It happened again yesterday, what could have been a pleasant dinner at our favorite restaurant ended up being a whine festival, and not the good kind of wine either. It just wasn’t my daughters day, and sitting still while grown-ups chatted and lingered over coffee wasn’t her idea of a good time. Now I certainly don’t advocate TV over good parenting, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, know what I mean?
Fisher Price is hoping that you do, because on the off chance that your little darlings aren’t spending enough time glued to your television, they have developed a new gadget, aimed squarely at your poor little technology deprived kiddos. Meet the Kid Tough Portable DVR a “cool, kid-friendly handheld device.” Parents simply attach the Kid Tough portable DVR to its included base unit and then, to the TV and set top box, and you can easily record your kid’s favorite shows.
The Kid Tough DVR also has a 3.5 inch touchscreen and pretty simple, kid-friendly controls. The device contains a rechargeable battery that provides between 4 and 6 hours of play time (it charges right on the base station) and the on board memory holds about 2 hours of TV time, with a much appreciated Micro SD slot for added storage (and extra long dinners) .
It seems like the unit will carry around about a 150 dollar price tag, and have 2 colors to choose from, blue or pink. Of course the downside is that you’ll be waiting till late spring or early summer before you’ll be able to get one in your kids hot little hands… but oh how I can picture my next relaxing meal! or waiting at the doctors office, or shopping, and I actually get to use MY own iPad. Genius.