A notebook computer designed for kids. I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Toshiba and Best Buy have teamed up this holiday season to create and sell a Kids PC… a notebook computer aimed at seven to twelve year olds. So how did they build a notebook designed to survive in a kid’s world? Toshiba product marketing manager Mark Lackey…
“We made the keyboard a wipeable keyboard, knowing that kids are little bit… not tougher on PCs… but peanut butter and jelly… sometimes sticky fingers can be a nuisance to keyboards. So we added a wipeable keyboard to it. As well as we kind of kidderized the PC itself.”
The hard drive has a sensor to protect data in case of a fall. There’s software for kids built in…and for parental peace of mind….a full year subscription to NetNanny. The price…about five hundred dollars. You can find us at BootCamp.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.
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