Fisher Price has been making "real electronics for preschoolers". That’s right, forget the A La Carte Kitchen or the miniature hoover – it’s time to get your kids well on the way to being technological geniuses before their fifth birthdays. The Kid Tough range currently consists of a durable digital camera and a sturdy music player. The camera comes with a two-eye viewfinder (something I could do with since I’m possibly the only human adult in the world unable to wink), hand grips for steady shots and room for over 60 pictures (more if you stick in a memory card.)
Meanwhile, the FP3 music player comes pre-loaded with six songs and two stories, and you can download a heap more over the Fisher Price Online music store (!).
You can also rip tunes from your CDs, with enough room for over 30 songs in the internal memory and even more if you add a memory card. The music files are Fisher Price’s very own FP3 format, which will cause problems if you were planning on dropping your own MP3s on there, but at least you can rip from CDs so you won’t be totally reliant on the Fisher Price music store. Oh and there are child-sized headphones designed to play at a safe volume for young ears. No pricing or anything yet.
By Katie | May 15th, 2006