Ematic FunTab Mini 2, another kid-focused tablet
A simple, tough tablet for children that comes in at just $69
Ematic is launching another tablet in its "FunTab" line of kid-focused devices, this time in a smaller form factor with the Mini 2. Just like its other devices, the FunTab Mini 2 is designed from the ground-up with young children in mind, with software and hardware that is designed to be simple and robust. The Mini 2 runs a software layer called "Zoodles Kid Mode", giving them access to a small set of games and tools that are fun and educational. It also provides parents with easy tools to watch their child's progress after the fact.
This 4.3-inch "tablet" of sorts is designed to take a beating with big bezels and rubberized grips along the sides, keeping it safe from the inevitable bumps it will endure. Inside there's a mild set of specs like a 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and Wifi, but what really matters is the ability to hand a tablet like this to your kid and not worry about it from a hardware or software standpoint. The FunTab Mini 2 is available now for just $69 at both TigerDirect and Amazon.
Second edition FunTab Mini makes learning a blast for kids, a perfect first tablet designed for little hands
LOS ANGELES- June 19, 2013 – From the Ematic family to your family, the new FunTab Mini 2 is now available for only $69.99. Designed with the child in mind, this 4.3” Android 4.0 compact tablet holds a world of endless possibilities right at your little one’s fingertips making learning a lot of fun! Oh, and parents can rest easy, too, knowing that the award-winning Zoodles Kid Mode, the award-winning children content discovery and management platform, is preloaded onto the FunTab Mini 2 providing Mom and Dad with complete content control right out of the box!
“We are very excited about our newest addition to the FunTab Family,” says Roy Rayn, President of Ematic. “Don’t let its small size fool you—this tablet is packed with cool games and apps that’ll be sure to bust any backseat boredom on your family’s next road trip this summer. For example, you can encourage your child’s creative side with the Art Studio feature without hassling with art supplies. That’s the best of both worlds: an outlet for expression without the mess!”
You can watch your child learn while playing with the FunTab Mini 2. Its rubberized texture is ideal for little hands to grip when laughing, dancing, and enjoying the thousands of apps available.
From any computer Zoodles’ parent dashboard also keeps Mom and Dad in the loop on their child’s progress and online usage. Take a peek at their latest artwork or check out your child’s improvement in any subject. Parents can even view video messages and other activities.
Some exciting features included on the FunTab Mini 2 are Interactive Story Books, Video Mail, and an Art Studio. Interactive Story Books allow parents or relatives to record a special reading for your child. The Video Mail feature allows invited family members to send short video messages to your child who can then respond by recording their own message using the tablet’s built-in camera. It’s a great way to bring the family together!
Additionally, it comes preloaded with over 50 apps including fun games such as Angry Birds, Where’s My Water?, Cut The Rope, Skitch, School Assistant, Fruit Ninja and much more. Hundreds of new apps are added every day in the app store so you can be sure there’s always something new to experience.
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with Zoodles Kid Mode™
4.3” 480x272 capacitive multi-touch screen
1.2GHz Processor with dedicated GPU
4GB of internal storage
MicroSD Card slot allows you to add up to an additional 32GB of storage
Built-in three-axis gyroscope that allows advanced motion sensing
Front and back camera
Rechargeable Lithium polymer Up to 5.5 hours battery life
The FunTab Mini 2 retails for $69.99 at TigerDirect.com and Amazon.com.
Ematic is a leader in portable media and value tablets offering high quality consumer electronics at an affordable price. Founded in 1985, the company offers a variety of technology ranging from designer headphones to MP3 players and tablets. Ematic prides itself on offering the latest in advanced technology that has undergone rigorous testing for quality, sturdiness and reliability.
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