We recently had the opportunity to review he InnoTab 3 Plus, an educational tablet for kids aged 3-9. For this review we were sent a free InnoTab 3 Plus so we could check it out with a hands on experience.
The VTech InnoTab 3 Plus tablet offers access to more than 800 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate cartridges, software and apps that can be purchased and downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.
It's a chunky tablet, mainly to accommodate the required four AA batteries, alongside a cartridge port for dedicated games. There are also more buttons than normal, with controls for power, navigation, volume, and a D-pad for games all on the front panel, which is topped off by a cool swivel-mounted camera.
The 5in screen is bright and colourful, featuring both resistive and capacitive responses. Using your fingers is a painfully frustrating experience, so its best to stick with the supplied stylus. There are a variety of bespoke apps installed, but you'll need to connect the tablet to your PC and download the Learning Lodge software to activate many of them.
And this was alot easier for my niece and nephew to use, they are always asking for the phones or Ipads. The tablet comes with 12 pre-loaded apps. You can purchase and access to more than 650 additional cartridges. You can also get software and apps to download from VTech’s Learning Lodge™.
Not to worry there is also features a rechargeable battery power pack so you don’t need to worry about constantly purchasing batteries. Batteries are expensive so that is a cost that can really add up. We go through enough batterys here with my older nieces headphones she uses for her Xbox.
Plus this tablet also takes videos! And that has proved to be fun, we have been taken videos all the time.
Other great features of the InnoTab 3s Plus include:
A rechargeable power pack so that you do not have to keep buying batteries for it. This in itself is worth the money!
Kid-safe Wifi with parent approved websites.
Access to more than 800 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate cartridges, software and apps that can be purchased and downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.
Ability to import and listen to their favorite music on the MP3 player
A tablet-to-mobile communication app that lets kids communicate in real time and exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with their parents’ smartphones.