There are lots of budget tablets out on the market. But do they come with sweet Hello Kitty and Barbie gear like the Vivitar Camelio 7” tablet does? No, no they don’t.
The Camelio gets and deserves the budget moniker, but that’s really not a bad thing. The 7” touchscreen is in 1024 x 600 resolution, which isn’t going to impress anyone, but is probably just fine for a lot of users out there just looking for a cheap entertainment fix, and aren’t too picky about quality. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features a 2.0 MP rear-facing camera and a 0.5 MP front-facing camera. There’s also a microSD card slot, which will add to the 4 GB of storage natively on the Camelio.
But, the Hello Kitty and Barbie swag is clearly the breadwinner here. Not only does the tablet come with two cases for those two leading ladies, but it also comes with app cards that unlock related downloadable content like wallpapers, video, books, and music, among other goodies. The tablet is being marketed as a family tablet – as many as five separate profiles can be made on the device, and everyone can use their own themes and cases (or no case at all). There are also parental controls that can be adjusted separately for each account on the tablet.
There are other personality packs available, including one that features cases for Hot Wheels and the WWE. But, I don’t know how you top the two above, so whatever. HSN was selling the Camelio with the personality pack for $150, but it’s sold out now. $150 still does seem a little pricey for a budget tablet, especially when stacked up to the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire, but then again – do those come with Hello Kitty and Barbie goodies? Once again, a resounding no.