Toys"R"Us® announced Monday it is introducing the first wi-fi tablet designed by the kids' authority. Called tabeo™, the device is loaded with the content kids want, as well as safety features desired by parents. This 7-inch, multi-touch tablet features 50 free, preinstalled apps that were selected to entertain and educate children, while helping them explore the Internet. Making online safety a top priority, tabeo was designed with integrated parental controls that offer the flexibility to customize levels of Internet access for each member of the family. Tabeo will be available exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide starting October 21 for $149.99 and is now available for pre-order online at Toys"R"Us.Tabeo includes:
Games: Nearly 20 games such as, Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Temple Run, 100 Floors, Collapse!, Tiki Golf, Tiki Cart 3D and more.
Education: Nearly 10 apps help children learn about letters, math, science and additional categories. Software installed on tabeo includes AlphaTots, Discovery Kids Putterbugs, Operation Math and TechCalc, along with five more learning apps.
Entertainment: Those ready to explore the world around them can find creativity, photography, cooking and activity apps, such as Putt Putt Zoo, Freddy Fish and the Stolen Shell, Camera App, and more than ten additional apps.
Books: tabeo comes with iStorybooks, Candy Factory and Little Red Riding Hood. Those interested in expanding the content on their tabeo will find more than 7,000 free apps to choose from, along with thousands of apps, available for purchase at the tabeo App Store. Available through the device, parents can easily load content onto tabeo through the App Store, which features software specifically selected by the tabeo team to ensure that everything available is high quality and kid-friendly.
App storage is also a snap with tabeo due to its 4GB of internal flash memory. For power-users, tabeo's memory is expandable through a micro SDHC slot.
Tabeo also comes with a full suite of customizable parental controls. Adults can easily set tailored levels of security for up to eight users, allowing children of multiple ages to access different types of content. tabeo's filter can be set to block 27 predetermined categories of content, and parents can choose additional sites to block and can select specific online content to unblock.
Modifying accessible sites is as simple as clicking on a box within tabeo's controls or remotely, through the Internet. And, if children find a new site that they want to visit, they can send a request to their parent to unblock the specific webpage.
For parents who want to limit their child's online time, tabeo can be set to only allow access on certain days or during certain hours. As an added bonus, if users bypass tabeo's built-in Internet browser, parents will receive an email alert to notify them that their children may browsing in an unfiltered environment.
Tabeo is shipped with a lime green bumper to protect from drops as well as one USB cable and USB power adaptor to ensure easy connection to a computer or wall outlet for charging.