Archive for the ‘Kids Phones’ Category
Monday, March 16th, 2009
Here’s something that Disney fans all over the world will adore; a device shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head, that once open reveals a round flip phone. The “Chinese Doll Cartoon Watch Phone” supports GSM connectivity and its battery lasts about 180 minutes of talk time and 180 hours in standby mode.
This handset also packs a 1.3 inch LCD (128 x 160 pixels), an MP3 player, Bluetooth Stereo support, 3GP video playback, FM radio and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Its memory is 128 MB, enough for a bunch of songs and photos, as for the price of the “Mickey Mouse Phone”, it’s $119.90 and it decreases greatly as you buy more units.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009
In case you didn’t know, Lego plans on entering the digital camera and walkie talkie market by working with Digital Blue and they’ll also launch a bunch of other devices, like MP3 players and even a phone. The latter will be branded Alcatel and it might reach the market this summer, just like the other gadgets.
The Lego devices fit in the $20-$60 segment and they’ll be meant mostly for children or adults who are nostalgic when they remember the Lego era. This Alcatel Lego Phone will be a modular device, just like the good old modu, but without its hot features.
I can bet that it’ll be a cheap handset and its attachments will used to upgrade its look and its specs…. well, not so much.
[via GSM Dome]
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
The 2008 Good Design Expo was the perfect time to introduce a teddybear phone to the public… Say what? Exactly, Willcom has gone where no one ever dared before and showed the public the Kuma Phone, a stuffed toy with the features of a cellphone.
It can bear (get it?) a SIM card and you’ll have to hold it to your ear in order to hear the person you’re calling. Kuma Phone allows you to store four speed dial numbers in its memory, each one associated with a paw of the teddy that uses internal pinching sensors.
Add custom sounds for ringtones, vibrations and the chance of answering/hanging up by pressing the tail and you’ve got a $500 package on your hands. Expensive? Very, but you might need to save that cash in case a Kung Fu Panda phone shows up.
[via Trends in Japan]
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
Put your social boots on and start drooling for a gadget that finally allows you to check how popular you are on MySpace while walking to school. It’s a MySpace Mobile, a concept for now, or at least I think so, since I found it on Flickr. The device’s motto seems to be “A phone for friends”.
Now let’s see how friendly it really is.
MySpace Mobile features a pressure-sensitive retractable keypad and allows the user to send and receive comments, photos, videos and voice messages on the go. It also comes with Bluetooth profiles and supports synching with the PC version of MySpace Calendar.
In case you get bored, you can download and watch MySpace videos, get songs and ringtones from MySpace Music and of course use the MySpace IM. This concept phone supports 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, comes with a full MP3 and video player and last, but not least includes patented “Touch Tabs” for unique control.
[Found on Flickr]
Monday, April 14th, 2008
concept phone for kids might as well be next best thing after the Tamagotchi era.
First day at the new kindergarten? In case your child is feeling separated from the rest of the kids and he needs you, the Ico phone comes to your aid, allowing parents to reach their children and comfort them, when they’re feeling lonely. Based on a touchscreen that shows vivid emoticons, this
Ico has power/scroll buttons on top and a rubber back that increases grip and impact durability. The device also includes a speaker and an a/c power adapter, keeping it really simple and childish, in a good way.
Using Ico, your child can send you a “kiss” icon during the lunch break and it even gets a phone number, assigned by your service provider, so that it can receive voice mails and allow the kid to send/receive text messages.
Monday, April 7th, 2008
designed for children, you’ll have to think like one, so that’s what I did and I started wondering what the deal with the handset’s central front button was.
When you’re dealing with a phone that’s
Is that a phonebook or Batman’s logo? Of course it’s a phonebook, you’ll say, but there’s always a slight chance of something fun popping up in those concept phones. This device was designed by Cromosoma 23 and posted on Coroflot.
Other than that I have to say that I love the phone’s sexy curves, but I’m guessing that it’s a bit big to be appealing in this age of technology, even for a kid. Also, if it’s really a handset for children it has to feature games, or else it’ll be the second choice gadget the kids will be using, right after the portable consoles.
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
Nokia knows better than to give a handheld gaming device another go, considering their lack of success with the N-Gage. While they’re getting ready for a N-Gage platform experience, Cromosoma 23 from Coroflot shows us Nokia DA-GAME, a handheld console designed for father and son experiences.
I see that the device only features a D-pad plus two more buttons on its back and a pretty decent display. Unless that display is a touchscreen, we won’t be playing anything better than Tetris, Asteroids or Pong. I guess they’ll do, specially if these gadgets are bought by parents for their 5 year old who has never heard of the PSP.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
Okids concept phone, you’ll also enjoy the Kid mobile phone, designed by Eric Zhang from Illinois. It targets a public made out of kids that are less than 10 years old and its features are basic enough to make it child-friendly.
If you liked the heart-shaped
There’s an emergency button on the left of the Kid Phone and the parent’s numbers are set with the aid of an USB connection. The young user only has to press a button to call his folks from this Pokemon generation gadget. It kind of reminds me of the virtual pet devices era…you know Tamagotchi and stuff.
You know what this phone needs? Some gaming features, the usual Tetris or Bubble Bobble, perhaps even Arkanoid.
Monday, March 10th, 2008
Coroflot. It’s a handset that targets 5 year olds or older kids and it would be nice to see it surfacing under Anycall’s branding.
Although Valentine’s Day has passed, people are always keen on heart-shaped devices, specially on those designed for children. This is also the case of the Okids Heart concept phone designed by Sung-kyun Nam and posted on
Of course, this is a cellphone that parents will buy for their children, specially due to its catchy design, as it morphs from its standard pill shape to a heart shape. They stand for love and protection, defining the ideal kids phone.
Did I mention that it features some version of Tetris?
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