I would be surprised to find a kid that doesn’t play games on some sort of an hand-held device. They are either borrowing their parents smartphones or tablets and playing game apps there, have their own smartphone or hand-held gaming device devoted purely to gaming, or using some sort of other gaming outlet like a gaming console or a computer. This day and age, it is hard to get away from those interactive pixels and sore thumbs.
We have entered the next generation of gaming – portable, app-based game gadgets. Yes, there have been other devices that kids (and parents) have used to “get their game on” but they were single-use, meaning, devoted to games. Now we have multi-function devices, most likely a smartphone or tablet, that allows us to challenge, scheme, and interact with these flashy and simply amazing games.
A new device on the market, PlayMG, gets this (with MG standing for “MyGeneration”). But they also understand that parents need to control the experience and the purchase of the addictive games. Based on the Android operating system, the PlayMG is really designed to be purely a gaming device, allowing parents to not have to share their smartphones all of the time. It has a 4-inch touchscreen but is slightly longer due to some “handles” on either end (personally, I found this nice because I have larger hands). It’s light-weight but distinctive in its looks – you won’t get it confused with a smartphone.
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While Mother’s Day has come and gone, and yes, all of the Cast of Dads were able to plan ahead to treat the moms (and wives) of our lives to their special day, we do have a “Mother’s Day Special” after the day went by. And, this episode marks a great milestone for the Cast of Dads – we have a sponsor (Motorola and their new Android RAZR). Let me cut to the chase here – we are GIVING ONE AWAY! All that you have to do is listen to this podcast and then head on over to this episode of the Cast of Dads website to enter. We put the RAZR to the test during Mother’s Day and talked all about it, as well as other Mother’s Day festivities. Alas, we couldn’t use the RAZR for shaving but heck, that could be coming someday! A true “dad’s smartphone!”
We are also calling this a special episode because not all of the Cast of Dads were present. Max was out sailing with his son – what a cool and special occasion! But we covered a lot of other really fun topics – can you say trains, home movies, graduations, getting back to nature and scuba diving? We never know what direction the podcast will go, and that’s what makes it fun!
And thanks again to Motorola for sponsoring this episode. In fact, I’m using the Wifi tethering option to write this post!
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