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9If there’s one thing this family knows, it’s electronic tablets. We have such a wide variety of versions each with their own pros and cons. So when we were asked to review the new vtech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet I knew we were up to the task.
With this child-friendly version of a touchpad tablet, the VTech InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet helps your child learn with one of today’s most popular technologies. This wi-fi-enabled multimedia tablet combines interactive reading, learning games, and creative activities in a sleek and durable educational toy.
Courtesy of vtech
Out of the box, the vtech InnoTab 2S comes with the base unit, two styluses, game cartridge, installation CD, USB cable and user’s manual.
Set-up was easy. Just insert the CD into your computer and follow the onscreen directions. It only took about 5 minutes to complete the process and we were up and running.
The unit itself is about 6″ x 8″ with scalloped edges. The curved sides make it easier for the kids to hold on to the tablet when playing. The 5″ touch screen is large enough to showcase the various games, books, and activities. The colored graphics were clear and crisp and very engaging.
However, what we really liked is the kick stand in the back of the unit which allows your child to comfortably watch videos.
The styluses are larger than the ones we’re used to . . . and we liked it. They are flat and wide and easy for tiny hands. There’s a hole in the back of the unit where you can store the stylus out of sight but you’ll need to provide your own string if you want to attach the stylus to the tablet.
Another noticeable feature is the rotating digital camera. The kids loved the option of being able to take normal photos as well as self-portraits. The camera also records videos which came in handy when they wanted to dance to their favorite songs.
However, one of my favorite things is the SD memory card slot. Some of the current tablets that we use are pretty fixed in the amount of GB available. And since my kids are constantly downloading games and songs we tend to run out of space pretty quickly. With the vtech InnoTab 2S we can add things on to our heart’s content.
There are 2 ways to acquire games, books and activities. You can either purchase cartridges from the store or download them from the vtech website. There is a USB cord included in the box for quick computer downloads or you may also use the Wi-Fi feature to add new games while on-the-go. After browsing through their selection the kids found so many cartridges and apps that they wanted to add to their library including those from Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses and Micky Mouse Clubhouse.
Besides the usual art studios, ebooks and music players we also had the opportunity to play various games. So far our favorite is the Alien Rescue. The object is to capture aliens with matching patterns before time runs out. To navigate the loop you just move the tablet around until you find the correct Alien. The motion sensor seems to be very responsive and immediate which is hard to find in a lot of kids games these days.
Overall, the girls really enjoyed playing with the vtch InnoTab 2S and haven’t been able to put it down since we opened the box. And with the “wish list” feature the girls can easily put together a list of games and apps for future purchase. I can tell that this tablet is going to be used for a very long time. And what a great way to keep the kids entertained and learning all Summer long!
How would you like to win a vtech InnoTab 2S of your very own? To enter:
- Just check out the vtech InnoTab 2S before midnight, June 22nd and mention in comments your favorite feature. That’s it!
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- The winner will then have 48 hours to claim their prize.
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