ARCHOS ChildPad | US$129.00 | www.archos.com
letting kids handle your precious tablet is like having an underage drinker – you never really know what’s going to happen, or do you? besides, you probably have contents that are prohibitive for your children (tsk tsk). yet, you can’t let your children live in a world cut off from high tech gadgetry and that’s where the ARCHOS ChildPad comes in. it is a purpose-designed 7.0-inch tablet for children, powered by a 1GHz processor and running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. the tablet sports a ARCHOS-developed, kid-friendly user interface with colored icons and home screen folders. in short, it will be ‘cartoonish’ enough for children to like. from the home screen, the child will gain direct access to games, entertainment, learning and puzzles. the tablet comes preloaded with “top 28 kids’ apps’, including Angry Birds, Pig Rush and Flight Frenzy. other features include access to Kids App Store powered by AppsLib, parental controls, safe web browsing, and a design that is in compliance with both CIPA and COPPA regulations, assuring you that the tablet is safe for kids use. expect the ARCHOS ChildPad to hit the stores end of this month with a modest price tag of $129 a pop.
PS: we love the name, ChildPad – we bet Apple didn’t think anyone would be brave enough to use the word ‘pad’ with their tablet.