Feeds

Inspiration Works intros Android tablet for tykes

Skates out, slates in

Reducing security risks from open source software

Toy Fair 2012 Here at the Toy Fair 2012, the fact technology dominates kids' entertainment is clear as day. Inspiration Works aims to capitalise on this trend with a tablet specifically targeted towards nippers.

The Kurio is an Android 4.0 based slate, spruced up with a kid-friendly UI and behind-the-scenes parental controls. While adults can still use the Kurio as a fully-fledged fondleslab, the tablet is clearly aimed at children and it's the security measures that really matter here.

Inspirationworks Kurio

Parents are able to set the level of freedom their offspring have, while providing a second layer of protection through content categorisation software of the kind used by schools and companies.

Any apps from the Android Market will install on the device, although there is another filter to control what will be listed and a password-protected sorting portal for older folk.

Up to eight profiles can be set up, each customisable by the admin. There's the option of time-locking these profiles as well, which could help to prevent kids flinging Angry Birds under the duvets after bedtime.

Inspirationworks Kurio

Other nipper-centric features include a safe-level sound output to protect those developing lugs, and a thick rubber case to protect it from minor bumps.

There are three Kurio models on the way: a 7in version with a capacitive 800 x 480 display, an 8in one with the squarer 800 x 600 screen, and a 9.7in iPad-alike with a 1024 x 600 panel.

Inspirationworks Kurio

All three feature USB ports, mini HDMI and 4GB of built-in storage, expandable to 36GB using Micro SD cards. The larger two models pack 2Mp front- and 0.3Mp rear-facing cameras, while the 7in version is limited to the latter. The built-in battery is touted to last six hours without Wi-Fi switched on.

The Inspiration Works Kurio series hits shelves this July for £150, £180 and £200, respectively. There are a range of accessories on the way too, coming to a car seat near you soon. ®

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Big Blue Apple: IBM to sell iPads, iPhones to enterprises
iOS/2 gear loaded with apps for big biz ... uh oh BlackBerry
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.