then the coordinates will not be received (in the Beacon model, the real GPS coordinates will be the answer). You can set the notification to work at a certain time, for example, at 9.30 the child should be in the garden, the phone will automatically send a message about where it is to the parents' number.

In the mode for parents, a voice recorder is also available (writes sound to a memory card), calls to any phone numbers, as well as receiving calls, viewing call history. There is also a scheduled turn on of the phone or a “classroom” mode, when the device always switches to silent mode at certain time intervals.

Parents can also remotely listen to what's happening on the other end of the wire by sending an SMS command. The phone will ring back, and the child will not know that they are listening.

In kid mode, you can set up to three alarms, select a ringtone, send SMS (templates, to be exact) to numbers in your phone book, or call the same numbers. Perhaps we should stop here, as there are no other functions in the device.

Impressions

The price of the "Bug" model is 2,700 rubles, the "Lighthouse" model is 3,500 rubles. Psychologically, many believe that a children's phone should be inexpensive, and measure its cost by the number of functions. In my opinion, this is fundamentally wrong and a children's phone is not a budget solution, but a specialized device for a certain category of consumers - the smallest.

BB-Mobile was able to create quite interesting models that take into account the needs of children and their parents. The presence of a color screen favorably distinguishes them from other models, makes them attractive to children, but at the same time does not force you to look at them all the time, because there are no games. A good run time, the presence of functions necessary for parents and a pleasant design that children like - these are the advantages of these models.

In my opinion, if show-offs are important to you, then you should give your child your old smartphone, preferably an iPhone - he will become a hero in kindergarten or school. Negative consequences for the child in this scenario are possible, but you should not think about them, because you will have a "fashionable" child. For those who turn on their heads, the children's phone, on the contrary, offers a good opportunity to teach the child how to call, how to care for the phone, and instill the beginnings of telephone etiquette. To do this, you need a simple model, nothing complicated. Of course, you can buy a budget device, but it will not look as attractive as a children's phone - although this is better than giving a child a smartphone. Once again I emphasize that the audience of such devices is children under 7 years old, maximum the first grade of the school. Starting from the second grade of school, children already need phones with keys and the opportunity to gain greater independence. Such models also exist, but we will talk about them in a separate article.

The devices described are well suited to the target group and do not have any noticeable flaws. Loud bell, pleasant mp3 melodies - all together creates a successful product for children. They are worth paying attention to if you are looking for such a phone for your child.

Overview of children's phones BB-Mobile "Bug" and "Beacon"

There are not so many phones for children on the market, and you need to look for those that are present, this is not the most common product. The reason for this lies in the fact that often parents give their children their devices, which were used quite recently. The cycle of phones in nature supplies children with smartphones, and parents are glad that their children have modern devices. Unfortunately, these parents do not think about the consequences of their act and its impact on the child. As a rule, we are strong in hindsight.

The first thing to always remember is that a child under the age of 7 cannot comfortably use adult phones, he needs completely different sizes of a device that would fit in his hand. Do a simple experiment - put a child's hand on yours, you will see the difference instantly. This does not mean that children are not able to use your phone - they can, moreover, they want to use smartphones that have colorful toys, cartoons and the like. And those parents who indulge in such desires may encounter (or not encounter, here as you are lucky, it is always a possibility) with problems in the health of the child. Your child will not be able to earn carpal tunnel syndrome, but it is quite capable of spoiling posture and vision.

No matter how big the screen is on the phone, no matter what fonts it has, this is a product designed for adults. Its long-term use by children is simply not expected. And the load on vision is very large https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G, a child under 7 years old can play on a computer for up to an hour a day - now remember how much your child plays and on what. My choice as a parent is simple - I give my children the opportunity to play on the iPad 3 or 4 (Retina), but no more than a few times a week. Maximum 40-45 minutes at a time. I try to teach children to play not in the dark, but in a lighted room and preferably at the table.

No matter how big the screen is in the phone, no matter what fonts it has, this is a product designed for adults. Its long-term use by children is simply not expected. And the load on vision is very high. https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G https://cars45.com.gh/2wq1YgXzvZNXDcx5Wgf63t3G , a child under 7 years old can play on a computer for up to an hour a day - now remember how much your child plays and on what. My choice as a parent is simple - I give my children the opportunity to play on the iPad 3 or 4 (Retina), but no more than a few times a week. Maximum 40-45 minutes at a time. I try to teach children to play not in the dark, but in a lighted room and preferably at the table.

An interesting situation has developed with the phone - today it is not only a device for calls, but also for games. For children, the appeal of the phone is huge, it is one of the few things that they constantly beg for if they do not have their own device. In a family, it is very important to decide at what age a child should receive a phone. In my family, this is not due to the fact that children are left alone somewhere, they are always with adults, and they have their own phones. However, having your own phone raises the child's self-esteem, makes him more disciplined and teaches him how to handle it (do not forget to charge the phone, know when to call parents and when not). In my opinion, any modern person should be able to use the phone, and any child will learn this quickly. However, it is with children's phones that the process of this learning can be made easy and enjoyable, and at the same time not to worry that the child will not get out of the games pre-installed in the device. The reason for the prohibition of mobile phones in various children's institutions is their distraction, children love to play games. And here an imaginary contradiction arises - many believe that a child's phone should have games. In fact, this is not so, games are clearly optional and not needed here.

The task of a children's phone is to provide a child with a connection. Let parents know where their child is while ensuring that there are no accidental calls, spam or other unwanted contact. Of course, you can try to turn any phone into a "children's" device, but the final result will be far from ideal.

Another point related to the safety of the child is the cost of the phone. Parents who give their preschoolers their old iPhones or other expensive phones irritate me. Not because I don't have the opportunity to give my children such devices, I have plenty of them. The question is that the use of such a device by a small child is not healthy from the point of view of health (the load on the eyes is very high), but it is also dangerous to use the phone on the street. This is a tidbit for any gopnik or passer-by who wants to snatch the phone from children's hands. When we discuss this issue with young parents, I always cite the following situation as an example - you send a child to the street and give him money in his hand - 20-25 thousand banknotes of 5,000 rubles each. And, holding them in his hand, the child comes out. Represented? A phone is the same banknotes for someone, only in a slightly different form.

Therefore, for responsible parents who believe that a child should gradually enter the adult world, children's phones are created. There are not so many of them on the market, in Russia most of the devices have been released under the BB-Mobile brand for several years. In this review, we will get acquainted with two almost identical devices, differing only in the presence of GPS in the older model. Do you need such phones or not? My answer is unequivocal - we need it. This test was carried out on my daughter, 6 years old, before the appearance of the "Bug", she used a children's device from MegaFon, which she really liked. However, the updated model turned out to be even more interesting for her, she liked the large screen and body. But let's talk about everything in order.

Design, dimensions, controls

Hereinafter we will talk about two models ("Bug" - K0020L and "Beacon" K0020G) as one device, since the difference is only in GPS in the second phone. Case colors also differ, two for each model. But there are no other differences, the price difference of 500-600 rubles is an extra charge for the presence of hardware GPS.

The phone is small, it fits perfectly in a child's hand - 82x44x16 mm, weight 56 ​​grams. The body material is plastic - it is glossy, it does not leave marks from hands, but more importantly, it does not get dirty. Plasticine, grease and paints do not leave marks on it. And this is very important for such a device, you can wipe it with a damp cloth, if necessary, clean the case.

Comparison with Senseit C1

Comparison with BB-Mobile Baby Bear

The kit also includes a screwdriver, screw and plug. On the back side, you can remove the plug and screw the case, then the child or someone else will not be able to turn off the device by removing the battery. This is an important function for a child's phone, I did not spin it, but I think it's better to do it anyway.

There are several keys on the front panel - these are traditional buttons for sending a call, hanging up, as well as navigation arrows, an SOS key and four numeric keys for dialing numbers of loved ones, which are pre-set by parents. It's easy to figure it out, sorry, next to the number keys there are no drawings of dad, mom, grandfather and grandmother. But this is not so important.

The display is color, its diagonal is 1.44 inches, the fonts are quite thin, small - I would like more. But given that the child rarely looks at the screen, this is not a problem. He simply has nothing to do constantly with the screen, the phone is used from time to time.

Under the battery is a slot for a full-sized SIM card, as well as a slot for a microSD card (up to 16 GB). In theory, you can listen to music, but I think that this option will be redundant in most cases. Playing fairy tales is possible in hands-free mode, but there is not enough volume.

There is a miniUSB connector on the case, through which the phone is charged.

Battery

The phone has a 650 mAh lithium-ion battery, according to the manufacturer, it will last for 20 hours with all functions, including GPS, or 72 hours with normal use. In practice, the device must be charged approximately once every two days, if you find out where the child is (GPS), and the total number of calls does not exceed one or two during the day. Three days of work without GPS is easily achievable. Full charge time is about one and a half hours.

Menu, phone control

Parents need to set up the phone before giving it to their child. To do this, you must enter the parent mode (the default password is 1234, entered by swiping on the screen).

Up to 50 numbers can be entered into the notebook, the first 4 numbers are automatically assigned to the number buttons. Therefore, it is important that these are numbers that the child will often call (Home, dad, mom, grandmother). The first two numbers are always dad and mom, when you press the SOS button, the call goes to them.

In the menu item "Where is the child", you can set the geofencing settings (regardless of the presence of GPS and phone model). So, while at home, you can collect data from base stations, and the phone will remember this place. When you send your child to school or kindergarten, it is enough to send an SMS command to remember the second place. Well, and so on. Then you can send a command from the parents' phone to the child's phone, and he will answer in which zone he is. If the zone is not defined, then the coordinates will not be received (in the Beacon model, the real GPS coordinates will be the answer). You can set the notification to work at a certain time, for example, at 9.30 the child should be in the garden, the phone will automatically send a message about where it is to the parents' number.

In the mode for parents, a voice recorder is also available (writes sound to a memory card), calls to any phone numbers, as well as receiving calls, viewing call history. There is also a scheduled turn on of the phone or a “classroom” mode, when the device always switches to silent mode at certain time intervals.

Parents can also remotely listen to what's happening on the other end of the wire by sending an SMS command. The phone will ring back, and the child will not know that they are listening.

In kid mode, you can set up to three alarms, select a ringtone, send SMS (templates, to be exact) to numbers in your phone book, or call the same numbers. Perhaps we should stop here, as there are no other functions in the device.

Impressions

The price of the "Bug" model is 2,700 rubles, the "Lighthouse" model is 3,500 rubles. Psychologically, many believe that a children's phone should be inexpensive, and measure its cost by the number of functions. In my opinion, this is fundamentally wrong and a children's phone is not a budget solution, but a specialized device for a certain category of consumers - the smallest.

BB-Mobile was able to create quite interesting models that take into account the needs of children and their parents. The presence of a color screen favorably distinguishes them from other models, makes them attractive to children, but at the same time does not force you to look at them all the time, because there are no games. A good run time, the presence of functions necessary for parents and a pleasant design that children like - these are the advantages of these models.

In my opinion, if show-offs are important to you, then you should give your child your old smartphone, preferably an iPhone - he will become a hero in kindergarten or school. Negative consequences for the child in this scenario are possible, but you should not think about them, because you will have a "fashionable" child. For those who turn on their heads, the children's phone, on the contrary, offers a good opportunity to teach the child how to call, how to care for the phone, and instill the beginnings of telephone etiquette. To do this, you need a simple model, nothing complicated. Of course, you can buy a budget device, but it will not look as attractive as a children's phone - although this is better than giving a child a smartphone. Once again I emphasize that the audience of such devices is children under 7 years old, maximum the first grade of the school. Starting from the second grade of school, children already need phones with keys and the opportunity to gain greater independence. Such models also exist, but we will talk about them in a separate article.

The devices described are well suited to the target group and do not have any noticeable flaws. Loud bell, pleasant mp3 melodies - all together creates a successful product for children. They are worth paying attention to if you are looking for such a phone for your child.