Techno Source, a division of LF Products, has entered into an agreement with CIDE Interactive for a deal that grants Techno Source the rights to distribute the Kurio line of Android-based tablets in the U.S. and Canada. The marquis item, Kurio7, is an Android-based, seven-inch, multi-touchscreen tablet that is Wi-Fi-enabled. The complete range of Kurio devices will be available at mass and specialty retailers nationwide in time for this year’s back-to-school season.
Just like a tablet for adults, Kurio7 allows kids to access email, search the web, read e-books, write, draw, play games, take photographs and video, watch movies, and listen to music. The tablet has an open Android system that allows parents to monitor usage without restricting. Parents can set different controls for each user profile, expanding access as the child becomes older. The tablets, available in seven-inch, eight-inch, and 10-inch models, are appropriate for kids ages 4-14.
I saw this item at Toy Fair 2012 and was very impressed with the parental controls! I wish this were available now, I would buy this for my son! It will come in larger sizes as well.
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