iDeaUSA Launches Kid-Friendly iDeaPlay Tablet for $129

ideaplay2From the Tabeo e2 to the Fuhu Nabi 2, parents have more choice than ever when it comes to finding a kid-friendly tablet this holiday season. iDeaUSA has just jumped into the child-proof slate market itself with the new iDeaPlay, a $129 Android tablet available online and at major retailers. The Android 4.2 tablet sports a low-res 7-inch, 800 x 400-pixel display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core A20 processor and 1GB of RAM. An orange rubber bumper surrounds the 9.2-ounce slate, keeping it safe from any accidental drops .

Designed for kids 4 and up, the iDeaPlay runs a customized version of the Famigo children’s interface. The device complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by blocking potentially inappropriate content across social media, advertisements and e-commerce websites. As with any child-friendly tablet, the iDeaPlay allows parents to prohibit specific apps and features. Young users can make an app wishlist for their parents, who can opt to get a weekly e-mail update of how their child has been using the iDeaPlay. 

MORE: Fuhu Nabi 2: Full Review

The slate comes loaded with a variety of free software via Famigo, including Doodle Jump, Ice Rage, Toddle Fun Counting, and entertainment content from the likes of Jim Henson and Dr. Seuss. The iDeaPlay’s app selection can be augmented via both the iDeaApp Marketplace and Amazon’s app store. The device also supports a “Regular Mode,” which turns the slate into a standard Android tablet for mom and dad to use. 

iDeaUSA currently sells a slew of standard Android tablets, but the $129 iDeaPlay marks its first foray into the kids market. It’s certainly one of the most affordable kid tablets out there, though the $149 Toys “R” Us Tabeo e2 has a sharper 1024 x 768 screen and the $199 Fuhu Nabi 2 packs a powerful Tegra 3 processor. 


AUTHOR BIO
Michael Andronico
Michael Andronico
A devout gamer and tech enthusiast, Mike Andronico joined the Laptop team in July 2013. With a B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College and experience at GameNGuide, Examiner and 2D-X, Mike tackles everything from iPhone rumors to in-depth hardware reviews.
Michael Andronico on
Facebook Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating Editor's Choice 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE