Monday, September 23, 2013

InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet {Review & Giveaway}

While attending the open house at Big Sister E's school recently, she proudly showed us around and pointed out the various rooms in which she spends her day: art, music, gym, technology, etc.

So, what do you do in here? My husband asked her, as she showed us her assigned computer in the technology room.

As she proceeded to point out the various posters showing shortcuts, computer commands, the layout of the keys and more, I marveled at the differences between what she learns in school these days as compared to what I learned decades ago. Learning to type in first grade? I'm pretty sure I didn't know what typing was until high school.

But with the way that technology surrounds today's children from the moment they are born, it's no surprise that I can already foresee my girls being light years more tech-smart than me by the time they grow up — that's where the future is headed!

Fortunately, I don't have to hand over my iPad (or purchase them their own tablets) just yet, as the combination of the fragile construction and the free-for-all access to the internet makes my heart race.

Instead, that's where VTech comes in with their gadgets that are safe, educational, entertaining, easy to use, and just for kids. And, after the success of their previous InnoTab devices, VTech has added a wide array of interactive and educational updates and features to make it even better with the release of the InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet.

new VTech InnoTab 3S

Designed to help your child take learning to entirely new places, the InnoTab 3S combines eBooks, educational games, creative activities, learning apps (there are hundreds available to download!) and tools into a sleek, durable and entertaining device.

With a 5" color touch screen, a 2-megapixel 180° rotating camera, a tilt sensor for gameplay, an MP3 music player, an art studio and much, much more, kids ages three to nine can touch, drag, tilt, photograph and record their way to learning fun.

Considering how much my kids have enjoyed playing and learning with past InnoTab versions, I knew they would be beside themselves to see the changes that have been made in the InnoTab 3S.

VTech InnoTab 3S

Right away I found that this new version resembled the previous with its colorful appearance, durable design and stylus (love that this one comes with two stylus in case one is lost as well as a cord to connect the stylus to the device itself!) but there was no way to miss the rechargeable battery packs to install in the back and the large Wi-Fi symbol on the front.

VTech InnoTab 3S review

As opposed to purchasing more and more batteries or dealing with rechargeable ones that continue to be pulled out to plug in separately, the fact that the InnoTab 3S can simply be plugged right in with an AC adapter makes me swoon.

Every little added convenience makes life easier and now, instead of my kids coming to me over and over to get their batteries out to be recharged, they can just plug their InnoTab 3S into the wall on their own. LOVE it!

VTech InnoTab 3S charger

Along with the addition of the AC adapter, the InnoTab 3S includes a kid-safe web browser on the Wi-Fi connection, allowing children access to age-appropriate websites vetted by VTech's educational experts.

No worrying if they'll start watching videos that you don't want them to see on YouTube, they will only be able to visit the sites that VTech and parents (who have the ability to add additional websites using a password protected feature) have allowed!

InnoTab 3S internet

Along with access to the internet, the InnoTab 3S includes VTech's ground-breaking communication app, VTech Kid Connect. This innovative addition is the fast and easy way to brings families together and help parents stay connected to their kids when apart – anytime, anywhere – through both tablet-to-mobile and tablet-to-tablet communication.

How cool is that?! Kids can send text messages and animated stickers right to their parents' smartphones. In return, parents can send text messages and stickers back to their child's InnoTab 3S, opening up an interactive dialogue.

Plus, kids can stay connected to their friends and siblings by sending messages safely between two InnoTab 3S tablets. And since all communication is approved by parents, they can rest assured their child is only communicating with people they know and trust, making VTech Kid Connect a true breakthrough in kid-safe family networking. 

InnoTab Kid Connect

Overall, this portable, multi-media tablet (available in blue or pink) is able to provide fun and education for 3- to 9-year-olds through the opportunity to learn basic skills including math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more. But since kids will have so much fun playing with it, they most likely won't even realize that they are learning as well!

I also appreciate that VTech included 4 GB of internal memory and an SD card slot for memory expansion so that your child can save their games, artistic creations, and more right on their InnoTab 3S. At the same time, connecting this device to a PC/Mac is easy with the included USB cable, so going online to browse or download the hundreds of available apps is quick and easy.

As with previous versions, the InnoTab 3S continues to provide access to VTech’s Learning Lodge app store, plus it comes packed with 20 free apps — a magical beanstalk growing game; a directional pad game, H2O Go!, that teaches science concepts through an animated drop of water; and a pop-up 3D art studio so kids can explore their creative side.

InnoTab 3S App Tablet

More creativity can be found in the WonderCam app, which lets kids add more than 55 special effects, funny faces and photo frames to pictures, the built in eReader that provides interactive, animated e-books and so much more. With such a wide variety of ways to learn and so many options for fun, this is one toy that does it all!

kids with vtech

Retailing for $99.99 from VTech or on Amazon, the VTech InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet really will help your child take learning to the next level and stay up-to-date on the latest in technology.

By allowing the combination of interactive reading, learning games, creative activities, a camera and more into a modern, versatile, high quality toy, it has the appeal that kids want with the durability and portability (great for travel!) that parents insist on.

Find out more about this and all of VTech's innovative products by visiting VTech's website and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon have a child-friendly piece of amazing technology for the child in their life as well, because...

One lucky person will win a 
VTech InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet!

VTech InnoTab 3S giveaway


A big thank you to VTech for providing an InnoTab 3S for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

293 comments:

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Jammie Morey said...

I like the movie maker the most.

lana said...

i love it has a camera

Kimmie said...

I love the amount of memory and the ability to add with an SD card the most. My daughter has a similar game system that does not have enough memory.

Laura Miller said...

I love that it has wi-fi!!!

Maria Iemma said...

I love the memory and the fact that it connects to wifi

Laurie J. said...

I love that it has a camera!

Alicia said...

I think the communication app is great!!

jmajor4870 said...

i like it can connect to wi fi my grandkids would love this

fancygrlnancy said...

I like all the learning games it has.

ide2678 said...

I like the camera feature.

Stephen Alexander said...

I like the rewards system

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

I love the 180 degree rotating camera. Little Sister C loves taking pictures & video so she would love this!

Kelly Amos said...

I love that it has hundreds of apps available to download.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Our favorite feature is the 180 rotating camera and video recorder
We love that the kids can take pictures and make amazing videos with the 2.0 MP camera with enhanced photo features!

Karolyn said...

I like that it is plugged right into the ac adapter to charge. No more worrying about rechargeable batteries that need to be taken out!

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

The movie Maker app sounds like so much fun

Mikaela said...

I love that it has a camera on it just like an Ipad! It would be the perfect device for my daughter to take on our 16 hour drive to Florida!

Madelyn Sue said...

I like the fact that it accesses the Internet. Maybe I can keep my iPhone for myself if I got one of these!

ellen b said...

I love that it has 20 apps included - you can get started right away. Love this for my learning disabled grandson - awesome!

aperry said...

wifi and camera

Ari T said...

The built-in-camera, website safety and the inclusion of the AC adapter are just the few of the many features I like about the Innotab3 3S!

wigget said...

I like that you can connect via wi=fi

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that my daughter can read e-books on it. She loves stories.

april willard said...

i love that it comes with preloaded games!

Candice said...

I like the Movie Maker.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love the camera & educational apps for my preschooler.

Christine Mondy said...

I love the wifi feature.

bxcrochet said...

I love the camera and the wifi

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Laura said...

I love everything about this tablet but I'd say my favorite feature is the e-reader. My 3 year old loves to read!

Lori said...

I like the camera feature

steve weber said...

the camera is my favorite feature.

The Tesdalls said...

Love that it connects to wifi

Christina said...

I like the 180 rotating camera and video recorder because I think my daughter would really enjoy that part of it.

Unknown said...

They just keep making this better and better! I love how they can connect and text you on your phone! The camera with all the great options would be so fun too!

SexyBabyPhatGirl said...

i like the camera and the new games! nikki b babyphatqueen420@aol.com

mkjmc said...

The kid safe Wi fi is a must

Bakersdozen said...

I like how kids can browse safe internet sites.

Michelle Frame said...

I love that it has a camera.

Colleen Maurina said...

I like that it is an E-Reader and has a Kid Safe Wi-Fi Connection.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I love the rotating camera!

cdehart1985 said...

I like the e-reader

Mysharona said...

My kids would like the movie maker app.

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I like that it has a camera.

Tiffany Schmidt said...

Yay wifi! And I think kids will have a blast with movie maker!

adinatm said...

i like the wondercam app
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Sue Ellison said...

I like that it is an e-reader also.

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Bethany C. said...

I like that it has a rechargeable battery pack so you don't have to buy a ton of batteries.

Linda Petteys said...

there can be sharing between the InnoTab and Smartphones and that it comes with rechargable batteries! Love it.

brandy davis said...

I love that it can connect to wifi.

Angela Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I love that that it connects to WiFi,

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love the mp3 player!

Mirm said...

Like the rechargable battery.

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Evelyn D. said...

That it can connect with phones and communicate with others

Dave said...

that it has video and so much memory

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the SD card slot for memory expansion.

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Julia Cosgrove said...

i love the kid safe wi fi connection

Shannon F said...

I love the camera and how durable it is!

April G said...

It's a toss up between the wifi AND the camera!

Terra H. said...

My favorite feature is the Movie Maker, where kids can become their own director, using their photos to create amazing movies. Thanks.
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Carrie Phelps said...

I really think my grandsons would have fun with the Movie Maker. What fun it would be to see the skits they would put together!

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Renee Walters said...

I love that it has a camera! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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MANDY83 said...

I love the camera feature!

Deb said...

I like that it is a "REAL" tablet- color screen and wi fi.. can get more apps. I WISH the screen was bigger, but this would be for the wee kids so I suppose it will do...

Lloyd Family said...

i love that a rechargeable battery pack with AC adapter is included!
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stOOpidgErL said...

I like the WIFI.
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LS said...

I like they can only view kid friendly websites :)

LesleyfromWI said...

I like that it comes with 20 apps

clc408 said...

I like the Movie Maker feature.

abfantom said...

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.

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Sharon Kaminski said...

I like the idea that the Movie Maker can become the kids own director, using their photos to create amazing movies.

Jennifer Lleras said...

my daughter would most like the camera feature!

Natalie Harrison said...

I like that it is durable.

dlhaley said...

I'm glad it come with a SD card slot for memory expansion.

Rebecca O said...

I appreciate that it comes with 20 apps. And the 2 styluses is a great feature. We always loose them for some reason! My son would also thoroughly enjoy the camera and MP3 player.

Brit Christianson said...

I like that it comes with free apps! Its nice when you buy something and don't have to turn around and spend more money just to use it.

Tarah said...

I love the Wish List Maker - it's a great idea for people wondering what to give them as gifts.

BrunoDogg2 said...

I like the WonderCam with over 55 photo effects!

Melanie Montgomery said...

it has a camera on it!

crankyyanky1 said...

I like the VTech Kid Connect Basic you can send text from it to your parents phone pretty neat

Allie G said...

I like the camera

kellyr78 said...

I like that you can play your own videos and MP3s.
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mahnrafjtb said...

I love the camera. she loves to take pictures so I know she would love this part too.

Rebecca Parsons said...

I think the neatest part about the InnoTab 3 is the camera and all of it's features.

kroch said...

My favorite feature is the Movie Maker. It lets kids create pieces to express themselves and share them with others.

amos122902 said...

I love the Kid Connect

Laurie Nykaza said...

wifi is just great and we trust their products

Leslie Galloway said...

I love the cool tablet-to-tablet connectivity feature!

Kimberly M. said...

I love that kids can learn and connect with their parents.

AngelWinner said...

The kid-safe Wi-Fi connection is what I like the best.

MELINA said...

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. :)

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the movie maker.

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Sandra Davis said...

i like the rotating camera and video recorder

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I like the movie maker

OmgDanni said...

definitely the SD card slot, my sons already filled my ipad

618mom said...

The camera for sure

Lee Ann Kaplan said...

No batteries! yay!!!!! and all of the available apps!

dawnmonroe83 said...

I like that it comes loaded with apps, I can buy extra cartridges and if I won I could get my tablet back from my grandkids.

Karen F said...

My little fellow would love the camera.

mecarolks said...

I like that you can connect via wi=fi

Lee Black said...

I love the camera and the rechargeable battery!

Rachel DeHart said...

Touch screen and ereader

latanya t said...

kid safe connect

Tabathia said...

I like the wonder cam

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Jessica Schank Snow said...

I love the fact that it's wireless and has a camera.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
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Making of a Mom said...

I like that it come preloaded with 20 apps for the kids!

Jennifer T. said...

I like the it has a 180 degree rotating camera and video recorder.

Sarah said...

I like the option for expandable memory with the SD card slot!

John-Paul Thomas said...

My kids will love that it has a camera, I love that there are two ways to get games for it. You can buy apps or get cartridges. :) My name in the giveaway form is Lynda Thomas.

Tracey said...

I like the Movie Maker feature.
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Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love that the kids can send messages and pictures to your smart phone and you can send things back.

Kim Kihega said...

I love the rotating camera, and my daughter would too since she loves to take pictures!

Holly S. said...

My daughter is such a ham, she would love the cameras!

Kristen H. said...

I like that it has wifi and comes with apps on it!

Tracy Jones said...

I like the camera and all the great apps that it comes with and that are available.

price21100 said...

I love the 180 camera lens!

kdrae said...

Love that comes with 20 Apps!

Maegan L said...

I like that it has a camera

Kristy S said...

I like the fact that it is wifi and has a camera that my kids are not able to destroy

elfqueen98 said...

I like the ereader feature with the dictionary. thanks for the giveaway.

Francine said...

The Camera

mogrill said...

I like the E-Reader.
Thanks for the chance.
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Darlene said...

The features I like best is the 4 GB of internal memory and an SD card slot for memory expansion

Growl Tiger said...

I like the rewards system, and I think my son would love the camera feature

Sherry said...

I like that it has a video recorder and I also like all the apps available.

Kelly Nicholson said...

I like the E-Reader.

callbr549 said...

I like the wi-fi.

Helga said...

I like the wi fi.

Trisha B said...

My favorite feature is the communication app

Danielle PB said...

I like the Kid Safe Wifi

polly said...

I like the games it comes with

kelly thompson said...

I love the kid connect feature and that the kids can safely connect to family

Yona Williams said...

having the Movie Maker is a really cool feature - I know my nephew loves making his own videos.

Rebecca W. said...

My kids would love the movie maker!

Becca Wilson said...

I love that it has a rechargeable battery pack!

Chelsea said...

I love that it has Wifi!

kathy kukla said...

I like the Camera.

Sam Dull said...

I love that it comes with so many built in apps! And the camera will be a bit hit with my son!

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Courtney B said...

I like all the different games there are !

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Larry Johnson said...

The apps built in and the camera.. Its almost better than my own tablet!! Thanks for the opportunity

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SexyBrat said...

Exchange and Share with Smart phones

tina reynolds said...

I love the camera and that it has the wifi

Emerson Lane Originals said...

Love the wondercam...sounds fun!

Sarah VM said...

I really like the Movie Maker feature. My daughter would love this.

Andrea said...

I love the no batteries aspect, and am also charmed by getting the kids off the desktop, so I can use it once in a while. :-)

Melanie said...

NO batteries! I would buy it for that alone!

Kristen said...

I like that it can share with smart phones.

hedgerhousehold said...

That it doesn't require batteries and that it already has apps on it

Jim Lipscomb said...

I like the G-sensor

Julie said...

I love that kids and parents can share photos and texts under a safe wi-fi:)

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autumn grace said...

KID SAFE WI-FI CONNECTION !!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FEATURE

Candace Barrow said...

It has wifi and includes 20 apps :)

Xty C said...

I like that it has camera to capture things for the kids

Star said...

I like that it's big and easy for little hands to use!

Andrea said...

I love that it has Wifi!

shaunie said...

Love that it has tablet to tablet communication

kathy kukla said...

Would love to have a Sleep Number Bed.

Sandra VanHoey said...

I love both the camera and the apps on this

Lala H said...

I love that it has wifi connection

Nikki Strong said...

I like that it comes with 20 free games!

Megan Parsons said...

I like the Learning Lodge & ereader!

Cassandra Eastman said...

I think my kids would love the rotating camera, they love taking pictures!

Julie said...

I like that it has the WIFI connect wow neato

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teachinmomma123 said...

I love the camera part of it because when my girl was little she went around taking pictures of everything. I still have those pictures. Precious

Natalie U. said...

Rechargeable batteries

Dianne McVetty said...

I like the movie feature, that games are loaded and it's safe to use.
Thanks.

Bobbi Mcmurry said...

i like that it has wi fi

ufg8trj said...

love the adapter so you do't waste batteries! and I love that it can send text messages

♥Cari♥ said...

the rechargeable battery is AWESOME.

Ruby said...

I like that InnoTab 3S connects kids to their parents and friends anywhere (available with Wi-Fi connection)

Crystal McCord said...

Love that you can text and connect to WIFI.

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Love the camera function and that it connects to wifi!

taralieb said...

I like that you can exchange and share with smartphones and that it has a camera

Danielle said...

the kid safe wi fi

Stephanie Larison said...

I like the reward system on it along with the camera!

Beau said...

My kids would really enjoy the camera function

Bill Elliott said...

I like that it has wi-fi, grandkids will love this

Christine Jessamine said...

I love the camera feature!

Victoria Nyquist said...

I love that the innotab connects wirelessly through the exchange of text between smart phones and the innotab! What a great way to connect and engage!

Sara said...

the kid safe browser would be awesome.

Kellie Conklin said...

Lots of great features but I really love the rechargeable battery and I know the kids will go crazy for the WonderCam app (they are obsessed with taking pictures) and the cool new features you can do with the pictures. Thanks!

Catherine R said...

THe vtech kid connect. I think DD would like this and have lots of fun getting texts from me. Very neat.

Heather Deluna said...

I like the 180 camera so the kids can take videos and pictures.

Jayna E said...

I like the wifi feature!

Carolyn said...

Love the camera and the wi fi feature

Melissa Teears said...

The learning apps and wifi

Roy F. said...

My favorite feature is the 180 degree rotating camera and video recorder

Jodi Holmes said...

Love that it is kid friendly!

sherylssg said...

I like the camera feature for the kids and for me the parental control that limits what they can access and how long they can be on it.

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Gates family said...

That you can text to a smartphone

M Jacobs said...

Love the wifi

Natalie Yeoman said...

I like the camera

~*April*~ said...

I love the apps it comes with

Candace Calkins said...

I love that it has wi-fi, but I REALLY love that it's kid-safe wi-fi!

Bo said...

I love that it has a kid safe browser and messaging!

EverythingSarah said...

i love the apps!!!
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ReggieMann said...

I like the 180% rotating camera and video recorder

Linda R. said...

I like the movie maker and that it has wi-fi my daughter loves watching her cartoons on netflix

Krystal Rivera said...

i like that it has secure kidsafe internet access wich is important for my tot when going online

karenb834 said...

I like the camera feature and the AC Adapter so you don't have to keep buying batteries.

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