Oregon Scientific unveiled its child-friendly MEEP! tablet. The tablet has an interface that's easy for kids to navigate, has a silicon bumper that allows the device to survive drops, and allos parents control content that their kids can access. The slate has great, child-friendly content, including Angry Birds, UNO, Toon Goggles, art and learning apps. The device is already available for $149 at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and other major retailers.
What Else You Need To Know
- The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-running tablet has access to Google Play as well as a special store where kids can download apps for free and with MEEP! coins.
- Specs are low-end: 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 7-inch 800 x 480 display, 4 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and HDMI-out.
Kids are not always known for being gentle on their toys and other devices, so a tough tablet is necessary for them.- Dave LeClair, Android Community
The affordability and relatively low-end specs make this tablet at least somewhat disposable, which strikes me as important for something that kids are likely to break or forget somewhere.- Simon Sage, Android Central
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Oregon Scientific introduces MEEP! tablet designed just for kids
Kids are not always known for being gentle on their toys and other devices, so a tough tablet is necessary for them.
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Kid-friendly MEEP! Android tablet goes on sale
The affordability and relatively low-end specs make this tablet at least somewhat disposable, which strikes me as important for something that kids are likely to break or forget somewhere.
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MEEP Xplore Tablet For Kids, Child Safe Android Fun for $150
MEEP is a kid-safe Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. It’s strong enough to power today’s games, but not too nice to where it has to be priced unreasonably.
MEEP! is a rugged, kid friendly new tablet
By logging into the Parents Portal, parents can control the MEEP! at any time, from anywhere.
Oregon Scientific MEEP! tablet ships for $150, gives kids a safe, exclamation-filled place to play
The 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 chip, 512MB of RAM, 800 x 480 screen and 4GB of storage won't have the adults regretting their Kindle Fire purchases, but the MEEP! does come in a smash-resistant form with remote parental control and an allowance-based store that lets kids 'buy' apps with virtual coins.