It’s the first quarter of 2017, which means that the year’s early bird tablet releases are finally starting to come out, and it looks like this is going to be a great season. On top of regular updates from a variety of manufacturers in popular lines, there are also a few niche tablets that are really taking off, improving their design specifications and focusing on the way they can better serve their core demographics.
One of the most striking examples of this kind of device specialization is 2014’s grandPad, which was the first tablet device designed especially for seniors who want to connect with friends and family via email and social media. Running the Android platform, it made use of several standard features like a high quality touchscreen display alongside innovations to both the hardware and software that added accessible visual controls that are easy to calibrate and other features. Now, the design team that brought that tablet to the market has announced the upcoming release of a second-generation design.
What to Expect From the grandPad 2.0
The new design incorporates a variety of features that have become standard on the newest generation of tablets in ways that really help to improve its approach to its mission of connecting seniors easily and accessibly to online platforms where they can socialize. For example, the biggest and most visible addition to a lot of people will be the inclusion of a high definition display capable of 1920×1200 resolution, meaning the grandPad 2.0 will be able to handle high definition video.
This will make images clearer and sharper, but the new design keeps the features that worked best from the original, so buttons will still be large, clear, and accessible, and the subscription to the grandPad companion app still allows for private family communication networks, games and activities, and other features that users have come to expect.
In addition to those, the upgrade also includes dual 5 megapixel cameras, allowing for better, clearer snapshots and higher resolution video chats. With the new display, that means being able to see loved ones better while you talk while also sending better quality video feeds to the people you visit.
Last but not least, the new version of the grandPad will feature full wireless charging, making it easier than ever to maintain and use a grandPad. Wireless charging is on its way to being an industry standard because of the ease of use that having a standard resting charging pad brings to devices, and the folks who designed the grandPad understand what that means for seniors.
grandPad will be giving away a 1 year subscription to one lucky senior citizen. The giveaway is from 3/1-3/30 2017. Sign up here