As always, VTech knows what kids want and are looking for in electronics. Last year it was their popular V.Reader and MobiGo, two products we absolutely loved. What’s up for 2011? A new tablet called the InnoPad, coming to retailers in Fall 2011 for $79.99. Check out this picture.
With the new InnoPad, VTech brings to kids a cutting-edge, multi-function tablet. Interactive and animated reading, educational gaming and creative activities are offered through a cartridge library that features kids’ favorite characters. Together with a rich collection of applications, InnoPad provides children aged 4-9 with abundant opportunities for development and fun.
I can definitely see this toy being a huge hit with both kids and parents. So many kids have enjoyed the features and apps of the iPad and now they can have their very own tablet, full of educational apps.
Here are some more features of VTech’s InnoPad:
InnoPad is a multi-media educational tablet for children 4-9 that combines interactive and animated reading, learning games, creative activities and a rich collection of applications. It features a 5″ brilliant color touch screen LCD, a tilt-sensor for game control, microphone, as well as interfaces for USB, SD card and a headphone jack, all housed in a sleek, kid-tough and compact design for easy portability.
- Interactive, Animated E-books
Stories come to life through interactive, animated e-books that offer story narration, character voices, animation, vivid graphics, sounds and music. Kids will learn and enjoy reading comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, word building, and interact with animated characters. As they read, kids will watch the words highlight and can touch individual words to hear them pronounced. Each e-book comes with a story dictionary offering word definitions that are easy for kids to comprehend and helps with the context of the story.
- Learning Games
Using the touch screen and tilt-sensor, kids can have hours of fun with learning games. They can control how they play, and develop the skills of using touch applications including tap, flick, pat and drag-and-drop so they can have the same technology and fun as parents do with their touch-screen devices. Using the tilt-sensor they can control the onscreen fun by turning, tilting and moving the tablet in different directions to manipulate the image on-screen.
- Creative Activities
InnoPad lets kids bring out their creative side with an Art Studio offering painting and drawing applications they can use with their fingers or the included stylus. It also provides a Photo Viewer/Editor.
- Feature-Rich Software Cartridges
InnoPad offers full-feature cartridges providing interactive e-books, learning games and creative activities. Kids can play and learn with their favorite characters, such as Toy Story, Dora the Explorer and Disney Princesses. This expanding library of cartridges starts with nine titles at launch, including:
- Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2
- Disney Fairies
- Disney Princess
- Dora the Explorer
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
- The Penguins of Madagascar
- SpongeBob Squarepants
- Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story
Kids can maintain their multi-media lives with InnoPad’s integrated MP3 player to listen to their favorite songs, as well as view videos with the Video Player. Other integrated applications include a Calculator, Calendar, Notepad, Clock with personalized voice alarm and Friends Address Book.
- Online Value
InnoPad easily connects to a PC or Mac computer via USB port and has an SD card slot for memory expansion so you can download interactive e-books and learning games from VTech’s Learning Lodge Navigator (www.vtechkids.com/download). Over 100 download titles will be available by the end of the year. Parents can also use the Learning Lodge Navigator to stay abreast of their kids progress on a variety of educational milestones and lessons.