September 10, 2012
Toys”R”Us Brings New Child-Friendly Tablet To Market
John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online
If you open up your tablet to find greasy prints on the glass and the movie queue front loaded with bouncing, screechy characters, you most likely have been considering buying a separate tablet for your children. Toys“R”Us wants to come to your rescue with a new device for the grade school set.Today the toy store chain announced an updated child-friendly tablet called Tabeo, which replaces its previous offering called Nabi. The new device is loaded with child-friendly content and desired safety features that pass the Mom test, writes Engadget's Steve Dent.
This 7-inch, multi-touch tablet features 50 preinstalled apps that were carefully selected to entertain and educate children, while helping them explore the internet. The competition is already intense in this department with companies like LeapFrog having a good lead already, writes Ray Willington for Nothardware.com.
Tabeo was designed with integrated parental controls that offer the flexibility to customize levels of internet access for each member of the family. The device comes with a full suite of customizable parental controls.
Adults can easily set tailored levels of security for up to eight users, allowing children of multiple ages to access different types of content. Tabeo´s filter can be set to block 27 predetermined categories of content, and parents can choose additional sites to block and can select specific online content to unblock.
Technical specs include a 1GHz processor, 4GB of built-in storage, upgradeable to 32GB, HDMI-out, 50 pre-loaded apps and it´s own native app store offering around 6,000 more. This aims the tablet at older kids than the Nabi´s six-year old and up target.
Tabeo will be available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide starting in late October for $150.