NY Times Gadgetwise reviews V.Tech kids ereader – not good

june-techblogs-custom18.jpgWarren Buckleitner took a look at this $60 ereader for kids ages 3 to 7 by V.Tech.

He tried it on two books and says that the pages turns were sluggish, the animation choppy and the activities too full of instructions. The reader comes with only one book, he says, and each additional book costs $20 – plus you have to buy your own batteries and your own, required, SD card.

Not a winner.

1 Comment on NY Times Gadgetwise reviews V.Tech kids ereader – not good

  1. LOL

    Good find. I would hope that even a “children’s eReader” would be well designed enough for an adult to use, but seems I would be very wrong in this case. $20 for an ebook? Yikes! And to add insult to injury, they are selling this thing without any charger or batteries, and including just one title.

    The one thing I can think of using this for is as a “distraction toy” to give a child when he sees you playing with your eReader. Can’t give him a Kindle because he might break it, right? No problem. Give him this thing instead! LOL

    Thanks for this hillarious find. I referenced your post on my blog: http://ebookreader-ben.com/kindergarteners-need-ereader-love-too/

    Cheers,
    Ben

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