3 December 2013 | 0
As seen on the Late Late Toy Show, the Juniorpad is RTE’s first foray into harware. A 7″ Android tablet pre-loaded with five hours of RTEjnr content for 0-7 year-olds, the Juniorpad has 1Gb RAM, 8Gb storage (expandable via microSD card), HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Flash suport and an 800×480 display. Parents will be happy with a suite of dedicated apps for RTEjr and parental controls with multiple levels of access for different users.
Another successful Kickstarter project, Ubooly is a soft toy developed by teachers and entrepreneurs as a fun way for kids to learn. Intended for 4-7 year-olds, Ubooly uses iOS and Android smartphones as a ‘brain’ when connected to a port inside the doll’s the head, which is ziped up for security.
The Ubooly can interact in multiple languages and can address users by name. Its main value as a learning tool is the ability to tell stories, teach subjects like maths and life skills like how to brush your teeth. Currently on sale for under $30 on Amazon.com there are plans for an international release, but not this side of Christmas.