The Kurio 7S is a kids wifi learning tablet made for kids ages 2+. It runs the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. This tablet is different from other tablets in that it can appeal to small kids as well as tweens.
It comes preloaded with over 60 apps with Disney content, e-books, and games. Kids can choose apps from Kurio’s app store based on their age or learning ability. It has a 7-inch touch screen, and a Drop-Safe Protective Bumper.
This tablet comes with a very robust parental control system. Parents can create user profiles for their kids that allow for either no internet access, full internet access, access to specific websites only, and access through the Kurio Genius Filtering System. You can also disallow access to specific social media sites.
Although the software associated with this tablet is plentiful and robust, we take issue with the performance of this tablet. It’s display resolution is not that great, rendering pixelated images when using certain apps. The audio leaves much to be desired as well, as it’s volume is too low even when it’s maxed out, and the bass sounds are not very bassy. And if that wasn’t bad enough, even though this tablet has an Android operating system, it does not give access to Google Play.
Kurio 7S Tablet
|Overall Rating||(2.5 / 5)|
Review By: Adriana
Our Kurio 7S Tablet Review is a summary of the most important aspects of a tablet. Read the following for our full specs review for the Kurio 7S.
Kurio 7S Tablet Features
Preloaded apps and the Kurio App Store
Perhaps one of the best features of the Kurio 7S is the app selection. This tablet comes with over 60 preloaded educational apps and games. There is a pleasant Disney theme within these apps that any kids can relate to. It also comes preloaded with the ever so popular ‘Angry Birds’ game. The MeeGenius, a read-along game, also comes preloaded.
But there are many more apps available for purchase through the Kurio app store. Kids or parents can pick and choose from apps based on categories such as Education, E-Books, Entertainment, Games, and Sports. It can also be further specified in terms of age.
Parents can add credits into the child’s ‘Piggy Bank’ on the Kurio app store. The child can then go to the app store and purchase these through the tablet’s app store interface. All they need is a wifi connection.
Display Quality and Audio
The Kurio 7S has a 7-inch touch screen. The touch is is, however, slow to respond. Graphics are rendered a bit pixelated and it is pretty dim compared to other tablets. It has a 1024 x 600 resolution, which is fairly common with many kids tablets. However, there are other kids tablets that have a higher resolution.
This tablet has front facing speakers, which is a good feature, as kids’ hands will not get in the way and muffle the sound. However, even when the volume is maxed out, one can only hear the sounds from up close. This means that if you are in a car where sounds are less audible, this could be an issue when going for long drives.
The Kurio 7S, as with most of its predecessors, has very robust parental controls. One of the layers of control is the setting of the amount of time a user can access a specific app, and at what time of day. This can enhance productivity when kids are supposed to be studying. Parents can also set an educational profile for the child upon creating their user account.
Perhaps the best parental control feature is the custom profile control selections. Parents can choose whether to allow their kids no internet access, full internet access, restricted internet access to specific sites, and access through the Kurio Genius Filtering System. Beyond that, they can make a ‘Safe List’ and a ‘Block List’.
This tablet might be one of the best kids wifi tablets for parental controls, even though it is lacking in other areas.
This tablet has a 7 inch touch screen and measures 7.8 x 5.0 x 0.49 inches. It is adorned with a blue silicone rubber edge. This enhances kids’ grip and helps prevent damage from drops. The rubber edge is removable, and reveals a more mature looking tablet that can be used by tweens without the embarrassment of carrying a child-like device. Without the rubber bumper, it weighs only 1.2 pounds.
Ease Of Use
The Kurio allows parents to create up to 8 user profiles. Each user profile can have a photo (can be taken by the tablet’s camera), and Internet and app access preferences as set by the parent.
When the child is logged in, they can see a star icon on the bottom bar. They will pull up the option to browse the internet, use the camera, listen to music, or read e-books. On the Home screen, they can see all of the installed apps they have access to.
The Kurio’s battery lasts about 5.5 hours. This is considered below average compared to some of the other kid’s tablets. For example, the Fuhu Nabi XD boasts a battery life of 10 hours.
|Age Range||2+ Years Old|
|Connection||Wifi and USB|
|Screen Size||7 Inches|
|Memory||4 GB, with 36GB extra with micro SD card|
|Battery Life||1 Lithium ion batteries|
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