Children tablets are becoming more popular and ARCHOS has just announced its comparatively inexpensive ($129) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet called the Child Pad.
ARCHOS has won awards for mobilizing innovation in consumer electronics and its Founder and CEO, Henri Crohas, said that “as a pioneer in the portable audio and Androidtablet market we realize the importance of providing a tablet that can offer hours of entertainment for all ages, especially kids”. He went on to explain that “ARCHOS strives to offer great tablets with only the best of features at affordable prices and we expect this tablet to bring a smile to the faces of kids and parents’ everywhere."
The colorful features and large icons on this gadget is enough to encourage any child to interface.
The tablet has a "1GHz processor and, a first at this price, 1GB RAM" -- that's twice as much memory as an iPad2. The device has a 7 inch display with a damage resistant screen and a 800 by 480 pixels screen resolution. Hopefully, the Ice Cream Sandwich can endure the abuse it will inevitably endure while in the hands of its child users.
Key Features & Benefits include: access to the Kids App Store that offers over 10,000 child friendly apps in 14 different categories (books, sports,and more), direct access to a variety of entertaining games, and top kids' apps Angry Birds, Pig Rush, and Flight Frenzy.
The Child Pad also complies with CIPA and COPPA regulations making this tablet safe for children to use and requires minimal parental monitoring: "the parental
controls and safe web browsing is powered by Editions Profil, whose “Mobile Parental Filter” is ranked as the most efficient parental control software in worldwide benchmarks."
Some people think buying an iPad for a child is a waste of money and that it will be destroyed, but after viewing the following video of 2 year old Bridger it appears that kids are never too young to be started on the iPad drip:
This little guy handles a tablet better than I do.