You probably know Monster as a headphone maker, more specifically the ones behind Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones. Today, the company is stepping up it game by venturing into Android tablet territory and announcing its first line of Android powered tablets, the M7 and M10. The M7 is currently available online at Walmart.com for $149.99, and the M10 wil launch later this year.
As you may have guessed from the names, the M7 touts a 7-inch screen and the M10 a 10.1 inch screen. Both models will come in eight custom colors, which match the hues of Monster’s N-TuneTM headphones. The colors are Candy Blueberry, Candy Tangerine Orange, Candy Grape Purple, Candy Apple Red, Candy Lime Green, Cotton Candy Pink, Frost White and Midnight Black.
As far as specs go, the M7 resides in the mid-range with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 1280 x 800 pixel HD touchscreen, mini HDMI, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for memory expansion, 1GB of RAM and up to 8 hours of battery life. The M7 runs on an unspecified version of Android, and specs of the M10 are still unknown.
Press release follows below.
BRISBANE, Calif., September 17, 2013 – Monster, the world leader in high-performance personal audio, connectivity solutions and headphones, today announced the launch of its first line of tablets—the Monster® M7 and M10, 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets. The Monster® M7 tablet is first to be released, it is fully loaded with features, and is the only HD Android-based tablet with Time CorrectTM Bluetooth, a feature that movie lovers using Bluetooth speakers and headphones will adore. The Monster® tablets also feature aptX for near-CD quality sound.
A premium tablet, affordably priced, the Monster® M7 tablet is exclusively available online at Walmart.com for $149.00, in keeping with Walmart’s “Save Money. Live Better.” mantra. The Monster® M10 will launch later in the fall, price and specifications to be announced.
The Monster® tablet is enclosed in a unique non-skid surface that is attractively styled in eight custom “candy” colors to match the Monster® N-TuneTM headphone line—Candy Blueberry, Candy Tangerine Orange, Candy Grape Purple, Candy Apple Red, Candy Lime Green, Cotton Candy Pink, Frost White and Midnight Black (available separately.) The Monster tablets are a perfect combination of sound, style, HD video, and high performance audio.
Other features include Monster Central® PowerControlTM that allows complete energy and power monitoring over the Internet with Monster Power modules (available separately).
The Monster® M7 is also pre-loaded with Google Mobiles Services applications, as well as popular apps such as Vudu, for instant access to all the latest movies and TV shows.
?“Packed with features, in an array of color options to match our headphone colors, and offered at an affordable price, we believe the new line of Monster tablets is going to surprise a lot of people,” said “Head Monster” Noel Lee.
Out-of-the-box with popular apps such as YouTube, Facebook, Google Talk, Twitter and Vudu, both Monster® tablets offer easy ways to connect with friends and watch all the latest movies, TV shows and music hits. Vudu allows the user to stream directly to their device or download to watch anywhere, any time.
Cut Energy Waste, Save Big
With Monster Central®, it has never been easier for users to control their Monster Central® PowerControlTM smart plugs (sold separately) right from their fingertips. The Monster Central® PowerControlTM app helps households save money every day, cutting energy waste by setting up automatic timers to turn off electronics, computers or game consoles when not in use. The app also monitors the electricity and dollars used by any device plugged into the Monster Central® PowerControlTM smart plugs.
Specifications include: M7 7-inch Tablet: Equipped with a 1.5GHz dual core processor, Android operating system, HD 1280×800 resolution screen, Bluetooth 4.0 with Time CorrectTM, Micro USB input, 3.5mm headset jack, Mini HDMI, GPS, front (2.0MP) and rear (5.0MP) cameras, 16GB storage with 1GB DDR3 memory, MicroSD expansion slot and up to 8 hours of battery life, the 7- inch tablet is packed with all the latest specs with a great price.
Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre® headphones, and has become the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company’s Pure Monster SoundTM. Monster is also the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high- performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.
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