Kickstarter has just launched its latest project with the aim of making kids have their own small PC in order to surf the Internet, play games, watch videos, and do their homework. Dubbed as MiiPC, the minuscule PC is a simple and yet effective device for families to have a better and safer control of their online activity.
Created by the ZeroDesktop, Inc. developers, the MiiPC is meant to address the main challenge posed by kids using the Internet which is ‘addictiveness.’ In the past, kids are blocked from accessing certain websites by employing traditional hardware or software-based methods. However, it does not provide a surefire solution as kids have become smarter enough to go to their favorite social networks and video sites making their parents feel desperate and helpless than ever.
MiiPC is a compact personal PC that runs on an Android OS. It can be easily connected to a PC or a TV monitor which instantly transforms it into a ‘super’ central station for entertainment, media, and even learning. With a specially designed connectivity feature of large screen usage, the MiiPC promises to provide an authentic keyboard and mouse user experience.
Small and yet powerful, the MiiPC features the latest version of Jelly Bean 4.2 OS from Android. Users can surf their favorite websites, play online games, watch good videos, edit important documents, run Android apps and many other things that people do on the traditionally big and heavy PC. You can even bring it anywhere and enjoy watching movies with your family and friends as it has a built-in HDMI output for easy connection with a big screen TV. Moreover, you can set up multiple user accounts for each member in your family if having a private MiiPC desktop would make everyone happy.
Other features include a companion mobile app designed for the parents, built-in time management, real-time monitoring, and a host of free bundled software (KingSoft Office Suite, eReader, Splashtop2, etc.). Technical specs include a Marvell New Armada dual core processor of 1.2GHz, a RAM of 1GB, internal storage of 4GB, WiFi, Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and jack for the speaker and mic.
Customers can get their MiiPC for an early bird discounted price of $ 89 through Kickstarter. It will have its first production run on May-June 2013.