Gadgets targeted for children are becoming a bigger and bigger niche in today’s electronics market. These devices, which provide hours of entertainment and learning for toddlers, as well as carry enough functions to be used even by adults, are being explored by more companies as parents realize their usefulness. Archos, for one, has recently released the Child Pad, a tablet with attractive Chipmunks-themed interface that the company had been talking about for months. Now, Techno Source has made available for pre-order the new Kurio7 tablet PC at Toys R Us online. Techno Source calls the device the ultimate tablet for families, with its decent list of specifications.
Techno Source’s Kurio7 features a 7-inch TFT display with 5-point multi-touch functionality. Under the hood is a Cortex A8 processor clocked at a speed of 1.5 GHz. It also has an integrated 3D graphics processor, which makes it possible for users to enjoy 3D videos and games on the device. A 512 MB of DDR3 RAM is also onboard, as well as 4 GB of internal storage. If user needs extra storage, they may use the built-in microSD slot that can expand storage to 32 GB. Its operating system is Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
Wi-Fi b/g/n provides connectivity to the Internet on the device. Like most other tablets today, the Kurio7 also has an HDMI out connection, allowing users to view the contents of the screen in an HDTV in full HD 1080p quality.
A built-in USB host port enables users to connect the device to an external hard disk drive, a camera, or a thumb drive. For web chatting, A VGA webcam with 640 x 480 pixels is also available, as well as an audio jack and an integrated microphone. It is as well comes with a built-in web browser that supports Flash 11.
The Kurio7 tablet is powered by a 3000 mAh battery which promises more than 5 hours of video playback in optimal conditions. The device has dimensions of 195 x 123 x 50 mm and weighs 0.336 kg. It currently sells for $199.99.