From the Los Angeles Times:
The Vinci, which will be available later this month, is a 7-inch touch pad that lies suspended in a protective soft-cornered case that is easy for tiny hands to grip and will protect the tablet from some serious baby banging around. Like the LeapPad, it does not have Wi-Fi functionality, so parents don't have to worry about what their 2-year-old might download.
As the company's website says: "The Vinci is not an imitation -- it is a real touch-screen Android-based product, bringing the most advanced technology to the benefit of our youngest citizens."
Maybe that explains the hefty price tag: It's selling for $389.
I love technology but I wonder about this.
Board books and cloth books are huggable and kids sleep with them. I’m not sure I would want my baby sleeping with a tablet.
I’m certainly not a Luddite but I haven’t seen this even in my scifi books.
Take note though, for those of us who write kids’ books, we better get them converted to digital format.