A couple of day sago we wrote about the Tanoshi tablet and laptop hybrid, a 10 inch machine with Android meant for kids. Back then we said that it was going to be part of a crowdfunding campaign. Well, that campaign is now active via Kickstarter and the device is priced below $200.
The kid friendly machine is meant for little ones aged 6 to 12 and it’s promoted as a sort of “Nexus for pre-teens”. Tanoshi is supposed to offer the kids a way to experience full Android 7.0. It’s also the first device ever to come with the Family Link app from Google preinstalled. Behind this project is Tanoshi itself, a Silicon Valley startup founded by consumer electronics experts, with experience at Google, Apple, HP, Toshiba and Vizio.
The 2 in 1 device features a 10.1 inch HD touchscreen, with extra protection for drops, falls and scratches. Tanoshi implemented a fun signature design and lets users choose from 3 different colors: blue, pink and green. The slate comes with a full size detachable keyboard and it’s preloaded with educational apps, like those related to Math, research ad geography, as well as reading and writing. The full suite of Google productivity apps is here too, plus YouTube Kids.
The first 100 backers on Kickstarter will be able to preorder the Tanoshi 2 in 1 computer for a mere $149.99, a $50 saving versus the regular price of $199.99. The first 50 backers to pledge $269.98 will also get a set of two devices, which is a $130 discount form the regular $399 retail price.
Tanoshi has a quad core CPU, 2 GB of RAM and two cameras (5 MP and 2 MP), plus 32 GB of storage and a 5000 mAh battery.