We’re not the first blog to jump on this story so thanks to 9to5mac and the Seattle Times – but we think this is well worth a mention. Fisher Price are set to release a kids version of the iPad – and I can’t wait. My beautiful three-year-old daughter, Mia, was lucky enough to get a rugged Fisher Price Camera from Santa this year and she absolutely loves it. It can be taken anywhere and is simple enough for her to use without any adult intervention. The new Fisher-Price iXL is evidence that the company has been watching Apple closely and has come up with a device that will allow children to view photos, ebook, play music, games, as well as housing an art studio and e-notebook all inside its robust body. I think this will be a sure fire winner for those parents who don’t want their kids getting their hands on their expensive gadgets but still aren’t able to say no. Its a cool, rugged compromise and I shall definitely be considering it once Mia starts asking to play on my iPad.
The iXL is reported to cost around $79.99 and will be launched at this week’s Toy Fair in New York and to the public in July.