The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | June 2, 2010 at 9:40 pm


Congratulations Christi!

I had not been a huge VTech fan. I mean I liked it ok but there was stuff about the design that never made it my favorite brand. So when I caught a glimpse of their new product at the Sandbox Summit a few weeks ago I was shocked. I loved it. Gone was a the annoying “abcd” keyboard and in the the awesome “qwerty” keyboard. Sounds trivial to you? Well remember this, kids go from toys straight to computers so changing the keyboards can make it darn confusing to any little bugger.

Then we were sent one to take a peek at. My girls have been fighting (and I mean fighting) over a Nintendo and I wanted my 3 year old to play with the Nintendo but how do I say this – she is not very delicate in how she treats stuff. Enter the Mobi-Go and the look and feel were perfect for her little hands. The plastic at the edges were rubbery, so they protected from bumps, and it also meant they were easy to grip.

The touchscreen just brings the next generation of technology to my preschoolers and I love it. No more messing up mama’s iTouch yet thanks to the iTouch they understood immediately when I said the screen was touchscreen. What I love about children’s games is that they are highly “forgivable” – in that if you are in the vicinity it gives you the benefit of the doubt.

So just like some texting or mobile devices you slide, and I mean slide, the screen and it props up the screen revealing a qwerty keyboard underneath. We just had the basic cartridge that came with the game but there were several games on it. Everything from musical to spelling. Did I mention the games were educational? Yes, that alone could win this mama’s heart.

The MobiGo releases June 7th online and also at Toys R Us. It is aged 3- 8years old (perfect for my 3 and 5 year old girls) and retails at $59.99

The next part?

Want to Win The Touchscreen Handheld MobiGo from VTech?

To win tell me why you would love to win this game. Contest closes 13th June 2010 . To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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Disclosure: I received the MobiGo  to review!



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    Debbie Groce says:

    I would LOVE to win this :o )

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    Mami2jcn says:

    My son would love the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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    kamani says:

    Great educational tool for the kids

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    karen M says:

    Love to win for the little ones that always want to play with big sis’s nintendo. Lots of new games coming out that will be a big hit with the kids.

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    Amber Smith says:

    Haha, I love your reviews – they’re so relatable and real life! My daughter is the farthest thing from delicate so I totally hear you loud and clear on worrying about the Nintendo :)

    I would love to win because it sounds like my daughter would have alot of fun with the Mobigo. Perhaps she would stop playing with my computer keyboard and the dvd machine, yikes!

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    amy pugmire says:

    were going to be traveling alot and this would be perfect for my daughter to bring along to keep her entertained.

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    Kerry Ryan-Wali says:

    I would LOVE to win this game because I have a 4 yr old that always gets frustrated with wanting to play her brothers & sisters DS also!
    Especially on long car rides. We have six children & the in car bickering about wanting a turn drives me nuts! lol This would be a car ride lifesaver! Thanks for the awesome review as always! You have a great blog!

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    Denise says:

    My kids would enjoy this for long car trips.

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    nicole says:

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    Laura C says:

    I am hoping that this will help my grandchild with his speech.

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    Adrienne gordon says:

    Anything educational that is fun I’d like for my kids.

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    Diane Baum says:

    I would love to win this because it seems fun

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    Elizabeth I says:

    I want this because it would make a great birthday present for my son who will be 5 in September.

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    Kristi C says:

    I would love to win this so that my three year old would leave his siblings video games alone.

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    Hi! Plain and simple, I think my niece would go bonkers over this. Thanks for the chance.

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    samarcy says:

    i would like to win this for my grandson, he would love it

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    Id like to win this for my oldest grandson who will be 5 soon,this would be such a awesome gift for him,he learns so fast an like a sponge so he would catch on fast,he loves games

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    Nicole Greene says:

    I would love to win this because my daughter is at the perfect age to enjoy it :)

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    Denise B. says:

    Our son loves electronics, and we like that he can learn from them.

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    Diane R. says:

    My grandson is 3 years older than my granddaughter and she would so like to get her hands on his electronic games. I would love to win this so she could get started on her own systsem. She is almost 4 and really ready for it.

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    djp says:

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    Clarissa says:

    my children are constantly begging me for things like intendos…and i won’t get them one. I am not a big video game lover! I think something like this would help get them off the video game envy kick

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    Jenna Wood says:

    We don’t have any gaming systems in our house, but I’d allow them to have an educational system, so this would be perfect!
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    Paula Harmon says:

    I’d love to win this because all my older kids have Nintendo DS’s. except Chubby-huggy. This toy is perfect because she is just a bit too young for a DS. She’d love the touch screen, have fun, learn, and not feel left out!

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    Caryn says:

    I would love this for my 3 year old. I might get a few minutes of peace on our airplane trips.

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    I would love to win this for my daughter – I heard it has a virtual piano and I think she would love that!

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    Susan says:

    This would be perfect for my grandson! He wants to play with his sisters’ games or the phones and gets so frustrated when he can’t get the games to play “right”. Having his own game would be great. It’s nice when companies come out with more age appropriate toys since so many young children are very tech savvy, but need things scaled to their abilities.

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    I want to win so our little one stays occupied in the car

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    Kim says:

    this would be great for my little guy to play with in the car

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    Kim says:

    I would love to have this for the kids on long road trips!

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    Sue M says:

    Would love to win this for my daughter, so she can have an electronic toy that’s not a hand me down from big brother!

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    Kelly says:

    My son would love this! We travel slot to visit family and this would be perfect in the car!

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    Linda says:

    I would love to give this to my grandson,he always wants to play with his big brothers games, this would be something that would fit his little hands and a could learning tool.

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    I would love to win this for my granddaughter. She always wants to use my “grown up” electronics and this Vtech is grown up enough that she would love it!
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    Monique Rizzo says:

    this would make a great on the road gift for my daughter when we drive to Disneyland.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    Jenny says:

    This would be amazing for our little boy! We live at least 30+ from everywhere we regularly go, so this would be great for the car ride!

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    adiaha says:

    I would love this toy for my youngest daughter as Birthday or even Christmas gift. She loves to play with her older sister’s DSI and my iPhone. It would be nice to let her have a cool electronic of her own.

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    Kathy Sweet says:

    We love VTech in this house – my two boys play their Vsmile all the time. Surely, this would get tons of use also!

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    Kimberly says:

    I’d love to win this because it looks like the perfect toy for car rides.

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    Christine says:

    I would love to win because it is so portable and my son would love to use it on the go!

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    Im seeing this game system all over the blogosphere!

    Its adorable– My son would LOVE it!! Kind of looks like a cell phone – he’d feel like such a big boy. :)

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    Jill L says:

    I have 2 girls that would love this system. We are doing a lot of traveling this summer and this would help with those long car rides.

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    Suzanne says:

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    Daniel M says:

    looks like a good one for my niece

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    sara says:

    I would like to have the MobiGo for my daughter because we live 30 minutes from town, and she could be learning in the car on the way into town and back, rather than looking at the neighbor’s cows!

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    Steph says:

    I would like to win this becuase my 4 year old is really into learning games. I love the selection of titles and the Smart Touch Screen and QWERTY keyboard are great features.

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I love that this will be teaching my five year old daughter as she is having fun.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


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    Happi Shopr says:

    I’d love to win for my nephew’s birthday!

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    Pauline M says:

    I have a little boy who has to play on the same electronics that I use which can be very difficult to deal with. With this, he would have his own!

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    Paula Hafner says:

    I would love to win because I know my kids would love it. It would be fun for them as well as teach them something while they’re having fun.

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    Jodi says:

    I would love to win this for my son’s upcoming 3rd birthday! He will get a kick out of the pull-out keyboard (just like Daddy’s cell phone).

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    John says:

    I have to love this game for the same reason you do: my 4yo son is not so delicate with Nintendo DS but this seems to be perfect for his little hands!

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    Natalia D says:

    My daughter will just fall in love with it because it has piano!

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    ky2here says:

    Because I know our grandson will love it.

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    Viva says:

    I’d love to win because this toy combines new technology with fun learning for kids. Thanks!

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    Jeannine M says:

    I would love to win this game to give to my son for his birthday! and so he also would stop playing with my DS

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    Katie R. says:

    I would love to win this to give to my little cousin for her birthday.

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    TAMMY says:

    My sister has two little boys and we live a 7 hour drive away, she doesn’t make the trip often, because it’s a long drive for the boys. If she had a few more gadgets like this, they might be occupied long enough for her to do it!