First-Ever Consumer Electronics Device from Toys"R"Us
Comes Loaded with 50 Free Kid-Friendly Apps; Hitting
Toys"R"Us Stores on October 21; Available Now for Pre-order
Online at Toysrus.com
WAYNE, NJ (September 10, 2012) - Toys"R"Us® today announced
it is introducing the first wi-fi tablet designed by the
kids' authority. Called
tabeo™, the device is loaded with the content kids
want, as well as safety features desired by parents. This
7-inch, multi-touch tablet features 50 free, preinstalled
apps that were carefully selected to entertain and educate
children, while helping them explore the Internet. Making
online safety a top priority, tabeo was designed
with integrated parental controls that offer the
flexibility to customize levels of Internet access for each
member of the family. tabeo will be available
exclusively at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide starting October
21 for $149.99 and is now available for pre-order online at
More information may be found at tabeo.com.
"Over the past year, we've spent considerable time talking
to parents and children to determine what features and
functions they really want in a kids' tablet, resulting in
tabeo," said Troy Peterson, Vice President,
Divisional Merchandise Manager, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "We are
proud that tabeo offers robust and flexible
parental controls that can help protect children as they
surf the Internet, and we are pleased to offer the
tabeo App Store, which features only kid-safe
content carefully curated by the Toys"R"Us team."
Entertain, Educate and Explore with tabeo
Designed to engage users, tabeo offers an entire
world of content right out of the box. With an assortment
of 50 free, pre-installed apps, kids and parents can
immediately begin to use the device for entertainment,
education and exploration. Each app included on
tabeo was carefully selected by the tabeo
team to ensure that it is kid-friendly and fun, including:
Games: With nearly 20 included games, like Angry Birds,
Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, Temple Run, 100 Floors,
Collapse!, Tiki Golf, Tiki Cart 3D and more, tabeo
users are guaranteed to enjoy today's most popular titles.
Education: Nearly 10 apps help children learn about
letters, math, science and additional categories. Software
installed on tabeo includes AlphaTots, Discovery
Kids Putterbugs, Operation Math and TechCalc, along with
five more learning apps.
Entertainment: Those ready to explore the world around them
can find creativity, photography, cooking and activity
apps, such as Putt Putt Zoo, Freddy Fish and the Stolen
Shell, Camera App, and more than ten additional apps.
Books: Featuring an initial library, tabeo comes
with iStorybooks, Candy Factory and Little Red Riding
Those interested in expanding the content on their
tabeo will find more than 7,000 free apps to
choose from, along with thousands of apps, available for
purchase at the tabeo App Store. Available through
the device, parents can easily load content onto
tabeo through the App Store, which features
software specifically selected by the tabeo team
to ensure that everything available is high quality and
App storage is also a snap with tabeo due to its
4GB of internal flash memory. For power-users,
tabeo's memory is expandable through a microSDHC
Managing Internet Experiences with tabeo's
To help keep kids safe while exploring the Internet using
tabeo's wi-fi capabilities, the device comes with
a full suite of customizable parental controls. Adults can
easily set tailored levels of security for up to eight
users, allowing children of multiple ages to access
different types of content. tabeo's filter can be
set to block 27 predetermined categories of content, and
parents can choose additional sites to block and can select
specific online content to unblock.
Modifying accessible sites is as simple as clicking on a
box within tabeo's controls or remotely, through
the Internet. And, if children find a new site that they
want to visit, they can send a request to their parent to
unblock the specific webpage.
For parents who want to limit their child's online time,
tabeo can be set to only allow access on certain
days or during certain hours. As an added bonus, if users
bypass tabeo's built-in Internet browser, parents
will receive an email alert to notify them that their
children may browsing in an unfiltered environment.
An Ecosystem of tabeo Accessories
To help keep tabeo protected when dropped from low
heights or when bumped into other objects, the device is
shipped with a lime green bumper. Additionally, each
tabeo comes with one USB cable and USB power
adaptor to ensure easy connection to a computer or wall
outlet for charging.
At launch, a suite of accessories created especially for
tabeo, including bumpers in multiple colors, cases
featuring kids-favorite licenses, docks and tabeo
branded cables, will be available at Toys"R"Us
stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.
Information and Availability
Additional information about this kid-friendly tablet will
be released on tabeo.com in the coming weeks.
tabeo will be available exclusively at Toys"R"Us
stores nationwide beginning October 21 for $149.99.
Customers interested in purchasing tabeo can now
pre-order it online by visiting tabeo.com or Toysrus.com.
tabeo offers the following:
Flash memory: 4 GB*
Expandable via microSDHC Slot
ANDROID™ 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
ARM Cortex A8 @ 1 GHz
7" capacitive screen, TFT LCD, 16 million
800 x 480 screen resolution
H.264 up to 1080p resolution - 30 fps
MPEG-42- 30 fps
With the above codecs, the device can play video
files with the following extensions: .avi .mp4,mkv,
.mov, and .flv
MP3, WAV, APE, OGG, FLAC
JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Micro USB slave 2.0: Mass Storage Class
Micro SD slot (SDHC compatible)Up to 32
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
USB Power adapter/charger
Video run time: 6 to 7 hours
Music playback time: 35 hours
10 hours of normal use - Internet navigation
Dimensions & weight
223 mm x 142 mm x 12.2 mm -380 g
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista, 7 or higher, Mac
OS or Linux in mass storage mode
USB 2.0 interface
tabeo™, USB cable, USB power adapter,
Quick Start Guide (QSG)
High-res images of tabeo are available at https://toysrus.sharefile.com/d/s9dbe7702a0748008.
About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and
juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated
shopping experience through its family of brands.
Merchandise is sold in 875 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores
in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 635
international stores and over 145 licensed stores in 35
countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively
operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells
extraordinary toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth
Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of
e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers
with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby
products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc.
employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide.
The company is committed to serving its communities as a
caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to
keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.
Additional information about Toys"R"Us, Inc. can be found
on Toysrusinc.com. Follow
Toys"R"Us, Babies"R"Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus,
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*1GB= 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file
variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L5 AVI (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving
Picture Experts Group; AVI: audio/video file container by
Microsoft) without GMC and Quarter.
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