Oregon Scientific has just launched their first kid-friendly Android tablet, which is now sale for a small price of $149.99. It has some very low, modest specs, but the MEEP! tablet includes a very wide range of various parental controls through a web-based interfact and kid-friendly apps, e-books, and games that is appropriate for anyone 6 years old and up. The MEEP! tablet comes with a silicone sleeve to hopefully help with the punishment that kids tend to lay into electronics of these types. Along with the MEEP! tablet, there’s a ton of tailor-made accessories to go with it, such as a game pad, headphones, a case for the tablet, along with a bunch of instruments for music games. Here’s the specifications you can expect to see in this tablet:
The affordability and low-end specifications of this tablet makes this something that might be disposable, which in the case of kids, is something that is very important, as kids are likely to break or forget this device somewhere. Not to say that’s a bad thing, it’s just a tendency that a lot of kids have. With that said, the MEEP! tablet is probably the best kid-friendly tablet out there. There isn’t another tablet like it that has been released yet, as far as I am aware. Aside from that, how can you pass this up for a small $150? If you’re looking to get your kid a fancy Nintendo 3DS, taking a look at the MEEP! tablet might be something that your kid might be more interested in just because of the variety of games on the Android platform (i.e. kid games, there are lots of those).
Like what was said earlier, the MEEP! isn’t very spectacular when it comes to specifications, but it does do very well for kids. In the tablet you can expect to see it running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s also loaded with a 1.0GHz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 7 inch display, built-in Wi-Fi, and 4GB of storage space. It really isn’t that bad in terms of specifications even for an entry-level tablet (though, the 512MB of RAM is pretty low, even for a kids game).
So, with all of that said Parents, if you don’t want your child touching your new Kindle Fire HD+ super holographic tablet anymore, giving your kid the MEEP! might be the best decision you’ve ever made. If you are interested in picking one up, you can head over to the this website to look into purchasing one of these bad boys (you may also be interested in watching the video above, it shows off a lot of what the MEEP! can do).
Is anyone going to be purchasing the MEEP! tablet for their child? Do you think that children should have their own tablets like this? Let us know in the comments below!
source: android central