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An Innotab that will grow with your child. Years of fun!,
This review is from: VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Learning Tablet (Baby Product)
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The Innotab 2 Baby is designed to grow with your baby and is designed for 12 mths+. When you open the box you receive the following:
2 baby styluses
1 Discover 3 Apps Cartridge
1 Learning Lodge Installation CD
1 USB cable
1 User's manual
The Innotab 2 Baby itself is designed to be babyproof - although I think even with the protective gel cover, you would want to try to ensure it didn't get thrown onto hard floors too often! It has a secure battery cover (unlike the Innotab) and the gel cover conceals the SD card slot, battery cover and slot for the cartridge. The on / off button is the largest button on the front of the Innotab 2 Baby, and perhaps a little too tempting for little ones to keep pressing and turning it off?
The 2 styluses are a good idea, as I can see these going missing very easily. There is a storage space on the back of the Innotab 2 Baby to store a baby stylus.
It's worth noting that the Innotab 2 Baby is smaller than the Innotab, but I guess this is because of the age range it's aimed at, however the screen is the same size.
The Learning Lodge is VTech's software for managing the content of the Innotab 2 Baby, and is easy enough to install. It allows you to unlock the Art Studio App and download further items such as an ebook. You get 2 free downloads once you register your new Innotab 2 Baby. There are lots of downlaods available in the learning lodge, including videos and music.
The Learning Lodge lets you view your child's progress, and you can register more than one product for example if you have other children with other Innotabs.
The Innotab 2 Baby has a number of built-in apps, as follows:
E reader - you must purchase books to read (although one is included on the cartridge).
Games - 1 game is included on the Innotab 2 Baby - a finding animals game. 2 games are included on the cartridge Peek-a-boo dance party and Chugga shapes, again more can be purchased.
Music - 12 songs are included on the Innotab 2 Baby, however you can transfer MP3 songs through Learning Lodge once the Innotab2 Baby is connected to your computer. You can also purchase them from Learning Lodge.
Video Recorder - videos can easily be taken, but use up memory quickly so a memory card would be a valuable purchase, this can be slotted into the back of the Innotab 2 Baby.
Camera - the lens swivels so lots of fun for the child taking the photos. There are also fun ways to personalise the photos - although probably one for the older child.
Vidoes - you can download and watch JPEG format videos in much the same way as for MP3 files.
Photos - again you can use this app to look at JPEG photos you have transferred and photos you have taken.
Art Studio - a basic drawing app you can also add effects to using "stickers" and "magic pens" etc.
Calendar/Notes/Friends/Calculator/Clock - perhaps for the older child rather than a baby.
You must connect the Innotab 2 Baby to your computer using a USB cable (supplied), and it runs off 4 AA batteries (I would recommend 2 sets of rechargeable batteries, as they burn up battery power quite rapidly). A power adapter can be purchased, however if you're using the Innotab 2 Baby on the move, a power adapter is not as flexible as simply having an extra set of recharged batteries to hand.
The Innotab 2 Baby will take cartridges from the Innotab (and also the Innotab 2, but I didn't test this).
Overall I can see this growing with a toddler through to an age of 6yrs +, however it would be interesting to find out if a more "grown up" stylus was available for the Innotab 2 Baby, as the stylus with the Innotab allows more precision as it has a finer point. I feel that a 12 mth old may be a little young to fully appreciate the toy, but certainly children from 18mths / 2 yrs onwards could have lots of fun with it.