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The Child Friendly Kurio Tablet - Release Date, Buy Online, Prices

Updated on June 9, 2012

If you have always wanted your kids to have their very own Android Tablet, the good new is that now they can. On this page we will take a look at the new Kurio Tablet made by Inspiration Works. We will tell you all about this new kid friendly Tablet and look at the release date for the Kurio Tablet and also talk about prices and where you can buy online. Basically if you want to know anything about this new piece of technology then you are in the right place.

Over the past few years a few different companies have tried to produce tablets for children. For instance we had the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer which seemed to promise so much but deliver so little. All the tablets we have seen up to this point have been pretty basic and very underwhelming. The technology has always been there but we have never really seen anything that could compare to the Android Tablets that we as adults use. All that could be about to change though with the new Kurio Tablet. So let’s take a look at it.

The New Kurio Tablet

Introducing The New Kurio Tablet

So as you can see from the picture this is immediately designed to be kid friendly. The large rubber cover dominates the display and will appeal to younger children and of course it makes it far more child friendly, in other words it is less likely to break. The great thing about the cover though is that it can be removed. So if you are buying this for a six year old, then by all means keep that cover on. But if you are buying this for a 13 year old, slip it out the casing and it looks much the same as a standard Android Tablet. These are aimed at 5-15 year olds, so Inspiration Works, the company behind the new Tablet have been very ambitious in targeting a larger age range. It remains to be seen if a fifteen year old will be happy getting a Tablet that could also be used by a five year old.

One of the most important features of the Kurio which makes it stand out from the competition is the fact that it is very similar to an adult version of a Tablet. You can do most of the things that you would on a modern adult piece of equipment like this. The technology is not quite as up to date as it could be but it still has 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. With a 1-GHZ Cortex A8 CPU it also has a Micro SD card slot, a USB port, Wi-Fi, HDMI out and even a front facing camera. The two larger versions of this also have a 2 mega pixel camera on the back. The battery life is said to last up to 6 hours while in use. So the fact is that this really has everything anyone could really ask for in a tablet, but it’s all kid friendly.

If you slip this out the rubber casing it may well look like an adult version of the Tablet. But when turned on it becomes clear this is aimed more at the younger generation. The interface has large icons and is designed to look like a cartoon in many instances. The graphics and pictures are fun and should be ideal for children of all ages.

With The Cover Off

The Kurio Tablet Security Features

From what we have looked at so far you may be thinking is it wise to put so much power and accessibility into a young child’s hands? Well that is where Inspiration Works have worked very hard to give parents added peace of mind. The security features on this Tablet are brilliant. Although this has access to the Android market and of course the internet, parents can set various filters to block a wide range of content. The Kurio Tablet will have both a black list and even a white list, giving parents massive control over what their children can access.

Another clever feature is that you can set this to have multi accounts, so your children can share it. Apparently you can add up to eight separate accounts to this so even if you have eight children sharing this, it will still work. So for instance your five year old may have access to the Moshi Monsters website and a few other child friendly websites, but nothing else. Whereas when your 12 year old logs in, they have access to far more websites and are given that little bit more responsibility. Parents can control what is being viewed and monitor very closely what their child sees, a very important addition to the Kurio Tablet.

Release Date, Prices & Buying Online

So when will you be able to get hold of this new child friendly Tablet? Well at first we were told that the release date would probably around Spetember time but it seems that date has now been brought forward. Even though there seems to be no official release date there have been a few of these showing up on Amazon. Obviously Inspiration Works will want to get this out into the market well before Christmas and experts are already predicting big things for this new piece of kit on release.

When it comes to the price of these then the standard version of the Kurio will set you back around $200 althogh when first released the price may be a little higher. So not really a bad price when you think of exactly what you are getting. The standard Kurio comes in a 7 inch version but you can also buy an 8 inch version and the larger 10 inch version. The price of the larger ones will be slightly higher as you would expect.

As the demand for these is going to be so large we may well see a rush for them as the holiday season approaches. They will be available to buy online from September so we recommend getting in there early to avoid disappointment. Sometimes with products like this if they really take off you see a big price rise as stocks of them start to drop off.

As well as the Tablet itself we are also expecting to see some accessories coming out. There will be a few different case designs, the green one you get is nice but your child may prefer a different design. We will also see noise limiting headphones which look very impressive and also a car headrest kit. We may well see more accessories coming out later in the year as well.

As you can see the new Kurio Tablet could well be the next big thing when it comes to children’s interactive technology. This Tablet is really as close as we have seen a child friendly version of the technology get to the real thing. When this is released later in the year it could well be very popular with children and adults a like. The fact that the company behind the Kurio have aimed this at such a wide age range means we may be seeing it in the hands of a lot of children. With a price that seems fairly reasonable it will be interesting to see if Inspiration Works can succeed where so many other companies have failed. All we can do now is look forward to the release of the new child friendly Kurio Tablet later in the year.

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