Creative and Playskool try to hook babies and kids on mp3 players

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Las Vegas (NV) - Among some of the wackier gadgets at the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show were some mp3 players designed for babies and kids.

 


Creative's MP3 players for babies (8 pictures) ...

 

The "Made for Me" line of colorful player and speaker systems were designed by Creative in partnership with Playskool, a company known for their child toys. A dockable player comes pre-loaded with songs and can be popped into other Made for Me systems as the child gets older and their tastes change.

For babies, Creative and Playskool will sell a 2-in-1 Infant Gym, which resembles a typical mobile above cribs. A separately sold "Digital Music Player" will be docked into Gym and play either preloaded songs or songs downloaded from a computer. Parents can also record their own voice and have it played back.

Creative is also selling the Day To Dream Soother which is a carry-along player that will project lights on the ceiling. Like the Infant Gym, parents will also need to buy a separate dockable player.

The Made for Me line will be available in Fall of 2007. The Digital Music Player will retail for $80, while the Day to Dream Soother and the 2-in-1 Infant Gym will sell for $35 and $40, respectively.