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2.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, some good aspects, but disappointing overall, 30 Dec 2013
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This review is from: VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Learning Tablet (Baby Product)
The good
It is a decent size and feels robust with the added protection of a gel cover. If the screen was any smaller it'd be too small, but it's ok as it is. The resolution is not amazing, but good enough for the purpose.

The bad
Requires 4 AA batteries. In my opinion the power should be provided by a rechargeable battery pack which would make it far more practical and probably lighter. Batteries are accessed by a screw cover (good to stop little fingers, and would be perfectly ok if you didn't need to open it frequently) under the gel case.
Dropping it from about 1 foot onto a carpeted floor will power it off.
The camera is just about ok in decent light. In anything less than decent light it's hopeless.
The applications are ok - with plenty of extra ones you can install for about £2.99 each from the Learning Lodge (management program you run from a connected computer). There is no user rating for the applications - so you do not really know what you're getting until you've parted with your cash. For example, the sing along nursery rhyme app has one verse each of Row row row your boat, Old MacDonald, and Pat a cake. With a bit of animation for each isn't much bang for your buck.

The really bad
It's so slow. Switching it on takes what feels like an age. Launching applications takes an age. Switching applications (like going to camera) takes an age. When you have a toddler after instant gratification with fingers everywhere this is simply too long.
The power button is the largest button on the front. To power it on you have to hold your finger down for a good couple of seconds. To power it off requires a very brief press. On too many occasions the toddler - bored waiting for the tablet to load - has pressed all the buttons she can see and powered it off.

Overall
I was either going to get this device at the £60 ish mark expecting it to be ok and be robust enough to survive a good few knocks and drops, or a bottom of the range 'grown up' Android tablet for £30 ish knowing it'd probably have a limited lifespan. I'm not sure I made the right choice.
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