I received an Innotab MAX from VTech for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.
It’s almost Christmastime! Have you started thinking about gift ideas for your family and loved ones?
I just recently received an Innotab MAX. It’s the fastest 7″ kids’ tablet that gives children the best of both learning worlds with a unique combination of VTech’s educator-supported learning library and carefully selected educational Android apps for years of learning fun. As I was using it (yep! I used my son’s tablet!), I kept thinking how my nieces and nephews would love to receive one for Christmas!
So here are 5 reasons why I think the Innotab MAX would be a great gift idea for the holidays!
1. The cover and handle
I think having a cover and handle is a big plus. Kids can get really rough when they’re playing and sometimes they (or at least, my kid) forget that tablets aren’t supposed to be stepped on or tossed around. So it helps to have a cover that protects the tablet and a handle that makes it easier for kids to hold and carry around.
2. It has a microSD card slot for expanding memory.
We can’t really settle for the usual 8 GB internal storage. With so many apps, music and videos that kids love to watch, the usual 8 GB will be full in no time — unless they just stream and not download. I prefer downloading though so that my son’s favorite music and videos will be available even when there’s no internet connection.
3. VTech has a huge library of expert-supported curricula with more than 650 age-appropriate apps.
The Innotab MAX comes with 18 pre-loaded apps including My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max and two free apps of your choice that can be downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge™. And when you register the InnoTab® MAX, you get to choose between two Toca Boca apps (Toca Lab or Toca Pet Doctor)!
You’ll of course need more apps, and that’s where the Learning Lodge comes in. The Learning Lodge includes hundreds of hand-picked Android learning apps that are perfect for kids of all ages. InnoTab® MAX is also compatible with most titles in the InnoTab Cartridge Library which you can buy online and in stores.
4. VTech Kid Connect
VTech Kid Connect™ app lets you exchange text and voice messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers with smart phones, and have a group chat. My son can’t really use the text feature yet but I imagine this feature would be awesome for older kids. The voice messaging feature is awesome for us though!
Coming this December 2014, there will also be the new Family Bulletin feature that allows family members to post messages, photos, greeting cards and more. An awesome way to bond with the whole family even when you’re not all at home!
5. You can finally get your own tablet or phone back!
This is probably the best reason for some parents! LOL! Some kids don’t realize that we need our tablets or phones more than they do. But now that they have their own tablet, they won’t have to take our gadgets from us anymore.
Any kid will love the VTech Innotab MAX!
These are but a few reasons to love the Innotab MAX and I’m sure you’ll find more reasons when you get one in the hands of your child or a loved one!
The Innotab MAX isn’t exactly perfect in the sense that it does take a few seconds for it to respond to some of my touches. Take note though that my only points of comparison are the iPad Mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 — both full-featured tablets. But since this is marketed to kids, I don’t think it’s much of an issue. My son doesn’t seem to mind the lag so I guess it’s fine.
All in all, I’d say this is a great learning tablet for kids! It lets your kid have fun while learning!
BUY IT! The Innotab MAX is available for purchase at VTechKids.com. You can also get it from Amazon.com for less than the retail price.
WIN IT! One lucky reader will receive an Innotab MAX from VTech! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 years and up. Ends November 21, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!
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The VTech Kid Connect app sounds great. My daughter would love this.
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I really like that these tablets are made for young ones in mind, that are always dropping things and can be a little ruff on things at times-
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I have a grandson that trys to play on his older sisters tablet all the time. This VTech Innotab sounds like the perfect gift for him. Great review!
Thank you so very much for the Terrific Review of the Innotab Max! This is something I know my grandson would love! He is so smart and his tablet is broke! He would absolutely be so excited to get something like this for his birthday, which is Nov. 15th or for Christmas! This is definitely a great Christmas gift for your kids! I don’t know too much about them, but it comes with so many kid friendly apps. and things for them to learn from! Thanks for the Terrific review and the product information! I truly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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I think the VTech Kid Connect is by far the most impressive feature to me. I love that you can communicate with your child even without being home with them. I feel like this is a great option for mom and dads who work a lot!
So many great apps and educational so kids could learn and have fun doing it. This would be perfect for my daughter in kindergarten who has nothing to do while her sisters play minecraft.
I love that it comes with comes with 18 apps already on it! The screen size is great, too! This would be for my grandson! I also really like that it has a carrying handle.
Love the addition of the Vtech kid connect. Great and thorough review. Thank you
I’d love this for my grandson. He would like the VTech Kid Connect to connect with his Dad.
I like that it is compatible with most other innotab cartridges
I love how other family members can communicate through the tablet! I’d love to give this to my daughter for Christmas this year!
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I love that you can expand the memory! This would be such a great gift for my daughter!
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I am always amazed with the devices available for kids. Things are always changing. I really feel old when young children easily use things that I have no clue as to what they are and do.
I love that the InnoTab Max has a library of curricula!
My kids would love this! I love the fact that it comes with so many apps! Not to mention how amazing the VTech Kid Connect feature is! Everything about this is perfect! And would make a perfect Christmas gift for my son AND daughter to share! 🙂
I love that this one has a cover! The camera is awesome too! My kids would love this for the Holidays!
I love the kid safe wifi and all of the educational apps! I would be giving this as a gift to one of our neighbors kids! She is so sweet to our son and I would love to give her something nice!
I like that this tablet comes with 18 pre-loaded apps. This would make a great Christmas gift for my grandson!
I like that it has an expanding memory in it!
I like that the Innotab MAX has age appropriate content. I like that it already comes loaded with 18 apps and that kids can explore online without worry. The Family Bulletin idea sounds awesome, too! My son would LOVE this! 🙂
I think this would make an excellent gift for younger kids. Heard nothing but great things.
I love that it comes with 18 pre-loaded apps. My son would love to get this for Christmas! 🙂
I like that they can text and voice message. I would love one for my daughter for Christmas. It would make traveling more fun for her too.
My only issue with this is that I would need 3 of them or the fights would be ridiculous.
I like that it has a microSD card slot for expanding memory, very helpful. My daughter would love to get this for Christmas.
We don’t have a a tablet currently. Our kids broke it. Surprise. Ha. So this would be so neat. Made especially for them with 650 age-appropriate apps! awesome.
I love the fact that they have such a huge library for them to learn and play and also that if you needed to add or exchange you can with an sd card
I like the Voice Messaging Feature. Looks like a great learning tablet for my grandson
Thanks so much for the Terrific Review of the Innotab MAX! WOW! This sounds like a terrific product! 650 APPs! Plus you can add more memory and everything! It’s great that it comes with a carrying handle and a cover to protect it, especially when kids are playing with it and moving from place to place! I really do like this and I think It would make a great Christmas gift for my kids! We have nothing like that here! I can almost see their faces if they found it under the tree at Christmas because their Dad keeps trying to tell them that Christmas is going to be skimpy this year due to all the financial problems! Thanks so very much for all the information and the 5 reasons why it’s such a good gift! I love the 5th reason the best!!! LOL Thanks again, I truly do appreciate it. Michele 🙂
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I love that there is so many apps on it. And I love that it is age appropriate for them. My son would love this
This would make a great Christmas gift for my 6 year old grandson. He’s learning disabled due to problems at birth. He’s very much into technology, though, so this would be a great way to help him learn!
My favorite feature of the InnoTab Max is the 18 built-in apps! This would be perfect for my nephew!
I love that there’s a tablet just for kids and that it comes ready to go right out of the box.
This is perfect for my youngest who is special needs.
Love that it comes with 18 learning apps preloaded, would love for my son who is 5 who has Autism and developmentally delayed.
This sounds like the perfect tablet for my grandkids. I love that it has a cover and handle. Thank you so much for sharing this
This is so nice for the youngsters. It will make them feel like a grown up. This has alot of great features.
I like the microSD card slot for more memory and wi-fi enable. If I win I will give it to my son Luigi.
I like that it has a cover/handle for easy carrying and to keep it protected.
I like that it comes with learning apps preloaded, and the kid friendly cover
This is an awesome giveaway that will make a child very happy this christmas.
I really like that this innotab is rechargeable, has a bigger screen and a cover. My Daughter would love this and yes, I could get my phone back 🙂
My son would love to have to have this. I like the kids safe wifi
Like that its kid age friendly an I’d give it to my 8 year old daughter for her birthday December 5
I love that it can interact with my smartphone and that the battery life is soooo long. I know my son would not want to put it down! This would definately be a blessing this holiday season!
This sounds like a great tablet for my son. I love that it comes with 18 pre-loaded apps and the microSD card slot.
Thanks so much for the Terrific Review of the Innotab MAX! This sounds like a terrific tablet for kids! I know that today, an awful lot of kids know how to use these tablets already! My grandson is just 4 and it seems like he’s been playing with one, along with his mom’s cell phone for years already! I do like the 5 reasons you gave why this is such a terrific gift to give to a child/kid! Thanks so much for the Terrific Review and all the information which you provided us with! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again, Michele 🙂
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Christmas is over but the Innotab MAX is still a great gift for kids. I’m sur kids will have hours of fun with this tablet. Thank you for sharing this post.
These sound great for kids. Some schools are using tablets in class already. Great portable learning tool.
These sounds awesome for children, thank you for your review.
This looks really nice and I especially like the cover that it comes with and the handle it has. Thanks!
This looks/sounds great! I love these learning games for kids. It’s much better than the standard mind numbing video games out there.
Thanks for the compelling reasons for a tablet.
These are really nice. I wish I could get one for all of my grand kids.
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This is definitely something that every kid would want for Christmas! I think my favorite feature is definitely the cover and handle, I am sure it is very durable which is awesome!
Love that the games are educational and fun!! The memory card option to expand memory is awesome too!!! This is going on my sons Christmas list for sure!
The VTech Innotab would be a perfect Christmas gift. We love the carrying handle! Thanks for the review!