Kids & Technology: VTech InnoTab MAX Review & Giveaway

by Sami

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InnoTab MAX giveaway

It should come as no surprise that our kids – ages 8 & 10 – have been begging for their own technology for some time now.

I think it started when my daughter was 8, saying EVERYONE in her third grade class had an iPhone except for her.

We told her to get over it.

But there’s no denying that tablets have come in handy with our kids over the years, whether for enhancing what they’re being taught in school or keeping them occupied during a long car ride.

However, I’ve never felt safe leaving them alone with it for very long because I’ve seen the negative affects of what can happen when the kids stumble upon the wrong website or an inappropriate ad pops up.

So when the folks at VTech asked if I’d be interested in reviewing (& yes, giving away!) their new InnoTab® MAX, I jumped at the chance.

The InnoTab® MAX, VTech®’s newest tablet with Android™ learning content, uniquely combines VTech’s expert-supported library of cartridges and apps with carefully selected educational Android apps – offering the best of both learning worlds and the widest variety of curricula to provide a superior children’s tablet.

So while my daughter was at Nutcracker rehearsal, my son and I went on a “Mommy Bubby date”, all with him not knowing I had a special box in the van.

Check out what happened when he finally got to look inside:

Once Britton tore open the box, he took a closer look at exactly all the  VTech® InnoTab MAX has to offer…


He wasted no time taking a new profile pic…


and quickly started working with new backgrounds within the Wonder Max Cam app that comes on it…


Of course, he found some games to keep him happy too…

innotab max britton

The VTech® InnoTab MAX is designed for ages 3-9 years and my son did confess that when he first saw it, he was afraid it was a “baby toy”, but within minutes, he was engrossed in all the InnoTab Max had to offer. In fact, we later met up with my husband and daughter for dinner, and he insisted on riding in their car so he could show it off! (I snuck a pick of him showing her all the bells and whistles when we both stopped to get gas).


As a parent, it was also interesting to hear about the VTech Innotab MAX from a educator’s point of view too…

Since I always recommend you do your own research before buying ANYTHING, here are all the specs on the VTech® InnoTab MAX:

  • VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet features its fastest processor yet with up to six times the processing power of previous generation and a 7” high-resolution multi-touch screen display
  • InnoTab MAX features an enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect™, at no additional charge, allowing children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone
  • InnoTab MAX offers the best of both learning worlds with access to more than 650 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate learning titles as well as carefully cultivated educational Android apps that can be purchased and downloaded through VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store
  • The tablet comes with 15 onboard apps including Premium VTech® Kid Connect, My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, E-Reader with Story Dictionary and more
  •  InnoTab MAX also comes with one free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps that can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge
  • Other InnoTab MAX features include a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and kid-safe Wi-Fi so kids can explore appropriate online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech
  • Parental controls allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time, as well as view a progress log

You can buy the VTech® InnoTab MAX on Amazon right now for just over $100.

The only drawback we’ve found thus far is the time it took us to get WiFi connected and get registered, but that also could have been due to the fact that we were trying to do it on public WiFi.

And don’t forget, I said ONE OF YOU can win a VTech InnoTab MAX for your kids too!

Just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below:
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Good luck!

As I mentioned above, VTech provided the product and information for this post in return for my honest review about the Innotab Max, and I was only too happy to give it to my son for him to review for us. Now his sister is asking for one too!

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Kelly D November 27, 2014 - 5:17 pm

I would like this for my daughter because she would enjoy learning from the apps.

steven weber November 26, 2014 - 2:55 pm

My nephew would love this because of the apps and the camera feature.

Thomas Murphy November 26, 2014 - 1:47 pm

I want to give this to my son because it has lots of great games and apps.

Amanda Sakovitz November 26, 2014 - 1:09 pm

My niece would really enjoy the art studio and all its features

Shakeia Rieux November 26, 2014 - 2:40 am

I want to win this for my nieces because it’s educational and it will keep them both active with learning different things

Melissa L. November 25, 2014 - 11:21 pm

I would love to give this to my daughter so that she could have a tablet of her own. Thanks for the giveaway!

Angela Hendricks November 25, 2014 - 11:13 pm

I would love to give this to my son for Christmas because he is at that age where he loves playing games online like at pbs kids and nick jr. If he had this I know he would be safe with the parental controls!

Casey H November 25, 2014 - 9:12 pm

I would love to give this to our nephew. He’ll be turning 3 just after Christmas and we always give him educational toys, but this tablet would grow with him and continue to educate him where some of the toys become obsolete. This would be great!

Brandon November 25, 2014 - 1:00 pm

I’d love to give my kids an InnoTab MAX this Christmas for an exciting, new way to learn!

Heather Dawn November 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm

I would love to win this for my four year old son. He would have a blast playing with this. It will be a fun learning tool for him.

Jonathan Baker November 24, 2014 - 8:01 am

I’d love to give it to my son because he loves learning!

iLoveuhailey November 24, 2014 - 12:54 am

I would love to be able to give this to my Daughter. shes been asking me for a tablet but due to money problems I haven’t been able to afford one. This Would make this christmas Unforgettable ! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

RambleSAHM November 23, 2014 - 10:10 pm

My oldest would love this tablet! He has the Innotab 2 and this would be a sweet upgrade!

Jessica H November 23, 2014 - 9:47 pm

I want to get this for my almost three year old so we can play learning games together!

Jennifer Marie November 23, 2014 - 1:27 pm

I would love to give this to my son b/c he would love playing the games and it would be educational for him.

Laura J November 23, 2014 - 11:20 am

Oh I would love to give it to him for Christmas! I love how educational it is! The movie maker and camera he would really love too!

Jessica November 22, 2014 - 11:47 pm

I would love this for my daughter because she is obsessed with her daddy’s iPad and I know she would love a “real” tablet of her own.

Rochel S November 22, 2014 - 11:28 pm

My kids would love playing with this! They would especially love the camera!

MaryAnn November 22, 2014 - 9:52 pm

We go on a lot of road trips and our son always gets bored. This would be perfect for him.

Jessica Beard November 22, 2014 - 9:51 pm

My son is loving to play learning games now (he’s 3). This would be a wonderful tool for him.

Janice Cooper November 22, 2014 - 8:29 pm

I would love to win this for my niece because its wi-fi safe and comes with 15 apps and would be educational

Heather Hayes Panjon November 22, 2014 - 7:53 pm

I Would Love To Gift My Niece This Because It Would Be A Fun Way For Her To Learn. So Many Great Features Of The Vtech InnoTab Max!

Kimberly November 22, 2014 - 7:29 pm

I would like this for my toddler because she isn’t ready for a “real” tablet yet, but would love something that looks like mine.

Sonya Morris November 22, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I would love to give it to them because they would enjoy playing while learning.

D Schmidt November 22, 2014 - 6:06 pm

My favorite feature of the Innotab is the 18 total apps including My Magic Beanstalk Game, Wonder Cam Max and more. My sons would both love it!

Rachel DeHart November 22, 2014 - 5:43 pm

My son will be starting school soon so maybe this will help him get prepared easier.

shelly peterson November 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm

This is a great way for my grandson to learn while having fun.

Chris DeHart November 22, 2014 - 3:51 pm

I”d think they’d really like it and have fun.

Janet W. November 22, 2014 - 12:54 pm

I would love to give this to my grandson because he needs a tablet of his own to play educational games on. He would love it!

Melissa M November 22, 2014 - 12:39 pm

My 6 year old would love his own tablet.

amy stonger November 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm

I think this would be perfect for my son, great for educational fun.

Mary Happymommy November 22, 2014 - 10:33 am

My daughter would love the art studio app.

amy pugmire November 22, 2014 - 9:56 am

I have 3 little ones and 2 that are pre-k age. This would be a great help to give them a head start in school. I love all the learning apps. Thanks for the chance.

Deb Jackson November 22, 2014 - 8:04 am

I would love to give this to Brea for the learning value.

James Robert November 22, 2014 - 5:01 am

Having 5 kids and being a single dad, I’d say they would all like it but would give to my youngest daughter. She feels left out because her siblings play minecraft and she isn’t old enough to understand it all yet. Thanks for the chance to win

Christa Williams November 21, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Looks great. I bet it would withstand toddlers little hands too

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