Oregon Scientific Goes Global with SmartGlobe Additions and More

OregonScientificOregon Scientific’s product line-up for this year, shown for the first time last week at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, ranges from the latest action-capturing technology to new additions to the company’s SmartGlobe line.

These new electronic learning products include the ATC GeckoHD, a versatile and durable pocket-sized video camera. Kids can clip the camera on themselves using the included wrist strap and capture the world around them. Three changeable camera covers and an optional waterproof casing are also available.

The new SmartGlobe Infinity offers multiple themes, includes a wireless talking Smart Pen, and teaches countries, capitals, population, history, and more. By replacing the globe with a SmartGlobe Theme Globe, kids can explore themes such as Mysterious World or the Stars. Meanwhile, the Smart Pen can record notes with its built-in voice recording function.

The economical SmartGlobe Discovery features 19 activities and games, and provides hours of educational entertainment about planet Earth. Kids can explore the continents and compare countries to learn about populations, areas, and more. Users can then test their knowledge with the Ultimate Challenge activity.

Oregon Scientific Launches New Kids Tablet

Oregon Scientific introduces MEEP!, a new tablet designed just for kids. The 7-inch, Android 4.0 tablet is Wi-fi enabled, features a protective bright orange silicon bumper, a recessed screen, and a ZForce touch screen that won’t shatter when dropped. The ZForce screen allows kids to access games, music, and videos with the lightest touch. The tablet comes with pre-loaded content including Angry Birds, UNO, Toon Goggles, and art and learning apps, among others.

The MEEP! Store features a variety of kid-friendly apps available free or for purchase. MEEP! allows for easy transfer of previously purchased material from a Mac or PC via a USB cable that is included in the package. The tablet also features a front-facing camera that can take still photos and videos for added fun. Content can be displayed on a television screen through HDMI. Parents can control settings, online activity, and limit play time duration by visiting the Parents Portal on MEEPTablet.com. Parents can also provide a virtual allowance for their kids to purchase apps with MEEP! coins.

The tablet can be found at major retailers and is recommended for children ages 6 and up.