VTech launches 2008 product line
VTech has recently rolled out its 2008 product line that features an eclectic mix of high-tech learning toys that feature updated technologies, providing young children with gadgets and gaming systems which are suitable for their age range. Some of these include the widely talked about toys such as the motion-activated V-Motion gaming system, the KidiCreative line of high-tech creative fun, and the new V.Smile Cyber Pocket handheld system that offers portable educational gaming. I’d settle for Brain Age if I want to educate myself, but I digress.
According to Julia Fitzgerald, vice president of marketing, VTech, “VTech continues to lead the toy industry with new, innovative products that encourage active minds through educational play. This year, VTech has created a variety of products and online resources that combine the best features of big-kid technologies, allowing kids to personalize, create and share through high-tech, interactive play.”
Here are a few of the devices for your perusal.
V-Motion: A big breakthrough for junior gamers, V-Motion takes educational video gaming to a whole new level with a motion-activated gaming system that engages both active minds and bodies. V-Motion plugs directly into the TV to provide kids with a high-tech gaming experience using thrilling, age-appropriate learning games and a motion-activated, intuitive wireless controller. Each Smartridge game encourages active gaming while giving kids’ minds a workout, too, as they learn basic math, reading, science, spelling and more.
In addition to the action-packed Smartridge game play, the V-Motion includes the V.Link (USB drive) that connects kids to VTech’s secure online site to unlock bonus games and track their scores against other gamers. V-Motion will launch with eight Smartridges and is compatible with the entire existing V.Smile Smartridge library. New titles will include Kung Fu Panda, WALL*E, and classic friends such as Thomas & Friends, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Dora the Explorer.
KidiCreative: VTech’s new KidiCreative line introduces high-tech creative fun for kids through hands-on electronic play. It’s a cool new way to learn music or explore art and photography. This new line of products builds on the fun that kids and parents found in 2007’s award-winning Kidizoom Camera. Included in the line are the all-new KidiArt Studio, KidiJamz Studio, KidiDoodle and the upgraded Kidizoom Camera.
The V-Motion, V-Motion Smartridges, KidiArt Studio, KidiJamz Studio and KidiDoodle will retail for $69.99, $24.99, $79.99, $59.99, and $29.99 respectively.