Review: InnoTab 2 by Vtech – Simply explained!

The InnoTab 2 is a lovely piece of kit and  we couldn’t be more delighted that we were sent one to review.

Vtech Innotab 2 Blue

The InnoTab 2 comes in both blue and pink and retails on Amazon for £89.99. It is basically a touch-screen tablet for children 4+.

Over the last few weeks I would say my 5 year old has really fallen in love with it. 

What does it do?

I’m not a very technical kind of person and so I am going to try and keep this bit really simple (as that’s how best I understand electronic toy reviews)

 The InnoTab 2 can do the following:

It has this great swivel camera so kids can take photos of both themselves and other people..such fun!

They  can also video record with the InnoTab 2 and there is a  good microphone internally built in, This is great if they want to make little films!

They can have hours of fun with learning games and apps on their InnoTab. They can control how they play and develop their skills of using touch apps including tap, flick, and drag-and-drop, Using the motion sensor kids can control their games, tilting, and moving the tablet in different directions. This really makes them giddy with excitement for some reason!

The InnoTab also enables kids to access animated e-books that offer story narration, character voices, animation, vivid graphics, sounds and music. Kids can learn reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, word building, and interact with theanimated characters. As they read, they can watch the words be highlighted and can touch individual words to hear them pronounced.

To get more apps you simply go to VTech’s download library on Learning Lodge Navigator It has hundreds of games, apps, e-books, music, videos and more to purchase and download, There are loads to choose from and they mean this toy never grows old.

You can also purchase a memory card for additional storage and headphones, tablet cover and bag etc.

I like toys with endless play potential and this is certainly one of them. I also love that it grows with your child and teaches them as they play. Children need IT skills and this interactive fun toy is a good way to teach them.

It is also FABULOUS for long car journeys!

For Christmas I have this earmarked:  

InnoTab Software_Scooby-Doo Learning Games Cartridge_Cartridge

Annnalise is a massive Scooby fan and look at what you get from the one cartridge!

Features
  • 3 interactive learning games teach math, logic, and matching
  • E-book tells the story of the Mystery Inc. gang on a haunted adventure using fun sounds, voices, and animations
  • Pop-up dictionary gives animated definitions of words in the story
  • 2 Creative Activities: Build food for Scooby and take pictures of the Mystery Inc. gang
  • Player’s creations may be saved to the InnoTab onboard memory or SD card (sold separately)

The Scooby Doo cartridge for InnoTab 2 costs £22.99

 

I would also like her to have the carry case to protect it (£17)  and the power adapter (£7) as it races through batteries  and these are both sold seperately.

 Vtech Innotab Carry Case Pink

Overall I would say this is an excllent tablet for little kids, robust, sturdy with lots and lots of play possibilities.

Thumbs up from us.

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. September 21, 2012 / 10:54 am

    Great to have a review from someone I believe, I cant believe it but I have won one of these from Attachment Mummy’s blog, I could not of been able to afford one myself so I am soo happy I won one, I cant wait to see Spud’s face on Christmas day. The games are quite pricey though 🙁 Although I managed to get the Disney Cars game for £13 odd from Amazon, I paid using the vouchers I had earned from Swagbucks =)

    I don’t know if you see but when everyone was doing their toyologist applications I done ours on Spud’s Vtech Kiddi Zoom camera, its still over on my blog, I cant wait to see his excitement when he discovers he can take photo’s of himself too!

    I think the power lead/charger is one I will buy also, and the case as its an expensive item I wouldn’t want it getting dropped or scratched xx

  2. September 21, 2012 / 11:40 am

    Well done on your win Jade!

  3. kathy
    September 27, 2012 / 10:27 am

    Congrats Jane, I wish I could win one of these! I’ve been asked to chip in for one with my best friends for their daughter (my goddaughter) this Christmas. Just looking around for reviews to see which is best out of the Innotab2 and the Leappad2. Do you know which ones has the better games? More importantly, the cheaper games?

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