You can never quite tell just what kids are up to these days, being the intelligent little critters that they are. Give them a tablet with unfettered Internet access, and in no time they will be stumbling all over sites that they should not be looking at. Ematic hopes that this will never happen with their Funtab Pro, a 7” Android-powered tablet with the Zoodles Kids Mode which delivers a custom interface for fun, educational and parent-approved content in a safe online experience. Running on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the FunTab Pro has been built specially for kids, sporting a rubberized texture and ergonomic design where the former delivers a secure grip for the child which fits perfectly in tiny hands.
Interactive Story Books, Video Mail, and an Art Studio are staples in the FunTab Pro, and so are games such as Angry Birds, Where’s My Water?, Cut The Rope, Skitch, School Assistant, and Fruit Ninja amongst other educational apps from Intellijoy. Heck, a kid-safe web browser full of kid-friendly content is also thrown into the mix. Parents (or teachers if the FunTab Pro sees action in schools) are able to access Zoodles.com from any computer in order to track and control their child’s activities on the FunTab Pro, letting you be a cyber-nanny remotely.
Other hardware configurations include a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory that can be augmented by a microSD memory card slot, a 7” 800×480 multi-touch screen, front and back cameras, integrated Wi-Fi, HDMI output and up to 8 hours of claimed continuous playtime. All of that retailing for $149.99 might make it a serious Christmas contender. After all, how much money do you place for peace of mind? [Press Release]
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