NEW YORK — If you're renting a car from Hertz, you can also rent a media player packed with programming from Nickelodeon to entertain the kids.

The cost is $17 a day, and if you rent for five days, you get day six and seven free.

Hertz began offering the media player, called "Nick on the Go," on Dec. 15 at airports in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago (O'Hare), Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, Oakland, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Tampa. Hertz plans to add 25 more locations where the unit will be available in 2008.

"Nick on the Go" is preloaded with more than 40 hours of episodes from shows like "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Drake & Josh," "Unfabulous," "Zoey 101," "Dora the Explorer," "Blue's Clues" and others.

"Nick on the Go" uses touch-screen technology and can either be taken with you and used as a handheld portable device, or mounted on the back of the front seats for backseat viewing. It comes with a rechargeable battery and charger.

You can reserve the unit by calling 800-654-3131.