Mitashi Sky Tab 2: Discover joy of learning

Written by Sudhir Chowdhary | Updated: Oct 16 2014, 15:53pm hrs
Mitashi Sky Tab 2Mitashi Sky Tab 2 slate?a complete kids fun and learn tablet.
It never seems to stop. As soon as we enter our homes after a hard days work, the little ones want to get hold of our mobile phone, laptop or the tablet, either to play games on them or watch their favourite cartoon series on YouTube. Trust me, we are ourselves to blame for the kids penchant for electronic devices. Arent we the ones who encouraged them to keep in touch with extended family members via mobile phones, e-mail, and text messaging In fact, many parents have introduced computer games and television to young children as a way to help out with mealtime routines. No wonder, as the technological advances continue to develop at high speed, our childrens fascination with electronic devices is also on an upswing.

What to do when your child (during ages 2 to 10) wants a new electronic gadget Take my suggestion, give them a meaningful device such as the new Mitashi Sky Tab 2 slatea complete kids fun and learn tablet. This Android device was initially priced at Rs 6,999, but it is available at leading toys and electronic stores and also across various e-commerce sites at discounted rates (R6,300 on Flipkart).

The Mitashi Sky Tab 2 has a 7-inch display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. The device is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and there is 1 GB of RAM. The Sky Tab 2 runs Googles Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. There is a pretty decent 3300mAh battery, plus there is 8 GB of built-in storage that can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card. The device also has a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for the kids to try their hands at taking some snaps of the surroundings.

The Sky Tab 2 can be configured with the home Wi-Fi environment for internet connectivity. You might wonder, giving unhindered internet access to the kids is like giving a knife to a monkey! However, folks at Mitashi have integrated a parental control feature in their offering. Parents can block certain websites, filter search for content on the web, and can even monitor the use of the tablet.

Switched on, the kid tough Sky Tab 2 really provides learning powered by imagination. It lets your child enter a world full of fantasy and learning. There are puzzles, drawing, story, videos, e-books, games, sciences, reading, nursery rhymes, geography, identify the animals, math challenges and many more interesting features. All in all, the Sky Tab 2 comes with 27 preloaded kid-friendly applications, plus you can download specially designed apps for kids from Google Play Store.

A childs mind is most receptive to learning during ages 2 to 10. I feel that devices such as the Sky Tab 2 are a great learning resource for children nowadays, who are so comfortable with technology from a very tender age.

My takeaway: The Sky Tab 2 is loaded with a world of information at their fingertips. Used effectively, this Mitashi device can be a powerful learning tablet that grows your childs mind, when it matters the most.

SPECIFICATIONS

Display: 7 inch, 1024 x 600

Processor: Dual-core 1 GHz

GPU: PowerVR SGX 540

Operating system: Android 4.2.2

RAM: 1 GB DDR3

Memory card: Micro-SD, upto 32 GB

Camera: 0.3 MP (front); 2 MP (rear)

Estimated street price: Rs 6,999