First of its Kind XO Tablet Helps Kids Learn and Explore Their Dreams

XO Tablet Makes Learning Fun with Free Educational Apps Plus Full Android Functionality

On the Only Multilingual, Multi-User, Google-Certified Tablet

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 The new family-friendly XO Tablet was available on July 16th on and has been in Walmart stores since August 1, and  provides kids with a fun and exciting new way to build, learn and dream at their own pace via a powerful Android tablet packed with free educational games, apps, videos, e-books and more.It is also now available at Target, Amazon, and Toys R Us.  The flexible tablet also grows with the family offering up to three separate user accounts plus full-fledged Android tablet functionality with parental-controlled access to conventional Android apps and the Google Play store.


“The XO Tablet is the first and only tablet designed specifically to help kids explore their dreams and spark their imaginations,” said Jeff Saka, president of Vivitar. “Not only does it combine active learning with fun, imaginative play, but parents can also feel confident in giving the durable and secure XO Tablet to children of any age—and they can even use it themselves.”


The only multilingual (English/Spanish) and Google-Certified tablet for kids on the market, the XO Tablet and on-board XO Learning System were designed and developed by One Laptop per Child (OLPC) to harness the power of a touchscreen device to create new ways for children to learn.  The tablet’s child-friendly interface, cover and packaging were developed by legendary designer Yves Behar and his team at the Fuse Project. Priced affordably at just $149.99 MSRP, the XO Tablet from Vivitar features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 dpi hi-resolution screen and a 1.64GHz dual-core processor running the latest Android Jelly Bean OS with nearly 8 hours of battery life to deliver a high-performance user experience at an exceptional value. The tablet will also be available in Canada and Europe in the French and Italian languages later this year.


“Touchscreens are intuitive for children, making the XO Tablet an optimal platform for educational interaction and creativity and ideal for our US retail debut with Vivitar,” noted Rodrigo Arboleda, Chairman and CEO, OLPC.  “With the XO Learning System at the center of this tablet, OLPC along with our content partners, are able to offer curated, state-of-the-art learning technology to kids and their families across the country.”


XO Learning System content has been curated and selected for age-appropriateness and learning value by OLPC in collaboration with Common Sense Media, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents and teachers make informed decisions about media.  Additional OLPC partners include Oxford University Press, Discovery Kids Puterbugs, TED, Story Emporium, MyCityWay, Pipo Ceibal, Little Pim, WeWantToKnow-DragonBox, JokerWare, Zeptolab, Brain POP, Kids Yoga Journey, Bankeroo, Sesame Street and others.


Dreams Dashboard and On-Board Apps Provide World-Class Educational Curriculum

The XO’s unique Dreams interface lets kids explore more than 100 free pre-loaded apps, games, books and other content—over a $200 value—based on subject areas, interests and skill level. Children can choose their own learning adventure depending on what they want to be today, or when they grow up. Options like “I want to be an…” XO Artist, Engineer, Chef, Mathematician, Musician, Teacher, Traveler and more give kids a wide array of activities to choose from with content created by world-class partners.


XO Journal, Parental Controls Provide Insight and Security

The XO Tablet is designed to help parents become actively involved in their child’s tablet use and learning progress. With support for up to three user accounts, parents can set specific permissions for each user to control access to apps, the Internet, games and Google Play. These password-protected privileges can be adjusted anytime as the child matures to offer wider access and more capabilities.


With the innovative XO Journal tool, parents can gain unique insight into how each child is using the device, how much time they spend on each app, and where their interests and strengths lie. Parents can even view each child’s learning progress and how their performance compares to other children of their age.


Each XO Tablet features both a front- and rear- facing camera and comes with a protective bumper case and charger.  For more information, visit

We received the XO Tablet to review and I have to say that we are quite impressed! I love that it includes Educational Curriculum and I really like using this for homeschooling! I love that they have the different categories such as I want to be an…XO Astronaut, XO Writer and so many more. This is a full Android Tablet with Parental Controls.What more could you ask for? This really has become one of my favorite resourceful tools for teaching my child. 


About Vivitar
Vivitar is a leading provider of photographic, audio and optic devices and related accessories with a rich 75-year heritage of technology innovation and affordability dating back to 1938. Building off the success of its legendary Series-1 lenses and flashes, the company has steadily expanded its product portfolio to include cameras, camcorders, accessories and now tablets tailored to the needs of today’s families. Vivitar is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, with additional offices across the United Kingdom, Latin America, Canada and Hong Kong, and global retail distribution spanning more than 100,000 locations in both mass market and specialty channels. For more information, visit


About XO Tablet, XO Learning and One Laptop per Child

The XO Tablet has been fully designed and developed by OLPC to harness the power of a connected touchscreen device to create new ways for children to learn. Its launch also marks the global debut of the XO Learning System, designed as a child-centric interface to empower kids to build, learn and dream as part of OLPC’s mission. OLPC was launched in 2005 at the MIT Media Lab as a project to provide a modern education to every child around the world through access to laptops and connected devices. The organization has since distributed 2.5 million of its specially designed XO laptops to children in 60 countries, and the XO Tablet extends that experience into a modern tablet form factor.


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For FAQ’s, where to buy and more information on the XO Tablet, visit

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! I am so excited about this one! One winner will win their own XO Tablet!

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Leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win the XO Tablet! Next, “like” the Vivitar Facebook Page! Don’t forget to “like” our page too! Deadline to enter is May 10, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: I received a free XO Tablet to review and feature but any opinions expressed are my own.




  1. How cool! I would love to win this to use as an educational tool for my kids/students. I had no idea vivitar made a tablet. It looks great!

  2. Terri B says

    OH wow! Would love to win this for my niece!

  3. oh this does sound great! I teach and would love to use this with the kids!

  4. What a great giveaway! I would love to win this for my best friend’s daughter!

  5. Jenifer Alvarez says

    How awesome is this, I’d like to win for my son hes at the age were hes learning so much already an this will be a great way for him to learn more.

  6. Alyshia says

    I have three small boys one of which just had cleft palate repair and I would love to win this to help with his speech and fun fur them all.

  7. Tamra W says

    This looks great! I haven’t seen those at the store yet. My son would love this!

  8. Very cool! I would love to give this to a special little girl in my life. 🙂

  9. Suzzi C says

    Would love that for homeschooling!

  10. Darlene says

    I would love to win this for my Grandkids. Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. Debbie F says

    A great educational tool for my grandchildren

  12. Debbie moretti says

    This would be a great benefit to my three year old. Awesome!!

  13. what a great laptop! My 4 year old would love this!

  14. Vicki V says

    What a great idea!

  15. Oh My!! My son would love to have this! Not only would it be fun for him but it would definitely be educational also! He will be starting Pre-school this coming year, so it would be nice for him to be able to work on this neat little tablet for a couple months before he starts! Thank you so much for the chance to win this amazing giveaway! Good luck to all!! 🙂

  16. Shayna Wells says

    I would love to win this for my daughter! She is 6 and this sounds like a great beginning tablet.

  17. I would love to win this for my 2 sons. It would help me study more for school while keeping my oldest son occupied by reading to my younger son with the ebook app and other fun educational games.

  18. I would love to win this and give it to my daughter for her birthday.

  19. It would be a great classroom or home tool.

  20. My son would love this!

  21. Congrats Darlene!!

  22. Thank you!! I know my Grandkids will love this. Happy Mother’s Day.

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