Blue VTech InnoTab
Renowned for their sophisticated yet kid-friendly electronic learning toys, VTech have produced the goods once again with the VTech InnoTab. Basically an iPad for technologically savvy kids, this innovative tablet is new for 2011 and combines reading, gaming and creative activities in one pretty impressive package.
Designed to be age-appropriate, the VTech InnoTab is aimed at mini techno heads aged 4-9 and bridges the gap between ‘baby’ computers and adult models. Touch screen features and apps have led to Tablet technology being highlighted as the ideal format for children of this age. The InnoTab takes the design, functions and apps of adult tablets such as the iPad and adapts them to appeal to a younger audience whilst also providing fun and educational features. It has must-have toy written all over it!
The games and creative activities have an educational slant which will go down well with parents, plus favourite faces such as Dora, Toy Story characters and Disney Princesses, which kids love. Everyone’s a winner. Children learn through fun and can also use the VTech InnoTab to read interactive, animated e-books complete with narration, character voices, sharp graphics and sound effects. Kids can highlight unfamiliar words by touching them on screen, which supplies access to a story dictionary
There’s also an art studio complete with painting and drawing applications, plus a photo viewer and editor.
Designed to withstand a bit of rough and tumble, the VTech InnoTab marries cool styling with durability and technology. Features include a 5-inch LCD colour touch screen, tilt-sensor for game control, integrated MP3 player, a stylus for art and design and a microphone. There are interfaces for USB, along with an SD card and headphone jack along with integrated clock, calculator, notepad and address book.
Cool, educational and fun, the VTech InnoTab ticks all the boxes. Did we mention it’s also compatible with Kidizoom products? Priced at around £79.99 it will make a great main gift for Christmas 2011.