VTech Kidizoom Action Cam and More Earn Tillywig Toy & Media Awards
Chicago – Today VTech announced three products were honored by the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards. The Kidizoom® Action Cam received the Tillywig Top Fun Award for products that stand out for exceptional design, construction and play, and the Go! Go! Smart Friends® Busy Sounds Discovery Home™ earned the Tillywig Best Creative Fun Award for superior products that inspire creativity and imagination. The InnoTab® MAX was also recognized with the Tillywig Brain Child Award for products that energize the mind while seamlessly blending fun and learning.
The Kidizoom Action Cam brings parents' technology to a new generation of active kids in a durable and affordable design while the InnoTab MAX is VTech's first children's learning tablet with Android learning content. Offering a new range of playful characters, interactivity and innovative MagicChat™ technology for toddlers, the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home builds on the successful Go! Go! Smart line, which included a 2015 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award winner.
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 take stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos in addition to regular videos and 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 US$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: US$109.99)
- Go! Go! Smart Friends® Busy Sounds Discovery Home™ : Explore the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home with Miss Norah and her puppy. The interactive house features seven MagicPoint™ locations that encourage imaginative play and emphasize cause-and-effect relationships. Simply place Miss Norah on one of the MagicPoint locations to experience her friendly personality, motion, lights and more. Put Miss Norah in the elevator and watch as it magically moves up and down. Activate the MagicChat™ feature in the playroom, and hear Miss Norah and other MagicPoint characters (sold separately) chat and sing with each other. Develop fine motor skills while exploring Miss Norah's home and playing with the rocking swing, light-up fireplace and flushing toilet. Miss Norah also responds to other MagicPoint locations on Go! Go! Smart Friends accessories and playsets (each sold separately). (Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: US$44.99)
"These products continue our tradition of creating exceptional, engaging and educational content loved by parents and kids. We are honored to receive these accolades from the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards and are extremely proud of the distinction for our new innovations." – William To, President, VTech Electronics North America.
"VTech's new products truly impressed our judging panel with their ingenuity, ease of use and ability to deliver outstanding play experiences. The new Kidizoom Action Cam puts a whole new world of photo and video fun at kids' fingertips with tiny dimensions that are a perfect fit for small hands and well-suited for taking tricky photos. InnoTab MAX is a feature-rich, versatile tablet that enhances fun and learning while the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home blends manipulative play with lights, sounds, music and motion to create an unusually rich and rewarding play experience for little ones." – Dan Levy, Program Director, Tillywig Toy & Media Awards.
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 24 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 The Tillywig Toy & Media Awards Program
The Tillywig Toy & Media Awards aim to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children's products available in today's marketplace.
In addition to the evaluation of products, the Tillywig program also awards a small number of retail stores each year for their ongoing contributions to promoting high quality, innovative new products. Product awards are given on the basis of group play tests, the primary purpose of which is evaluating the entertainment and/or educational value of the products submitted.
Retailer awards are given on the basis of information procured through online research as well as interviews with manufacturers, retailers, and consumers.