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VTech’s MobiGo: Almost As Cool As Mommy’s iPhone {A Giveaway!}

141 Comments 09 June 2010

Thanks for reading Chic Shopper Chick! Sadly, this giveaway has now closed, and a winner has been chosen via Random.org. Thanks for reading, and check back often for more great giveaways!

My daughter is an iPhone master. As a matter of fact, when I get my new iPhone 4 I think I’ll just give her my 3G. She knows more about how to work it than I do, anyway.

Recently VTech contacted me and offered us the chance to review the new MobiGo – a handheld gaming system for ages 3-8. With a touch screen interface and a full QWERTY keyboard, I knew that Audrey would go crazy for it. I was right.

The MobiGo comes with a Touch and Learn game cartridge (thank you for not making us buy the game in addition to the unit!), which has 6 different games that allow Audrey to play musical instruments, continue to identify numbers and letters (and find them on a traditional keyboard!), use simple math, and just generally slide, flick, and poke her way to learning something new. I was really impressed with how much thought had gone into the games, and how much she learned in such a short time span!

Did I mention that the way the screen flips up to reveal the keyboard reminds me of my old TMobile Sidekick? I feel very retro.

There are also other game cartridges available, including Disney/Pixar’s Cars, Disney Fairies, Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and others. Personally, I know that we will have to go buy the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Fairies game sets ASAP, and now that I’ve seen how much the system has to offer, I am eager to try some different games for it – I think it is a worthwhile investment.

Audrey loves it so much that she actually won’t put it down, so I’ve had to force her to take breaks from it. This is the child who’s attention is held by virtually nothing for longer than 5 minutes, so the amount of engagement that she gets from this is really awesome. Plus, she sits in my lap and we work through some of the tougher games and levels together, which is nice bonding time for the two of us, and presents me with an opportunity to teach her things that I may not have previously thought of.

The MobiGo retails exclusively online and at Toys R Us for $59.99. Frankly, I’m surprised that the price is as low as it is, I would have probably paid close to $100 for it, especially now that I’ve had the chance to demo it. However, when you factor in the cost of other games ($19.99 each) and a carrying case ($14.99) I guess we’ll call it a draw. Oh, and it comes in pink and purple too, for the girly set!

Win It! Though I’ve stopped doing as much kid stuff here on CSC, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to give away one of the MobiGo units!

To enter to win, check out the MobiGo and then leave a comment telling me what your favorite feature is, or what you like the most about it! After your initial comment, every other (pertinent) comment left on this site on other new posts from now through June 21st will count as an extra entry each. You don’t need to come back to this post and tell me you commented on another post, I can stalk track you via your email/IP address. As usual, the following extra entries are also available: blogging about this giveaway with a link back to this post, subscribing to my YouTube Channel, subscribing to my site, and tweeting about this contest (click the link above). That’s a ton of ways to win, so good luck!

US entries only, winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the contest. Winners are emailed directly please leave a valid email address or blog address if you’d like to be contacted should you win. Winner has 72 hours to claim their prize. This contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on June 21st, 2010.

Your Comments

141 Comments so far

  1. maria says:

    love the way the keyboard looks , very cool for the kiddies!!

  2. Jeni B. says:

    I like the Qwerty keyboard to help my little one learn letters and typing!

  3. dawn says:

    I love that it has the full keyboard great for the kids to learn on.

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  4. Gianna says:

    I like that it has a touch screen.

  5. Chrysa says:

    I like the touch screen!

  6. vivian says:

    my favorate is the touch screen ty.

  7. vivian says:

    nice for my neice ty.

  8. R Hicks says:

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  9. R Hicks says:

    my favorite feature is the touchscreen

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  10. DanV says:

    I like the great color screen

  11. Rosey says:

    The QWERTY keyboard is my favorite feature.

  12. ReggieMann says:

    My favorite feature is the Touch Screen

  13. Ken says:

    I like the touch-screen feature. Thank You

  14. Celeste says:

    I love that it has a QWERTY keyboard! Such an important thing to learn early!

  15. trixx says:

    I subscribe too!

  16. trixx says:

    My daughter loves playing with my phone since it has a touch screen, I love that the MobiGo has one too, how neat!

  17. Ed Nemmers says:

    I like the touch screen aspect!

  18. Carolyn Ireland says:

    As far a practicality is concerned, I like that it takes regular batteries.

  19. Susan Smith says:

    I love the QWERTY keyboard

  20. Amy Delong says:

    subscribe through google

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  21. Amy Delong says:

    i like the touch screen and qwerty keyboard

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  22. Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

  23. Lisa L says:

    I like the QWERTY slide-out keyboard, just like an adult’s!

  24. Jennifer R says:

    My favorite feature is the touchscreen capability of the MobiGo.

  25. lilshuga2001 says:

    i heart the touchscreen

  26. Erica C. says:

    I love that it has a full keyboard.

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  28. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I subscribe to your youtube channel as kmayans

  29. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like that it has a qwerty pull out keyboard on it.

  30. Amanda A says:

    I subscribe to your youtube channel!

  31. Amanda A says:

    I love that it has the full keyboard with it – that would be really great for my son to learn!

  32. taylorbagels says:

    I like the many games you can play on it as my favorite feature.

  33. Annette E says:

    Email subscriber.

  34. Annette E says:

    I like that kids pick the way they play and learn.

  35. Rachael says:

    subscribed by email

  36. Rachael says:

    I like the fact that there is a touch screen. Maybe my son will stop playing with my phone :0)

  37. Viva says:

    RSS subscriber.

  38. Viva says:

    I love that it uses a touch screen for he kids…fun. Thanks!

  39. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  40. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite feature is the Downloadable Content.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  41. Paula Hafner says:

    I really love the touch screen. That is so cool.

  42. Marilyn L says:

    love the touch screen

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  43. Brittney says:

    I like the full keyboard.

  44. Louis says:

    my favorite feature is the touch screen

  45. Kim H. says:

    The Dora game is my fave feature. I also like the touch screen.

  46. Ellie W says:

    I like the touchscreen and the full keyboard. Perfect for chubby little fingers.

  47. Katie R. says:

    I like the full qwerty keyboard.

  48. Dave says:

    I like that the MobiGo has a full Qwerty Keyboard. This is a good way for children to become familiar with the computer keyboards they will be using when they get older. Thank you for the excellent give-away.

  49. Ale O says:

    I love that it is portable, & has games that may be downloaded as well as purchased!!

  50. Daniel M says:

    like that it has a touch screen!

  51. Karen P says:

    I like that it has a touch screen

  52. debbie says:

    I love how this nifty gadget “mocks” our “adult toys” since the little ones are always trying to play with our iphones now we can just give them this without worrying about them dropping our gadgets.More importantly, I love how they can learn so much from this while playing age suitable games that will keep them interested for many hours which is also great for car rides. This is a must have for all young children.
    Deb

  53. Laura DeLuca says:

    I like that kids learn about about colors, shapes, spelling, math, and logic

  54. Joshua Holmes says:

    I think the best feature is the touchscreen. My son will love it.

  55. Main: I luv the touch screen and the Qwerty keyboard. And of course that u can download from pc at home! Awesome! My lil one would luv this so much. We rely on gadgets like this since she stays home with me and doesn’t go to pre K yet.

  56. Susan C says:

    I like that it has a qwerty keyboard-so important to learn it these days!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  57. Liz says:

    I love the touch screen!

  58. Linda says:

    I like the touch screen feature, it would be a great learning tool for my grandson!

  59. Linda Sutton says:

    I love the keyboard and the touch screen.

  60. Heather Smith says:

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  61. Heather Smith says:

    I subscribe to your youtube channel

  62. Heather Smith says:

    I love the touch screen technology and the qwerty keyboard!

  63. Cujo says:

    6/14 tweet -http://twitter.com/HMB99/status/16190906018

  64. Rachel G says:

    I like that this product can act as “an adult” gadget, but kids are learning from characters like Shrek, Disney Princesses and Dora. Tap, slide or flick with MobiGo

  65. Sherry R says:

    I love that you can download new games for it on the computer. Also, as someone who despises those old “black and white” generic screens on kids’ learning systems – LOVE the look of this screen. What a cool little device.

  66. Cujo says:

    6/13 tweet -http://twitter.com/HMB99/status/16106299317

  67. Kim says:

    My favorite feature is the touch screen!

  68. Jeanette Huston says:

    I like that is is portable and has an awesome touchscreen.

  69. Kathleen says:

    I love the QWERTY keyboard.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  70. Amy Brewer says:

    I am an rss yahoo subscriber

  71. Amy Brewer says:

    I like the Tap, slide or flick with MobiGo – kids pick the way they play and learn about colors, shapes, spelling, math, logic and more.

  72. Cujo says:

    tweet -http://twitter.com/HMB99/status/16010644176

  73. Cujo says:

    Following you on twitter – HMB99

  74. Cujo says:

    My fav feature is the Qwerty keyboard – that’s neat and helps kids begin to learn typing skills.

  75. Heather H. says:

    I love how educational it is – yet it can also be fun.
    jswandrn at gmail

  76. Tamara B. says:

    My favorite feature is it will shut off atomatically which would save batteries.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

  77. Steph says:

    My favorite thing about the MobiGo (besides the cool QWERTY keyboard) is the awesome selection of games. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Cars, The Mr. Men! All games I know my kids would love. It is nice to see an educational system with that nice of a selection of titles.

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  80. Vickie Couturier says:

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  81. Vickie Couturier says:

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  82. Vickie Couturier says:

    I like most:gives kids ages 3-7 their own touch-tech toy that keeps them engaged while they learn. With a touch-activated screen and a QWERTY slide-out keyboard,
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  83. Beth says:

    My favorite feature is the touch screen.

  84. Sheila says:

    The Qwerty keyboard is my favorite feature.

  85. Donna L says:

    I like the touch screen.

  86. Diane R. says:

    The touch screen and the keyboard. My granddaughter loves to poke things including those on grown-up computers. time she learned on a keyboard just for her.

  87. donna says:

    sign me up

  88. Ann says:

    I subscribed to your YouTube channel (gunzie73)
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  89. Ann says:

    I’m an email subscriber.
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  90. Ann says:

    I love the touchscreen capability and that we can just download the games so we no longer need to go to the store to get them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  91. sandra says:

    subscriber

  92. sandra says:

    i most like the touch screen interface

  93. samarcy says:

    love the touch screen

  94. Kristi C says:

    My favorite feature is the QWERTY keyboard.

  95. evelyn says:

    for my boys

  96. Denise B. says:

    My favorite feature is the touch screen which would be perfect for our son who will only use a touch screen right now.

  97. The touch screen and games looks great

  98. Kim says:

    subscriber

  99. Kim says:

    love that there’s a mickey mouse game!

  100. Ann F says:

    I’m a newsletter subscriber

  101. Ann F says:

    I like the MobiGo’s rugged design and touch screen. I would get my daughter the Shrek game.

  102. amy pugmire says:

    I subscribe to your site now.

  103. amy pugmire says:

    My favorite is the touch screen.

  104. Thao says:

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  105. Thao says:

    My favorite feature is the Qwerty keyboard. kids are so tech savvy these days, this is a good way for them to get familiar with the letter placement on the keyboard.

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  106. Dana says:

    I am an email subacriber.

  107. Dana says:

    I subscribe to your youtube channel.
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  108. Dana says:

    I love that it is for AGES 3-7 . This would be something my daughter could use for years. This would also be something great to take on car trips.

  109. I love the touch screen it has, and the slide keyboard.

  110. Brandy says:

    email subscriber

  111. Susan Heim says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email. smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

  112. Susan Heim says:

    My favorite feature is the touch screen. Very cool!

  113. Brandy says:

    I love the QWERTY keyboard!

  114. Ellen C. says:

    I like that they have Shrek learning software. It’s sure to keep my son’s attention. Thanks for the chance.

  115. BW says:

    I like the keyboard feature.

  116. Denise S says:

    I most like that it can be educational and portable for long car trips.

  117. Jill L says:

    I love the QWERTY keyboard. Great way to get my daughter comfortable with a keyboard.

  118. Adrienne Gordon says:

    the touch screen looks neat.

  119. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the QWERTY keyboard feature.

  120. Sue says:

    I love the games that are available. My son is obsessed with Toy Story and Cars. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  121. Mami2jcn says:

    My favorite feature is the slide-out QWERTY keyboard.


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