Meep! tablet to be the next gadget for the kiddos


Technology is not the only thing that is advancing, kids nowadays are becoming more aware (as well as dependent) on the gadgets that we enjoy everyday. And if you want to give your kid a good Android fix, the just-announced MEEP! Android tablet might be the way to go.

The MEEP! tablet is manufactured by Oregon Scientific, and has a 7-inch display, WiFi connectivity and a G-Sensor (for improved viewing angles). It also features a helpful amount of parental controls, which can be modified and controlled from any computer or smartphone with an internet connection.

Aside from that, we do not know any more details. Oregon Scientific claims that this is an affordable tablet, though, as well as durable. And it might be important to note that it is geared towards children of age 6 and above. We know that those kids will be running around with these devices, so let’s see just how durable this device ends up being.

Education should be one of the main concerns with such devices. The manufacturer will also offer accessories, which include musical instruments for all the little musicians out there.

Hit the press release and stay tuned for more details to come during TIA Toy Fair, this weekend, if you are interested in purchasing a new gadget for your little ones.

Android-Based MEEP! Tablet to Feature Music, Movies, e-books, Parental Controls and more OREGON SCIENTIFIC MEEP!

Oregon Scientific Unveils MEEP!, a new Android-based tablet for kids! (PRNewsFoto/Oregon Scientific) NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, today announced its entry into a hot new category: kid’s tablets. Leaving cartridge-based devices behind in the dust, the new Wi-Fi enabled MEEP! tablet runs on the Android operating system and offers music, movies, e-books, and apps from leading developers – all on a large, 7-inch color touch screen! The MEEP! tablet will be unveiled for the first time at the Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) 109th American International Toy Fair this weekend.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/NE51475 )

Sharing a mobile device is a tough feat, especially for parents, when there is a risk it could be dropped, broken, scratched or rendered useless. The MEEP! tablet is an affordable fix for a tech –hungry generation of kids, featuring a tough design and an enhanced rubber silicon sleeve for added protection. Geared for children age 6 and up, the MEEP! tablet is Wi-Fi enabled, allowing access to a sea of web content that can be downloaded to its internal memory or SD card and viewed from any angle courtesy of the tablet’s internal G-Sensor. All websites and content can be monitored through intuitive parental controls that are adjusted remotely on any computer or mobile device with a browser and an Internet connection.

The MEEP! tablet from Oregon Scientific will feature a variety of accessories sold separately, including musical instruments.

[Source: PR Newswire Via: Engadget]

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGAX75BIHGIMVLBE3DT2MIHCJU James G

    What has this world come to now… I’m under 20 and even I think it’s sad that they’re marketing an electronic device for 6 year olds. Haven’t you ever heard of a game boy? 

    • Christopher Suits

       I disagree with you. If the parents take responsibility to monitor their kids, then kids getting adapted to technology at a younger age can be a very good thing, as well as a good tool for learning.

    • Unorthodox

       I see absolutely no problem with that. It’s exactly your under-20 talking, if you were a parent, you’d understand. I’m planning to teach my kids to touch-type at the same time they’ll learn to read. They play Animal Zoo and all kinds of drawing boards on my Nook Color, at their 15 months. And it’s great, because they do it with me!

    • ari_free

      Gameboy? Why, when I was a kid I had a Commodore 64 and had to type my games from magazines!

      • ReverseRoxas

        Good times, am I right ari? ;)

  • Aaron a

    This IS the new gameboy! My kids love my smartphone and I think MEEP is a smart move on technology.

  • gloriousnumber1

    It was a game boy to me, it’s a tablet now. Things change. We need to accept that! My 4-year-old niece is darn good at Fruit Ninja! I see no problem with this, as long as the parents control the use, and don’t spoil the kids, let them get addicted to them, or think that they are a flat, touch screen babysitter CONSTANTLY.

  • Mimsyborogove923

    Hey look, it’s the perfect device for Touchwiz!