Techno Source Unveils New Kurio Line Of Android™ Devices For Families With
Kurio Touch 4s Handheld, Kurio 7s Tablet and Toys"R"Us® Exclusive Kurio 10s
Tablet, Now Available for Pre-order Exclusively at Toysrus.com/Kurio
NEW YORK, July 8, 2013
NEW YORK, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the success of its
best-selling, award-winning Kurio 7 family tablet, Techno Source, a division
of LF Products (a Li & Fung Company), introduces a new line of Kurio Android™
devices for families with kids: Kurio Touch 4s, a 4-inch handheld; Kurio 7s, a
7-inch tablet; and Kurio 10s, a 10-inch tablet available exclusively at
Toys"R"Us® stores nationwide and at Toysrus.com. The next-generation, Wi-Fi
enabled devices will feature the latest technology, including an Android™ 4.2
operating system (Jellybean), an even more comprehensive Kurio proprietary
suite of parental controls, and come preloaded with tons of free
family-friendly content. Kurio Touch 4s, Kurio 7s and Kurio 10s are available
now for pre-order exclusively at www.Toysrus.com/Kurio.
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"The Kurio 7 tablet was a best-seller everywhere last year, but we aren't
going to rest on our laurels," said Eric Levin, Division Head, Techno Source,
a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung Company). "We have incorporated lots
of customer feedback into these new Kurio models to make them better in every
way. The Kurio family of products continues to be the perfect solution for
families with kids—Kurio gives kids everything they want in a tablet, while
parents can rest assured that their kids are safe online."
"We've upgraded to Android 4.2, added a multi-core processor, doubled the
internal memory to 8GB, and enhanced our parental controls with even stronger
Internet filtering, more granular app usage controls, and easier to use time
limits, while still allowing for up to eight completely separate user
profiles. On the content side, we've preloaded more than twice as many
family-friendly apps, including premium Disney content, and now offer access
to hundreds of thousands more apps through the new and improved Kurio Store
and other popular Android stores."
"We are excited to be the first retailer to offer customers the opportunity to
get their hands on the newest line of Kurio tablets," said Lisa Harnisch,
Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Toys"R"Us, U.S. "We have
seen a growing demand for sophisticated Android devices, and in response,
Techno Source has taken Kurio to the next level, delivering exactly what
parents want in a tablet for their children."
Exclusive, Family-Friendly and Premium Content
Kurio devices come packed with preloaded content right out of the box. Kurio
has partnered with Disney to preload premium apps that feature kids' favorite
characters from Cars 2, to Disney Princess, The Avengers and more. The Kurio
tablets also feature an exclusive, complete pre-school through 6^th grade
learning system developed by award-winning American educator Mr. Nussbaum™.
These 30 plus preloaded apps are developed based on the United States Common
Core State Standards and provide in-depth learning while still being fun for
The newly redesigned Kurio Store provides access to thousands more hit apps
carefully curated by the Kurio team to ensure that all content is
family-friendly and kids are safe. The marketplace can easily be sorted by
age, category and interest using a simple intuitive interface. Downloads are
fully controlled by parents and prepaid accounts or "piggybanks" let kids
manage a fixed budget. Kids can also create wish lists for their parents to
Users can also access hundreds of thousands more free apps through the most
popular Android app stores. Kurio devices are Netflix, YouTube and Skype
Fully Customizable User Experience, Powerful Parental Controls
Using the intuitive Kurio interface, families can create up to eight unique
user profiles on the Kurio tablets, and up to four different profiles on the
Kurio Touch 4s. Each family member can personalize their Kurio device by
uploading a profile picture and choosing from a large selection of themes and
avatars. Each profile offers full separation of files, apps, search history,
game progress and scores, downloads, parental control settings music, videos,
pictures etc. It's like having eight different tablets in one.
The Kurio Parental Area is password protected and has been enhanced with even
more granular, easy to use parental controls. Parents can now set detailed
time limits individually for each day of the week, and manage applications by
profile, including restricting web access by app, with just a few clicks.
Internet access settings can be tailored to each child. Parents can choose
from recommended settings by child age, block specific websites and
inappropriate terms, or choose to create safe lists that only allow access to
specific approved sites. Parents can easily set the strictness of controls,
expanding access as the child gets older. Parents can also exit the Kurio
interface and switch to a full Android™ tablet without restrictions for
Kurio family devices feature the Kurio Genius™ Internet filtering system with
advanced security levels and daily auto-updates covering more than 450 million
websites (and counting) in 170 different languages. They also feature in-app
web filtering, so kids can safely surf the web or use apps without
encountering inappropriate content.
Kurio Touch 4s Handheld
Regarding the addition of the Kurio Touch 4s, Levin explains, "Families have
come to expect sophisticated devices, with the most robust parental controls
and top-tier family-friendly content from Kurio. We've taken the essence of
our Kurio tablets and created a handheld that is comparable in use to an iPod
Touch, but offers the Kurio user experience kids and parents love at an
amazing value price of just $99.99."
Sleek, stylish, pocket-sized and portable, the Kurio Touch 4s is a Wi-Fi
enabled Android 4.2 (Jellybean) handheld device designed with kids in mind.
Kids can record videos, take photos, listen to favorite music, message their
friends, play the apps and games they love, and safely surf the web.
Kurio Touch 4s features an ultra-responsive 3.97" multi-point touchscreen
display with high-definition gaming and movie-viewing capabilities, a
multi-core processor, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, an HD video
player, music player, integrated microphone, micro USB connection, a high
capacity battery offering approximately six to eight hours of battery life,
and 8GB of internal memory (extendable up to 40GB via a micro SD card). The
handheld comes with a set of specially designed earbuds to comfortably fit
children's ears, and is available in black or white. Appropriate for families
with children ages 3 and up. MSRP: $99.99.
Kurio Touch 4s is preloaded with top-tier kids' content, including more than
30 free games and applications: the full ad-free premium version of Angry
Birds Space™, iHeartRadio, Toon Goggles, Talking Friends, video streaming
apps, interactive educational content, coloring apps and so much more.
Kurio 7s Tablet
The new and improved Kurio 7s has a stunning sleek design and includes the
advanced features expected from a cutting-edge tablet. Parents, kids and
teens can e-mail, search the web, read e-books, write, draw, play games, take
photos and record video, watch movies, listen to music and more.
This Android 4.2 (Jellybean) Wi-Fi enabled tablet features a high-resolution,
ultra-responsive 7'' multi-point touchscreen with high-definition gaming and
movie-viewing capabilities, a multi-core processor, built-in Wi-Fi, HD video
player, music player, e-reader, front-facing and rear-facing cameras, two
front stereo speakers, integrated microphone, mini HDMI and micro USB
connections, a high capacity battery offering approximately six to eight hours
of battery life, and 8GB of internal memory (extendable up to 40GB via a micro
SD card). It comes with a specially designed protective bumper to ensure the
tablet is protected in kid hands. Available in black with included blue
silicone bumper. Appropriate for families with children ages 3 and up. MSRP:
Kurio 7s is packed with tons of preloaded, top-tier kids' content with more
than 60 games and apps, including a complete learning system featuring more
than 30 educational apps from award-winning American educator Mr. Nussbaum.
This includes full ad-free premium versions of the most popular gaming apps
in the world like Angry Birds™ Space, Fruit Ninja™ HD and Where's my Water?™,
and apps from dozens more top-tier publishers, such as iHeartRadio, MeeGenius,
Toon Goggles and Talking Friends. There are video streaming apps, coloring
apps, more than 20 e-books and so much more.
Kurio 10s Tablet
Kurio 10s, an exclusive item to Toys"R"Us, includes all of the great features
and content of the Kurio 7s tablet, with a larger, high definition 10.1" IPS
touchscreen and even more powerful quad-core processor. Available in black
with included blue silicone bumper. Appropriate for families with children
ages 3 and up. MSRP: $249.99.
Kurio Touch 4s, Kurio 7s, and Kurio 10s will be available for purchase at
Toys"R"Us stores nationwide beginning in August 2013. Kurio Touch 4s and
Kurio 7s will be available at retailers everywhere by September 2013. Plus, a
full line of Kurio accessories will be available, including bumpers, folios,
screen protectors, carry cases, earbuds and more.
For more information, visit Kurioworld.com/us/, and follow Kurio on Facebook
at Facebook.com/KurioTabletUSA and on Twitter @KurioTabletUSA.
About Techno Source
Techno Source, a division of LF Products (a Li & Fung company), is one of the
fastest growing global toy companies. Known for its ground-breaking products,
marketing prowess and strong retail relationships, the company is committed to
delivering high-quality toys and games that offer significant play value at
affordable price points.
Under its original Techno Source brand, the company focuses on innovative
products, great games for the whole family, and technology toys. Its
award-winning original and licensed toy portfolio includes Kurio, the Ultimate
Android Tablet for Families™, Glow Crazy™, Codee, 20Q®, Tetris®, Rubik's®,
Battle Lights ™, and Electronic Touch-Screen Sudoku™.
Under its Toy Island brand, Techno Source offers a wide range of traditional
toy products, including puzzles, figures, collectables, play sets, vehicles,
plush, stationery, art activity sets, and magic toys. Co-branded products
feature top licenses, including World's Softest™, National Geographic®,
Barney™, Marvel®, Animal Planet™, Where's Waldo? ® and Loteria™.
Techno Source toys and games are available throughout North America, South
America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, across all channels of
For more information, visit www.TechnoSourceUSA.com.
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