Tuesday, June 8, 2010

VTech MobiGo Review and GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!
Congratulations to Kellie Conklin, winner of the VTech MobiGo!
 
It's kinda crazy how it just seems like overnight, my sweet blonde haired baby boy becomes an uber-intelligent, tech-savvy big kid. He knows how to maneuver my iPhone in ways "I" can't even figure out, he can program a DVD player to play his favorite movie over and over and over, and he has mastered his new VTech MobiGo in under a day!



VTech was cool enough to send us a VTech MobiGo [$59.99] to review, and my son really loves it. Fortunately for VTech, we are also owners of a LeapFrog Leapster, so I feel like we have a hand up being able to compare the two similar game systems (not to mention BOTH kids can play with one at a time. Less screaming, which is AWESOME!). The Mobigo is the perfect size for Jonah's little three year old hands, and he loves the fact that the screen pops up to reveal a keyboard. The keyboard makes it helpful to to teach letters, which is a plus because we are right in that stage of his development and education that he is able to understand.

At first he got easily frustrated with it. I think he was so used to being familiar with the Leapster that features on the MobiGo; like the touch screen and much brighter and more colorful graphics were confusing to him. Don't tell Leapster, but he hasn't touched that thing since the MobiGo arrived. Poor Leapster. Lily still loves you.

In the box also came the Touch & Learn game, which Jonah has become a pro at! Many of the games teach him gross motor skills and self control. He is also learning patience and how to take direction. Even though he knows his colors and some numbers and letters, he gets better every single day with the use of the Mobigo.

The Mobigo is also not surprisingly tough, rugged and durable. In a house with
toddlers under the age of 4, nearly EVERYTHING hits the ground more than ten times a day. I have never seen so many things shatter, break and crack like I have has a mother. This toy has done it's job in keeping it together, even with the most high maintenance toddler hurling it across the room.

Jonah laying in my bed playing his "game"

Now, I know the price might scare some people, because it would scare me too.
But for $59.99, you don't just get a toy for a 3 year old. You get a toy that will
grow with your child. As Jonah's brain get's more complex and adventurous, so will the games. The only drawback of the VTech website that I have seen in regards to the MobiGo is how they don't clearly state what age group each game is intended for. Before I buy any additional games, I will definitely be emailing the VTech customer service so I can get a more clear idea on which games would be a good fit for my son at his age (the Toys R Us site does mention some age recommendations, but I'm still going to call, just to be sure). I am pretty sure he will love the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Toy Story 3 games. And when my daughter gets a little older, I'm sure she will want the Dora and Disney Princesses games. And did I mention, the MobiGo comes in a very boy-ish blue and yellow, as well as a girly girl pink and purple? I am also thinking of picking up the carrying
case, just for extra protection on the go.

BUY IT!

The new VTech MobiGo is sold exclusively at Toys R Us and looks like you can get 25% off of MobiGo products when you purchase the MobiGo Touch Learning System (through June 12, 2010).

WIN IT!

VTech is offering a VTech MobiGo to one Mommy Instincts reader! And I am going to give you a lot of ways to enter in order to maximize you odd's!

1. Leave a comment here on what your favorite VTech toy is for your kids.

2. Tweet about this contest (you can do this once daily, but please email me with the original twitter link each day), I'll make it easy, i'll even provide you the text:

"@MommyInstincts is giving away a VTech MobiGo (valued @ $59.99). Check out her review & giveaway today! http://tinyurl.com/274f7dk"

You can do this once a day, so be sure to leave me a comment each time you tweet!

3. Blog about this giveaway (this will get you 5 entries!) Be sure to leave a comment with the link to your post as well as 4 add'l comments to enter you the total of 5 times (this may only be done once!)

The fine print:
*Contest will end Thursday June 17, 2010 at 11:59pm CST
*Contest open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike
*Winner will be chosen at random by a random number generator from all correct entries and will have 48 hours from initial congratulatory email to respond. If original winner does not respond, and alternate winner will be chosen.
*Don't worry, by entering my giveaway I won't keep your info for any future use!

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was sent a complimentary VTech MobiGo Touch Learning
System to test out and review with my kids. Even though I was compensated, all thoughts and opinions expressed here and in any other social media venue regarding the MobiGo are solely my own. You will only find products on Mommy Instincts that I feel passionate about and am fully comfortable putting my full 100% support behind. If you have any other questions regarding my review of the VTech MobiGo, please feel free to email me directly.


132 comments:

capribythelake.com said...

I love the Vtech little camera, and totally want to get it for Capri! This looks really cool, and I of course would love to win it!

Stacey says... said...

My daughter loves the Bugsby reading system!

Stacey says... said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Stacey_Says/status/15890598017

Megan said...

I love the VTech Camera for kids. My boys have one and it's indestructible and not to mention, they leave my camera alone and feel like big boys!

Just Say Cheese-it said...

My son LOVES LOVES LOOOOVES Vtech toys, and I'm not exagerating! He grew up on these toys, and it's amazing how they never seem to grow old to him no matter how often he plays! We own the Alphabet Apple, Vsmile Motion, the Camera, and other tidbits.. I know he would LOVE to win the MobiGo!!

Just Say Cheese-it said...

Tweeted!
http://twitter.com/justsaycheeseit/status/15906518489

Erin said...

Luke loves their camera! He thinks he's just like me.

Mami2jcn said...

The Kidizoom Plus Camera is also great!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Megan said...

Tweeted! @mamatisca

Tj and Amy said...

I like the V.Smile Motion Active Learning System Pink. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

I tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/15940549736

Stacey says... said...

tweet: https://twitter.com/Stacey_Says/status/15953760034

Kristen said...

My daughter loves her VTech Kidizoom camera. She has gotten quite good at framing her subject. She especially loves taking videos with it.

Sheena @ Sophistishe said...

Jay loves his Skippy the Smart Pup. It may not follow the bone, but he

loves him nonetheless.

Sheena @ Sophistishe said...

My tweet - http://twitter.com/sheenatatum/status/16047323188

Megryansmom said...

We love our Alphabet Apple!

grahamcracker03 said...

I like the Motion Active Learning System. It looks amazing!

grahamcracker03@hotmail.com

Teaching Mommy said...

I like the Ride and Learn Giraffe Bike. It combines the active and the interactive learning - love it!

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Teaching Mommy said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/frankandkatie/statuses/16142843390

frankandkatie at gmail dot com

Megan said...

Another tweet:
http://twitter.com/mamatisca/status/16147842379

Steph said...

My favorite is the new Iron Man 2 Learning Laptop.

Steph said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16148410472

Mama Michelle said...

We like the Whiz Kid the best.

Jen said...

VSmile has always been a favorite!

Denise S. said...

I like the Kidizoom Camera.

hminnesota said...

my girls love vmotion.

Tiffany French said...

I like the Kidizoom. tlcarroll at gmail dot com

mverno said...

kidzoom camera mverno@roadrunner.com

Diane52 said...

They love the Bugsby system.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

abfantom said...

My daughter would really like the Kidizoom™ Plus Pink camera.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

cdziuba said...

I love My Pal Violet



cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/16193145385

SH said...

one of our favorites is the vtech ball it giggles and rolls and teaches shapes
bargainfun1 at yahoo

SH said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/bargainfun1/status/16196517772

Chip said...

My kids don't have any Vtech toys but I know my daughter would love the Kidizoom Pink camera.
chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

Super Frugalette said...

Spin & Learn Top topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca Graham said...

I like the Disney Princess magic wand laptop.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/rhoneygee/status/16200252662

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

AEKZ2 said...

My daughter likes the Kidizoom Pink.

Giant Sis said...

My sister would love the Mousekadoer Laptop! She loves Mickey Mouse and Disney stuff, so this would be perfect for her!

Renski17 said...

I like the V.Smile Motion Active Learning System. renski17@fortaj.com

Renski17 said...

6/15 tweet - http://twitter.com/Facetwit17/status/16214841426

Steph said...

Daily Tweet 6/15:

http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16220373143

Nicole C. said...

I like the Kidizoom Plus.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

samarcy said...

V.Smile Motion Active Learning System

Age Group: 3-7 Years

jsc123 said...

My children would also love the V Smile Motion System.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

Linda said...

I like the Touch & Learn Turtle!
mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

buzzd said...

The Kidizoom Plus Camera

mogrill said...

The Pink Kidizoom Camera is awesome!!
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

Liz said...

The kidizoom camera.

contactdealfriends@gmail.com

ellie said...

I like the Kidizoom Plus for my grandson. He always wants to use my camera.
eswright18 at gmail.com

ellie said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/16262719926
eswright18 at gmail.com

nms147 said...

The kidizoom camera looks cool
nms147@hotmail.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

I love the vsmile motion learning system, so cool!
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Leenburke/status/16268083654
leenburke@yahoo.com

paula michele said...

I like the Mousekadoer Laptop.

hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

paula michele said...

Tweet- http://twitter.com/ksh123/status/16283285201

Steph said...

Daily Tweet:

http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16301705664

Nicole D. said...

My favorite is the VSmile Cyber Pocket! Thanks!

Lissa said...

My kids love their Vtech camera!

melissamcnicol[at]yahoo[dot]com

Louis said...

the Learn & Discover Driver is my favorite :)

Louis said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/16322091296

Chisum's Crew said...

My nephew would love the VTech Camera. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Darleen & Gregg Jobson-Larkin said...

The camera is awesome.

Darleen & Gregg Jobson-Larkin said...

Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/DarleenandGregg/statuses/16326439368

Leenie Lu Lu said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/Leenburke/status/16326763640
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

Blogged! http://leenilee.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaways-to-enter-today.html

leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

Blogged entry 2
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

Blogged entry 3
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

blogged entry 4
leenburke@yahoo.com

Leenie Lu Lu said...

blogged entry 5
leenburke@yahoo.com

Mama Michelle said...

We love the Whiz kid!

littlelatina said...

great products

Erica C. said...

The Kidizoom camera would be fun too.

Meet the Browns said...

The Little Einsteins Blast Off Laptop is cute!

Katie
showbizkp[at]gmail[dot]com

Gracie said...

I like the vReader.

Gracie said...

I tweeted abt the giveaway.

http://twitter.com/ratandjmt/status/16337501118

saturdaynightfever said...

The Kidizoom camera!

edgenemmers@gmail.com

JD said...

Alphabet Apple


jdmimi at gmail dot com

Randominities said...

We love v tech. We have a alphabet keyboard toy (forget the name).

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to get the Kidizoom Camera, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

My son really enjoys his VSmile Motion! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/16359836935
justicecw@hotmail.com

Kevin E said...

My kids really like the Kidizoom Camera!

Kevin E said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/kjmaje/status/16361434503

Kris said...

V smile learning system
kkeith81@yahoo.com

cindi said...

i like the move and crawl ball
gothicdaymares@aol.com

Jennifer M said...

I like the touch and teach turtle.

shiloh said...

I like the Sing and Discover Story Piano.

Kevin E said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/kjmaje/status/16380934903

Mom2anutball said...

I like the Sit-to-Stand Alphabet Train! Thanks!

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

Mom2anutball said...

Tweet Tweet!'

http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/16384377555

fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

amyd said...

both my kids love the camera,they love taking pictures!

ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Steph said...

Daily Tweet 6/17:

http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/16390298889

Nicole said...

I really love the V.Smile Motion Active Learning System Pink--my daughter would love it :)

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/16394307030

pittsy82@hotmail.com

Valancia said...

Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Valancia said...

tweet, https://twitter.com/skyxsky27/status/16394750022

mail4rosey said...

The Orange DigiTech camera is my favorite. msurosey@yahoo.com

cdziuba said...

June 17 tweet http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/16403280191

justicecw said...

6/17 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/16407723308
justicecw@hotmail.com

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Kidizoom Plus Camera

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

http://twitter.com/lilshuga2001/status/16408407996

Bakersdozen said...

I like the Kidizoom camera. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa B. said...

My favorite is the Nitro Junior Notebook.

susan1215 said...

My daughter has the Touch and Teach Turtle she loves

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/16413655079

Kellie Conklin said...

We love the V.Smile Motion System. The younger kids love having a video game system easy enough for them! thanks for the giveaway!
Kconklin1028@gmail.com

FDP 4 Life said...

i like the move and crawl ball
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

dlhaley said...

My granddaughter would love to have the Kidizoom Pink.

dlhaley(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Jinxy and Me said...

The VTech Kidizoom camera looks great!

Jinxy and Me said...

tweet http://twitter.com/ThriftyJinxy/status/16438621353

bridget3496 said...

My grandson son has the kidizoom plus and we all love it!

brdgcombs at aol dot com

bridget3496 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/bridget3496/status/16443354587

brdgcombs at aol dot com

slehan said...

I like the Vreader. Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

http://twitter.com/slehan/status/16444316981

kathy pease said...

i like the Nitro Web Notebook

kathy pease said...

http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/16445166662

Gianna said...

Ride and Learn Giraffe Bike.

Steph said...
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Renski17 said...

Twitter - http://twitter.com/Facetwit17/status/16613894010

pookie said...

I love the v-tech vsmile. Alot people have had bad experiences with it but I love it!! My kids have fun playing with it!!

--pyang264@gmail.com

Marina said...

My daughter loves her My Pal Violet

Marina said...

My daughter loves her My Pal Violet

Marina said...

My daughter loves her My Pal Violet

Marina said...

I just tweeted...

xoxoxo168@gmail.com

Oriental Dragon said...

http://xoxoxo168.blogspot.com/2010/07/vtech-mobigo.html

Oriental Dragon said...

please, please, please

Oriental Dragon said...

Good luck everybody...

Oriental Dragon said...

Oriental Dragon is me...Marina... xoxoxo168@gmail.com

Oriental Dragon said...

I hope I'm doing this right...

Oriental Dragon said...

Tweeted as xoxoxo168@gmail.com