Another device manufacturer has expanded the range of options for parents who want to give their children their very own tablet. LG, the South Korea-based electronics giant is offering the Kids Pad for 299,000 won or around US $276. As compared to other tablets selling in the United States by companies like Archos, Ematic, Oregon Scientific, Nabi, and Vinci, the price of the LG Kids Pad is steeper.
In terms of features, the tablet comes with its own app store where kids can obtain safe content. These apps are educational in nature and cover various areas such as science, mathematics, and language. Apart from this, parents can purchase cartridges of content for the tablet.
The Kids Pad is made for children between the ages 3 to 7 and is deemed by LG to be safe for their use. The company has performed drop tests on the device as well as ensured that it is made of non-toxic materials. To protect the eyes of its young users, LG has also incorporated a light sensor that instantly adjusts the brightness of the tablet’s display according to the ambient light. Furthermore, to make the device last longer, it also has a feature that automatically turns off after a specific period of time. This ensures parents that their children do not overuse the device. It likewise saves the battery from getting drained.
Meanwhile, information about its technical specifications are scarce at the moment. From the company’s press release, it was only mentioned that the Kids Pad is equipped with a built-in camera as well as an mp3 player.
It is unlikely that the LG Kids Pad will make its way to the United States. If it does, however, it will face some tough competition from tablets that have much lower prices.
With this device, LG hopes to let children become familiar early on with devices that will aid to their learning.