A while back I downloaded some kiddie games onto my smart phone to occupy Alleigh and Kaelyn, but little did I know this would mean that my phone would literally become their phone. Not to mention it made me a bit nervous to let them play with it for fear they would drop it or spill something on it. And so I finally came to the conclusion that they needed something just for them that would impress them as much as mom’s smart phone. I found just what I was looking for in VTech’s MobiGo 2.
I love toys that are not only fun, but also educational and the MobiGo 2 fits that requirement perfectly by teaching basic skills including math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing, and more. If you are familiar with the original MobiGo you will be pleased to hear that the MobiGo 2 has two new features yet VTech has kept it at the same great price of $59.99! These new features include a motion sensor which allows kiddos to create action movements while playing. Kaelyn especially likes this feature because she is able to play a few games without help from Alleigh, mom, or dad since all she has to do is tilt the MobiGo 2 one way or the other. The other new feature is the microphone which provides different methods of game play as well. For instance your little one can speak into it to give a command or they can blow into it to move objects or remove “dust” from the screen. We haven’t loaded any games onto the MobiGo 2 that utilize this feature, but I am sure Alleigh will get a kick out of it.
When I first opened the MobiGo 2 and turned it on I was very pleased to see that it came preloaded with three games so the girls could immediately start playing. These three games utilized all of the great features of the MobiGo 2 including the motion sensor I mentioned earlier, the touchscreen with stylus, and QWERTY keyboard. The fact that the MobiGo 2 has a touch screen gives it that smart phone appeal that the girls seemed to like when playing with my phone. I also really like the QWERTY keyboard because it is allowing Alleigh and Kaelyn to become familiar with where the keys are at on a real keyboard – and let’s face it – computers are everywhere!
Not only can Alleigh and Kaelyn play educational games on the MobiGo 2, but it also functions as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio, and coloring book. Definitely something to keep any little one occupied no matter what their interest! As I mentioned the MobiGo 2 comes preloaded with three games, but when you visit the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator there are more than 80 applications available for download onto the onboard memory. Alleigh chose three different games to load onto the MobiGo 2 that she and Kaelyn have both been enjoying. The download process was super easy not to mention the apps were all very reasonably priced. Plus you can join Club VTech for added discounts! Oh and if you choose you can also purchase game cartridges to use in the MobiGo 2 as well.
However, one of the best things about the MobiGo 2 has got to be the portability. Both of the girls love playing games in the car to pass the time and I can see it being a life saver while waiting in doctor’s offices, grocery shopping, and more. Something else that I love is the MobiGo 2 is recommended for ages three to eight and when downloading apps at the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator you can search by age level. This means we will get many years of use out of this awesome handheld educational toy and it will only continue to challenge the girls as I download more difficult games for them. If you are looking for a fun, educational toy that can withstand the
abuse love of young children I highly recommend checking out the MobiGo 2. It not only met, but exceeded all of my expectations and the girls love it!
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.