Tablet devices are shaping the lives of youth around the world not just at home but in the classroom too. According to Nielsen, about 70 percent of children in homes with tablet computers, use the devices for education and entertainment on a regular basis. Karuma, a Singapore-based consumer electronics product manufacturer and developer, announces the arrival of the PlayBase+ in the United States and Canada - the world’s first anti-bacterial Android tablet device that is not only ultra-durable for children - its touch-screen actively kills harmful germs.
Powered by Android, the PlayBase+ is more than just a well-built tablet device. Specifically designed to address the growing demand for kid-friendly tablets, it offers everything that parents would want in a tablet for their kids. Because kids are exposed to countless germs and bacteria, it is important to have a tablet that has anti-bacterial protection. Uniquely, it is the first tablet with an anti-bacterial touchscreen and designed for durability and maximum protection with the included medical-grade silicone cover that conveniently flaps open to double as a stand to make it easier to watch movies, browse the Internet, and so much more. Best of all, Karuma has made sure that the screen is protected with a 3mm clearance when the cover is on. This means that if a child drops the PlayBase+, the impact of the fall will be absorbed by the cover and not the glass of the screen.
Slim is definitely in with the PlayBase+! The PlayBase+ is sleek and durable, weighing in at less than 11 ounces and at a thickness of 9.7mm, making it easy for a child to carry no matter where they go! It features a 7” capacitive multi-touch display, formed metal rear covers as well as slots for micro USB and SD cards. With 1GB system RAM and 8 GB of memory and a 1.2 Ghz processors, users will be able to experience full tablet functionality. Additionally, the PlayBase+ includes a front camera for taking photos or interacting with software.
PlayBase+ also comes preloaded with SafePlay as well as programs like YogiPlay, Zoodles, and Net Nanny software controls for a safer edutainment experience for children.
To increase safety and security, SafePlay is an easy to use application that answers the mobile safety concerns of parents. It creates a safe space where children can play only with apps that the parents have selected from the Android Marketplace and added to the authorized list of applications. SafePlay is also enhanced with YogiPlay which lets children customize and take care of pets in a fun and engaging virtual world. The parent center also provides age specific recommendations based on educators' reviews. This way, PlayBase ensures a fun and safe experience for all!
Zoodles offers age-appropriate and advertising-
NetNanny also allows parents to see which sites their kids are visiting and what they’re seeing…almost like they’re right there with them. Parents want to be alerted of inappropriate activity, stop accidental exposure to unwanted content, and keep their kids safe from Internet predators and bullies. With such challenges, it's impossible for parents to keep up with all of their kids' online activities. Net Nanny provides peace of mind, so parents know that their kids are protected wherever they go.
Also available is the PlayBase GO, an affordable base model of the PlayBase and perfect for teens and young adults on a budget . The PlayBase+ and PlayBase GO will be available for purchase on March 5th 2012 through the PlayBase website at www.play-base.com. The PlayBase+ will be available for $229 and the PlayBase GO will be available for $189.
Key Features of the PlayBase+ and PlayBase GO include:
• 800x480 resolution display, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch display
• 1.2 GHz single-core processor
• Up to 32GB Micro SD card
• Multimedia options, including music, photos, video recording, and playback
• Stereo speakers
• Up to 5 hours of battery life, 60 hous on standby
PlayProtect - Screen protectors:
PlayPower - extra 4 hours battery power
PlayCovers - 7 colors - white, purple, pink, green, clear, blue, yellow
PlayCharge - in-car charger
Karuma is a multi-disciplined industrial and product development company specializing in consumer product design and design and development. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience, Karume helps its customers convert their product vision into a tangible design, and finally a successful product.
They provide integrated product development services from initial project direction through to support for product industrialization. Their skills include product development strategy, design research, project planning and management, concept creation, feasibility studies, risk analysis, detailed design for manufacture, engineering analysis, evaluation testing, design verification. design validation support, and supplier selection.