Smart Product: VTech MobiGo w/giveaway

Updated 9/5/10 due to product availability updates.

It arrived around 3 PM. I had shown her pictures and read her information all about the new MobiGoTouch Learning System
that was to be delivered that day. She was ecstatic! She tore into the box like it was the first gift on Christmas!

Her expectations were met! She sat there for the next hour (I made her stop for dinner,) playing the MobiGoTouch Learning System! The default game cartridge, Touch & Learn Game Pack, includes 6 games that entertain and educate. This handheld device seemed to be the right fit for her!

The following day, we ventured on a 4 hour trip to DisneyWorld.  We certainly packed the MobiGoTouch Learning System, knowing that it could potentially help the “Are we there yet?” whines! Within minutes into the trip, she wanted her “computer!” I couldn’t say no. She was essentially saying, “Mom, can I be entertained by a new learning activity that will help me with word building, number sense, keyboard skills and more?” How could a mother say no?

The MobiGoTouch Learning System required NO training.  Professionally, I have spent years training/teaching the use of technology, both software and hardware, to children and adults.  Yet, my daughter, 3 ½ years old, took the MobiGoTouch Learning System and within seconds figured out how to turn it on and start a game.  The audio directions are child, and adult, friendly.

I know that there are many gaming systems, educational or just entertaining, big or little, expensive or affordable, out there.  I haven’t seen them all, and certainly haven’t tried them all.  What I do know is that the MobiGoTouch Learning System is both affordable ($50,) educational and little!  Really, to me, it’s exactly what my daughter and I’m sure your preschooler through age 7 would love!

The MobiGoTouch Learning Systemuses 4 AA batteries or can be run through an AC adapter (not included.) There is a no battery life display, so keep a spare set of batteries with you on the go.

This gaming system just first became available at Toys R Us!  A variety of games for the MobiGoTouch Learning System, from Toy Story 3 to Dora the Explorer, will be sold are now sold everywhere from Target to Amazon along with the system.

Disclaimer: I was given a MobiGo by VTech for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.

Winner:  OwensMom, announced 6/21

Want to win one?  I’m sure you do! There are 8 different ways!

  1. Tell me why the VTech MobiGo would be a great addition to your family! (1 comment entry)
  2. Fan/Like my Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/SmartyPantsMama (1 comment entry)
  3. Leave a comment on my Facebook page letting me know you really want to win the VTech MobiGo! (1 comment entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/smartypantsmama (1 comment entry)
  5. Post this on Twitter: Win a VTech MobiGo from @SmartyPantsMama http://bit.ly/bDHcNs (1 comment per day)
  6. Follow @VTechToys on Twitter www.twitter.com/vtechtoys
  7. Fan/Like the VTechToys Facebook Page: www.Facebook.com/vtechtoys (1 comment entry)
  8. Leave a comment of the VTechToys Facebook Page letting everyone know: I want to win a VTech MobiGo from SmartyPantsMama.com! (1 comment entry per day)

Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, June 20. Winner will be announced soon thereafter and will have 48 hours to confirm acceptance of prize or forfeit winning.

OTHER TINY DETAILS

Product will only be mailed within the 48 continental states.  Please provide contact information in entry.  If no contact info is provided it automatically disqualifies your entry. Winner selected by Random.org.

Comments

  1. Jenny says

    I also left the comment on their facebook that I want to win a VTech MobiGo from SmartyPantsMama.com!

  2. Jenny says

    Just left a comment on your fb page telling you how much I'd like to win!! Our 4yo was born at 28wks and we love to get educational toys since he is not completely “caught up” yet!

  3. Becky says

    My daughter would really love this! She loves using her cousins leapster so I think she would really like this!

  4. Christin says

    This would be great for my son. We have an ipad that he loves to play with so this is something I could give him instead of my ipad. lol

  5. owensmom says

    This would be great in our house because we take a lot of car trips to see doctors. We are always looking at new ways to keep my son occupied and currently it is my DH's IPod Touch. I would rather give him one of these.

  6. sara says

    The MobiGo would be a great addition to my family because I have three children in the target age range! They love learning games, and this one sounds great!
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  7. sara says

    I posted on the vtech facebook page that I want to win a MobiGo from SmartyPantsMama.com!
    hubb2424 at yahoo dot com

  8. Jodi says

    I would love to give this to my son for his upcoming 3rd birthday. He often feels left out since Mommy and Daddy both have cell phones and his older sister has a DS. It would be great for him to have something of his own. (He will especially like that it has a pull-out keyboard just like Daddy's cell phone!)

  9. says

    My 4 year old loves my laptop and iPhone. This would be perfect for her…. especially since we are planning our vacation which entails a 4 hour car ride.

  10. Elizabeth Carroll says

    We're going on a trip next month, so I desperately need something to keep my 21-month-old occupied on the plane!

    elizabeth(at)thecraftycharlestonian(dot)com

  11. Elizabeth Carroll says

    Like VTech Toys on FB (Elizabeth Ramon Carroll)

    elizabeth(at)thecraftycharlestonian(dot)com

  12. Elizabeth Carroll says

    VTech Comment on FB (Elizabeth Ramon Carroll)

    elizabeth(at)thecraftycharlestonian(dot)com

  13. OurKidsMom says

    I had an almost 4 y/o that monopolizes my 18 y/o's iPod touch. I would love for her to have the same type of technology that makes her feel “big”, but also have an educational toy!

  14. Ourkidsmom says

    I posted I want to win a VTech MobiGo from SmartyPantsMama.com! on Vtech's facebook
    (Heather Smith)

  15. Bree Anderson says

    Anything that helps entertain my 4 year is more than welcome in my home! I would LOVE that. We have tried a few computers but they have not proven easy to navigate thus far. But, she wants to have one, like mommy does :)- breejanderson@gmail.com

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