We were recently asked to give the VTech InnoTab 2 a try. Little Man was dying to pull it out of the box and try it. There are quite a few things I really like about the InnoTab 2. One of the things I like is that it can hold information for up to 4 kids plus a guest. The InnoTab 2 gives options to Little Man that Buddy has on his DS which is awesome! He gets to take pictures, record videos, play MP3s and something his big brother can’t do: it has a built in eReader. It was so fun watching Little Man get creative with his InnoTab 2. He definitely takes after his brother with the love of creation.
My biggest complaint is the battery situation. I really wish they’d put a rechargeable system battery in these things so that you don’t have to go through batteries so quickly. In fact I had an issue right out of the box with the system back up battery. Apparently it came to me already dead. I had to call customer service to find out why I had to set the system date and time every time the InnoTab 2 restarted. I waited on hold for 15 minutes just to be told that I need to replace the back-up battery. I replied that it was a little ridiculous seeing that I just took it out of the box and she replied that they are inserted upon manufacture and can wear out from sitting so long. I also bought the power cable thinking that it would charge the system, but it’s only good to sit and play while plugged in. (Just an FYI in case you were debating buying the cable yourself.) Other than my battery issue (which is an electronics toy, complaint no matter what it is) we really do love the InnoTab 2.
Oh! Another awesome addition to the InnoTab 2 is that the memory is expandable! It has an SD card slot that will accommodate up to a 32GB SD Card. You don’t find that on many children’s electronics. (Heck, you can’t even do that on an iPad!) You also get 2 free downloads when you register your product which is simple and quick.
This sleek and durable toy comes equipped with tilt sensor, photo viewer, video player, MP3 music player, e-reader, art studio, microphone and more all for the same price of $79.99. You also receive built-in value with your InnoTab 2 purchase including one tilt sensor game, one augmented reality game, one e-book, art studio app, notes app, friends list, calendar and calculator to get started.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.