Meep – an Android tablet designed just for kids
Oregon Scientific has just released a tablet designed just for kids and combines sturdy design and parental controls with the latest Android 4.0 operating system.
The Meep is designed for kids aged six and up and features a 7-inch touchscreen display, a front camera, built-in wi-fi connectivity and pre-loaded content.
And because it’s meant for kids, Meep is also built tough and made of enhanced rubber silicon so it can handle the daily wear and tear in the hands of younger users.
Running the Android 4.0 operating system, Meep allows users to surf the web, listen to music, watch movies, read e-books and chat online with their friends.
Also on board the Meep is a parental control system which can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.
From here parents can see the games played, websites that have been visited and any chat conversations.
Other controls can also include setting time limits on the usage of certain apps or the device itself.
Another feature of the Meep is the ability to provide children with an allowance of virtual coins which can be used on the Meep online store to buy games, apps, and ebooks.
The Meep tablet is priced at $199 and is also compatible with a range of accessories including a joystick ($39.95), steering wheel ($39.95), portable piano keyboard ($59.95), portable drum pad ($59.95) and portable drum pad ($59.95).
The Meep tablet designed just for kids will be available in November from Dick Smith Electronics, Myer and Toys R Us.