Vtech MobiGo 2 Learning System Review

August 29, 2012

My son Andrew is almost 4 – and while he enjoys spending his days riding his bike and playing outdoors – he has recently found a thrill in video games.

I introduced him to electronic gaming at quite a young age through my iPod Touch.  I downloaded a few games about animals, colors, and other misc. educational but entertaining games for him.

Since then, we have been helping the boys’ learning process while utilizing the iPod, iPhone, and iPad gaming options (in moderation, of course).  I’d say more often than not when we are on-the-go, and I’m trying to distract the boys from whatever it is that we are doing (like grocery shopping, doctors offices, or long car rides).

distracting a toddler

Last year around Christmas, my husband and I intently looked into the Vtech gaming systems, and highly considered purchasing one for Andrew – but realizing that he had just turned 3, and a bit too young for these systems – we waited until a future time.  Like now, since he’s almost 4.Mobigo 2

And what a perfect time, too.  The new Vtech MobiGo 2 was recently released – and has all the previous features, plus more.

The new Vtech MobiGo 2 is a multi-functional, educational handheld system that allows kids ages 3-8 to enjoy on-the-go play and hone their creativity. Kids will learn basic skills such as math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more. The QWERTY keyboard also helps kids become familiar with a keyboard layout.

Mobigo 2

The MobiGo2 comes with the new Motion Sensor and a Microphone in addition to the touchscreen.  The motion sensor provides total game control, allowing kids to create action movements by simply moving or tilting the device.  The microphone gives new dimensions to games through voice or other noise commands (like blowing in the microphone).testing a Mobigo 2

All the same games that you have used on your previous MobiGo’s are still fully functional with the new MobiGo 2, and you can download from the choice of 80 new interactive games from online.

The games online can be downloaded directly onto the MobiGo 2, so you don’t have to carry around cartidges with you any more – and fully functions as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio, and coloring book.

Andrew has really been getting into a few of the games where he matches the letter on the screen to the letter on the keyboard.  He gets pretty excited about it when he ‘wins’!  Meanwhile, he’s learning his letters!

Mobigo 2 games

As far as my personal comparison to the iPhone/Pod/Pad products, the MobiGo 2 lacks in speed and graphic design – but it doesn’t carry that hefty price tag. Andrew doesn’t seem to notice or care about the difference, because he loves playing with it. I also never have to worry about them accidentally getting online, clicking on an add, deleting programs, or buying new games without my knowledge.

You can find the MobiGo 2 for the same price as the previous MobiGo, which retails for approximately $59.99. Find Vtech on Facebook or Online for up-to-date information on their newest products!

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

Comments

  1. I just love this little MobiGo. It is great learning for the kids.

  2. Great price point!

  3. I played with my granddaughter’s MobiGo today. LOL It is so much fun!

  4. My grandson when he was 3 would always play with phones. This is much better.

  5. Richard Hicks says:

    this is a wonderful toy/tool for the kids. They have fun and learn at the same time and get introduced to electronic stuff without breaking it!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  6. I like your toy reviews. Holiday shopping would be much easier this year

  7. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My almost 4 year old would love this, i’d never heard of it until your review! I love that you can just download the games straight onto it!

  8. Hahaha the excitement in the last picture is adorable, these are on my christmas list this year the boys don’t fair well sharing my iPad so I figured something like this would be perfect

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