{giveaway} VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System [ended]

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4 Jun 2010

VTech

About VTech:

VTech, the creator of the Electronic Learning Products (ELP) category, is a world leader of age-appropriate learning toys.

Since 1976, VTech has been developing high-quality, innovative, educational products for children from birth to preteen that deliver “smart play” through the combination of entertaining electronic formats and engaging, age-suitable content that help children learn while having fun.

VTech will be releasing a new handheld touch screen learning system with a slide open QUERTY keyboard for children ages 3 to 8.  This cool new educational toy will be available exclusively at Toys R Us stores starting June 7th for a retail price of $59.99.  The device itself comes in blue/yellow/orange or pink/purple.

The touch screen understands several commands, including tap, drag, spin, and flick.  The QUERTY keyboard is a good size for little hands, and the buttons are neither too difficult to press nor too easy to accidentally press.  Given the prevalence of technology in our society, it makes sense that all toys have a QUERTY keyboard now.  You can also connect your MobiGo to your computer to earn rewards, see your ranking against other players, and download other games.

It comes with one game cartridge, the Touch & Learn Game Pack, which has 6 mini games on it:

  • Space Challenge – type the number that comes next, or solve the math problem
  • Fantastic Forest – draw lines and shapes on the touch screen
  • Shooting Gallery – type the letters or fill in the missing letter
  • Wild Fun – spot the differences
  • Ice Escape – move the blocks to help penguin get out
  • Music Maestro – play the notes as they fall down or play drums or guitar

You can also purchase separate game cartridges, such as Toy Story 3, Dora the Explorer, Ben 10, NASCAR, Shrek 4, Mr. Men, and Super Hero Squad which retail for $19.99.  There is also an optional carrying case for $14.99.

Brandon is 2 years and 3 months old, and he immediately knew what to do when the package was opened.  We put some batteries in for him (you could also use the included AC adapter), and off he went.  The touch screen is really intuitive, and his favorite game is Music Maestro because he loves pianos.  Some of the games are keyboard-only, and some are touch screen only.

I think he will definitely be growing into this toy, and I can see this as a great distraction for traveling.  There is a headphone jack for when you need to be in a quiet area.  This is a great alternative to the handheld gaming devices out there, especially for younger children, and the fact that it is more educational than other games out there is a huge plus!

MobiGo Touch Learning System – Ages 3 to 8 years

Young learners mimic Mom and Dad with their very own touch-screen learning system. Major fun meets classic school skills to create the perfect edu-gaming experience.

  • Touch-screen: MobiGo’s touch-screen technology adds a modern twist to electronic learning games, so kids learn while mimicking the way parents use touch-screen devices.
  • Educational games: From fishing, coloring book pages, drawing and playing instruments, kids can discover a wide variety of fun and engaging learning games.
  • Learning skills: MobiGo teaches a wide range of skills including math, vocabulary, spelling, logic and categorization. The slide open QWERTY keyboard introduces older kids to text typing skills.
  • Portable: Handheld robust gaming console makes learning fun on the go for little hands and is equipped with headphone and AC adapter jacks.

Buy One

MobiGo will be available exclusively at Toys R Us stores and online beginning June 7th and retails for $59.99.  Additional information and customer feedback will be available on VTechKids.com/mobigo starting June 5th.

Win One

VTech would like to offer one lucky babybix blog reader their very own MobiGo!  This is a $59.99 value!

To enter this contest, simply fill out the form below so I know how to contact you.  You must do this before you can do the extra entries below.

** Contest ended – Congrats Jodi! **

For extra entries:

  • Visit vtechkids.com or VTech Toys on Amazon.com and tell me what other VTech toy you’d like to own.
  • Tell me if you already own a VTech Toy and what it is.
  • Tell me who the lucky winner would be, and how old he/she is.
  • Tell me what other electronic gaming device you own or plan to own.
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If you do any of the above, please leave a comment saying which one you did.  Feel free to leave multiple comments if you do multiple extra entries.

This contest is open to US residents.  I will select a random winner on 6/23, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will select a new winner.  Good luck!

I was given a MobiGo by VTech for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.

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