VTech InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet Review and Giveaway!

Still Living The Dream contributing writer, Tanya, and her son, Michael, are here today with a review of the new VTech InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet. Check out what they thought and then be sure to enter to win one in our giveaway just in time for the holidays! Many thanks to VTech for providing Michael a complimentary product sample to review and for providing another Learning Tablet for one lucky Still Living the Dream reader to win!

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A few years ago, I bought my youngest boy, Michael, the VTech InnoTab for Christmas. The InnoTab was the “in” toy that year and to purchase the kid-friendly tablet, I had to resort to stalking the employees at Target as they restocked merchandise.

The gift was a hit! Michael loved the InnoTab- it was simple for him to use (he was 4 at the time) and intuitive. We purchased several games to go with it like Disney’s Cars and Toy Story 3. The big problem with the original InnoTab was that it required AA batteries. Michael played on the InnoTab so much that he went through the batteries faster than we had a chance to take out a small business loan and purchase them. 

Then Michael’s older brother, Henry, got a Kindle for his birthday. Michael wasn’t quite ready for a tablet of his own, but he REALLY, REALLY wanted to play with his brother’s ALL-THE-TIME. After the 1,000th fight over the darn Kindle I whispered a prayer to the toy gods- “if only there was something Michael could use that was more his age-level, that was durable, and rechargeable.” The wind floated the message down to me- the VTech InnoTab 3! Michael has had a blast using the InnoTab 3.

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Setting up the InnoTab was easy and straightforward. Michael took to it right away, he even created his user name “Mike”. Some of the best features are that it is rechargeable (available in the bundle option) and it is compatible with the cartridges we purchased with the original InnoTab. There are also games and apps that you can download when you connect the tablet to the computer.

This tablet offers access to more than 800 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate cartridges, software and apps that can be purchased and downloaded from VTech’s Learning Lodge app store, but Michael seemed to be perfectly content taking selfies!

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Michael’s favorite aspect of the InnoTab is the camera and video feature. It has an 180° rotating camera with over 55 special effects and video recorder to make movies. Kids can even import and listen to their own MP3s with the music player.

As for durability, it has been dropped multiple times and run over by a bicycle at least once and that was just day one! It seems to be durable enough to handle the abuse of young boys. 

The InnoTab 3 is a great gift for Christmas for the kid that really, really, wants a tablet but will crack a screen faster than you can shout- “Nooooooooo-“.  Although it is recommended for ages 3-9, because of  its contents, I think it is more suitable for kids aged 4-6. InnoTab 3 Plus comes with 12 apps and retails for $59.99.

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VTech InnoTab 3 Plus artwork by Michael! 

There is now a little more peace in the house with two boys having their own personal and age-appropriate tablets. And, Michael, well, he has ridden his bicycle off into the sunset yelling: “This is the best day ever!!!”  

Unedited video directed and produced by Michael on his VTech InnoTab 3 Plus!

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We were provided a InnoTab 3 Plus Learning Tablet from VTech for review purposes. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.



  1. 1
    Shannon R says:

    The camera sounds great!

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    Shannon says:

    I how how durable it is

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    Shelly Allen says:

    Sounds amazing!!!!

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    livivua says:

    i like the different cartridges available

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    Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the music player.

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    Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like The Video Recorder Feature.

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    Denise Konkel says:

    I like that it has a camera on it.

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    T Michelle Trump says:

    I love the wifi feature!

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    amy stonger says:

    I love that there is a camera and video recorder for the kids to enjoy and experiment with.

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    Kim C says:

    I love that it has a camera!

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    Darlene Sullins says:

    Anything that is geared towards kids AND rechargeable is AWESOME! I hate having to go through so many batteries! It ends up costing more then the product by the time they lose interest!

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    hilda torres says:

    That it is so easy to use and very educational for the kiddos

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    Melissa M says:

    I like the camera. My kids would love that!

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    amanda whitley says:

    i like that it has a camera. my son loves taking pictures of feet on my tablet lol.

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    amy pugmire says:

    I like the E-Reader with story dictionary

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    D Schmidt says:

    I really like the 180 degree rotating camera.

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    cindy jones says:

    I love that it has a camera and my son will too.

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    Leidy says:

    I like that it is rechargeable, no more batteries yay!

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    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The camera feature is awesome. I know my niece would love it.

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    Thomas Murphy says:

    I like the camera.

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    Heather Dawn says:

    I like the rotating camera.

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    Tabathia B says:

    The camera because you can add special effects to pictures

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    Melissa O. says:

    I think the camera is the best feature. I imagine my son would love to be able to take his own photos.

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    Nicki Joseph says:

    I think the camera is the best feature!

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    Sonya Morris says:

    I like how durable it is and my kids would love the camera & apps!

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    Carolsue says:

    You can use the tilt sensor to interact with games!

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    christine j says:

    I love the size! perfect for little hands

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    Laura J says:

    Oh I think my favorite is that it has 800 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate cartridges, software and apps! So much to choose from, that would be wonderful!!! Something for everyone!

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    Kimberly P. says:

    I like that there are cartridges available. Many family members would love to give cartridges like these as gifts instead of just gift cards to the app store.

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    Sarah C says:

    My favorite feature is the camera.

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    LeiLani nelson says:

    I love that it’s durable to withstand my grandsons beating!

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    Jennifer Marie says:

    My sons would like the music player.

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    Cassandra Eastman says:

    I think the 180 degree rotating camera is my favorite feature, my kids would have a blast taking pictures!

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    April Brenay says:

    I love the camera! my 4 year old loves to grab my phone and take pictures, he’d love that feature!

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    Heidi Daily says:

    I think the best feature is the huge choice of education games and apps, however, my daughter would think the best feature is the camera!

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