Kurio Xtreme Review (Techno Source)

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EDITOR'S REVIEW
OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is

One of the best-selling tablets from last year has been updated in the form of Techno Source's new Kurio Xtreme, with a faster processor and more fun content packed in than before. There are a lot additional features that distinguish this tablet from the crowd. Under the hood of this seven-inch tablet is an Intel Atom processor, which runs faster than other competitive tablets we've tested. The tablet runs Android Kit Kat and is Wi-Fi enabled. It also has twice the internal memory that it had previously (16 GB, expandable to 48GB with additional micro SD cards), bluetooth technology, and 24/7 customer support for parents right from the device. The design is thinner than before, and even the protective bumper is well-suited for style-conscious kids.

The Kurio Tablet comes fully loaded with content that is valued at more than $300, according to the company. It can run Netflix, Skype, and YouTube and provides access to Google Play and the Kurio store, which features a full complement of curated apps. Some of the pre-loads include games, such as Subway Surfers, and a library of more than 150 ebooks. The suite of Kurio Motion games even allows kids to use their bodies as the games' controller. Use the tablet's included stand to position the tablet correctly, then kids can jump, run, and move around to play the games. Kids' movements will be registered through the built-in camera.

There are also multiple built-in safety controls, such as email screening, a proprietary Kurio Genius Internet filtering system, time controls, advertising filters, and a full parent's only section. Special email and messaging apps can even be limited to only people the kids know. In addition, parents can create up to eight separate user profiles and are always in full control of what kids can and can't do on the tablet.

Is It Fun?

Today's kids are more than capable of handling technology, and the Kurio Xtreme gives them the best of that while keeping parents and caregivers in control of content. All of this makes Kurio a strong contender for a kid's first almost-grown-up tablet, and a great value over time.

We also found connecting to the Wi-Fi is easier on the Kurio Xtreme than on virtually any other comparable tablet we've tested. So kids get the connectivity they want, and parents get peace of mind.

Who It’s For

The Kurio Xtreme is for ages 6 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

The tablet comes with a protective bumper as well as a Kurio Motion stand, micro USB cable, and micro USB power adapter. No batteries are required. Kurio Xtreme tablets come with the choice of a blue or pink bumper.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy