KD Interactive Kurio 7 Tablet: Review

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

Tablets for kids are the latest trend, Kurio 7 Tablet is one of the best tablets to hit the tablet market for children. The Kurio 7 is designed and developed for children, offering content that is kids specific. The Kurio 7 comes well protected with a bumper that is made entirely of rubber and acts as a cover of sorts; the tablet is shock absorbent and scratch proof to with-stand rough usage. The Kurio 7 provides a safe environment for children and is powered by Android.  The Kurio 7 is one of the better tablets for children, when it comes to reliability and performance based.

Kurio 7 is packed with easy to use options and features for kids, and is rich with content for kids of different age groups. The Child Safe Mode is the big plus, as parents can set multiple accounts for all their children. Child Safe Mode is also used for allotting apps that are suitable for children and also does web filtering. Child Safe Mode also lets the parents decide how many times the tablet can be used in a day and for how long, this mode comes preinstalled.

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Kurio 7 Tablet comes per loaded with some of the bestselling children’s apps for games and education. Some of the popular apps are World of Goo, all the versions of Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Ninja Fishing and Fruit Ninja to name a few. Some of the game apps and educational apps found in Kurio 7 are developed only for the use of Kurio 7. The web browser for Kurio 7 does a wonderful job of filtering the web for unsuitable content for children and is for the use of adults. The adult mode works like any other Android powered tablet, minus the Google Apps.

Specifications and Features:
  • Kurio 7 Tablet’s dimensions are 0.5 by 7.5 by 4.8 inches, and weighs 12.1 ounces.
  • Without the outer rubber protection the Kurio 7 has a two tone color of blue and white, and the tablet feels a bit fragile to handle like most other tablets for kids.
  • The outer rubber protection comes in bright blue and is thicker at the edges.
  • Access for ports and buttons are neatly cutout and is easy to access.
  • On the top right hand corner of the tablet you will find three buttons (capacitive) for Home, Back and an options button, along with a front facing camera.
  • On the right edge you will find a slit for the speaker grill. On the bottom of the tablet a power connecter (DC) is given along with a slot for Micro SD card.
  • Ports for HDMI and USB (mini), a slot for headphone jack 3.5 mm and a slot for microphone are given in the bottom of the tablet.
  • Kurio 7’s screen is a 480 x 800 pixel resolution and is 7 inches. The text on the screen is apt for reading e-books for children; viewing angles are more when compared with other 7” tablets.
  • Pictures taken from the 2.1MP primary rear facing camera are pretty clear and the 0.3MP camera lets the user take slightly blurry or grainy pictures and is used for chatting on Skype video.
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connection with 2GHz band, the minor drawback of the Kurio 7 is its internal storage which is only 4GB.
  • The Kurio 7 is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processer that is perfect to run Android based apps. Kurio 7 has a battery backup up to 5 hours.

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About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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