With the market for kid-friendly tablets continuing to grow, it makes sense that more companies are trying to get in on the action. LG is the latest company to enter the market with the LG Kids Pad, which launches in Korea tomorrow.
It isn’t likely that this is an Android tablet, but we can’t rule that out since LG hasn’t said anything about the specs of the device yet. We do know that the LG Kids Pad is aimed at a lower age group than other kid-friendly tablets, and will use a system of cartridges, purchased separately, that allow different kinds of content to run on the tablet. One cartridge, which teaches kids English, will be included with the tablet.
Since it is aimed at kids aged from 3 to 7 years old, the LG Kids Pad has gone through plenty of drop testing and other stress testing to ensure that it stands up to the rigors of being used by kids. It includes a camera and plays MP3s, the two only details that LG has spoken of, and will cost the equivalent of $279. So far, there is no word on the tablet seeing a release outside of Korea, but we imagine that if the tablet is successful, we’ll see it becoming available in other territories.
What do you think of the LG Kids Pad? Does it seem like a case of too little bang for the buck, or do you think it’s worth it as long as it is ultra durable?