The “world’s slimmest 7″ kid-proof tablet” unveiled and it runs Android OS

Karuma PlayBase tablet front

The 7″ Karuma PlayBase tablet has enough power to play 3D games. Image: Karuma

Looking for a tablet that you and your child can both enjoy? Well you’re about to have another option, because currently you could buy the 10″ Motorola XOOM Family Edition tablet. The new option comes in a more portable 7″ package and it’s from a new company called Karuma from Singapore. The tablet from Karuma is the PlayBase a portable tablet that measures only 9.7mm thick and weights only 325g –the PlayBase tablet is being called the slimmest 7″ child-proof tablet by it’s maker.

Karuma PlayBase tablet back

The Karuma PlayBase looks good and it’s really thin. Image: Karuma

The new PlayBase tablet sports a sleek design that incorporates a metal back-plate to give the tablet a premium look. As a standalone tablet the PlayBase from Karuma isn’t very child-proof, it’s on-par with tablets like the HTC Flyer since it only has protection for the LCD only (through toughened glass).

Karuma PlayBase tablet back with PlayCover

The PlayCover will be what protects your Karuma PlayBase tablet from a child. Image: Karuma

The Karuma PlayBase really becomes child-friendly when you attach it’s custom PlayCover case and stand. The PlayCover is made from a rubberized material (silicon) that helps protect the tablet when dropped and it overs some protection against dirty hands (the touchscreen isn’t safe until you add your own screen protector film).

How much does the child-friendly Karuma PlayBase tablet cost you? Karuma says they will offer their tablet for £169. The tablet will be available for pre-orders starting on November 15th on play-base.com and those pre-orders should start to arrive in early December. Full availability will start on December 1st and you’ll be able to order a PlayBase tablet from www.play-base.com, Amazon and eBay.

Technical specifications for the PlayBase tablet are pretty good, for the price. The tablet features the following:

  • Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable)
  • 7″ LCD, 800 x 600 resolution display, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch display
  • 1.2 GHz single-core processor – Rockchip RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 CPU
  • 3D GPU
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 8GB of NAND flash
  • Up to 32GB Micro SD card
  • Multimedia options, including music, photos, video recording and playback
  • RAM : 1G DDR3
  • Output: Micro USB, Earphones
  • Dimensions: 204mm ×122m × 9.7mm
  • Weight: 325g
  • Stereo speakers
  • Front-facing camera
  • Accelerometer
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life, 60 hours on standby

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