Meep! X2 Kids Tablet Review
Price - $149.99
Release Date - October 2013
Age Group - 6 and Up
Publishers - Oregon Scientific and Android
Quality - Average
What is the Meep! X2 Kids Tablet
It has available parental controls accessible via the internet from smartphones, PCs and Tablets. 4 separate levels to meet any families needs. You can also monitor text chats or talk to your child one on one from anywhere.
A virtual allowance for kids lets them decide what new games and eBooks they want to purchase, ideal for grandparents to easily load the tablet with some extra coins to purchase new things.
There are also lots of accessories like a keyboard and standing cover case, microphone, drums, musical keyboard, 2 different colored bumper cases: pink and orange, headphones, travel speakers, HDMI cable, and carrying case.
The Android 4.2 is one of the newest OS' available on the market. Right now only the 4.3 version is newer so you should be OK with the compatibility of new games. You will not have Google Play available but you will have the Meep! store which is fairly extensive.
Meep X2 Kids Tablet Specs
The 7" low resolution WVGA 800 x 480 is nothing great to speak of. Even the LeapPad Ultra has a better screen. The color and contrast are average.
They have upgraded the 1.0 GHz processor last year to a 1.2 GHz dual core A9 cortex processor. Not a super fast processor but perfect for the screen. Doubt you will see many issues with screen loading times. They have also doubled the RAM this year to 1 GB RAM.
It will come standard with 4 GB of memory and they have added a micro SD slot for a 32 GB expansion possibility. This will be extremely useful and eliminate the need to manage memory all the time.
Some of the audio features include a microphone, audio jack for headphones, and a microphone jack for the optional accessory for the future rockstar of a kid you have.
Some of the ports include the HDMI port for connecting the tablet to your TV and a micro USB port for charging and connecting to your home PC.
The WiFi is a single band single antenna and not amazingly fast like the Kindle Fire HD but it will do the job. Another wireless option is the Bluetooth that allows you to connect to optional keyboard and case accessory, smartphones, or MP3 players. You will also have a G sensor for motion games.
There are 2 cameras for photos, videos and video calling. They aren't great quality but I don't think your 6 year old is going to care about whether they are 5 MP or 1.3 MP.
In the Box
- Meep X2 Tablet
- Silicon Skin
- Power Adapter
- USB Cable
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- Lots of Great Accessories
- Good Parental Controls
- Expandable Memory
- HDMI port
- Average Screen
- Average Speakers
- Low Quality Cameras
Nothing really stands out for me with this tablet. It is $149 which is a fair price for the functions it offers. They updated a lot of specs versus last year but there are so many kids tablets that offer more for nearly the same price. If $150 is your budget then look at the Kurio 7s family tablet.
If you have a little money in your budget then check out the Nabi 2. They have just released a Nickelodeon Edition and Disney Edition. They run $199 but have more content and it is just a much better all around kids tablet.
My Meep X2 Kids Tablet Video Review
Best Price on Meep! X2
You can find it currently on eBay for $149.99