Kid-Friendly Kurio 7x Tablet Arrives on Verizon Later This Year


Letting you children use your tablet can be a tricky situation, so it's no surprise that we've seen more than a few companies offer up their versions of kid-friendly devices. Say hello to the Kurio 7x, a new tablet from KD Interactive and Techno Source that the two companies will be showing off at CES 2014 this week. Like most kid-friendly tablets on the market, this offers parents a certain degree of control over what their children do with it. However, with the Kurio 7x, we're also seeing KD Interactive and Techno Source bring their devices into the mobile data space, as this latest release is compatible with Verizon's 4G LTE network.

It's an interesting feature, and one that may not have been considered much in the past. The idea behind this is to put the Kurio 7x on a Share Everything plan, so kids can enjoy access to the Internet on long car rides or other excursions that move the family away from a consistent Wi-Fi connection. Another interesting feature the Kurio 7x boasts is its support for multiple user profiles. With the Kurio 7x, up to eight different users can have a unique profile on the device, so if you've got a particularly large family, this might be the tablet for you.


It doesn't just stop at different user profiles, however, as parents can assign varying levels of security to each one. So, if you've got an older child among your bunch of rascals, you can give their profile fewer restrictions than the profiles that belong to your younger ones. Parents will have the Kurio Genius Internet Filtering tool at their disposal, which claims to cover 450 million websites across the Internet. In addition to all of that functionality, parents can also set time limits and manage applications from profile to profile, so it sounds like the parental controls that come installed on this tablet offer quite a bit.

The Kurio 7x tablet comes with a 7-inch screen, will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and has a blue bumper packed in to help the tablet deal with rough use. KD Interactive and Techno Source have yet to talk pricing, nor have they set a specific release date for the tablet. We do know that it'll be hitting Verizon sometime this summer, though, so at least we have some kind of launch window to work with. Would you consider picking up this tablet for your kids?

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Eric has been writing about the consumer electronics industry for the past three years, specializing in computers, video games, and of course, Android. Currently, his weapon of choice is a Nexus 4, after a rather difficult parting with a reliable Atrix HD. If there's one thing he loves more than attribute bonuses, it's hearing about the next big news item.

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