Toys “R” Us has announced that next month it will debut tabeo e2, the next generation of its Wi-Fi Android tablet for kids that launched during the last holiday season. Designed by the kids authority, the upgraded, 8-inch, multi-touch screen tablet is bigger and faster than the original tabeo and still provides content that kids love and safety features parents desire. tabeo e2 offers access to thousands of free apps in the tabeo App store and comes preloaded with dozens of premium apps carefully selected to entertain and educate kids ages 6 to 11. Featuring enhanced technology, such as the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 operating system, Bluetooth, and a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor for faster performance, tabeo e2 also includes improved parental controls and high-impact screen protection. tabeo e2 will be available in three colors exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at tabeo.com beginning in October.
Designed to provide users with an even more compelling tablet experience, tabeo e2 has been engineered specifically for kids of the digital generation. The larger 8-inch multi-touch screen displays more than 16 million colors with an advanced screen resolution. That, combined with a faster dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and quad-core graphics processing unit (GPU), lets users switch between browsing the Internet, watching movies, and playing games quickly and easily. tabeo e2 is also Bluetooth-enabled, allowing it to work with all Bluetooth wireless speakers and accessories.
tabeo e2 will be available in a blue, pink, or clear custom-made protective case. Every tabeo e2 also comes complete with one micro USB cable and one specially designed charging pin to ensure easy connection to a computer or wall outlet for charging.
Additionally, storage space has doubled to 8GB (expandable to 64 GB) on tabeo e2, providing families with ample space to store the thousands of free apps available through the tabeo App Store. Also available through the app store, parents can easily load must-have programs, including the Toys “R” Us Movies app where thousands of family-friendly movies and TV shows are available for streaming and download directly on tabeo e2.
To help keep kids safe online, Toys “R” Us has developed an upgraded suite of customizable parental controls for tabeo e2. New app management tools allow adults to see when new apps are installed, block unwanted apps from running until approved, and set time and date limits for specific app use. Additionally, parents can limit children’s time online and take advantage of the unique filtering system to block up to 27 content categories and specific sites deemed inappropriate by the device administrator.
With an assortment of 30 pre-installed apps, kids can immediately begin to use the device for gaming, entertaining, learning, and more. Preloaded content includes than 10 games, including Need for Speed Most Wanted, Bejeweled 2, The Game of Life, Temple Run 2, and Fruit Ninja; language learning with Little Pim; interactive books from IStoryBooks; basic math learning from Operation Math; expressing creativity with Crayola DigiTools Effects; and entertainment apps including Cartoon Network, WWE, Paper Camera, My Little Pony, and Kidobi. Free apps that were approved for the company’s annual Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids are available in the tabeo App store.
A suite of more than 15 tabeo-branded accessories will launch this fall to coincide with the debut of tabeo e2. Cases, speakers, colorful headphones, cables, bumpers, and more will be available at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide and online at toysrus.com.
In addition, kids can transform tabeo e2 into a full karaoke experience with tabeoke, from The Singing Machine. Little singers can dock their tabeo e2 to the device to access preloaded and parent-approved songs and lyrics via the preloaded tabeoke app. Each tabeoke includes a wired microphone with two microphone jacks, speakers, echo and balance control, as well as Bluetooth streaming.
Additional information about this kid-friendly tablet will be released on tabeo.com in the coming weeks, including a full list of preloaded apps, safety features and details.