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Yip Yap Debuts Pipsqueak 'Phone' for Young Kids

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Oct 23, 2012, 10:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Yip Yap recently announced the Pipsqueak, a Bluetooth accessory for young children that lets kids have their own "phone" -- even though it isn't really a phone. The Pipsqueak is a kid-friendly device shaped like a flip phone that is durable, colorful, and customizable with interchangeable covers. It uses Bluetooth to pair with any regular cell phone and can then be used to make/receive phone calls through the real cell phone. The product is being pitched as a safer way to let kids make phone calls without putting the parents' expensive devices at risk, as well as to reduce the amount of radiation to which the kids are exposed (Bluetooth radiation is less powerful than cell phone radiation). According to Yip Yap, it is developing iOS and Android apps that will allow parents to control what numbers can/cannot be passed through to the Pipsqueak. In addition to the phone call functionality, Pipsqueak is a media player, has a voice recorder, can be used as a soundboard, and also serves as a "wander alert" of sorts (the mobile app alerts the host device when the Bluetooth connection is lost). Yip Yap has lined up manufacturing facilities to produce the first run of Pipqueaks, but the company is looking for more funding through KickStarter. Pricing and availability have not been announced.

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Neat Magnagarde Oct 24, 2012, 2:22 PM
PIPSQUEAK Needs Your Support! - From the Creators Michael at Yip Yap Oct 24, 2012, 11:11 AM
Waste of Technology Jarahawk Oct 23, 2012, 11:56 AM
Interesting Zpike Oct 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
A step toward the future johnhr2 Oct 23, 2012, 10:17 PM
Is this good for children? tzsm98 Oct 23, 2012, 11:09 AM
 
 
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