Joining the growing list of tablets aimed at children is the FunTab Pro tablet by Ematic. This tablet, which retails at $149.99, is the successor of the Ematic FunTab slate.
To make the device child-friendly, the FunTab Pro is equipped with a rubber coating and an ergonomic design that allows the child to grip it more easily.
Ematic also partered with Zoodles, a company that is committed to making desktop computers and mobile devices safer for younger users, to ensure that the FunTab Pro is educational, enjoyable, and secure.
One of the features of the FunTab Pro is Interactive Story Books. This enables parents or other guardians to record themselves reading to the child using an online application or the tablet’s camera.
Video Mail, meanwhile, keeps the child connected with other family members through video recorded messages that may be created by the child or other relatives through Zoodles.com. Such video messages are automatically sent to the FunTab Pro.
The feature called Art Studio provides children with a digital space to create artworks through a wide selection of tools. These works may be uploaded on their Zoodles.com account. Parents can even show their support for the child’s creativity by awarding them with gold stars.
Apart from these, popular apps such as Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Skitch, School Assistant, Where’s My Water?, and Fruit Ninja, plus some Intellijoy educational apps, are available on the tablet. A web browser that has been made safe for child use is onboard, as well.
Compared to the original FunTab, this device comes with a more powerful set of specifications. It is packed with a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system. It also has a storage capacity of 8GB that may receive a boost from a microSD card slot with a capacity up to 32GB. It also sports a 7-inch display with a 800 x 480 pixel resolution, dual cameras, an HDMI output port, and support for Wi-Fi connectivity. Its battery promises 8 hours of usage.
The Ematic FunTab Pro may be purchased at Walmart.com.