CHICAGO, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today VTech® announced honors for two products by the esteemed Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products Awards. Both the Kidizoom® Action Cam, a standout of the spring awards season, and the InnoTab® MAX, VTech's first children's tablet with Android learning content, received the award for their ability to promote activity, creativity and learning in children when school is out of session.
The durable, kid-friendly Kidizoom Action Cam lets youngsters capture summer adventures, while the range of photo effects and filters encourage creativity. The InnoTab MAX also engages kids while on the go with its well-rounded selection of apps that promote problem solving and creativity.
Additional details about VTech's award-winning products can be found at www.vtechkids.com and include:
- Kidizoom® Action Cam: The Kidizoom Action Cam is a great first video and photo camera for kids and is durable enough to handle drops and tumbles. It can go anywhere kids go, and do anything kids do with two included mounts so they can attach it to their bike, skateboard and more, making it perfect for interactive play and capturing life's adventures. It also comes with a waterproof case so they can take videos and pictures up to 6' underwater – perfect for budding snorkelers and splashing fun. The Action Cam features a 1.4" color LCD screen and can record videos and take pictures including stop-motion video and time-lapse photos. Children can also explore their creativity with fun effects, frames and photo filters. It's easy to upload their photos and videos to a computer using the included micro USB cable so parents can choose to share them with family and friends. For even more fun, they can also play three exciting games. Available in yellow/black and purple. (Ages 4 years and up, MSRP $59.99)
- InnoTab® MAX: InnoTab MAX gives children the best of both learning worlds. VTech's 4th generation kids' learning tablet features its fastest processor yet with up to six times the processing power of previous generations, a 7" high-resolution display, Android operating system and a huge existing library of age-appropriate apps plus hand-picked Android learning games. The apps, featuring a well-rounded curricula of language arts and reading, math, science, social studies, problem solving and creativity, and have been reviewed by VTech and its Expert Panel, so parents know their child is getting learning content that is kid-friendly. InnoTab MAX comes with 16 apps including My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam MAX and two free apps that can be downloaded from VTech's Learning Lodge®. Using a Wi-Fi connection, with the Web Browser kids can also explore online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech. Additional Parental Controls allow parents to manage their child's apps, web access and tablet time, as well as view a progress log so parents can follow their child's learning development. The tablet also includes an enhanced version of VTech Kid Connect™, for no additional charge, with new features such as family group chat and a multi-player game. (Ages 3-9 years, MSRP: $109.99)
"The Kidizoom Action Cam and the InnoTab MAX embody our mission to create content that enriches children's minds while making learning fun. We are delighted Dr. Toy recognizes our efforts to engage and educate kids, whether they are on an airplane, visiting grandparents or at the pool. We are extremely proud to accept these honors." – William To, President, VTech Electronics North America.
"With many excellent and innovative features that allow children to hone their creativity and enhance social skills, VTech's Kidizoom Action Cam and InnoTab MAX are the ideal travel toys for summer and beyond. These products met our top criteria for stimulating toys packed with play value and fun." – Stevanne Auerbach, a leading child development expert and founder of Dr. Toy.
VTech® is a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. As a pioneer in the learning toy category, VTech develops high-quality, innovative educational products that enrich children's development and make learning fun. With a rich, almost 35 year history, VTech has not only established itself as a learning authority but also consistently remains at the forefront of innovation with multiple award-winning products such as the InnoTab® MAX, VTech's first children's tablet with Android™ learning content, Kidizoom® Smartwatch, the first smartwatch for kids with a built-in camera, InnoTab® 3S, MobiGo®, V.Reader® and V.Smile®. The Learning Lodge®, VTech's comprehensive app store, features a robust library of more than 800 educational and entertaining games, e-Books, music and videos with engaging age-appropriate content across the widest variety of curricula, with content expanding to offer even more titles. The company also has a broad range of award-winning infant and preschool products available in 25 different languages worldwide, with more than 100 new products introduced every year. VTech was awarded a prestigious 2015 Toy of The Year (TOTY) Award for its Go! Go! Smart Animals® Zoo Explorers Playset™. In order to further strengthen VTech's position as a learning authority, the company's Expert Panel, with esteemed experts in reading, language arts, science, math, and child development, consult on new product introductions and Learning Lodge content.
VTech Electronics North America, LLC is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois. VTech Electronics Limited is headquartered in Hong Kong with distribution globally.
About Dr. Toy and Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products Program
Noted child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) has recognized the quality and value of VTech for many years. She is author of Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games. She evaluates and selected best products for Dr. Toy's Guide, www.drtoy.com.
Developed by Dr. Auerbach, the Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products Program serves as a valued service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally-oriented, and stimulating toys and play products for children for vacation time for use at home or on the road.
Using extensive criteria developed by Dr. Auerbach over many years, Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products are very carefully chosen from among hundreds reviewed at toy fairs, in catalogs, and through many other sources. The criteria includes: safety, age-appropriateness, design, durability, lasting play value, cultural and ethnic diversity, good transition from home to school, educational value, learning skills, creativity, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, fun.
The report of winning toys for Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Products for 2015 is available to parents, teachers and others interested in play and toys on Dr. Toy's Guide at www.drtoy.com.
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