Karuma PlayBase is “World’s Slimmest Child-Proof Tablet”

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3 Nov, 2011 6:20 am

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Singaporean manufacturer Karuma has announced the PlayBase, a 7-inch Android tablet that’s only 9.7 mm thick, and weighs 325 g. They claim it’s the “world’s slimmest child-proof tablet”, a pretty bold claim. We’ll see about that.

The “child-proof” claim comes from the silicone tablet case that Karuma provides with the PlayBase tablet. It protects the sides and back of the device, but the LCD display is not any more child-proof than any other tablet (it’s not even clear whether the PlayBase uses Gorilla Glass or some other strengthened glass). However, the silicone case does offer a nice grip for smaller hands, as well as a convenient stand for watching videos:

Without the case on, we can see that be back plate of the tablet is metal, and bears a striking resemblance to the HTC Flyer:

Despite the somewhat silly claims of being the “world’s slimmest child-proof tablet”, the PlayBase looks to have decent specs.

  • 7-inch capacitive multitouch display, 800 x 600 resolution
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board, but upgradeable to Honeycomb and/or Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.2 GHz, single-core, Rockchip RK2918 ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 1 GB RAM
  • 3D GPU
  • 8 GB internal storage, expandable up to 32 GB via micro-SD slot
  • Wi-Fi
  • front-facing camera
  • stereo speakers

Karuma is offering the tablet for £169, with pre-orders starting on Nov. 15 at play-base.com. Regular orders will start Dec. 1, with availability from play-base.com, Amazon, and eBay.

Via Tablets Planet


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