Tuesday, September 24, 2013

VTech InnoTab 3 Review & #Giveaway

So I am a bit of a gadget enthusiast, to put it mildly. And as a result, my boys are turning into little gadget lovers themselves. I don't mind them playing handheld video games or with my iPhone as long as it is done with moderation. Plus, sometimes mom needs a little help getting some peace and quiet! Last year we got the chance to review the VTech InnoTab 2 tablet and they instantly loved it. Now Vtech has the InnoTab 3 and we were anxious to get our hands on it to give it a test run.


Product Details
  • The InnoTab 3 combines educational games, creative activities and reading skills in a child-friendly, multi-function, touch screen tablet to make learning fun.
  • Compact and lightweight design with 4.3” color touch screen, new directional pad and tilt sensor
  • 2.0 megapixel, 180° rotating camera with more than 55 photo features and special effects
  • Your child can even embark on fun, educational adventures with their favorite characters such as Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and Jake & the Never Land Pirates. 
  • Interactive eReader
  • 4 game styles: touch screen, motion, D-pad and sound-activated.
  • Kids can import their own music to create MP3 playlists.
  • The Art Studio allows kids to color, draw, paint and decorate with stickers, stemps and more.
  • In the My Magic Beanstalk interactive game, kids take care of their beanstalk by watering it to make it grow. They'll also harvest and collect beans, learn parts of plants and collect trophies along the way.
  • The InnoTab 3 makes learning fun for children, while giving them a cool electronic device made just for them!

The InnoTab 3 comes with the tablet, 2 stylus pens, 1 stylus cord, 1 game cartridge, 1 USB cable, 1 Learning Lodge Installation CD-ROM and 4 AA batteries. Do you know what it is like when a new kids toy or technological device arrives in my house and 4 kids want to play with it at the same time? Well I'll tell you: utter and complete chaos! Which is just a testament to  how much the enjoy playing with it.

One of the great things about VTech products is the Learning Lodge Software. It allows you to connect your devices to track and monitor your child's progress and also gives you a plethera of download to purchase. The Learning Lodge features more than 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos developed specifically for each child’s unique stage of development and includes a broad library of subjects like reading, math, social studies, science, creativity, problem solving and so much more! Once you install Learning Lodge onto your computer and register your new device, you are given one free download. Your free download allows you to choose from a specific list of apps or eBooks. Apparently, I still had some free downloads left over from the last few VTech items I registered, so we were able to download a couple of educational apps onto our new InnoTab 3.



What Mom Liked
  • The stylus cord is a life saver. I cannot tell you how many times we misplaced both InnoTab 2 stylus. One end of the cord attaches to the stylus while the other attached to the tablet. Now that little pen will never fall between my couch cushions again!
  • The smaller design, compared to the InnoTab 2, makes it easier for tiny hands to hold. This means my 3 year old can get a good grip on it as he rips it out of the hands of one of his older brothers.
  • There is really a great selection of apps to choose from. I was able to look for titles in specific categories (u.e. math, problem solving, etc.) to make sure I had a little bit of everything covered. In addition, there are also character themed games and eBooks that kids will love. 
  • I love that all of the games and apps are educational so you don't have to feel bad about them having a little screen time with their InnoTab.
  • Great color on the screen.
  • The 4 AA batteries that were included in the package were a nice touch and let you get stared right away.




What My Kids Liked

  • The MP3 player. We love listening and singing along to the radio in the car and my boys love being able to have their favorite tunes accessible to them anytime. I must admit that I am staring to get a little tired of Justin Timberlake though. (OK, not really.)
  • The camera. They love taking silly pictures of themselves and each other, and occasionally sneaking one of me, and then editing them
  • The games, of course! Their favorite game happens to be the Switch & Go Dino one that I was able to download for free. They are definitely playing this the most.


What We Didn't Like
  • While the smaller design is nice, I was disappointed to see that the screen also got smaller too. I would have rather they kept the overall size of the tablet larger to keep the screen the same.
  • The battery life is short, especially when being used by multiple children. The InnoTab 3 takes 4 AA batteries and I find myself having to replace them pretty much every other day. If you are going to invest in this product, I also suggest you get the Rechargeable Power Pack which will save you a ton on batteries in the long run.
Overall, we are once again pleased with the latest VTech InnoTab learning tablet. I only wish I had more of them so I didn't have to listen to the constant bickering of who's turn it is to play.

Connect with VTech
www.vtechkids.com
@VTechToys
facebook.com/vtechtoys

Buy
The InnoTab 3 may be purchased at VTechKids.com or at various national retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon. ARV is $69.99 and it is suitable for children ages 3 to 9.

Giveaway
One (1) lucky winner will receive a VTech InnoTab 3. Open to US residents only, giveaway will end on September 26, 2013. Please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

I received a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. The InnoTab 3, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech.



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139 comments:

  1. I think my kids would LOVE the Camera and Games of course. They love getting their picture taken as well as being the photographer. <3 Thanks so much for this AMAZING Giveaway!

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  2. Thank You so much for the chance at winning this!! My child would love the idea that he has his own tablet, that he can pick things to read or play. I am sure he will like that he can have his own ebooks & music!!

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  3. Well she would love the games, and maybe even some of the learning tools that are fun

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  4. My niece would love the MP3 player and the Camera

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  5. My daughter would love this. We are always looking for good learning devices.

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  8. I think he will love the camera!

    Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  9. my girls will love the e-reader and camera

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  10. My kids would like that they have so many games that can go with it. And also the MP3 player.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  11. My kids would love the camera!

    Tiffany Hearn
    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  12. this would make a great Christmas gift

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  13. The camera would be my child's favorite feature, so cool!

    Eileen B.

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  14. My kids would love the camera feature. What a super idea. Thanks so much. rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. I like the amount of games that are included. I love that not only is this fun but it is also educational. I would love to get this for my youngest son so I can have my smartphone back. :)

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  16. My granddaughter will love the built in camera, she always wants to use mine.

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  17. This would make an awesome Christmas Gift for my nieces daughter.

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  18. This would make an awesome Christmas Gift for my nieces daughter.

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  19. This would make an awesome Christmas Gift for my nieces daughter.

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  20. I think my grandson would like the character themed games.

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  21. I would love to win this for my god daughter for her birthday!

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  22. The camera. My son loves to take pictures.

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  23. A great intro to the world of portables for the kids.

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  24. Gennie Lancaster - JayGennie05@aol.comSeptember 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    My daughter would like the Art Studio!

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  25. my daughter would love the camera, she's always taking pics with my phone

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  26. My son would love the 180 degree camera and video maker the most.

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  27. all the different apps and games!

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  28. My daughter would love the apps best.

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  29. My kids would like the games the most.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  30. My kids would love the camera feature.

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  31. I think my grandson would like the character themed games.

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  32. the games
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  33. My children would love the camera feature.

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  34. My daughter would like the rotating camera feature!

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  35. My granddaughter would love the camera feature.

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  36. My kids would love the camera app!

    krazed79@yahoo.com

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  37. My daughter would like the camera, she loves taking pictures.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  38. there is so much my son would love!! the rotating camera and all the effects allt he apps and characters like Doc McStuffins and Jake & the Never Land Pirates which is his absolute favorite!!

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  39. I think my niece would like the movie maker the most.

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  40. I like that it has an MP-3 player. My son would love that!

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  41. With the amount of game on it I am sure there will be something for all of them to play.

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  42. probably the camera - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  43. In the words of my niece Cheyenne " That's so cool" LoL

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  44. the games of course !! And the camera =)

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  45. I like how it functions like a kindle.

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  46. They would love the games and the camera part!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  47. My favorite feature of the Vtech InnoTab 3S is the integrated 2.0 megapixel, 180° rotating camera. My daughter would have a lot of fun with it.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  48. My grand kids would love any tech toy. This would be the first

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  49. My daughter will love that it comes with a stylus!

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  50. To be honest probably the camera feature

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  51. Mine would probably like the camera the most.

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  52. I have 10 year old twins and while they are over of the recommended age range for the Innotab, I have a feeling they would still enjoy playing with it. Their favorite features would be the camera and the MP3 player.

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  53. my boys would love the camera

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  54. My granddaughter would like the camera feature.

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  55. I like that there is so many different downloads to choose from. We can purchase downloads for my son and some for my daughter.

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  56. My grandson would like the camera

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  57. the learning games...my granddaughter would love this

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  58. The camera is always a hit with the younger ones.

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  59. My daughter would absolutely love the camera! She's such a ham sometimes! lol

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  60. I know that my son will like the camera and mp3 player!

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  61. My son would love the games. He is already addicted to the ones on my phone.

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  62. My son would love the games for sure, but he would also like the camera.

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  63. My daughter would love the camera.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  64. My daughter loves listening to music, but she loves taking pics so that would be her favorite,

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  65. My son would love the camera and the mp3 player

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  66. The camera for sure! My daughter loves to take pictures.

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  67. I think my daughter would go nutty with the camera function. I know I have to check my phone and iPad every time she's had them to see how many pictures she's taken.

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  68. the camera will be a major hit with mine

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  69. I think they would like the small size that they could hold easy

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  70. I think they'd like the Art Studio best because it will allow them to color, draw and paint. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. would be perfect for my neicies birthday!

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  72. Definitely all of the different games she could play on it!

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  73. Mine would love the camera most and the games second

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  74. Haha my nephew will love the camera :)

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  75. My son will like the camera the most.

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  76. My kids will love the e-books! Maybe I can finally have my Nook back!

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  77. My kids would love the games and camera

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  78. My kids would love the camera! I have to delete their "Selfies" every couple of days off my phone.

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  79. My kids would love the games and the fact that it is for kids.

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  80. My kids would love the games and the fact that it is for kids.

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  81. My daughter would love the 1800 rotating camera and video recorder.

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  82. The built in CAMERA.

    jimpat34@wowway.com

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  83. the built in camera, my son loves to take pictures!

    ssgsweeps @hotmail.com

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  84. My son would love the MP3 player
    nathankyle1707@yahoo.com

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  85. I love that there are free apps available!

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  86. My son would love the camera...he loves taking pictures.

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  87. My granddaughter would love the camera.

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  88. They will love their own camera

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  89. My little daughter loves to play around with any sort of camera or video camera! How cool

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  90. I think she'll just love the camera. She loves to take pictures!

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  91. It would be a toss up between the games and the camera!

    lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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  92. Kids will love the camera - thank you.

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  93. They would love the camera. They love taking pictures.

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  94. My son would love the camera :)
    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  95. The camera would be my child's favorite feature

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  96. I know that my grandson would love the games and he would LOVE the camera!

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  97. My grandson would love the camera and the games most of all!
    Thank You!
    -Mary Collins

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  98. My grandson would love the mp3 player the most! He loves music!!

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  99. She would love the The MP3 player, because she loves to sing along with her favorite songs. Thanks for this contest.

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  100. I think my son would love the camera.

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  101. I think they'd like all the different apps to choose from. :)
    Michelle Tucker

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  102. My kids would love this
    Emma
    http://thegoodmotherproject.com/

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