NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sporting a kid-friendly interface delivered via a 7-inch high definition touch screen, Lexibook® tablets set new standards for content aimed at toddler to pre-teen audiences. Powered by the Android 4.0 OS, Lexibook® tablets blend rich educational content with an immersive gaming experience – all in a "kid-tough" rubberized double injection molded casing. Learning while having fun has never been so awesome! Through this revolutionary tablet, children discover new ways to learn and play. Lexibook® tablets will be available nationwide as from October 2012 and will be sold by major Toys R Us, Best Buy, Walmart.com, Amazon and www.lexibook.us.
Developed especially for kids, Lexibook® tablets combine educational, multimedia and interactive activities, empowering children to play and learn using their very own tablet. The double injection molded plastic casing is solidly constructed to hold up to kids at play -- even in the hands of its youngest users. The easy-to-use interface can be intuitively navigated by all ages. The scrolling menu makes it easy for kids to access a treasure trove of apps, games, music, videos, cartoons and books.
When children use these Lexibook® tablets, learning becomes fun! Kids create and personalize their own avatar to embark on a fun, virtual learning experience. The Lexibook® tablet School Zone™ apps map extensive educational content to school curriculum. The Lexibook® Power Academy app has 500 interactive memos that use fun quizzes and tests to widen kids' knowledge on a variety of subjects, including English, Math, History, and Geography. Two hundred pre-loaded e-books sorted by age-appropriate categories round off the educational offering. Titles include such time-honored American classics as Tom Sawyer and such international classics as Andersen's fairy tales. The 15-language translator helps kids to soar to the top of their class -- it's the perfect way for kids to learn their first words in French or Chinese!
Lexibook® tablets offer a host of creative activities to discover and enjoy new hobbies both alone and with friends. Young imaginations will be fueled by 52 do-it-yourself activities: food recipes, scientific experiments, fashion design, games, and special apps for drawing, coloring and learning animal and nature facts. Lexibook® tablets are a gateway to even more fun via a gaming platform with access to thousands of downloadable games and 25 pre-installed games. The tablets' built-in accelerometer powers the gravity sensor feature in games and applications: simply turn the tablet and see the screen rotate -- magic!
Lexibook® tablets also provide rich multimedia content for active users to enjoy while on the move. Enjoy music and stories via the audio player with direct access to Spotify™ -- a source of nearly unlimited music. Another unique feature of the Lexibook Tablet Junior is a double headphone input that lets 2 kids enjoy music together. It's perfect for travelling! The tablets feature fantastic musical content, with 20 songs and 5 premium Susie Tallman karaoke sing-along video clips of some of America's most classic songs! The hit song "Let's Go" is also included!
The video player supports most video formats to access an entire multimedia universe of videos and cartoons! One hour of cartoons is included, with 1 additional hour of free viewing on the Kabillion™ cartoon store and its library of hundreds of cartoons, including hits like Dive Olly Dive II, Toddworld II, Ava Riko Teo, Sam-Sam, Tara Duncan, The Fantastic four, Hero 108, Code Lyoko and Bunny Maloney. Finally, there is a camera for kids to take photos and then use photo editing software to customize them, using morphing, photo cropping, color management and picture frame functions.
The tablets' built-in high-speed Wi-Fi provides reliable web access. The Lexibook® Market's fast and secure download center gives access to over 10,000 apps, including thousands of free apps, such as Skype™, Doodle Jump™, Cut the rope™, Angry Piggy and Farm Tower HD™, as well as high quality School Zone™ and Lexibook educational apps. Both the Lexibook Protect web browser and Lexibook® Market incorporate advanced parental controls that filter out any apps that are not suitable for children.
Kids can use the My Weather app to check what outdoor activities to plan for each day!
Lexibook® tablets are powered by a long-life rechargeable battery that support 5 hours of continuous use or up to 3 days in stand-by mode. No need to spend extra money on batteries! The high-speed Micro USB 2.0 port and Micro SD card slot make it easy for kids and parents to exchange data between computers and tablets. Lexibook® tablets are automatically recognized once plugged into a parent's' computer. Simply drag and drop any videos, music and data you would like to share.
Lexibook® tablets offer a wealth of optional accessories that empower kids to enjoy their tablet wherever they go. The magnetic cover protects the screen when the tablet is not in use and doubles as a stand when watching videos. The screen's protective film adds even more durability to this kid-tough tablet! The mini keyboard is engineered for kids' hands and is the perfect tool for converting the Lexibook® tablet into a computer. The Softmaker® Office Suite can be downloaded from the Lexibook® Market and features full Microsoft Office® compatibility to open, change and save your documents. The child-safe foldable headphones are fitted with a volume limiter to protect children's sensitive ears. The mini USB speakers are very easy to use – simply plug them into the tablet to enjoy high quality sound and start the light show! Kids on the move can use the lightweight, reinforced carrying case to safely transport their tablet! The docking station for the Lexibook® Junior Tablet converts the tablet into a multimedia center, featuring two powerful speakers equipped with USB ports for connecting it to other devices and seamlessly exchanging data. Finally, the stylus that is engineered for kids' hands is the perfect tool for the beginning writer.
"We are thrilled to present this innovative line of tablets that will empower kids to enrich the ways they learn and play. Our rich content and innovative features provide immediately customizable user experiences. The built-in gaming and apps download center creates endless possibilities for kids," says Aymeric Le Cottier, Lexibook CEO.
With their intuitive kid-friendly interface, touch screen, Micro SD card slot for up to 32 gigabytes of additional memory and gravity sensor, Lexibook® Master Tablets are sophisticated technology at an attractive price! The Lexibook® Tablet, with a suggested retail price of $ 99.99 is the first children's tablet with a touch screen and dedicated educational content adapted for early learning. The Lexibook® Junior Tablet, with a suggested retail price of $ 149.99, is the light, robust and easy-to-use tablet for active kids. For more information, visit our new website www.lexibook.us.
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