Gaming Device Designed for Young People from PlayMG

Gaming Device

Gaming Device

Gaming Device

I have an iPhone and Android based phone… as well an iPad. But, there are several occasions where I reach for my own devices and they have walked away in the hands of a child.  They know which apps they can play and how to get to them. My kids are “my kids”… and therefore technologically advanced. I love technology as do my kids. Thus, when we received a new gaming device designed for young people they were excited about testing it out. And putting it to the test was something they have spent the last two weeks doing.

MG

The MG is a new Wi-FI Android App-gaming system made for kids. While these kids may not yet be old enough to have their own cell phones, the MG is a fun alternative to gaming on the go. After all, there are no monthly charges and the apps are found through Google’s Play Store. Plus, the Family Collaboration System includes a $10 offer from SpendSmart™ prepaid MasterCard® and acts as a “Digital Wallet” on the device. These money can then be used for purchasing more apps from the store… but only based on the parental controls and spending limits that have been established.

MG Features include:

  • 4” WVGA (480X800) Capaci2ve Touch Display
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB internal flash storage
  • 1.3MP front facing camera with ability to shoot and play video
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) which includes new Face Unlock security feature
  • 3.5 Stereo Headset jack
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Micro USB 2.0 HS
  • Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer

Gaming Device

The girls (all under the age of 9) were easily able to work with the MG. I downloaded a few apps and then set them loose to explore and discover the new device. Even Monkey knew exactly how to slide the lock screen to open it and to thumb through the home pages to find the app she wanted. And when Princess was not feeling well last week, a few games of Angry Birds kept her busy during church service so she could still attend and stay with us. Not all of the games require WiFi, so the kids are still able to play some of the apps without being connected. They even know more than I which games those are… I haven’t a clue.

handheld gaming device

As a parent, I greatly appreciate the spending limit on apps and other parental controls. The price is a great buying factor considering the prices of other viable options. And the fact that there is no browser for downloading viruses is also a huge plus. It appears that MG has thought of everything to ensure that our kids stay safe while using this pocketable, portable handheld gaming device. Notice the size compared to an iPhone 4S above. It easily fits into small hands or a back pocket.

The included pre-loaded games, included 8GB SD card, admirable product packaging, and inexpensive price tag make the MG a terrific option for both parents and kids. Kids can learn about the technology in which they live… and parents can take back control of their devices and alleviate the need for more storage on them.

You can learn more about the MG by liking PlayMG on Facebook or by following along on Twitter.

Giveaway

One lucky reader will win their own MG gaming device by entering on the form below. Open to US residents over 18 only. Giveaway ends on 12/29. Good luck!

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  1. […] Comments 0 Gaming Device I have an iPhone and Android based phone… as well an iPad. But, there are several occasions where I reach for my own devices and they have walked away in the hands of a child. They know which apps they can play and how to get to them …read more […]

  2. Three kids, 13 and 15 and maybe even the 1 year old soon, plus my 20 year old. the hubby, and heck, maybe even the two dogs. They do look pretty COOL!

  3. Tried the tweet button 3 times…tweet went through but wont load. Circle above just spins and says still loading. Let it go for several minutes each time. Will come back later to check:)

  4. I imagine both kids (10yo girl, 12yo boy) and myself would fight for screen time on the MG. Maybe even my wife, depending on what games are installed! Or maybe it’ll be exclusive to the kids so they stay off our phones. Either way, I’m fairly certain a schedule would need to be worked out.

  5. my son and probably me

  6. I have 3 boys-it will get used a lot!

  7. I am experiencing the same issue.

  8. My two tween daughters. thanks

  9. this would be for my son

  10. https://twitter.com/kmsite1/status/281804217994334208 tweeted…the entry form would not record it. thanks

  11. my tweet won’t load. I cannot submit it in the form, here it is:
    https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/281804407572664320

  12. I’m guessing everyone would want to play with the MG!
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  13. that would be too too sweet

  14. My husband and my son would share it, I’m sure!
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  15. i hope to get a chance to play occasionally… my 7 yr old will play it!

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  17. Jennifer Rote Says: December 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    This would be for my son.

  18. Jennifer Rote Says: December 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm
  19. monica Mosley Says: December 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I am sure my son will hog it the most. But I will do my best to play the most.lol

  20. Carrie Phelps Says: December 20, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Me & my grandchildren!!

  21. Austin Baroudi Says: December 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    My daughter and I would play it!

  22. Austin Baroudi Says: December 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm
  23. My son would play with this.
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  24. For not accepting tweet link

    https://twitter.com/spiritrun/status/281957333934931968
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  25. Seyma Shabbir Says: December 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Me and my 2 sons will play!

  26. Karen Medlin Says: December 21, 2012 at 7:59 am

    family gift, all the kids will share playing time.

  27. Retweets still not being accepted with the widget.
    I’m registered as Michael Teague (via Facebook).
    12/20 tweet: https://twitter.com/eugaet/status/281773244435005440 (+5)

  28. I have 2 boys who would use it and my niece that I watch.
    I also tried the tweet button and after I enter the URL the enter button doesn’t work

  29. I’m sure my 11 year old daughter and me I hope lol

  30. both my boys will share

  31. Jim Lipscomb Says: December 22, 2012 at 6:20 am

    My daughter would play this.

  32. Ann Fantom Says: December 22, 2012 at 6:41 am

    If I win, my daughter would play with the PlayMG the most

  33. Adrienne gordon Says: December 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

    my son and daughter will play

  34. Tabathia B Says: December 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    My younger daughter

  35. Tabathia B Says: December 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm
  36. Karen Medlin Says: December 22, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/282709088775831552
    the tweet button is keeps trying to reload. here is my tweet-

  37. Our boy would get this. his sister was given and old iphone and he’s been begging for a device like hers. This would fit the bill perfectly.

  38. This would be for my son, but we would all enjoy it.
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  39. this will definitely be for my son

  40. Kyl Neusch Says: December 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    go towards my brother

  41. Karen Medlin Says: December 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/282953559748775939

  42. Karen Medlin Says: December 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/283235004136448000

  43. This would be for my son, so I can get my phone back!

  44. My daughter would play it.

  45. I will and I might let my sister try it out

  46. melissa teears Says: December 24, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    My son. He would lobe this. He can play all of his favorite games on it.

  47. Karen Medlin Says: December 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/283737436041932802

  48. My niece would play it

  49. I would gift this to my BFs daughter. She always has her mom’s phone and is constantly messing it up!

  50. Karen Medlin Says: December 26, 2012 at 9:13 am

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/283953429120942080

  51. My grandson when he comes to visit me in January!!
    Thanks for the opportunity.
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  52. Thanks for the giveaway, I could not move forward on entering my Tweet. https://twitter.com/MYLLLS/status/28397326194193612
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  53. 12/26 tweet link https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/283990990556106753 (form won’t allow you to copy and paste links)
    pinterest follower: chelleb40

  54. thomas chappell Says: December 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I would give this to my daughter

  55. Katherine P Says: December 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    My son would play it

  56. Paula Hafner Says: December 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    My son and daughter would both play it.

  57. Thomas Murphy Says: December 26, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    my son will play it

  58. Angela Cisco Says: December 27, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I’d let my boys share it

  59. My nephews would be playing with this!

  60. Debbie Christie Says: December 27, 2012 at 1:10 am

    We will all get to play with the MG.

  61. ellen beck Says: December 27, 2012 at 1:47 am
  62. ellen beck Says: December 27, 2012 at 1:48 am

    follow on pinterest- your form isnt taking entries

  63. ellen beck Says: December 27, 2012 at 1:48 am

    email susbcriber -widget not taking entries

  64. Karen Medlin Says: December 27, 2012 at 3:46 am

    rt-https://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/284233616727359488

  65. Amanda Sakovitz Says: December 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

    all of us will love this!

  66. Amanda Sakovitz Says: December 27, 2012 at 10:11 am
  67. Thomas Murphy Says: December 27, 2012 at 10:55 am
  68. Michelle W Says: December 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Everyone, I am pretty good with sharing

  69. Leslie L. Stanziani Says: December 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    All 4 of my kids would play with it

  70. My daughters would play it.

  71. diane Baum Says: December 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    My two sons would love this

  72. my nephew would love it!

  73. I would love to win this for my little grandson.

  74. Candice Hull Says: December 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    My oldest son and my husband
    thank you

  75. ellen beck Says: December 28, 2012 at 1:27 am
  76. my 9 year old daughter
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  77. dani marie Says: December 28, 2012 at 5:48 am

    my nephew austin.

    ferriz

  78. Katherine P Says: December 28, 2012 at 6:12 am
  79. my boys would play with the mg

  80. My nephew would really like it.

  81. My nephew will get to play with it
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  82. Thomas Murphy Says: December 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm
  83. Amanda Sakovitz Says: December 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  84. Paula Tavernie Says: December 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    My grandson!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  85. Valerie Taylor Mabrey Says: December 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    all of us will take turns
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  86. Tara Woods Says: December 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Me and my four nieces.

  87. Tabathia B Says: December 28, 2012 at 5:51 pm
  88. Melissa VandenBerg Says: December 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I have three boys and they would all go crazy for this!!

  89. Juan Sanchez Says: December 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    My son would get the PlayMG for sure!

  90. My granddaughter will be getting this.

  91. It will probably be a battle between my kids on who gets to play with this!

  92. Mary DeBorde Says: December 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    My neighbor’s boy would LOVE this! And he has a birthday coming up, too <3

  93. My daughter would love it! =)

  94. Laura Jacobson Says: December 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    My grandson would get to play!

  95. This would be for my son and my daughter…. and it is a blessing that I came across this review. I have been searching for a product such as this that would allow my kids access to games, but still allow me to monitor their activity. Thanks so much!

  96. Katherine P Says: December 29, 2012 at 6:47 am
  97. amy delong Says: December 29, 2012 at 8:18 am

    my kids!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  98. Karen Gonyea Says: December 29, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I’m sure my son will try and hoard it 🙂

  99. Michelle Tucker Says: December 29, 2012 at 8:37 am

    All my 21 nieces and nephews I’d imagine:)

  100. christie kammerer Says: December 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

    my five yr old daughter

  101. we all will but my nephew the most

  102. Amanda Sakovitz Says: December 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm
  103. Thomas Murphy Says: December 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm
  104. My brother would play

  105. Terry Cross Says: December 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    My grandsons will play this

  106. Terry Cross Says: December 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/tlcfromtn/status/285149432096382976

    It would not load when I pasted my link in the entry form

  107. robyn paris Says: December 29, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i will have my nephew play with this

  108. susan smoaks Says: December 29, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    our son would love this and he would play with it all the time

  109. I would play it!

  110. Caitlin McClure Says: December 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    My son would

  111. Tanya White Says: December 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    My step son

  112. My son Justin would get this at our house

  113. amy williams Says: December 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    my two boys will share it and well we probably will play too

  114. my 10 year old son would play with it

  115. krista grandstaff Says: December 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

    all of my kids…lol

  116. Amanda Sakovitz Says: December 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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