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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Review of Vtech V.Smile V-Motion TV Learning System - Blue

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

The V-Smile V-Motion Active Learning System by Vtech is a brilliant breakthrough gaming console that combines wireless motion-activated play, web connectivity, and educational gaming into a system that plugs directly into your TV. Your children will love the wireless action-packed play that guides ...

Good when it works
By Vicki from Parma, OH on 12/15/2009
3out of 5
Pros: Educational, Engaging, Interactive
Cons: Works inconsistently
Best Uses: Entertainment, Young Children
Describe Yourself: Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent
I bought this in May 2009 for our son. It worked great for the first few months, then it started having problems. I called Vtech and they told me how to re-set the thing. (unplug everything, hold in the power button for 30 seconds, plug it all back in). I found myself constantly calling Vtech. It would work for one game and then I'd have to do the whole re-set thing every time he swapped games. After about 6 or 7 different calls to Vtech, they finally had me send the system to them and replaced it with a new one. I got the new one yesterday, so we'll see how long it lasts. My son likes the games and we probably have about a dozen different games. I don't expect much for graphics on this, so that's not a big deal. I just shouldn't have to disconnect everything and re-set it every time he wants to switch games (and hope it powers back on)

2 comments:

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

I have to say that my kiddos got a vmotion for Christmas and they are so frustrated. They have been playing non stop with their Leapsters - no trouble. The V-motion. Ugh. My son I thought would break it at one point he was so frustrated.

New follower from MBC - come and visit me.

Matthew's mom said...

Our "new one" also ended up having the same problems as the first one. I am now waiting to hear from VTech on a resolution.