It seems that kids are getting into tablets sooner and sooner, and it’s not easy to hand over a $300+ tablet to a kid to manhandle and potentially drop and break. KD Interactive previously released the Kurio Xtreme that turned into a best-selling, award-winning Android tablet for kids. The company has not only announced an updated version, the Kurio Xtreme 2, but also have announced the Kurio Smart Windows Tablet for school-age kids.
Kurio Xtreme 2
For younger children, Kurio Xtreme 2 is the safest, most fun, full-featured Android tablet built especially for kids, offering kids access to the apps and games they love and giving parents peace of mind.
“This year, we’re introducing our fourth-generation 7-inch Android tablet and, thanks to the great feedback we’ve received from our Kurio customers, we’ve implemented some new features that we feel takes our offering to the next level,” said Eric Levin, Kurio strategic director. “Kurio Xtreme 2 is our safest, most advanced, durable, content-loaded, Android kid tablet yet, offering tremendous value at just $129.99.”
The Kurio Xtreme 2 runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop), and includes a protective bumper with reinforced corners, includes a shatter-proof screen protector for increased durability, and also has a built-in kickstand to make it easier for kids to watch movies, read e-books, and play games. Kurio also includes Kurio Motion body-movement-controlled games to help get your kids running, jumping, and dancing while using their tablets. Kurio Motion games allow kids to play together or against each other and include activities such as baseball, river raft racing, drone racing, dancing, and more.
Preloaded with more than 60 apps, including Subway Surfers™, Berry Rush™, and Zombie Tsunami™, kids can also stream music and videos from Spotify, YouTube Kids, Toon Goggles and Netflix, Skype and stay connected with kid-safe email. Because it runs Android, kids can access millions more apps through the Google Play store – with parental permission of course. Speaking of parental permission, the Kurio Xtreme 2 let parents customize usage and access in the Parental Area where they can set time controls, manage apps, and determine web access for up to eight user profiles. In addition, Kurio’s proprietary Kurio Genius Internet filtering system allows kids to safely search the web, covering more than 500 million websites in 170 languages and providing in-app web filtering to block inappropriate content.
Kurio Xtreme 2 features a Mediatek© MTK8127™ Quad-core processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 16 GB of internal memory (expandable by 32GB with microSD card), front and rear-facing cameras, micro HDMI and micro USB ports.
Appropriate for children ages 3 and up, Kurio Xtreme 2 comes in blue and is available in stores and online at major retailers across the U.S. A pink edition is available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores and online at Toysrus.com/Kurio for $129.99USD.
Kurio Smart Windows Tablet
The Kurio Smart Windows tablet is the first Windows 2-in-1 hybrid tablet designed specifically for kids. A portable Windows 2-in-1 tablet, the Kurio Smart features a 9″ touch screen and detachable, magnetic keyboard that doubles as a hard carry case. Featuring a Quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0., front and rear-facing cameras, a micro USB port, and a micro HDMI port, it includes a one-year free subscription to Microsoft Office, 32GB of internal memory (expandable by 32GB with microSD card) and up to one terabyte of One Drive cloud storage, plus more than 40 preloaded apps and games (a $200 value) for out-of-the-box play.
“In doing our market research, we’ve found that 3, 4 and 5 year olds represent about half the kid tablet users, demonstrating a void in the market for 8 to 12 year olds up until now,” said Eric Levin, Kurio strategic director. “We believe one of the reasons for that is because that’s about the age when kids need productivity solutions for schoolwork and they start asking for ‘my first computer.’ We’ve worked with Microsoft to create Kurio Smart, the first Windows 2-in-1 hybrid device specifically designed for kids, giving them everything they want in a first computer for less than $200.”
The Kurio Smart allows kids to write papers, read e-books, study, and safely browse the web by using Microsoft’s Family Safety system which allows parents to determine the websites, apps and games their kids can use, monitor kids’ usage and also set time limits. The tablet also allows kids to take photos and videos, stream music and videos, and includes kid-safe email.
Appropriate for kids ages 6 and up, Kurio Smart, is now available in blue/white and pink/white at Toys“R”Us stores across the U.S. and online at Toysrus.com/Kurio for $199.99USD.
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