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VTech V.Smile Baby System

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VTech V.Smile Baby System
 
3.1

(based on 16 reviews)

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My little girl loves the V.Smile baby system

We were shopping for educational toys that our daughter can grow with and have for a long time. A friend of mine said she got the V Tech V Smile system for her 13...Read complete review

We were shopping for educational toys that our daughter can grow with and have for a long time. A friend of mine said she got the V Tech V Smile system for her 13 month old and he loved loved it so we picked up the system for our then 10 month old and she absolutely fell in love with it. First of all itt is cute and compact design, very colorful and kid friendly looking. It is small enough to leave connected to the tv on my tv stand. It is very educational, teaching little ones shapes and colors all this without the game cartridge. I love that it have a play alone mood that kids can still learn without it being connected to the television............the game cartridges that we bought for this system are all very cute, educational and interactive. In  my opinion the games are great for kids 9 months on up. Our little girl is now two and a half and she still loves her V tech V smile only the games that we buy now are much more advanced of course

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

V.Smile Baby System did not keep our attention.

We received the VTech V.Smile Baby system as a gift, and thought it would be great entertainment for our one year old son. He already has displayed a preference for electronic toys, and...Read complete review

We received the VTech V.Smile Baby system as a gift, and thought it would be great entertainment for our one year old son. He already has displayed a preference for electronic toys, and is constantly grapping remotes and exploring how the different buttons make different things happen on the television. Many times I feel like he is making a 'scavenger hunt' style game for his daddy. He will use the remotes the screw up my entertainment system, and then sit back and laugh as he waits to see how long it takes me to get things working again.

This was not the case with the V.Smile Baby System. Once I had it set up, my son played with it for a whole of about 3 minutes. I don't know if he got bored with the games, or more just was not satisfied with the small amount of action/difference that each button provided him. We tried playing in three different modes, and looked at four or five different games. Each game and mode seemed pretty much the same, with just different sounds. I also felt like there was a delay between when we would push a button and when the game would react. I don't know if my son even realized that his actions were doing anything on the screen.

I will say set-up was easy. The V.Smile comes with the necessary batteries included, and attaches to the TV through RCA jacks. The only thing I found I did not like with the set-up was the fact that the base unit used batteries instead of an AC plug. It is setting right next to my TV, and right near both and available wall plug and a surge protector. An Ac adapter would have been convenient, but was not included.

Overall, I think the V.Smile is a good concept, and the fact that more game titles are available means it is something that can grow with a child. I think, maybe, VTech was just a little over optimistic when they stated on the box "ages 9-36 months". I will have my son take another look at the system in 6-8 months and see what he thinks then, but for now its just not for us.

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3.0

Draws baby's attention with colorful objects!

By 

from Schaumburg, IL

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

This system is very easy for my children to use.  They love taking out the games and deciding what to play.  The downfall is that the games are easy to remove and my children tend to want to change games in midstream.  This creates the game to get distorted.  Otherwise it is a great game system that is very educational for my children.  I like the games because it teaches my children different things and allows them to be very creative in their imagination.  I would like to see a smaller version where I would not have to play this on the television at all times like the older version.  The skills are repeatitive and this tends to get cumbersome for my children which causes them to want to switch games.  The games are very colorful and keep their attention until they want to try something else.

 
2.0

Definitely not as fun as the commerical makes it appear!

By 

from Crescent, PA

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

We bought this "toy" for my daughter's 1st birthday. She is not interested in the television at all, and will not sit still long enough to play with this one. She shows brief interest when mom plays with it, but it doesn't hold her attention nearly long enough. After one time through all the activities, it's quite boring. Also, my daughter had more fun pulling the docking station along like a pull toy. She enjoyed pushing the on/off button to make the blue light glow. After several months of this, she must have pulled the wire lose, because now there is a short in the wire and it can't be played on the tv anymore.Overall, I would not recommend getting this toy for your kids.

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2.0

Pretty disappointed with this product.

By 

from Morrison, IL

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

This product has a poor quality (grainy) image on my television. The menus on the games were dificult to use and the response time from the controller to the action in the game was too slow. Also, the game cartridges were difficult to install and to remove. Overall, my daughter and I found this a boring toy. I expected a lot more for the price.

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2.0

Great idea, not very practical.

By 

from San Antonio, TX

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

I bought this product after reading tons of reviews. I thought it was worth trying for myself.  Overall I am disapointed in the product.  The first one I bought broke right of the box so now It is hard to tell if it is starting up with the game in or if it is broken.

The power switch is a big blue light that just attracts your child, I tried putting electical tape over it but you can still see some of the light shining through,

Overall this product doesn't hold my sons attention.  I love that when you push the buttons something happens on the screen to show cause and effect but the graphics and story line is so poor he doesn't care what is happening after a few seconds.

I love that it is suposed to have baby signs but I still haven't seen them.  I think the signs are in the third stage, but by the third stage I am sure my son will already know those signs.

Overall I think this product is a waste.  It was much better in theory. 

 
2.0

Our Vtech V.Smile System was a disappointment.

By 

from Zebulon, GA

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

Our VTech V.Smile Baby System was a disappointment. It was given to my children as a gift when they were one year and a half old. The system itself as well as the controller are bright and look fun. But the games are boring and the graphics are poor. The twins played it at several different times over the time span of 2 years and their older brother tried it as well but they quickly became bored and would move onto something else. The twins enjoyed playing with the controller alone more than they enjoyed the games on tv. I do not like that this system promotes time in front of the television. There are already so many other systems that keep a child in front of the television when they get older that I don't feel that one is needed for a child so young. This is suppose to be a learning tool but the words are choppy and a good bit of them sound mispronounced. For the price, this system should be alot better than it is. I would not have purchased this on my own.

 
5.0

VTech V.Smile Baby System

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

A great system . This game's offer's three different mode's of learning and playing time and watching and learning . it easyily connect's wireleesly to a receiver , which easily transmit's from up to nine feet away and the activity panel provides and independent learning for on - the - go for the little one's . it come's with one smartridge that offer's unique learning activite's and included five new different baby sign's . also it include's the activity panel , the console receiver and the learn and discover home baby smartridge and you baby can learn and explore where your baby can go to playing to watching educational video's to making choice's and what they wanna learn . you can explore what your baby he or she want to do and explore with a colorful , educational panel and my child love's it .it easy to learn with there is even a mode where it can be selected called grow with me play modes .

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3.0

V.Smile Baby System did not keep our attention.

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from Fort Wayne, IN

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

We received the VTech V.Smile Baby system as a gift, and thought it would be great entertainment for our one year old son. He already has displayed a preference for electronic toys, and is constantly grapping remotes and exploring how the different buttons make different things happen on the television. Many times I feel like he is making a 'scavenger hunt' style game for his daddy. He will use the remotes the screw up my entertainment system, and then sit back and laugh as he waits to see how long it takes me to get things working again.

This was not the case with the V.Smile Baby System. Once I had it set up, my son played with it for a whole of about 3 minutes. I don't know if he got bored with the games, or more just was not satisfied with the small amount of action/difference that each button provided him. We tried playing in three different modes, and looked at four or five different games. Each game and mode seemed pretty much the same, with just different sounds. I also felt like there was a delay between when we would push a button and when the game would react. I don't know if my son even realized that his actions were doing anything on the screen.

I will say set-up was easy. The V.Smile comes with the necessary batteries included, and attaches to the TV through RCA jacks. The only thing I found I did not like with the set-up was the fact that the base unit used batteries instead of an AC plug. It is setting right next to my TV, and right near both and available wall plug and a surge protector. An Ac adapter would have been convenient, but was not included.

Overall, I think the V.Smile is a good concept, and the fact that more game titles are available means it is something that can grow with a child. I think, maybe, VTech was just a little over optimistic when they stated on the box "ages 9-36 months". I will have my son take another look at the system in 6-8 months and see what he thinks then, but for now its just not for us.

 
3.0

It's ok for baby.

By 

from Seaside, CA

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

The graphics are kind of outdated, but we don't mind very much since this is a child product and it doesn't seem to matter to our son.  However, he is way more interested in just the controller than he is the game itself on the TV.  We haven't bought any other games to go with it yet since he just got it for Christmas, but the one that came with it seems a little boring.  It doesn't hold our son's attention very well at all.  The setup was really easy, and it's pretty easy to get the child started.  He is 17 months right now, so I think that he'll be more interested in it when he gets a little older.  I can see that it will help him learn his numbers, letters, and shapes.  I don't really like how easy it is for the child to change the mode, because our son doesn't really know the difference between the buttons yet and it interrupts his game play.  We did a lot of research before buying, and overall we feel like this was the best product of its kind on the market.  We mostly liked the option to buy more games to go with it.

 
4.0

My little girl loves the V.Smile baby system

By 

from Latonia, KY

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

We were shopping for educational toys that our daughter can grow with and have for a long time. A friend of mine said she got the V Tech V Smile system for her 13 month old and he loved loved it so we picked up the system for our then 10 month old and she absolutely fell in love with it. First of all itt is cute and compact design, very colorful and kid friendly looking. It is small enough to leave connected to the tv on my tv stand. It is very educational, teaching little ones shapes and colors all this without the game cartridge. I love that it have a play alone mood that kids can still learn without it being connected to the television............the game cartridges that we bought for this system are all very cute, educational and interactive. In  my opinion the games are great for kids 9 months on up. Our little girl is now two and a half and she still loves her V tech V smile only the games that we buy now are much more advanced of course

 
3.0

OK but not his favorite

By 

from Galveston, TX

Comments about VTech V.Smile Baby System:

We recieved this as a hand me down from a friend of ours that is litterally a rocked scientist so I had high hopes for this toy - unfortunatly it really didnt meet them. I do like that it has a long play life, my son played with just the "keyboard" part of it when he was a baby and liked banging the "keyboard" We hooked it up to the tv when he was about 18 month and he was completely uninterested and the graphics really are quite terrible, I think the mario games back in the 80s were better quality than the Vtech games. It is incredible easy to set up on our TV, probably the easier thing Ive ever attached to the Tv. The TV on button on the console is bright and just begging to be pushed so my son usually pushed it and turns the game off which is not fun. He has learned his shapes but doesnt seem to understand the games on the screen cooralate with the keyboard he is pressing. Im hoping when he gets older he will be able to work the games.

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