Kids today are growing up in a world dominated by technology. As a result, the age at which they get their hands on devices like tablets and smartphones continues to drop. That said, many parents are uncomfortable giving their children such expensive or delicate machines. Who wants to spend $500 on an iPad for their 7-year-old only to have him or her crack the screen after a week?
Enter the Kids Tablet 2, Polaroid's Android tablet design just for children. The Kids Tablet 2 is a follow on to the 7-inch Kids Tablet Polaroid announced at CES 2013 earlier this year. While the first generation Kids tablet was based on a 1 GHz Cortex-A8 SoC and boasted an 800 x 600 display, the new model packs a dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and a 1024 x 600 resolution display. Priced at $149, the tablet also has a front-facing camera, a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, a ruggedized casing, and Android 4.2.
Of course, it wouldn't be a kid-friendly tablet without some kid-friendly content. To that end, Polaroid has jammed 70 apps and books onto the Kids Tablet 2. This includes content from the likes of Disney, Cartoon Network, and Marvel. There's also parental controls in play so you can restrict browsing, camera use, email, search and more.