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Little Tikes Apparently Makes Kid-Friendly PC Workstations Now

Young Explorer (Image courtesy Little Tikes)
By Andrew Liszewski

Realizing that these computers are here to stay, Little Tikes has taken their expertise with building kid-resistant miniature picnic tables and riding toys, and has created the Young Explorer workstation. With a $2,599.99 price tag, the Windows PC with a 160GB hard drive and just 1GB of ram has comparable specs to a netbook, though there’s clearly a tower sticking out the back of the desk. So either you’re paying a premium for the 19-inch LCD display, the included software and all that plastic wrapped around it, or the specs on their website are a little of out of date.

Either way, if you’re worried about the young ones covering your regular PC in peanut butter and/or jelly, the Young Explorer is almost like buying kid insurance for your own gear. Oh, and apparently it also helps kids learn basic computer skills before they even hit school. Now I’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s more important to foster a kid’s imagination and encourage them to get outside and play, or just get them used to cubicle life at a young age.

[ Little Tikes Young Explorer ] VIA [ 7Gadgets ]







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  • XpAcErX

    $2600 are they nutz? i could easily build a high end PC with a larger monitor for that price.

  • Anonymous

    These have been out for over three years now. The Kindergarten where my son goes got given one for free from IBM before they changed to Lenovo.

  • Anonymous

    The Keyboard is meant to be flat and molded into the table.

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    If they're gonna make that monstrosity, they need to put an SSD drive in it so when they bodyslam their sibling into it the HD isn't toast… and maybe built in wireless too

  • http://fastforwardacademy.com/index-page-irs-enrolled-agent-exam-course.htm Monique

    $2600? Holy moly. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love my kids and would do anything for them. But I don't think I could justify spending that much on a wanna-be computer. Sending them outside to play is cheaper, and it's better for their hearts.

  • http://www.franksweegersmakelaardij.nl/ Frank Zweegers

    The idea is good, but the pricetag absolutely is not. You can buy 3 pc's with better specs for that money.

  • Jessicat

    I can't wait, by the time I have kids these should be what… the normal price of a computer. How cute. I wish my cube was that cool…

  • Jessicat

    I can't wait, by the time I have kids these should be what… the normal price of a computer. How cute. I wish my cube was that cool…

  • http://twitter.com/Gigaspeelgoed Gigaspeelgoed

    Like to sell that in my Little Tikes shop, haven't seen it in Europe yet.