Squaggle Kids Tablet. The best for your kids
A tablet that's perfect for your kids, giving them quality edutainment apps and protecting them from inappropriate websites and videos
It's bigger, better and faster than any other kids' tablet available today.
We have designed and built a product that will change the way kids consume edutainment for the better. We hope it can become a reality with the support of the community and backers of the project.’
Without your support it will remain just an idea. Please back us today!
It has the biggest screen, the most included award winning edutainment apps, the highest resolution front and back cameras, the longest lasting battery, and the best speakers.
Our kids were spending too much time on mindless, time wasting apps, full or ads and in-app purchases. We had to fight with them when it was time to get off the screen. They had access to websites and video built for adults, not kids.
As parents coming from a technical background we set out to find a solution to these problems. We couldn't find one that met our expectations. The were either too cheap and lacked functionality or too restrictive in the services and apps we wanted,
So we decided to create 'Squaggle'.....
Designed to ensure screen time is safe and educational for your kids.
- The best award-winning edutainment apps
- Blocks inappropriate websites, videos and in-app purchases
- Time controls (no more fighting to get them off the tablet!)
- Access to Google Play in PIN-protected parent-mode
Squaggle Tablet is the perfect size for kids, featuring a large 8-inch high-definition screen and a ‘kid-tough’ case. It also comes in kid-friendly colors and is drop- and scratch-resistant.
Apps that make learning child’s play.
Squaggle comes with 62 award-winning edutainment apps for children (that's over 324 games, puzzles and books with a value over $151). All of these apps passed our rigorous screening process so you don’t have to spend time researching the best ones.
Our chosen apps foster independent learning in your kids by nurturing their curiosity and creativity. They promote play, interaction, touch, thinking, watching, reading, and listening to expand your kids’ minds.
Our award winning edutainment apps have been downloaded over 90 million times.
Check out some of the apps in this short video!
Enjoy peace of mind that your kids are safe online.
Our kid-safe video and browser features give your kids the freedom to explore YouTube and the web without the risk of stumbling across any ‘bad stuff’. It automatically blocks inappropriate content so you don’t have to be constantly looking over their shoulders.
No more arguments when it’s time to get off the tablet.
Squaggle comes with pre-set time controls so you no longer need to be the timekeeper. You can use the quick shutdown timer, or configure a calendar to manage time controls by day, app, and user. You can even set time blocks to ensure the tablet won’t work when the kids are meant to be asleep.
The time controls will also provide insight into how much screen time your kids get each day.
Powerful enough for adults, safe enough for kids.
Squaggle Tablet is a full-featured tablet with enough grunt for adult-use, but it has a kid-tough design and casing to survive bumps and ‘accidents’.
Access over a million games, books, and videos.
Use PIN-protected parent mode to gain full access to the Google Play store. Download new apps to enhance your kids’ learning opportunities as they grow.
Switch between kids’ mode and PIN-protected parent mode.
Dual mode allows your tablet to operate in two modes: kids’ mode, and PIN-protected parent mode. In kids’ mode, your child has complete access to parent-approved apps, videos, and websites, allowing them the freedom to explore safely without you having to worry.
In PIN-protected mode, you have full access to the Android settings so you have the flexibility to tailor the experience for each of your children. Here you can customize settings which allow you to add and remove apps at your discretion.
Specifically designed for kids and toddlers.
The picture viewer allows kids and toddlers to view images stored on their tablet. You can select which images your kid can see and even record audio to play with the image as it’s displayed.
We wanted a tablet that was powerful enough for an adult, at a reasonable price. Below is an indication of the minimum specification we will provide. When we go into production we hope to be able to get an even more powerful one!
Squaggle is bigger, better and faster than any other kids' tablet available today.
It has the biggest screen, the most included award winning apps, the highest resolution front and back cameras, the biggest longest lasting battery, and the best speakers.
Here's a quick comparison chart.
The kid-tough cover for Squaggle is available in a rainbow of colors. What's your favorite color?
- Award-winning apps
- Safe video
- Safe browser
- Time controls
- Blocks in-app purchases (in child mode)
- Kid-tough case
- Dual mode (parent / child)
- Picture viewer
- Google Play apps
Automatic updates and new content will also be available in the future. As a Kickstarter backer, you will have free access to these new features as soon as they go live.
Squaggle was inspired by many conversations with friends about our kids and their ever-increasing use of smartphones, tablets and computers. We know the world is forever changing, at a faster and faster pace, and we must adapt and help our kids to find their way.
We figured that it’s inevitable that our kids are going to spend time on gadgets, so we might as well take steps to make sure they ‘spend time usefully’.
As I spoke with my kids about the idea, their imaginations took flight and they came up with the Squaggle character, Squaggleland, and the characters who live there. And so Squaggle was born...
Check out this short video if you want to hear my daughter explain how the characters were created. It's a great story!
We've spent over 2 years designing, building, testing and refining; working tirelessly to turn Squaggle into reality. We’ve worked with 61 manufacturers, tested more than 21 sample tablets, and played over 650 apps.
And now, we’re ready to share it with you!
We have selected our manufacturers and have had them make our final samples. See the prototype gallery for details on how awesome they look!
What remains to be done
We are currently in the final stages. Here's what we're still working on:
- Firmware and software integration. Now that we have the working tablets, we need to create an image combining the firmware (software for the device) with our software, Squaggle Central (software for the parent/child) and apps (software from our 3rd party award-winning app developers). Despite the description, this is a fairly straight-forward process which will be completed before first full production run
- Packaging. We want our packaging to be as awesome as our tablet and are currently finalizing the designs for our box. This will be completed before first full production run.
We're Adrian, Bill and Snez - the founders of Squaggle. Between us, we have 5 kids, ranging in age from 3 to 16.
Technology is playing a bigger part in our kids’ lives. But we’ve all seen the bad stuff that’s out there. The mindless, time-wasting apps – full of ads and in-app purchases. YouTube videos with bad language and nasty images. Websites that are meant for adults, not kids.
That’s why we set out to create a tablet especially designed for kids aged 3 to 12. One that ensures they spend their screen time usefully and safely.
Together with our team, we’ve spent over 2 years designing, building, testing and refining; working tirelessly to turn Squaggle into reality. We’ve worked with 61 manufacturers, tested more than 21 sample tablets, and played over 650 apps. And now, we’re ready to share it with you!
We want to make Squaggle the #1 choice for parents and kids.
We need your help to turn that into a reality. All pledges will go towards our first production run.
Support and share this campaign to join the movement to use technology to make our kids smarter, more confident, more resilient, and happier.
Buy Squaggle for your kids, your nieces and nephews, your grandchildren, your friends’ kids. It’ll make an awesome gift!
If you like what we're doing, share us with your social channel. It's a huge help to us.
Squaggle meets relevant safety standards to keep your kids safe.
The Squaggle team is a diverse group who have one thing in common – we all have kids, and we want them to grow up happy.
Special thanks to all our kids for being part of our beta testing team. No kids were harmed in the testing of the Squaggle tablet!
Here's an early demo of the Squaggle Central app showing some of the parental control options. These include changing the icon size, to suit your child's age, managing videos and setting time controls.
An early demo showing how to add more apps from the Google Play store, and how Squaggle Central blocks in-app purchases from all apps when running in kid mode.
An early demo showing how Squaggle Central blocks in-app purchases and how to remove an app from what your kid can play
A video showing the final tablet and the silicon cover, including how to put it on and take it off
A video showing the final tablet in action
Risks and challenges
If we raise our minimum funding goal, we do not anticipate ANY significant challenges or risks in completing the project.
As with all Kickstarter projects, there is always a risk of delay in delivering some of the rewards, but we've been careful to give ourselves MORE time than we think we'll need – so we hope we'll have some, or all, of the rewards out SOONER than listed.
We've spent over 2 years, designing, testing and refining the Squaggle tablet. We've worked with 61 manufacturers and developed 21 samples. We're confident that we're ready to go into production. We also have Alic 'Our Champion of China' on the ground in Shenzhen to make sure production, QA and shipping go to plan.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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