PlayMG Gaming Device – Holiday Gift Guide

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     As a Mom of four I am in a constant battle with my children and my phone. Every time I reach for my phone it has magically disappeared as one of my little Sherman crew has run off with it hiding in a corner somewhere playing and having fun. This leaves me in a predicament as I miss calls, miss texts, and of course the near dead battery is enough to drive me crazy! Then I was introduced to PlayMG and I ave instantly fallen in love! The new PlayMG is a portable gaming device running on an Android system. The PlayMG is exactly like my cell phone minus the calling, texting and monthly cell phone bill!

     PlayMG is absolutely and is perfect for kids of all ages, or that special gamer in your life. PlayMG has Google Playstore so there is no expensive gaming cartridges to buy when new games come out. Just as your cell phone you can search through over 60,000 apps, games, music, books, social media apps and more. There are all your traditional programs like calculator, alarm clock, and email. The system requires you too set up your device to a Google account. I linked mine up at first and then removed it and made an account specifically for the device as to protect my account from my children. I would highly recommend this as kids can accidentally mess around with things and not realize it, for instance my three and five year old.

     With PlayMG there is no monthly cellphone bill as the device runs on wi-fi. This is a great feature as we have wireless wi-fi at home, but when we are out and about, if there is no wi-fi signal the device will not load most games or apps like Netflix or Spotify. Some gaming apps will still work so be sure to keep a few of your kids favorites for those dead areas.

PlayMG Gaming Device – Holiday Gift Guide
     All four of my kids have had their chance to play on the PlayMG gaming system and absolutely love it! It is very lightweight yet heavy duty, far more protected than my cell phone is. There is a small cutout at the top where you can attach a clipped lanyard, this feature was a plus for my three year old. When he gets super excited playing his favorite games he often drops my cell phone, not with the PlayMG, it is safe and secure from falls while on the lanyard. 
      PlayMG has integrated the Family Collaboration System which enables your child to build your trust by showing responsible gaming behavior. Once you log in and set up your Family Collaboration setting you can monitor your child’s activity. You can see what apps they have downloaded and how much time they have spent on their device. You can set up email alerts for remote monitoring and weekly email usage reports. 
     For apps that cost money PlayMG sends you a Prepaid Mastercard, a “dummy” play card comes in the package with instructions on the back to set up and order your prepaid card. If you choose to load your card PlayMG matches your first $10 deposit, giving you $20 to spend. This feature encourages your child to learn saving and smart spending as well as working on a budget. This helps protect your credit card from unlimited downloading and a surprise credit card bill. 

PlayMG Gaming Device – Holiday Gift Guide

     PlayMG also has an awesome program where TV Star Olivia Holt and Basketball All Star Kyrie Irving provide weekly app recommendations. Each week they will help you discover new apps that you may not have heard of. With over 60,000 apps in the playstore this feature helps find great new games and apps! 

Time to get Technical! 
PlayMG Gaming Device – Holiday Gift Guide

Hardware Specs

  • Processor: TCC8925 Cortex A5 processor at 1Ghz
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Display: 4” WVGA (480X800) Capacitive Touch Display
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3 RAM, 4GB internal flash storage
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Camera: 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Expansion: Micro SD card slot (8GB & 16GB SD card included)
  • Battery: 1880mAh battery
  • Dimension: 66.1×146.8×11.9mm
  • Weight:4.4 oz.
Pre-Installed Premium & Free games including:
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit normally $4.99
  • NBA JAM normally $4.99
  • Slice It
  • Swing Shot
  • Homerun Battle2
  • Tiny Farm
  • Tower Defense
  • 9 Innings Baseball
  • Super Action Hero
  • Derby Days

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    PlayMG Gaming Device – Holiday Gift Guide
         I highly recommend adding PlayMG to your Holiday Shopping List for someone special this year. This kid friendly gaming device is absolutely amazing and sure to be a huge hit by your loved one this Holiday Season! 

    About Miranda Sherman

    Miranda Sherman is a stay at home Mom of four & full time student majoring in Business Management & Marketing from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She blogs about her crazy family of six & two dogs on her blog Minnesota Miranda, featuring book and product reviews, giveaways, news, parenting tips and advice, shopping, recipes, fashion, travel, deals and so much more.” Find me on Google+


    1. My son is always asking to play my smart phone, I always let hi,m but then afterwards my battery is drained, I would love to win this for him so he can have his own game system so he can leave my phone alone.

    2. thank you for the contest

    3. The PlayMG would be perfect for my niece Stella. Her mom and dad are always letting her play on their smartphones. With the PlayMG she would have her own smart device to play games watch videos

    4. my kids would love this

    5. i have not played them but ilike totry to win

    6. This looks neat. My littlest would like it because it looks like a smartphone.

    7. My son would love this. The TIny Farm games looks really cute. This would make grocery shopping with him much easier!

    8. I love gaming, that looks fun

    9. Kathleen Kennedy Leon says
      this would a be a great gift so I could get my phone BACK from my little guy!!! thanks

    10. sounds like a great product

    11. This is neat.. my daughter would love it

    12. This is a great device. My nephew will love that he can carry it anywhere

    13. This would be so great for my kids! They all have asked for a smart phone at one time or another just so they would be able to play games on it. Thanks for the great review!

    14. My son would really enjoy this. He loves playing games.

    15. I love the lanyard idea and any age can play it

    16. This sounds like a great gadget. We ended up scoring a small tablet for my youngest son for $30.00 because he kept wanting to play with our phones.

    17. My son would love this amazing how many games to choose from

    18. I like that its loaded with games and has a camera. I could have my phone back!

    19. This would be nice for me…lol. Wow over 60,000 apps that’s a lot kids would love this!

    20. My boys would love this. They are begging for smart phones so they can play the apps. This would make it easy for them to do that without me worrying about expensive monthly bills.

    21. Soooo many games! My son is always stealing my phone to play games so this would be perfect for him!

    22. This gadget is great. I know everytime I look for my cell phone the kids have it so this would be perfect for them so they can play and not play with my phone.

    23. I never seen a device like this before. I like how it looks like a phone.

    24. ho ho ho NaNee knows what to get her grandbabies FINALLY… Let’s see that 1, 2, 3, 4… SANTAAAAAAA…….

    25. My nephews would love this!!

    26. This would be great for little ones that always have mom’s phone. I think my niece would be interested in this for her 4 year old. Thanks for the review.

    27. My daughter would love this.

    28. my nephew would love this. he is always trying to get everyones phone to play games. He can have his own now.

    29. This would be a wonderful addition under the tree this year! My kids love gaming and I am just not sure I will be able to afford anything like this for Christmas! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    30. I think these are a great idea for kids. My son would love it.
      april yedinak

    31. My daughter would love this, maybe she would leave my Ipad alone :).

    32. These look like so much fun. We love games in our house and I like it is strictly for gaming

    33. i think its super cool that this doesnt need extra game cards or pieces to loose or break

    34. This looks so much fun thanks again. Pre-loaded apps.. can’t beat it

    35. I love that you can set up a prepaid MasterCard to teach you Child to budget. I like that idea. I think this PlayMG is a great thing! My kids jack my phone all the time. All 3 of them! One plays angry birds, one likes the drawing and coloring apps and the oldest likes watching youtube, her 1D videos. I could use a couple of these devices in my home no doubt. I would love to try one.

    36. I like this gadget, love the idea of the digital wallet , My son loves to play games and he can learn to use the credit on the digital wallet, Thank you!

    37. This is SO cool !!!! My son would go crazy for this !!!!

    38. This is really cool! Why have I not seen it before? Thanks!

    39. great for xmas.

    40. I have four kids too who are always running off with things. This would be a great gift for them. Thank you!

    41. Oh my this looks and sounds like the perfect solution to my missing phone. Grandchildren use my smartphone and then move items on my phone which becomes a wee bit annoying.

    42. Definitely something my son would like. I am going to have to check out this product’s site. Thanks so much for introducing this brand with me and for sharing your experience.
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    43. this sounds great for kids

    44. This is great! Now you can get your cell phone back, without it being dedicated to Candy Crush!

    45. This looks like a great alternative to using the phone all of the time.

    46. oh i love this! my son is 6 and wants a phone because his big sister has one, and this way he could have all the features he would use!

    47. It looks like a really fun mobile gaming device. With over 60,000 apps, definitely not short of choice.

    48. My son would totally love this! It’s great for long car rides.

    49. best way to keep my kid entertained

    50. I like that there is no monthly bill, the operating system and that I can prepay for paid apps

    51. this looks like id really be alot of fun to own i love portable devices!

    52. My son would love this. He could download the same games as the ones on my phone

    53. My oldest son would love this! I love that it helps teach kids how to budget. The apps seem to be endless, so it’ll help my son a lot.

    54. Oh this would be so wonderful! He always wants to play on our cellphones, what a great idea!!! Oh we would get so much use out of this! I love that it has some preinstalled games! I love that they send you the prepaid card for the apps that cost money!

    55. my son has an hour long bus ride to and from school each day, this would be great to help him pass the time!
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    56. THis would be a great gift!

    57. I didn’t even know this existed but it looks really cool. The nephews would love to play games on this.
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    58. This a great device! I think every parent could use one of these.

    59. Love it !!! That’s an awesome selection of games. This would make such a perfect gift to my nephew for Christmas.

    60. I could get my phone back…. oh wait I have 3 kids… well at least I would only have to fight 2 of them to have my phone!

    61. This would be ideal for my granddaughter. It never fails that she too grabs my phone to play games or doodle. This would be great to stick in my purse and pull it out for her to play on. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    62. Well this would be great so that my phone battery is not siphoned up by the kids.

    63. I like that it uses Google Playstore.

    64. My daughter would love this. I want to thank you for the great review and chance to win. Thanks

    65. My son would love this and I would love getting my phone back! I never knew this existed, it is exactly what I have been looking for!

    66. I think this is an awesome device. You can let your children have it for gaming but not have to worry about them calling, texting, or social media.

    67. This is a super idea. i don’t feel comfortable giving my phone to my kids to play with. this would allow them to play without putting my phone in their hands.

    68. Wow! Thats an awesome selection of pre-installed games. This would make such a perfect gift to my niece for christmas, shes so smart. She figured out gadgets so fast. This would definitely be tons of fun for her!

    69. My son would love this! This sounds like a wonderful gift! How nice it would be to get my phone back!

    70. My son loves playing games on my smartphone, he’d love to have his own little system.

    71. I would love to have one of these for the kids! I like the size and I really love that its an Android device! Maybe with this they would leave my tablet alone lol.

    72. This would be great for my nephew

    73. I love this! I get my phone back and the kids still get to play their apps.

    74. I love this! Great idea!

    75. It looks like a fabulous gadget too own. the ideal can take it anywhere you got is wonderful indeed

    76. I like that the PlayMG can send email notifications for parents to see how device is being used.
      My daughter would absolutely love the PlayMG
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    78. my children that i care for would definitely love this. they love games and can definitely take turns sharing this

    79. My nephew would love this, and so would my mom! Something to keep him entertained

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    82. My son would love this. He always wants me to download games on my phone for him but then my phone gets low on memory and I have to delete them. And I love that there is no monthly bill.

    83. This looks like a great device!

    84. This is right up my daughter’s ally, she would love it. I know one thing she does most on facebook is play the games.

    85. I would love to give this to my husband for a Christmas present – he is too hard to buy for.

    86. Would be great for car rides

    87. This would be perfect for my oldest granddaughter. She’s not quite old enough for a phone and this would be a great starter.

    88. My grandson would really benefit from this gaming device! He enjoys playing games on my phone!

    89. I like the parental controls, I can control even form a distance on how much they spend on games. I don’t have to be looking over their shoulders while they are on the MG, I can just look at the nifty report to see what they are up to.

    90. my nephew would love it! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

    91. This looks like an awesome device.

    92. This looks great for keeping the kids entertained.

    93. My son would love that it can fit in his pocket and I like that I he will stop wanting to play games on my phone.

    94. How neat this is and it would enable your phone to be used for what it should be used for phone calls. I like the variety of games that are preloaded and the ability to download more. This would be great for my granddaughters.

    95. This looks like a great way to keep the kids entertained! I love the fact that you don’t have to pay monthly bills for this!

    96. This looks great, I know my daughter would have a blast with it.

    97. looks like so much fun. My daughter would love it

    98. My kids would be all over this device! Like you my kids are always fighting over my phone to play games. This would be a great option

    99. This looks awesome! My daughter would dig it!

    100. Would love to win this for my son!

    101. This looks awesome, and my niece would love it!

    102. The PlayMG sounds wonderful an potentially addictive. I have a DS1 and a PSP but haven’t used them in quite a while. I do most of my gaming on the PS3 and Xbox 360 since I am big into 1 player RPGs. If I won I would love to keep it for myself but I would instead give it to my niece for Christmas or her Sweet 16. I know that having addictive games so mobile and accessible can get me into a lot of trouble. I used to get wrapped up in the games That I would tune everything else out and forget what I was suppose to REALLY be doing.

    103. A perfect alternative to playing with mom or dad’s phone.

    104. What a fantastic device! This is something my son has been clamoring for. I’d love to win one for him for Christmas! Thanks!

    105. This would be a great gift for my great-nephew. Audrey Skinner

    106. My Lila would love this .. we like cut the rope and plants vs zombies at play time. Thanks
      toni marie caravello feimer

    107. My daughter isn’t ready for a smartphone, but loves to play games on mine. This would be the perfect Christmas present.
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    108. It looks like lots of fun in the car!

    109. I like how this comes with a card you can choose to use as a prepaid and it teaches kids to spend wisely. I also like how the games are kid friendly and are most usually less expensive. In fact I like verything about MG, and think it is a wsie choice.
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    110. Thank you for doing a review of this great product. I really like that the device runs on Wi Fi and that the parents can control the content. This device is much safer for kids. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

    111. I love that this device is tough, I have 3 grandsons under 6, they love to play on my daughter’s cell or my Kindle but you have to watch them really close.

    112. This would be perfect for my two little ones who are always wanting to grab every cell phone in the house to play games like my older kids. wilcarvic

    113. I think this looks perfect for my kids. I like that it “has Google Playstore so there is no expensive gaming cartridges to buy when new games come out”

    114. What an awesome device! I love that there is no monthly fees!

    115. I love that there are no monthly cell phone bills! All of my kids would love this device and I would love getting my phone back since they are always using it for games!

    116. I would love to see more devices like this out there

    117. This is great. I love that it has an alarm clock too.

    118. I just love all the holiday gift guides coming out! This looks REALLY cool. I feel like my toddler needs one! ;D

    119. My son would love that it can fit in his pocket!

    120. Given how often my kids grab our cell phones to play games, this would be a needed product at our home.

    121. What a great device. My daughter’s family would love to have it. It would save on her phone.

    122. This looks like sooooo much fun–my kids would love it==thanks for the great review

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