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The MEEP! X2 from Oregon Scientific Is a Kid Friendly Tablet with a Budget Friendly Price


With the slew of apps that are out in the Play Store there are many that are kid friendly. However, as great as this is, kids usually aren’t easy on electronics. So you may be a bit reluctant to hand over that Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note tablet. Some companies keep that in mind, and help you out by creating kid specific tablets. Oregon Scientific is just such a company.

The second generation of the original MEEP! tablet boasts newer specs and a slimmer more robust design. Running a custom skin on top of Android 4.2, the tablet is a Toys “R” US exclusive. Besides a $150 price tag, you’ll see a dual core Cortex 1.2GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, a microSD card, front and rear facing cameras, and WiFi.

Besides updated hardware specs, the tablet adds updated parental controls making it easier to keep your kids safe. The tablet is slated for kids 6 and up. We have the press release for you after the break. For those of you worried about your tablet in the hands of your little one, this may be a good way to go.

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Hands on with the Polaroid Kids tablet [Video]

A few days ago we reported on Polaroid’s foray into the tablet market with a device designed specifically for kids. With a large bezel and kid friendly buttons, the 7-inch screen is backed with a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM capable of running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Polaroid even took the step of removing access to the Google Play Store so kids won’t get themselves into trouble.

Polaroid had the device on hand at CES 2013, so we were able to gets some hands on time with the Polaroid Kids tablet as seen in the video after the break. Read more