Tech for Kids: PlayMG Portable Android Gaming System *Giveaway*

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When my husband and I first bought smartphones, we decided that we were going to be vigilant about not letting our children play with them.  Most of this was logistical since the screen on my first smartphone cracked to the point that it was irreplaceable. As you can imagine, that didn’t last long.  I didn’t even know what a smartphone was as a child, but our children are growing up in a digital world and we prefer not to shield them from technology.

Admittedly, I allow my children to play carefully selected games with my supervision.  We set time limits and I ensure that the content my children are exposed to is age-appropriate and wholesome (and in many instances educational).  The challenge comes with deciding whether or not they are old enough for a tablet since it will be many years before they have a smartphone.

PlayMG Device

Enter PlayMG, the first Portable Android Gaming System that looks like a smartphone and has nearly all of the capabilities of a smartphone, without any monthly fees (since it isn’t technically a smartphone).  This innovative, sleek portable entertainment system is WiFi-enabled which means, as long as you have a connection, you can stream music and movies, play games, read e-books, download apps, and more. It even has a built-in front-facing camera! This video tells you everything you need to know about PlayMG:

For families like ours, that enjoy technology but aren’t ready for our kids to have smartphones, PlayMG offers a safe, affordable, versatile system for on-the-go entertainment.  Here are my favorite features of this brand new system:

It looks like a smartphone:  At my childrens’ ages, this is more of a cool factor.  But when it comes to tweens and teens, they want a device that looks “cool.” The sleek, slim design of the PlayMG looks like a smartphone and offers nearly all of the functionality (minus the ability to make calls).

There are no monthly fees: Our cell phone bill is high enough without having to factor in the added expense of another service or unexpected download charges (aka in-app purchases).  The PlayMG comes pre-loaded with premium games plus you’ll have access to a number of free games and apps on Google Play.

Parents can monitor their children’s usage and purchases: Perhaps the most frightening aspect of allowing my children access to the internet is the potential for them to be exposed to inappropriate content.  With PlayMG’s Family Collaboration System (a downloadable app), I can teach my children responsible internet usage while monitoring their activity including downloads, games they are playing, and how much time they are on the device. I can also control how much they are spending on app purchases through the BilMyParents SpendSmart Prepaid Mastercard.

Setting the device up was easy and took just a few minutes.  All I had to do was sign into my Google account, set up the WiFi,

The device itself contains 2 GB of usable internal memory plus the ability to expand that memory with microSD cards.

PlayMG Bundle

PlayMG is available at Target, Amazon, and Toys R Us individually as a unit or bundled with a microSD card, charger, and protective case.

Win It! One of you will win a PlayMG!  Simply complete the Rafflecopter form and leave me a comment with one feature you like about the PlayMG.  Comments will close on December 31st, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

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US Residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.

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71 Responses to “Tech for Kids: PlayMG Portable Android Gaming System *Giveaway*”

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    rod jackson — December 20, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    The usage moniter feature is my favorite.

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    Colleen Boudreau — December 20, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    The front-facing camera!

    • Colleen Boudreau replied: — December 30th, 2013 @ 10:25 am

      holliister at gmail dot com

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    Kitty Iecvan — December 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I like that parents can monitor their children’s usage and purchases.

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    Nicole Sender — December 21, 2013 at 1:02 am

    I like that there are no monthly fees and that the use of this device can be monitored.

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    Dawn Monroe — December 21, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I like the no monthly fees and the ability to add more memory.

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    Mary Happymommy — December 21, 2013 at 7:09 am

    The fact that it looks like a smartphone would really appeal to my 10 year old son.

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    Samantha V. — December 21, 2013 at 7:54 am

    It’s small and portable.

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    stephanie — December 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Being able to have parental control and m kids are begging for a phone

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    Jennifer Young — December 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I like that there are no monthly fees!

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    D Schmidt — December 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite feature is that there is no monthly fee.

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    Natalia — December 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Monitoring purchases and usage

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    ellen beck — December 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I like that it has an expandable memory!

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    Stephanie V. — December 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    The PlayMG comes pre-loaded with premium games plus you’ll have access to a number of free games and apps on Google Play

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    steve weber — December 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I like that there is no monthly fee.

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    Tamesa — December 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    I think it looking like a smart phone would best fit my kids! They are always wanting to play my phone! But I am to afraid they will mess something up! But if they had the Play MG then they would think they had their own phone! Lol! Thank you for the chance to win! Good luck to all! :)

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    Carl Mizell — December 22, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Looks like a smart phone

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    Teh Doll — December 22, 2013 at 7:21 am

    The camera my daughter would love that. Not to mention no actavation or monthly fees to worry about.

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    a marie hj — December 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Not having hidden activation fees or monthly fees is the best.

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    Catherine — December 22, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I like that control how much they are spending on apps- no unexpected charges.

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    Debra Hall — December 22, 2013 at 10:44 am

    i love that its WiFi-enabled

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    Kamla L. — December 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

    My favorite feature is the No Monthly Fees!

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    susan — December 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I love that “Parents can monitor their children’s usage and purchases”. That way I can know what my little one is doing!

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    fancygrlnancy (Nancy Partin) — December 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    No monthly fees, parent controls, wifi, and small design .. ok, more then 1 thing.

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    Emilie Proctor — December 22, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I like that there are no monthly fees! This would be perfect for my son!

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    BaldyPal — December 23, 2013 at 8:00 am

    MY kids love my nexus 7, but i hate letting them carry it around all the time. I would love something like this to give to them so that it is all theirs.

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    Angela Y — December 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I like that there is a camera and my kids would be able to play on it without purchasing apps without my knowledge.

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    Melissa Teears — December 24, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I like that it plays all the games my son plays on my phone. I also like that it has the protection of gorilla glass

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    vicki wurgler — December 24, 2013 at 7:50 am

    There are no monthly fees

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    Gordon Gant — December 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Maybe I could keep my son away from my iPhone!

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    Tanya Holland — December 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love that it has a camera on it. My girls would love it.

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    Christina Swenson — December 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    I like that there are no monthly fees

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    sarah oswald — December 24, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    There are no monthly fees and Parents can monitor their children’s usage and purchases.

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    Andrina G — December 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    I like PlayMG’s “Digital Wallet”.

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    debra lynch — December 25, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I LIKE that I can control my sons usage and there are no hidden FEES!!

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    heather c — December 25, 2013 at 1:00 am

    No monthly fee… and camera..

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    kim burnett — December 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    My favorite feature is the expandable memory

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    Teresa Thompson — December 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    There are no monthly fees:

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    Kelly D — December 25, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I like that you can stream music and movies

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    Aimee T — December 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I love the games, music and internet without the cell phone. Very handy!

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    shirley — December 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Love the no monthly fees and wifi and the games it comes with.

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    lisa — December 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    I like the size. I like the preloaded games. It would make me a lot happier to see my son use this instead of taking the Kindle all over on the bus routes we take around town.

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    Seyma Shabbir — December 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I love that you can download apps for the kids!

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    Shannon — December 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

    No monthly fees!

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    Melissa F — December 26, 2013 at 9:35 am

    NO MONTHLY FEES!! Also the access to the Family Collaboration System.

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    Claudia — December 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

    My favorite feature is wifi enable and no monthly fees. Thank you!

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    Claudia — December 26, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Email subscriber with email
    nclaudia25 at yahoo dot com

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    beanybopp — December 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

    The no monthly fees and gorilla glass

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    Victoria Carlson — December 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I absolutely LOVE that there are no monthly fees and the usage can be monitored!

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    lisa kay — December 26, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I Like that it It looks like a smartphone:

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    heather eg kaufman — December 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I like that there are no monthly fees.

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    Natalie yeoman — December 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    My favorite is the camera feature

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    Katie Bellamy — December 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I love that there are no monthly fees!

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    roxy meto — December 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I can install my fav. APP and games

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    Terry F — December 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    The gorilla glass for sure

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    Laura J — December 28, 2013 at 8:40 am

    I love that there is no monthly fees and the front facing camera is so neat too!

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    Nancy Brett — December 28, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I like it is a Portable Android Gaming System

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    julia frank — December 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I love this device mostly it’s slim

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    Ella B — December 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I love that it’s small & portable, no monthly fees & haing a cmaera is great.

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    Nicole robert — December 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I like the Limitless App and games with affordable price

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    Carol Roberts clark — December 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    i love that its WiFi-enabled

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    lovely jasmin — December 29, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I love Android apps and love my black berry phone
    so this amazing MG be a big help to me to use Android apps
    and for kids to play games

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    Brandi Price — December 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I like that it looks like a phone. Could fool my 4 year old with that! LOL (He loves my phone for games.)

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    jeri boss — December 29, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I like that it looks like a phone

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    Donna W — December 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Parents can control usage and such

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    femto — December 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    what a nice I love Play mg amazing device great feature
    I like the size and the weight

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    Amy Stonger — December 30, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love that there is no monthly charge.

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    Chris B. — December 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I like that there is no monthly fees

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    sarah jau — December 31, 2013 at 4:39 am

    best thing I like about PLAY MG it will keep kids away from my phone and may be longer time silent

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