Binatone Appstar for Kids: Review of 7Inch Android tablet PC

Have a look at new 7-Inch Android tablet PC called App Star, specially designed for kids above 4 years of age and available at the price tag of Rs. 9,999/- only.

We all know very well that nowadays kids love to play and interact with tablet PCs; considering this factor, many technology manufacturers have started making their own dedicated kid’s tablets. One new Android-based tablet PC for kids’ is added in this list from Electronics Company Binatone, named as ‘Appstar’. This tablet has been already launched in UK and several European markets, and now entered in the Indian market. This tablet is specially made for kids aged 4+, and priced at Rs. 9,999.

Binatone Appstar for Kids

Binatone Appstar is designed in such a way that kids can easily hold it, plus it has an extra protective cover to make the tablet safe although it can be dropped down from kids’ hand. The device sports 7-inch capacitive touch screen and comes packed with fun games and educational apps to amuse and school their kiddy brains; whereas the e-books, music player, art-studio, camera and video recorder allows them indulge in their creative side.

The tablet has a compact 14cm x 21.4cm x 1.8cm build, so that kids can easily handle it. It looks like any ordinary tablet, however covered up in a pleasant Orange colored protective case attached with a capacitive stylus so that kids can use it for writing texts, drawing, etc. on the device. The device is powered by a 1GHz processor. It has 4 GB of flash memory under the hood, even up to 16 GB of expandability for those, who require extra hoarding space.

The device can be operated in 2 modes – ‘APP STAR’ mode for kids and Parent mode delivers standard android tablet functionality. Both modes can be easily switched through the parental control. You can fix your kids daily screening time as well as regulate the content. The tablet has a battery backup of 4 hours and supports Wi-Fi connectivity. Moreover, the tablet has a 3 MP rear camera and a 1 MP front camera for video chatting.

There is a huge list of kids friendly tablets available in the market, so parents have a hard time to find the right one. Binatone App Star will have to face tough competition as HCL, Samsung, and Swipe have already launched kid’s tablets at very affordable prices. This new tablet will also compete with Swipe Junior tablet for kids and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for kids.

When looking at the features and the competition, the price of the table seems to be little high. According to the company, it is also planning to create full ecosystem for kids’ tablets with Speaker dock, Racing Car, Fun Karaoke, Helicopter and accessory pack by the year end.

Technical Specifications for Binatone App Star:

Display

  • Size: 7 inches
  • Type: Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Other Display features: Ultra sensitive multi-touch screen

General

  • Operating System: Android v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Sensors: Motion sensor

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n

Multimedia Format Support

  • Video Player: Yes
  • Audio Player: Yes

Physical Specs

  • Dimensions (mm): 135x217x21
  • Weight (g): 480

Storage

  • Internal: 4 GB
  • Expandable: Up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Usage time: Up to 4 hrs web browsing

Camera

  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front camera: 0.3 Megapixel

Binatone AppStar Price in India: Rs. 9,999