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Fuseproject and One Laptop Per Child Unveil $75 Tablet PC for Kids!

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On December 23, 2009 @ 10:56 am In green gadgets,humanitarian design | 2 Comments

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One Laptop Per Child [2] and legendary designer Yves Behar [3] have just unveiled the XO-3, an affordable next-gen tablet pc for kids! The third generation OLPC is made completely from plastic and is semi-flexible to make it more durable for children’s rough & tumble lives. Yves Behar’s Fuseproject [4] is currently working on the design and hopes to have these devices ready to ship by 2012 for the incredibly affordable price of $75 each.

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Fuse Project’s new XO-3 has a semi-flexible screen that features both transmissive and reflective modes for use indoors and outdoors. The XO-3 will also have a horizontal and vertical reading mode, a full-touch keyboard, games that multiple users can play, and even a camera. Seems like a device any child in the world would love to play with.

The One Laptop Per Child program, started by Nicholas Negroponte [6], is still in full swing and over one million laptops [7] have been distributed to children around the world. In fact in Uruguay, every public school child between the ages of 6 and 12 has one. Fuseproject hopes that their third generation device will be a handy tool to help children learn and grow.

+ FuseProject [4]

+ One Laptop Per Child [8]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/fuseprojects-new-tablet-device-for-children/fuseproject-computer-xo-3-2-8/

[2] One Laptop Per Child: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/12/20/fuseprojects-award-winning-xo-laptop/

[3] Yves Behar: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/16/greener-gadgets-announces-yves-behar-as-keynote-speaker/

[4] Fuseproject: http://www.fuseproject.com/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/fuseprojects-new-tablet-device-for-children/fuseproject-computer-xo-3-2-6/

[6] Nicholas Negroponte: http://web.media.mit.edu/%7Enicholas/

[7] laptops: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/12/one-laptop-per-child-buy-one-give-one-starts-today/

[8] + One Laptop Per Child: http://www.laptop.org/

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