VTech Recognized by The Toy Insider in Top Summer Toys Guide
Chicago – Today VTech announced two products were recognized as must-have toys of the season by The Toy Insider's Spring & Summer Guide. The Kidizoom® Action Cam and Go! Go! Smart Friends® Busy Sounds Discovery Home™ both earned spots in the Travel Toys & Games category while the Kidizoom Action Cam was also included in Water Toys and Physical & Active Toys, and the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home was featured in Nature/Educational Toys.
The Kidizoom Action Cam brings parents' technology to a new generation of active kids in a durable and affordable design. 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)
- 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)
"We are thrilled to be included in The Toy Insider's list of the hottest spring and summer toys, and proud to grow the Kidizoom and Go! Go! Smart lines with these versatile new products. Early feedback for both the Action Cam and Go! Go! Smart Friends line has been tremendous and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing educational and entertaining content." – William To, President, VTech Electronics North America.
"VTech has done it again with a variety-packed lineup led by the kid-friendly Kidizoom Action Cam and the engaging Go! Go! Smart Friends line. The Kidizoom Action Cam offers nonstop, on-the-go fun that will entertain all summer long, and the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home brings even more personality to playtime. Both products were a smash hit with our toy experts and kid testers." – Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom.
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 Toy Insider
The Toy Insider (www.toyinsider.com) is the source for the hottest toys and gifts throughout the year. Now in its tenth year, the Toy Insider is an annual guide featuring toy and gift recommendations broken down by age groups. The Toy Insider panel is made up of toy industry experts, led by industry veterans Jonathan Samet, co-publisher of The Toy Insider and publisher of The Toy Book, the leading trade publication for the toy industry; Jackie Breyer, editor-in-chief of The Toy Insider and The Toy Book; and Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom, co-publisher of The Toy Insider, contributing toy editor for Woman's Day and Grandparents.com, and the trusted resource for parents, grandparents and consumers when it comes to toys and gifts for families. The Toy Insider is published by Adventure Publishing Group, publisher of leading industry trades The Toy Book and The Licensing Book.