"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 Passport™ 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 Sudoku™ 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.