A new Android PC aimed at parents has now opened its pre-order waiting list.
The device reached its funding goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter in just 22 hours and 43 minutes and is set to go on sale for under $100.
The aim of the MiiPC, which the firm claims is the world's first family Android PC, is to offer parents the chance to let their children surf the web, play games, watch media and do their homework, safe in the knowledge that they can make sure their children are not exposed inappropriate apps and websites.
The device comes with an HDMI connection, so it can be hooked up to computer monitors and most modern TVs.
MiiPC runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with pre-bundled Android apps and access to a Web Apps Center which will include productivity, games, entertainment, multimedia and educational selections.
Full specifications include:
• Processor: Marvell® ARMADA® Family Series Dual Core1.2GHz SoC /Memory: 1GB DDR System RAM
• Storage: 4GB Internal Flash (expandable via SD Slot and USB port)
• Connectivity: WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Ethernet Port, and Bluetooth (4.0)
• Connect to TV: HDMI (1080p/720p) output
• I/O: 2 USB 2.0 Ports, Speaker & Microphone Jack
• MiiPC Companion Mobile App for iOS and Android
The brains behind this new concept of PC aimed at parents and schools. Young Song commented: “MiiPC was launched on Kickstarter as an experiment to see if parents would back the idea of a PC which could allow them a little supervision over what their kids are doing online.
“We’ve been astounded by the response and to hit our funding target in our first day live! We felt we had a great idea but it was really based on our own experience of having children in our company from a very young age through to teenagers sitting exams. But now we’ve heard the internet community loud and clear – parents want a little power back and want to curb the addictiveness of gaming apps and help their children to get on with their schoolwork.”
Those interested in pre-ordering the MiiPC can sign up to the waiting at miipc.com.