Ten-year-old Molly has been singing my praises lately. Not just my praises, but praises for my life as a blogger. It’s all been thanks to the fact that she fell head over heels for the new Kurio Xtreme an Android™ Tablet built for kids, that I have been lucky enough to get a chance to try out with the family. Even with a number of tablet or tablet-like devices in our house, Molly has been extremely impressed with the Kurio Xtreme, and so have I!
The Kurio Xtreme is a very cool tablet that comes in a choice of pink or blue, so we, of course, had to go with pink per Molly’s request. It even comes standard with a “bumper” on the tablet for greater protection. If you’re a parent, you know how important that extra protection is, especially when you’ve spent the money on something like a tablet.
I loved that as soon as we unpacked the Kurio Xtreme from the box, we were able to start playing around with it, since it comes pre-loaded with over $300 worth of apps (more than 90 apps and games!). How nice to not have to spend time looking for and downloading apps. We loved being able to get right down to setting up profiles and playing.
Speaking of setting up profiles, the Kurio Xtreme has the option of having up to eight different profiles on it. My thirteen year old also thought the Kurio Xtreme was pretty cool, and commented that he really liked that he was able to set up his own profile (rather than sharing with his sister). Even if you don’t have eight kids, because there are parental controls (such as setting up time limits for kids), you could even set up more than one profile for each child. That way, you could have one that is allowed for game play with stricter time limits and one with less time limits that would be for learning apps only.
Another parental control that I thought was really cool is the ability to set up a PIN code for things like in-app stores or parent areas. That way, you don’t have to worry about your four year old making all kinds of in-app purchases.
Of my three kids, my ten year old and thirteen year old both played with our new Kurio Xtreme. Only my fifteen year old didn’t really try it out. We also had Halloween company over, and the tablet was a big hit with a five year old friend of ours. In fact, I loved that after a quick tutorial from my ten year old, he was able to play with no troubles. He asked her a question now and then, but it was intuitive enough for a five year old to maneuver it and have a great time.
I asked my kids what they liked about the Kurio Xtreme. Molly cracked me up by answering (and I quote), “I like that it has over $300 of free apps.” Yep, she remembered that from the box. But, then when asked again, she said that she really loves the motion games, and there are ten games that encourage kids to get up and moving to play.
I also inquired about the kids’ favorite games. Jack, my thirteen year old, loves Mana Crush. He described it as “a fun and addictive puzzle game.” Molly said her favorite is called Animals because it’s a “fun game where you can earn money and buy animals.” Honestly, she really said a lot more than that about it, but her enthusiasm left her giving me a copious amount of details.
Both of the kids were very excited when I asked if they would recommend it for other kids, especially as a Christmas gift. Molly practically shouted, “Yes!” and then followed it up with, “It’s totally worth the money!” Jack said, “Absolutely! It’s a ton of fun!”
If you’re looking into a tablet for a child this holiday season, we all agree that the Kurio Xtreme would be a wonderful choice! With a trusted name like Android behind this 16 GB tablet, filled with apps and games, as well as featuring a Wi-Fi, front and back camera, motion games, and up to eight profiles, this is a great first tablet option for kids.
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|Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home. Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBooks, podcasts, loves Pinterest, documents the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.|
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