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Vtech KidiBuzz, the $100 smartphone for your kids

Vtech KidiBuzz powered by Android OS is a kid-centric smartphone which offers censored content specially designed for kids.

These days a smartphone is a must for elders, youngsters and children. Even a 3-year-old toddler knows how to unlock the smartphone and access different applications. However, as there are benefits, there are many demerits as well. That too smartphone with an internet connection can open up a new world for the kids (for good as well as for the bad).

So, basically, to solve this the OEM named Vtech has come up with a kid-centric smartphone concent, where parents can stay stop worrying about the bad things that they might encounter due to a smartphone.

Basically, Vtech KidiBuzz is a miniature Android smart gadget with following features. Using this smartphone the kids can send SMS, painting, drawing, and animated sticker to the contact list that has been pre-defined using the KidiConnect application. This gadget also allows to browse the web with some of the pre-approved websites from the Vtech, however, the list is modifiable by the parents as well. There is even an option to access music and video files from the trusted websites as well.

The smartphone features a modular 180-degree rotatable camera which can be used as the main camera as well as the secondary front-facing camera. In terms of apps and games, the smartphone offers up to 40 (including games and apps) and one can also download other titles from the play store as well. The trendy design with rugged design will keep the device safe from the kids and worth hurt them in any manner.

However, to control Vtech KidiBuzz, one should have an Android-powered smartphone as the support for iOS is still absent and there is no information regarding the future update as well. So, having an Android-powered smartphone or tablet is a must to monitor this smart gadget.

According to the survey, an average kid aged between 4-9 uses around 9 hours of multimedia consumption via TV/ Tablet / Mobile phone, so having a device like this will give a lot of confidence to the parents regarding the things that their children are exposed to.

Currently, the device is available in the United States of America via Amazon, Target, and Wal-Mart at a special price tag of $79.9 only. So, give it a try as you might also the price tag is nothing preposterous compared to the normal android smartphones with a lot of parental risks.

Do you think this will be a huge hit in India considering the rate of growth in India? Share your views in the comments below about the Vtech KidiBuzz.


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