I am continuously amazed at how technology grows, changes, and improves. At 3 years old, Bryson probably knows as much about electronics as I did at 10 years old! He can work my iPhone like it’s nothing, using the touch screen to play games, write letters, etc. So when he got his little hands on the new VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System, it was no surprise that he was playing within seconds.
Right out of the box, the VTech MobiGo 2 only required 4 AA batteries and it was ready to go. The set-up could not have been easier! I highly recommend reusable batteries for kids game systems- they are well worth the investment. It comes with 2 fun games already installed plus a photo gallery and an art studio. 3 free game downloads were also available, so we took advantage of those right away.
In the box, you’ll find the VTech MobiGo 2, a user’s manual, USB cable, stylus, and the Learning Lodge Navigator installation CD.
The Learning Lodge Navigator is where you can keep up with your child’s progress and download games, e-books, and apps. I am highly impressed with the amount of apps offered- 17 pages worth just for the VTech MobiGo 2 and most (maybe all?) are on sale for $2.99. The regular price is $4.99 per app and even then, you are getting a great deal on education and creative games.
Game cartridges are also available, but we haven’t purchased any yet. We’ll probably build up our game library for birthdays and other special occasions.
VTech MobiGo 2 features:
Motion Control- Forward, back, up, & down! Tilt the MobiGo 2 to control the game.
Touch Screen- Tap, flick, rub, spin, & drag your finger to play learning games.
Keyboard Games- Use the slide-out QWERTY keyboard to get kids familiar with computer skills.
Sound-activated Games- The new built-in microphone enriches the game play experience.
VTech MobiGo 2 Games
So far we have the two games that were installed when we received the system, then we used our 3 downloads.
Mother Duck -Help the babies line up behind their mama in alphabetical order. Teaches letter recognition and the alphabet order.
Flower Garden-Plant seeds, water & fertilize them, then watch them grow. Keep the pests away!
Blocks O’ Fun! -Drop the block in the correct place to build images or switch to free-play mode and build anything you like. (Bryson’s favorite!)
I am very satisfied with the games we have and Bryson plays each of them. We’ll definitely add to our collection, but I’m glad to see each game hold Bryson’s attention for quite a while. He hasn’t asked for any new games since I downloaded the three above.
VTech MobiGo 2 Final Thoughts
At $59.99, I believe the VTech MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System is well worth the money. It’s already been dropped several times, so I know it’s durable. Carrying cases are available and we’ll probably purchase one soon. The amount of downloaded educational apps and games at affordable prices is fantastic. The educational aspect of this system far exceeds any other system we’ve tried; kids can learn basic skills including math, vocabulary, spelling, reading logic, drawing, and more. The QWERTY keyboard is one of my favorite features, because it helps Bryson learn how to use a computer. The touch screen combined with the motion and sound-activated games encourages motor and speech skills. The Vtech MobiGo 2 is geared toward kids ages 3 – 8 and I can definitely see Bryson using it for years to come. Overall, I think it’s a great buy and I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
If I could think of something bad to say about this VTech Mobi-Go system, I would just to keep it real, but honestly- we can’t find anything bad about it! The only feature I would like to see added is an automatic shut-off where when left for a certain amount of time, the system would shut itself off.