VTech InnoTab® 3S – Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet Review {Giveaway}

VTech InnoTab 3S Tablet Review

We recently received the brand new InnoTab 3S by VTech to review. The InnoTab 3S is a Wi-Fi ready learning app tablet for children 3 to 9 years old. This sturdy tablet features educational games that help children develop their math, reading, creative problem solving, science skills and more. Plus they can take photos, record videos, listen to their own MP3s and browse the net in a kid-safe browser with pre-approved websites.

My 3-year-old son was taking his afternoon nap when we received the InnoTab 3S. I was able to do the initial set-up to get the tablet ready for him while he slept.  I installed the rechargeable batteries, plugged in the power cable to charge them and turned the device on. After following set-up instructions I created an account for my son and activated the Wi-Fi after registering the device, all by simply connecting the tablet to my laptop with the USB cable provided.

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Once the activation was done I uploaded some MP3s songs to the tablet, including his favourites: “The Chicken Dance” song and “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers. I also downloaded a few apps for him to try including the free download that came with the device. All apps range from $2.99 to $24.99 per download.  I do wish the app store had some free apps to try because all of the apps available are paid apps only.

The device came with a software cartridge containing several apps that can be used right away. Some of the apps included are an MP3 player, calendar, clock, notes, an e-book about a cute dog, a science game and a coloring app.

VTech InnoTab 3S Review

Secure Wi-Fi connection

The InnoTab 3S connects to the internet via Wi-Fi and children can “surf” the net using the kid-safe internet browser. I really like that to go to any websites that are not on the parent-approved list you need to enter the parent username and password. It means children only have access to whichever pages you approve first.  You can also set a daily usage limit to control how long they can be online.

Rechargeable Batteries

The InnoTab 3S includes a set of rechargeable batteries and AC adapter that allows you to re-charge the tablet without the need to remove the batteries, you just plug it in and forget about it.

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We usually get about  6-8 hours of battery life or more depending on the apps used and I like that you don’t have to worry about buying and replacing batteries all the time.

Rotating Camera and Video Recorder

The camera is a neat feature and my son loves it. He is obsessed with taking photos with my iPhone and I love that he know has his own little “camera” that he can use to take photos and record videos. He is getting better and better at focusing on subjects as well.

The Wonder Camera has photo frames and funny effects to play with and that’s always fun to play with for him.

Interactive eReader

Something that I really like about the InnoTab 3S is the fact that it has an interactive eReader that is fun for little ones. Children can watch the story as it’s read or touch words one by one to read at their own pace. Perfect tool when teaching children to read.

Large Library of Apps

There are over 350 educational games, e-books, music and videos available to download that  have been developed specifically for each child’s unique stage of development, as well as their age and interests. They are all organized so you can browse by age and interest.   You have to pay for this content but there are a lot of great apps that are worth purchasing.

In general I love the InnoTab 3S tablet and I like knowing that my son has his own durable tablet that he can use and it’s designed specifically for him. He loves playing with our iPads but it’s difficult to ensure that he doesn’t get into things you don’t want him to get into. With the Innotab 3S even when he is “browsing the net” he is in safe websites only that I pre-approved.  He absolutely loves having his own tablet and his favourite app is the coloring/drawing application.

Key Features

  • Secure Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites
  • 5” colour touch screen
  • 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera/video recorder
  • WonderCam with over 55 photo effects
  • MP3 Player
  • E-Reader and story dictionary
  • 4 GB on-board memory
  • Includes 2 styluses
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB with micro SD card (sold separately)
  • MSRP: $109.99

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Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

315 responses to “VTech InnoTab® 3S – Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet Review {Giveaway}”

  1. the camera feature!

  2. the interactive ereader 🙂

  3. I like the kid safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent approved website

  4. I love the mp3 player – maybe I can get my iPhone back (and free of kid songs)! 😉

  5. I love it all…but the kid safe browser is awesome!

  6. the rotating camera, my daughter love to make silly faces and take pictures

  7. So many neat features…. camera!!! Coost effective downloads.

  8. It’s rechargeable! No batteries required.

  9. The e-reader feature would be awesome for my 4 year old who is starting to learn reading skills, but little brother and sister would love the camera.

  10. wonderful and seemingly safe way to get your kids tech-savy-ready for school !! Love the safe browsing feature.

  11. i’m in love with the music feature!! and all the aps! my girls will love it!! not ot mention they wont steal my phone to take pictures LOL

  12. I like the durability and the timed usage. Oh and rechargeable!

  13. I love the Interactive eReader feature and the camera is awesome too! Plus no batteries is a plus!

  14. I like the camera and video recorder!

  15. love that it has expandable memory 🙂

  16. I love everything about it!

  17. I like the safe Wi-Fi connection.

  18. Its rechargeable

  19. I love that they can go on the internet on to parent approved sites only and if they try a different site a parent has to enter a password.

  20. preselected and parent approved websites 🙂

  21. the rechargeable batteries and the parental protections for web surfing.

  22. Love v-tech toys, my 4 year old loves them too! Would love for her to try out the new innotab 3s

  23. probably the WonderCam

  24. The large app library is great. lots for every child so it can be shared by the different age levels in the home. if I can get them to share

  25. The camera and video camera would thrill my daughter the most.

  26. wonder cam with all those effrects my kid would love it

  27. I love that it comes with rechargeable batteries and AC adapter… Batteries are expensive to keep replacing.

  28. The fact that there are French apps to download!

  29. Secure Wi-Fi connectivity…

  30. Love that it has rechargeable batteries!

  31. I like the camera and video camera

  32. E-Reader and story dictionary. This would be a great gift for my granddaugheter

  33. Wi-Fi and Interactive E-Reader!!

  34. the Interactive eReader feature

  35. The MP3 player so little one can play their own music instead of constantly asking for the same song to be played on my laptop 🙂

  36. I love that it has secure Wi-Fi connectivity
    and Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites

    my toddler will love all the apps and the 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera/video recorder!!

    I will also love that i may even get my iPad back from the toddler!

  37. I like the camera function. My kids would love that!

  38. Camera!

  39. I like the WonderCam with over 55 photo effects…

  40. I like that it has Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites.

  41. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites and the camera

  42. I like the large variety of available aps and games.

  43. I really like the camera function!

  44. I really like the secure wifi connectivity feature with the device. Thank you.

  45. I love the rechargeable batteries!

  46. my kids would love the camera feature!!

  47. All the apps

  48. I love that it has the kid safe internet browsing

  49. I love the camera, My kids would have so much fun with this.

  50. I love that I have control over which websites my child visits.

  51. I like the educational games.

  52. love love love it for my ggdaughter

  53. I love the camera!

  54. The interactive ereader would be a great feature.

  55. I love several of the particular features, but my favorite thing about this is that it is real technology in a safe, kid-oriented package. I love that this offers safe “browsing”

  56. I love that only kid-friendly websites can be accessed

  57. Interactive eReader

  58. I love the camera to capture the world as kids see it

  59. I like the camera with all the effects the kids will have so much fun.

  60. I love the camera

  61. I love that it’s an e-reader and MP3 player (among other things).

  62. i love that you control what sites they can go to as well as a timer to control how long they use it for!

  63. The eReader!!

  64. I like the the camera feature!

  65. I would love this for my neices and nephews

  66. I like the camera.

  67. I am most excited about the WIFI

  68. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites…

  69. These are amazing lil tools for kids to learn so much on my son would love the camera and different games and stories he can read.

  70. I LOVE that it has an expandable memory!!

  71. The camera is great!

  72. Camera and just the fact I can monitor what sites my child visits.

  73. I like the wonder cam

  74. e-reader

  75. I love that it has wifi and camera/video recording. My 2yo girl is a shutterbug. She likes taking pictures of herself then look through her pictures!

  76. The large app selection!

  77. I like that it seems a little better than the Innotab 2,
    purchased the 2 for my daughter last Christmas and was very disappointed.

  78. I love the camera on it!

  79. I have to agree that I like the Interactive eReader. Having a little one who is just becoming interested in book this is a pretty inviting feature.

  80. I like that it has Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites.

  81. I like the MP3 player feature. My son loves music so it would be the best part for him.

  82. I like the e-reader and the various things it does.

  83. The WonderCam is one of my favorite features.

  84. My daughter is always grabbing for my phone to play with the camera. She should have her own!

  85. I am forwarding this on to my daughter. I think she will be interested in it for her children.

    Thanks for sharing.

  86. I love the secure wifi. wow.

  87. I like Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites feature.

  88. the kid safe browser is where it’s at

  89. Definitely the kid safe browser.

  90. I like that it has wifi enabled and pre selected kid friendly websites. My daughter would love it.

  91. I like the camera feature the most

  92. I like the camera feature, future photographer in training

  93. the interactive ereader

  94. I like the durability and that it has a kid-safe internet browser!

  95. I like that it has 2 styluses – great in case one gets misplaced.

  96. The Apps and kid safe browser.

  97. I like the ereader!

  98. I like the 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera/video recorder. I think my daughter would have a blast making her own movies!

  99. I love that it has a camera! This could be a great device for my daughter to bring with us on our trip to Florida!

  100. I like the WonderCam with over 55 photo effects…

  101. I like the interactive e-reader

  102. I think my kids would enjoy the Rotating Camera and Video Recorder …

  103. I love the camera feature.

  104. the camera and safe internet browsing all in one educational item

  105. The rotating camera!

  106. the camera

  107. All the apps

  108. I choose the camera as I know the grandkids would love this feature

  109. I like all the features but the camera the most!

  110. my youngest would love this – thanks for sharing

  111. Rechargeable Cool

  112. I love the video recorder and the e-reader and I know these would be favorites of my granddaughter too.

  113. I think my children would love the rotating camera, they love to take pictures!

  114. The camera, my kids would love it.

  115. the interactive ereader 😀

  116. I love that it has kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites! This feature is very important to me!

  117. I like the kid safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent approved website… also kid friendly

  118. Interactive eReader…

  119. the camera

  120. 180° 2.0 MP rotating camera/video recorder… seriously what fun would it be to watch kids recording things they find interesting bet we see alot of knee caps lol

  121. I like the kid safe internet browser, definitely a great idea!

  122. love that it takes a memory card

  123. A kid safe tablet

  124. I think its great that it comes with so many kid-friendly aps & you can set it up so quickly

  125. over 350 educational games

  126. I love its memory capacity.

  127. The batteries are good.

  128. My niece and nephew would really like that tablet.

  129. The rechargeable battery is great!

  130. I like that it has secure Wi Fi.

  131. I love that it has a camera, my daughter would have a blast with that

  132. rechargeable

  133. Based on the review, the feature I like about the VTech InnoTab® 3S is the “kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites”

  134. I love the pre-selected and parent approved websites…and the e-reader.

  135. This would be great for my son in future.

  136. I love the durability of it.

  137. I like the kid safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent approved website

  138. safe for internet browsing for my kids

  139. I like the durability and touch screen.

  140. the interactive ereader

  141. I love the WonderCam. My son enjoys snapping photos of the things around him.

  142. I love the parent approved Internet browsing and the wondercam hands down are the best features!

  143. so stoked i can add mp3s to it, get some head phones and life will be happy happy happy in the car

  144. The camera

  145. I really like that it has an E-reader (and also 2 styluses)

  146. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites…

  147. I love that it has the rotating camera! My son loves trying to steal my camera to take pics, so this way he can use his own 🙂

  148. safe wifi connection

  149. I like that it comes pre-loaded with apps and that it is rechargeable.

  150. I like the WonderCam with over 55 photo effects and the ereader

  151. The camera with the effects.

  152. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites…

  153. the camera is a great feature!

  154. kid safe browsing!!!

  155. The e-reader!

  156. i like the camera

  157. Love the rotating camera and video recorder feature.

  158. I ike the E-Reader and story dictionary feature

  159. I ike the E-reader and dictionary

  160. WiFi

  161. camera

  162. MP3 player

  163. That it is rechargable!

  164. I think that the camera is my favorite feature.

  165. Camera!!!

  166. IT’S RECHARGABLE

  167. The interactive e-reader is a pretty cool feature ! What a nice product for toddlers to learn. I would love for my baby girl to own one. 🙂

  168. I love that it’s rechargable

  169. The feature I love the best is the secure surfing feature! I don’t fully understand how it is “safe” but I like it!

    Thanks for the chance!

    M

  170. I like the camera, video recorder and e-reader features

  171. I love the E-Reader and story dictionary feature.

  172. I love it has a camera and a kid safe browser

  173. The battery life! We will be travelling for 13 hours with a 3 year old next spring. This would be a life-saver!

  174. since if I won this it would be for my grandchildren I find the best feature is the Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites.

  175. safe internet browsing & parent control

  176. The camera and the 55 photo effects

  177. It is easy to use and takes fun pictures!

  178. The rotating camera and video recorder – my daughter would love that.

  179. I love that it’s rechargeable…perfect!

  180. I like the interactive ereader!

  181. the touch screen is my favourite feature

  182. I like the wifi feature, the camera!! My son loves using mine to take pictures also that the internet has a safety feature that allows filtering and only goes to mom approved sites. That helps with sensing the input

  183. I really love the Secure Wi-Fi connectivity & the Camera!

  184. •180° 2.0 MP rotating camera/video recorder

  185. I love the camera and photo options

  186. Love the camera function – my son would love this for his upcoming birthday!

  187. I love the rotating camera

  188. I love everything about it, not just one thing.. its awesome and would be the perfect gift for my daughter 🙂

  189. This rocks for children….i love cause I can control websites

  190. Love safe internet browsing

  191. I love that it has kid-safe internet browser

  192. I love that it has a camera

  193. rotating cameras and video recorder

  194. I like that it has kid safe Internet browser!

  195. I love the interactive reader

  196. Nice long battery life!

  197. I like the camera, and the kid friendly/drop safe exterior

  198. WiFi conected

  199. I like the safe Wi-Fi connection. and camera

  200. I like the WonderCam. My 3-year-old is obsessed with taking pictures right now so I’m sure that would also be one of her favorite features.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  201. will be an amazing gift!

  202. I love that there are apps preloaded.

  203. Kid safe browser is the feature I love

  204. I love that we can make his own personal MP3 playlists

  205. I like the secure wifi feature that won’t let them access places you have not approved.

  206. i like the camera

  207. I’m torn between the camera and mp3 player. Both would be a huge hit.

  208. I like that we have the ability to expand the memory

  209. I love the pre-installed apps and the camera! Now maybe my little guy will stop using all the memory on my phone taking pictures of the floor!

    Samantha

  210. Our family would love the Wonder Camera and fun effects…the Camera and e-Reader would also be GREAT!

  211. i love the the Interactive e-Reader feature!!

  212. The camera is an awesome feature.

  213. Love the interactive eReader feature!

  214. Kid safe browser!

  215. The rotating camera and a large library makes it really tempting, hope I can get this one for my lil one!

  216. love the e-reader

  217. I love the 5″ touch screen!

  218. I love that it is rechargeable! We go through way too many batteries in this house.

  219. I love that it has the e-reader with my son who has Autism and that he is trying so hard to learn to read it is the best thing

  220. The rotating camera is a great feature for kids!!

  221. The wifi connection & Camera.

  222. I love all the pre-loaded kid friendly apps.

  223. I really like the fact that they have Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites so you don’t have to worry about them going to any bad web sites, thank you:)

  224. I love that it is an e-reader and story dictionary and that it has parent control on it 🙂

  225. its rechargeable

  226. Wow, I’d love this for my nephew!!!

  227. i love that it’s rechargeable 🙂

  228. So many good things about it but I like the interactive reader first and foremost.

  229. Over 350 educational games sounds great!

  230. I like the parental controls to keep my kids safe

  231. My son (and I) would love the camera with the fun photo effects.

  232. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites & the WonderCam with over 55 photo effects… I would absolutely love to win this for my nephew. This would make a great Christmas present.

  233. I like that it comes loaded with apps but you can buy extra cartridges. Love the camera too.

  234. I think the best feature is the Wi-Fi capability.

  235. Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites… is my favourite feature.

  236. My almost 4 year old would love every feature, but probably the rotating camera the most! She loves taking pictures!

  237. I like that it has a camera and video recorder!

  238. I like that I can add apps, love the camera feature!

  239. The camera and how many apps are available

  240. I think the camera is a great feature

  241. safe internet browser!

  242. A/C Adapter – hello!

  243. I love that there are over 350 educational apps!

  244. I like that it has an ereader!

  245. Love the safe browsing feature..and I love it all.

  246. love the pink one for my great granddaughter

  247. We would love the camera, preloaded apps and e-reader! My kids would be thrilled to have this!

  248. My favorite feature is the E-Reader and story dictionary

  249. I love the secure wifi connectivity (so they wont use my ipad anymore)

  250. Our daughter would love the camera

  251. Love that it has secure wi-fi connectivity

  252. I love the video camera/camera and the reader aspect. My little guy(s) would LOVE that!!!

  253. The feature I like best is the Rotating Camera and Video Recorder

  254. I love that it has secure Wi-Fi!

  255. the kid safe browser.

  256. WiFi!

  257. My grandchildren would love the camera on this and the various apps

  258. I think my daughter would love to teach her cousin with this.

  259. Love it all, but the camera/video recorder is a great feature!

  260. I love that it has WonderCam with over 55 photo effects!

  261. Durability always good…

  262. My kids would love the camera the most.

  263. I love the Interactive eReader feature,,sounds great for little ones!!

  264. I love the safe wifi, omg, can’t top that!

  265. I love the interactive E-Reader..as I have small grandchildren and this would be so helpful for them..a fun way to start learning!

  266. Definitely the interactive e-reader 🙂

  267. Definitely this feature…•Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites!

  268. My favourite feature is the Wondercam

  269. I love all the features and the fact it offers an educational approach to technology

  270. Secure Wi-Fi connectivity

  271. October 14-I like the kid-safe Internet browser.

  272. October 14-I like the kid-safe Internet browser. I want children to be safe while browsing the internet.

  273. I love the range of apps available. It would keep learning new, exciting and interactive for my son! The camera is pretty awesome, too!

  274. I love that it has apps for a wide variety of ages

  275. I like the expandable memory.

  276. secure wi-fi connection

  277. Based on the review I think the camera function sounds fun

  278. I love that it’s an e-reader & it has kid safe wifi!

  279. I love the child friendly browser but very excited that it has a camera and video recorder!

  280. I love that you can connect through your smart phone or that your children can connect to each other! how cool!

  281. The camera

  282. my son would love the camera

  283. I like the kid safe web browsing. And the pre installed apps.

  284. I like the fact that you can filter what your children have access to. Makes it a lot easier than having to constantly watch over their shoulders!

  285. I like the secure Wi-Fi connectivity. (The fun feature I like best is WonderCam and its 55 photo effects.)

  286. Kid-safe internet browser with parental control

  287. The Kid-safe Internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites is my favorite feature!

  288. safe wifi connection

  289. the camera!

  290. love the camera feature and kid safe

  291. I love all the features and apps available. However, I think right now the most appreciated feature would be the camera! No longer would my iPhone be bashed up and taken over!

  292. my son would love this for christmas, yay for educational toys

  293. love the mp3 player and the rechargeable batteries!

  294. The rotating camera and video recorder!

  295. I love that it has a large library of apps and that it has wifi

  296. I love that there is a large library of apps. My daughter can never seem to download enough games on her iPod.

  297. Expandable memory!

  298. I have to say that since my son is constantly stealing my camera I like the camera feature! LOL

  299. I have a 2S for my daughter but would live one for my son.

  300. LOVE TO WIN

  301. I love the camera feature and the fact that it has an ac adapter!

  302. I really am most excited about the interactive e reader I want my nephew to get this for his birthday, I have talked to his Mom about it and although he is only going to be one I am sure something like the fact he can watch or touch and read a beginning.

  303. rechargeable batteries is a great feature

  304. Camera! Kids love that!

  305. the kid safe internet browser and the rechargeable batteries!

  306. the camera

  307. Love kidsafe internet browser

  308. I like that it is rechargeable!!

  309. My target every year from long is to have this for my son as it has so many kids safe apps and learning tools

  310. I have the innotab3s for my 5 year old daughter. Im trying to find out how to download games and stuff to her tablet. Can some one please help me?

  311. Howdy would you mind letting me know which web host you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a fair price? Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

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