Every year (practically every month) our grown-up toys get more and more advanced. Screens get bigger, with higher resolutions, processors get faster, and cameras get better. With this progression, it’s only natural that our kids’ toys would follow suit.
Oregon Scientific, creator of the awesome Smart Globe, has announced that they will release the MEEP!, a 7-inch Android-based tablet specifically aimed at kids (ages 6 and up), with “music, movies, e-books, and apps from leading developers.” The tablet will come with Wi-Fi built-in, as well as an SD card slot which will hopefully be able to house some movies and kid shows for long trips.
Aimed at surviving a kid, the MEEP! is built tougher than the traditional tablet and will come with a rubber silicon sleeve for protection. It’ll have Internet access as well, but this will be able to be monitored (and hopefully blocked to an extent) via a parent portal that can be accessed from any Internet-connected PC. What sounds really promising is the fact that Oregon Scientific will be releasing accessories for the MEEP!, including musical instruments, making it obvious that they’re aiming for a very well-rounded educational device. There’s no mention of a release date or a price as of yet, but I’m sure it’ll be announced with the full release of the device at this year’s Toy Fair, hosted by the Toy Industry Association.
The full press release can be found below. So is this something you’d grab for your own children? What are your thoughts on kid-based electronics? Let us know in the comments!
Oregon Scientific announces MEEP! Android tablet, aimed at kids originally appeared on AndroidGuys.