Techno Source wants to give your kids that will keep up with everything they can throw at it. The Kurio Xtreme is a 7-inch tablet running Android 4.4 KitKat that is thinner and lighter than anything that the company has released. The tablet also comes with the company’s exclusive Kurio Motion gaming system featuring exclusive games that are controlled by your body. The Kurio Xtreme comes with over $300 worth of apps and games, and it also comes with full Play Store access so you can get to all that Google has to offer. The Kurio Xtreme tablet has a 7-inch display, runs on an Intel Atom processor, and should get you between six and eight hours of battery life. The device has 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that allows you to add an additional 32 GB of storage. The tablet has front- and rear-facing cameras and charges via USB.
One of the greatest things about this tablet is that it’s tough. The specs are not out of this world, but you have to remember that this is desgined for your kids. The Kurio Xtreme has a built-in bumper all the way around it, allowing your kids to throw it around a bit. It also has games like Cut the Rope 2 and Fruit Ninja pre-loaded on it, and there’s over 150 e-books available for you to read with your children. Techno Source teamed up with Common Sense Media to load additional content for your family. They have also set up a 24/7 customer service center that lets parents live chat with support specialists through the Kurio Support Kurio SOS apps.
The Kurio Xtreme will be availble starting October 1 at most major electronics retailer and children’s toy stores. It will be available in blue everywhere, and Toys’R’Us will have a special pink version. The tablet is only going to cost $129.99. This tablet is the perfect way to start your kids out on Android. You can read the full press release after the gallery.
TECHNO SOURCE TAKES KID TABLETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH KURIO XTREME – THE ULTIMATE ANDROIDâ„¢ TABLET BUILT FOR KIDS –
DESIGNED FOR EXTREME PLAY AND THE SAFEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE
Featuring an Intel© Atomâ„¢ Processor, Google Playâ„¢,
24/7 Customer Support Right from the Tablet, Exclusive Body Motion Gaming,
and Preloaded with More than $300 worth of Apps, Games and More
Available at Major Retailers Nationwide Beginning October 1, 2014
New York – September 22, 2014 – Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), announced today the Kurio Xtreme tablet, the newest addition to its best-selling Kurio line of Androidâ„¢ devices built for kids. Designed for extreme play, the 7-inch, Wi-Fi-enabled, Android 4.4. (KitKat) Xtreme is the most advanced Kurio tablet yet. Featuring a sleek, thinner and lighter design, a faster Intel© Atomâ„¢ processor, double the internal memory, added Bluetooth technology and 24/7 customer support right from the tablet, this upgraded kid device also introduces exclusive Kurio Motion gaming – the first body-controlled games on a tablet. Kurio Xtreme comes preloaded with 10 Kurio Motion games and more than $300 worth of free apps, games and other premium content. This Google Certified device also offers access to millions of more apps through the curated Kurio Store and Google Playâ„¢.
“Kids today want the most advanced tablet technology with access to the apps and games they know and love, not toy tablets,” said Thomas Emelo, VP of Marketing, Techno Source. “With Kurio Xtreme, we’ve created the ultimate tablet experience that lets kids ‘Play Big,’ as well as the safest experience that lets mom and dad rest assured that their kids are not encountering inappropriate content online – whether on purpose or by accident.”
Innovative Kurio Motion games will get kids jumping, running and moving as they swim, ski, tend goal, space race and more. The technology works using the tablet’s camera alone, allowing games to be played anytime, anywhere. No consoles, sensors, gaming controllers or TV is required. A special Kurio Motion gaming stand is included with the device.
Additionally, Kurio Xtreme comes preloaded with some of the most popular games, including Cut the Rope 2; Fruit Ninja; Subway Surfers; Jetpack Joyride; Crayola Color, Draw and Sing; and more than 75 other titles. Plus, the tablet offers access to more than 150 e-books through the Playtales Gold and Books for Kids portals, music-streaming apps like Spotify and iHeartRadio, movies and so much more. Kurio Xtreme is Netflix, Skype and YouTube compatible. The Google Certified device also comes with the Google suite of apps (i.e. Google Maps and Gmail).
To assist parents in choosing the right content for their child, Kurio has partnered with Common Sense Media, the nation’s leading independent non-profit dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Two Common Sense Media apps will be preloaded on the Kurio Xtreme: Kids Media app provides parents with age-based ratings, reviews and advice on apps, games, sites, movies and more. The award-winning Digital Passportâ„¢ app uses engaging games and videos to address the key issues that kids face online: safety and security, privacy, cyberbullying, responsible cell phone use and respecting creative work.
Parents can easily manage a child’s applications from the Xtreme’s password-protected Parental Area – allowing or blocking apps, categorizing apps by Games, Educational, Media, Ebooks and more, and even setting app time limits.
New COPPA-compliant, kid-safe social networking apps let kids connect safely with friends and family they know. This includes a kids’ e-mail application that can be monitored and filtered by parents, as well as preloaded kid-safe social apps like Kid Social and Yoursphere.
New parent-friendly features also include a 24/7 Customer Care center, which allows parents to access customer support right from the tablet through the Kurio Support and Kurio SOS apps. Parents will have the option to live chat with a tech expert or even allow the technician to take over the tablet remotely to resolve any issues.
Kurio Xtreme also comes with everything parents have come to expect and trust from Kurio:
- The proprietary Kurio Genius Internet filtering system that is updated daily, covering more than 500 million websites in 170 languages to block inappropriate content and keep kids safe online
- Advanced time controls, which now allow parents to not only determine daily play time and the days/times during which the device can be used, but also to set more detailed session and rest times
- Advertisement controls that filter ads within websites and apps
- The ability to create up to eight completely independent user profiles
- A customizable easy-to-use child interface that allows kids to choose their avatar, theme, wallpaper and password
- A password-protected Kurio Parental Area
Kurio Xtreme features a 7″ capacitive multi-touch screen, 16 GB of internal memory (expandable to 48 GB with micro SD card), front and rear-facing cameras, USB connection, micro SD card slot, and a lithium polymer battery offering six to eight hours of battery life. A protective bumper, micro USB cable and micro USB power adapter are included.
Kurio Xtreme will be available at major retailers nationwide in store and online beginning October 1, 2014, including Best Buy, Kmart, Target, Toys”R”Us and Walmart.com. The suggested retail price is $129.99. Kurio Xtreme will come in blue. A pink version of the kid tablet will also be available exclusively at Toys”R”Us stores and online at Toysrus.com.
Additional accessories, sold separately, include folio cases with secure strap closure, tough packs with built-in adjustable stands and themed screen care kits that allow kids to protect and personalize their device. They will retail for $9.99 to $29.99 each.
About Techno Source
Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), is a children’s consumer goods company focused on electronics, toys and DRTV for the mass market. Techno Source is dedicated to enriching the lives of kids through its diverse product offerings. Known for its ground-breaking products, marketing prowess and strong retail relationships, the company is committed to delivering high-quality kid-focused products that offer significant play value at affordable price points.
Techno Source’s award-winning original and licensed product portfolio includes Kurio, the Ultimate Android Tablet Built for Kids, NFL Rush Zone board games, 20Q®, Tetris®, Electronic Touch-Screen Sudokuâ„¢ and Where’s Waldo? ®.
The company’s toys and games are available throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, across all channels of distribution.
For more information, visit www.TechnoSourceUSA.com