With the boom in technology and software innovations coming every day, there is no dearth of computers or tablets that are especially aimed at children. We’re used to tablets and perhaps the children nowadays know more how to navigate one compared to using a personal computer. Perhaps it’s time that we teach kids again and introduce them to basic computers. And so, this Silicon Valley startup is all set to woo parents and kids with their new Android laptop (convertible into a tablet) made for kids.
Tanoshi Android Laptop Features
Tanoshi, the new Android laptop aimed primarily at kids, is described by the company as a “fun, educational, safe and affordable” two-in-one laptop. The startup claims to have designed this android laptop with pre teens in mind, who may need access to a computer or the Internet to help them with their school work. And the best part? This laptop is one of the first machines to come with Family Link, which is Google’s recently announced parental control app.
School-aged kids will enjoy the Tanoshi. It is easy to use and can be used in two ways–tablet or laptop. The tablet is Android-powered so we know the adults and children are familiar with the OS. It is attractive in three colors: Pink, Blue, and Green.
What exactly is Family Link?
In a nutshell, the app allows parents to remotely control and monitor their kids’ device usage, even locking the device down when it’s time to do other activities.
Through Family Link, parents can block certain apps from being used and prevent kids from downloading specific apps. Parents can also see what apps are being used most often by viewing monthly or weekly reports, and set a regular “bedtime” from, say, 7 p.m. on a school night, but from 8 p.m. on weekends, when kids are allowed to stay up later.
Tanoshi Android Laptop Specifications
Sporting a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, dual stereo speakers, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, two USB ports, and a 5,000 mAh battery, the Tanoshi is nothing to write home about from a specification perspective.
But with a physical keyboard that sports emoji shortcut buttons, a plastic-covered touchscreen display, and a bunch of pre-loaded apps focused on education and productivity, Tanoshi hopes to target both fun seekers and knowledge hunters while appeasing parents with its familiar Android operating system that’s turbocharged with easy-to-use supervision features.
About Tanoshi, The Android Laptop
Tanoshi is still a Kickstarter project but re-order for the tablet will begin on September 14 via the crowd-sourcing website for about $200. Shipping will begin in December. Founded out of Fremont, California in 2015, Tanoshi claims a team of founders and employees who between them have worked at Google, Apple, HP, and Toshiba.
The company hopes that its lower price point, combined with its focus on easy-to-use parental controls and educational apps, will win it a legion of fans. And Johnson, the CEO of this startup, has hinted that there will be more features coming in the future.