November 19, 2014

VTech InnoTab MAX Review and Giveaway!

I was provided with an InnoTab MAX from VTech for review, but as always, all opinions are my own.

We've got no shortage of tablets in this house (four!), and my girls love them for movies and games and video calls to relatives. But I'm always a little worried that they're going to stumble across something they shouldn't online, or make some crazy in-app purchase somehow.

So when VTech approached me and asked if I'd like to try out their InnoTab MAX, I jumped at the chance. I love the idea of having a tablet just for kids.
What I love:

Right out of the box, I was able to quickly set up the profiles, one for each kid and one parental profile. As soon as I was done, the girls snatched it away and started playing all on their own! They love the included Art Studio and the cute Toca Boca Pet Vet app. I like that there are plenty of pre-loaded apps, so I don't have to spend an arm and a leg to put enough apps on it to keep them interested.

Its nice to be able to let them play, without worrying that they'll stumble on something inappropriate online, or make any crazy purchases (you know what I'm talking about! Sneaky apps!).

They love having their own profiles, and its easy enough for my 3 year old to switch back and forth. The parent control panel is accessible only with my password, which is comforting.

The attached stylus is great. The girls feel very grown up using it, and I like that they get to practice fine motor skills when using games to trace letters, instead of just using their finger. Its actually real practice for writing!

I also like that its durable and easy to prop up. No flimsy covers or delicate screens. There are grippers on some of the edges, which makes it easier to keep stable.

The apps do a good job of reminding kids what they can do next. If they're drawing in the Art Studio, it will prompt them where they can change to paintbrush or how to start over. The prompting keeps kids engaged.

Paige (3.5 yrs) playing the Toca Boca Pet Vet app, her fav!

Specifics from VTech about the InnoTab MAX (ages 3-9 MSRP $109.99):
  • VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet features its fastest processor yet with up to six times the processing power of previous generation and a 7” high-resolution multi-touch screen display
  • InnoTab MAX features an enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect™, at no additional charge, allowing children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone
  • InnoTab MAX offers the best of both learning worlds with access to more than 650 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate learning titles as well as carefully cultivated educational Android apps that can be purchased and downloaded through VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store
  • The tablet comes with 15 onboard apps including Premium VTech® Kid Connect, My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, E-Reader with Story Dictionary and more
  • InnoTab MAX also comes with one free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps that can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge
  • Other InnoTab MAX features include a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and kid-safe Wi-Fi so kids can explore appropriate online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech
  • Parental controls allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time, as well as view a progress log
You can also check out these videos from VTech to get an in-depth look at the InnoTab MAX.




To purchase a VTech InnoTab MAX for your family, visit the VTech store here, or you can connect with them on Twitter or Facebook.

Giveaway Time!!!!!

One lucky reader will receive an Innotab MAX, valued at $109.99!

Giveaway is open to US residents who are at least 18 years old. Void where prohibited by law. No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway ends November 22, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. To enter, use the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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49 comments:

  1. I love that it comes with 15 apps already to use!

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  2. I love that each person has their own account.

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  3. I love how durable it is and it already has apps with it!

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  4. I like the onboard apps!

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  5. I love that each kid can have their own account.

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  6. I like the parental controls.

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  7. This sounds amazing. I'd love this for joel. Parental controls are the best.

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  8. I totally need something for B where i don't have to worry about her finding and watching something inappropriate! This looks awesome!

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  9. Parental controls, and not worrying about them finding non age appropriate things!

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  10. I love the parental controls and it looks tough.

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  11. I love that they can each have their own profiles. So helpful

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  12. Love that they could have their own tablet and not use our Kindle or iPad. Peace of mind goes a long way with kids!

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  13. Love the preloaded apps and that it looks so durable.

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  14. I love how durable it looks and that the stylus is attached.

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  15. This sounds awesome. Love the rechargeable battery, and the apps that come with it.

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  16. I love the art studio app.

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  17. I love the rechargeable battery, on board apps and parental controls.

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  18. My friends kid has one of these and they love it! I love all of the apps it comes with and the rechargeable battery. My kids would love this!

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  19. I love that they can switch to their own profile and the rechargeable battery. I hate replacing batteries!

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  20. Such a perfect product for kids. Love your blog too!

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  21. I love that it has parental controls, I'm always worried about what my kids will find on the Internet.

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  22. I love the features of a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and kid-safe Wi-Fi. No need to be buying batteries! Thanks!

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  23. I love the kid connect for sharing messages and photos.

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  24. Drawing app & kid connect look awesome

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  25. Wow, I would love this for my grandson. I know he would love it. I love it has built in rechargeable lithium battery and that it has 15 apps already.

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  26. I like the stylus. My daughter could use practice tracing letters.

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  27. MY favorite feature is that the InnoTab MAX features an enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect, allowing children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone!

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  28. I love how they can send text messages. My 7 year old wants a phone so he can send us texts. Well that isn't happening o this is the next best thing!

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  29. I love the camera feature

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  30. I love how kid-friendly this is

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  31. Oh I think he would LOVE the E reader and Camera! He loves to be read to and would love to listen to stories on it! I think that would be great to help him learn to read! He also love taking pictures....he would love to have his own to take pictures!

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  32. Kid friendly and kid safe and kid fun sounds awesome. Nice to see you back up and running :)

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  33. I love that it has a rechargeable battery! That is invaluable! I can never seem to find batteries, I swear whatever steals the socks also steals batteries!

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  34. I love all the apps and parental controls! tracietrump40@gmail.com

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  35. I like the rotating camera

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  36. The camera on this is my favorite feature!

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  37. I like the wifi and that it has a flip cover to protect the screen.

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  38. I love that it has a multi touch screen display.

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  39. My favorite feature of the Innotab is the 18 total apps including My Magic Beanstalk Game, Wonder Cam Max and more
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  40. I would love this for my two children and I love that they can have their very own profile! I think my daughter would especially love the pet vet app since she is always doctoring her stuff animals :)

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  41. I like that it connects to WiFi

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  42. Kid friendly tablet with a camera and wifi!

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  43. I love that it comes with apps and is very kid resilient so that they can't easily break it. Very cool also how they can use wifi with the tablet.

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  44. Just wanted to pop in and say hi, Kylie! I was just thinking about ya. I hope you and the family are doing well!

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  45. An usefull post,thx to admin for the article

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