Monday, October 14, 2013 Posted by Dina N
My kids have used our Kindle Fire HD for reading and playing but they spent quite a bit of time enjoying the InnoTab 3S. They got the tablet going with no help from me, and took their own pictures with the built-in camera. The camera rotates 180 degrees. Kids can add fun photo effects to their pics and record movies with the video recorder. The screen is a good-sized 5 inches, nice and solid, made to withstand serious use by little fingers. I noticed my daughter had to put more pressure on the stylus compared to the KF she is used to playing with but she figured it out quickly. I can appreciate the string that attaches the stylus to the tablet - no risk of misplacing it, and there is a second stylus as back-up. The stylus has a storage slot in the back. I found I can tab the screen with my finger in lieu of using the stylus, too.
The rechargeable battery is a nice touch. It lasts us a while between charges, and in a pinch, you can use 4 AA batteries (not included). The 4 GB memory can be expanded to 32 GB with a microSD memory card. There is a built-in microphone and volume controls.
Watch this video from TimeToPlayMag.com highlighting the InnoTab 3S and its great features.
In addition to the camera and video recorder I mentioned, the 20 free apps include an e-reader, MP3 player, Art Studio, Calendar, Calculator, and more. My daughter loves the My Magic Beanstalk game and the Art Studio app for drawing. For the free download, I selected the Puzzle Punch game where my daughter can build pictures of zoo animals with puzzle blocks. Some of the puzzles were a tad too easy for her but she enjoyed the more challenging ones.
The InnoTab 3S retails at MSRP $99.99 and can be purchased from the VTech website as well as at retailers. I came across some great accessories for it at Target - a gel skin for extra protection, a folio case to keep the tablet in, and a set of headphones will come in very handy.
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