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Accessories for Nexus 7 for a 4 1/2 year old?


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Nov 3, 2012
I want to buy some accessories for the newest Nexus 7 for a four and a half year old. I'm thinking of a case, stylus, and possibly even a Chromecast so she can broadcast things from the tablet to a TV.

1. Can anyone suggest any other accessories that I should consider?
2. I've never used a Chromecast. Would it be easy to use for a four and a half year old who already knows how to navigate around a tablet?
3. Is there even a reason a four and a half year old might benefit from a Chromecast? Does it currently mirror the screen of the Nexus or is it just for streaming Netflix?

I'd definitely get a case like this: Amazon.com: Bobj Rugged Case for Nexus 7 FHD 2013 Model Tablet - BobjGear protective cover (Not for 1st generation 2012 Nexus 7) (Bold Black): Cell Phones & Accessories

My grandson has a 2012 N7, and although we have a different case, it's similar and invaluable. He doesn't use a stylus, but I use one on mine...it just kind of depends on whether she'd like using one and would constantly lose it (he would!).

We have several Chromecasts here. She'd have to know how to change the input on the TV, and it doesn't mirror the N7 to the TV. It will stream some apps to the TV, such as Netflix. Here's the list of apps: Chromecast

As far as the N7 goes, my grandson loves it. He's got educational games, fun games and movies on it.
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