The Meep! X2 is a kids tablet that was released by Oregon Scientific in October 2013. It looks very similar to the previous version of Meep! that came out in 2012, but the specs are much better. This seems to be the case with most new kids tablets that came out in 2013.
The Meep! X2 is advertised as catering to kids ages 6 and above. However, although this tablet can be converted to an adult tablet by choosing the parental option, it is not to be confused with other family tablets, such as the Kindle Fire HD.
- Excellent operating system
- Access to the Meep! Store and Android Play Store
- Easy and efficient parental controls
- Kids can easily browse the Meep! Store on their own
- Not the fastest processor
- Graphics not the best
- Battery life is reportedly a bit short
Meep! X2 Tablet
|Overall Rating||(3.0 / 5)|
Review By: Adriana
Our Meep! X2 Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the Meep! X2 Tablet.
The Meep! X2 has an attractive rubber bumper featuring the Meep! logo on the back. The bumper is a classic feature of most kids tablets, as it helps prevents bumps when the tablet gets dropped. The curvature of the tablet is also made for comfort. The sides of the tablet curve outward to allow for a better grip.
Overall, the attractiveness is of the tablet is made even better by garnering a subtle, matte colored finish. So no more harsh tablet colors!
The tablet is also splash proof. You will be grateful for this when kids spill their liquids are over it as they often do.
The Meep! X2 comes with a dual core 1.2 GHz processor that has 1GB of RAM. There are quad core tablets out there, but they are usually more costly, and dual core tends to be the norm for decent kids tablet models.
Unlike some of the other tablets, the Meep! comes with an HDMI port to allow it to be hooked up to a TV. This way, kids can view their videos on a bigger screen. Granted, the video quality of this tablet is not the greatest, but kids seem to enjoy it nonetheless.
This tablet can is adorned a microUSD port, microphone and headphone jacks, and a microSD memory card slot. Although this tablet only comes with 4GB of storage, it can be increased to 32GB with a microSD card.
The 7 inch display is what you would expect out of a $180 tablet. The graphics are decent, but not quite as crisp as with the $250 Kindle Fire HDX family tablet. It also has a front and rear facing camera to take pictures and capture video.
The battery on this tablet is said to be poor, offering only limited battery life at the highest screen resolutions.
The Meep! Store and Parental Controls
The specs on this tablet are not the greatest, even for the price. However, its redeeming quality seems to be the selection of educational apps, the Meep! Store interface, and the parental controls.
The Meep! X2 runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. This gives it more versatility than kids tablets that run on proprietary software. Not only can kids and parents download apps from the Meep! Store, it also has access to the Android Play Store. To use the Play Store, parents must be logged into their Google account.
The Jelly Bean interface is highly customized for kids, and looks almost completely different from the original Android operating system. Upon login, you can see a variety of options; the My Apps icon, Media, Game, and eBooks. On the left, you can find the Parental Controls panel.
The Parental Controls panel displays a notification whenever kids select an app they would like to request. Parents can either accept or deny the request. The security levels can be either ‘high’, ‘low’, or can be made custom. The high security levels prevents access to the internet completely, while the low level prevents questionable websites from appearing in search results. Parents can set time restrictions on certain apps or disallow them completely.
The Meep! X2 comes preloaded with 50 educational apps and games, as well as a variety of videos and songs.
Overall, the software for this tablet has received good reviews for its ease of use for kids as well as adults. Kids have no trouble perusing the app store themselves and picking out their favorite apps.
|Age Range||6 years and older|
|Connection||Wifi and USB|
|Screen Size||7 Inches|
|Memory||4 GB, with 32GB extra with micro SD card|
|Processor||Dual Core 1.2 GHz|