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My daughter is an iPhone master. As a matter of fact, when I get my new iPhone 4 I think I’ll just give her my 3G. She knows more about how to work it than I do, anyway.
Recently VTech contacted me and offered us the chance to review the new MobiGo – a handheld gaming system for ages 3-8. With a touch screen interface and a full QWERTY keyboard, I knew that Audrey would go crazy for it. I was right.
The MobiGo comes with a Touch and Learn game cartridge (thank you for not making us buy the game in addition to the unit!), which has 6 different games that allow Audrey to play musical instruments, continue to identify numbers and letters (and find them on a traditional keyboard!), use simple math, and just generally slide, flick, and poke her way to learning something new. I was really impressed with how much thought had gone into the games, and how much she learned in such a short time span!
Did I mention that the way the screen flips up to reveal the keyboard reminds me of my old TMobile Sidekick? I feel very retro.
There are also other game cartridges available, including Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Disney Fairies, Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and others. Personally, I know that we will have to go buy the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Fairies game sets ASAP, and now that I’ve seen how much the system has to offer, I am eager to try some different games for it – I think it is a worthwhile investment.
Audrey loves it so much that she actually won’t put it down, so I’ve had to force her to take breaks from it. This is the child who’s attention is held by virtually nothing for longer than 5 minutes, so the amount of engagement that she gets from this is really awesome. Plus, she sits in my lap and we work through some of the tougher games and levels together, which is nice bonding time for the two of us, and presents me with an opportunity to teach her things that I may not have previously thought of.
The MobiGo retails exclusively online and at Toys R Us for $59.99. Frankly, I’m surprised that the price is as low as it is, I would have probably paid close to $100 for it, especially now that I’ve had the chance to demo it. However, when you factor in the cost of other games ($19.99 each) and a carrying case ($14.99) I guess we’ll call it a draw. Oh, and it comes in pink and purple too, for the girly set!
Win It! Though I’ve stopped doing as much kid stuff here on CSC, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to give away one of the MobiGo units!
To enter to win, check out the MobiGo and then leave a comment telling me what your favorite feature is, or what you like the most about it! After your initial comment, every other (pertinent) comment left on this site on other new posts from now through June 21st will count as an extra entry each. You don’t need to come back to this post and tell me you commented on another post, I can stalk track you via your email/IP address. As usual, the following extra entries are also available: blogging about this giveaway with a link back to this post, subscribing to my YouTube Channel, subscribing to my site, and tweeting about this contest (click the link above). That’s a ton of ways to win, so good luck!
US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners are emailed directly please leave a valid email address or blog address if you’d like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize. This contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on June 21st, 2010.