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VTech V.Smile TV Learning System

by VTech

Price: $149.95 + $7.52 shipping
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  • The console connects directly to your home TV -- no additional equipment required
  • A whole library of your childs favorite characters
  • The innovative joystick adjusts to accommodate both right-handed and left-handed users
  • A second joystick can be connected for two-player game play
  • Not compatible with V.Motion Software
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 13.1 x 16.1 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000NOZ3XC
  • Item model number: 80-075200
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 36 months - 7 years
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,592 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

Turn game time into brain time with the new V.Smile TV Learning System. This learning tool combines TV and video games with learning to create an engaging and educational experience for preschoolers. Simply plug the console into your TV, pop in a Smartridge and let the gaming adventures begin. Your little one will enjoy both modes of play that V.Smile has to offer: adventure mode for a realistic gaming experience and learning fun mode for unique educational games. It includes a joystick that is adaptable for right or left-hand play, as well as the V.Smile console. The joystick is easy to use and features a chunky enter key, so little hands can guide their games with ease. There's even a built-in storage compartment where you can hide up to six V.Smile games. UL listed. Requires 4 "AA" batteries (not included) or can be run by a 9V adapter (not included). Smartridges sold separately.

Limit one per household.

Amazon.com

Educational video gaming just got smarter! Through our V.Smile TV Learning System, your child will learn math, spelling, logic and more while Turning Game Time Into Brain Time! The V.Smile TV Learning System is a brilliant breakthrough in TV gaming that combines a video game platform and educational content with a system that plugs directly into your television! This award-winning system plays Smartridges that are made especially for three to seven year olds, and features popular characters like Dora, Spiderman, Thomas and Shrek. Your child will love joining familiar friends on exciting adventures that guide them through age-appropriate skill levels and developmental activities. Each Smartridge includes four to five additional learning zone games that focus on specific skills needed in school. Two different game levels let children advance the curriculum and game speeds as they progress. The V.Smile system includes a jumbo joystick designed for both left-handed and right-handed users, four flashing buttons, and an oversized enter button created specifically for a preschooler’s active hands and mind.



With an included A/V adapter, the V.Smile game system hooks up directly to televisions.


Innovative joystick controller adjusts to accommodate both right- and left-handed users.


Each Smartridge includes four or five additional learning zone games aimed at improving specific scholastic skills.

Customer Reviews

The games are very educational and easy to play.
Christian Johnson
They have all broken down and stopped working within two months despite new batteries and and an adapter (which only worked once).
R. Mitchell
When it was working, it was a satisfactory game system.
John Strather

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

134 of 141 people found the following review helpful By Dr. James Austin on January 28, 2008
Electronics are evolving into pretty much every area of life, and that includes Early Learning. Apart from PC software, and stand-alone toys, a new approach follows the `games console' line: a console that you can hook up to your television so your little one can play games that will teach him or her counting, the alphabet, and the basic reading/writing/'rithmetic. Whether this approach actually `works', in terms of teaching children the basics, remains to be seen - it's too early for any useful research evidence.

Two of the front-runners in this evolution are the V.Smile from VTech, and the Clickstart `First Computer' from Leapfrog. Both are fairly cheap plastic battery-powered consoles pitched at 3- to 6/8-year-olds; both come with initial free software, and have a range of additional software available as cartridges, mostly themed on popular cartoon/comic characters (Disney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Superman etc). Unable to decide which (if either) of these might be helpful for our three-year-old boy, we decided to buy both and try them out. This is what we found.

The V.Smile is slightly more expensive (AU$119 for the console, plus AU$40 per software cartridge). It seems like the better machine in a lot of respects. There is a much wider range of software (about 30 cartridges available), catering from 3-to-5-year-olds up to 6-to-8-year-olds. It looks better engineered: sound output can be in stereo; there is a built-in compartment for storing your cartridges; there is a microphone (which we haven't used yet); and, although battery-powered (4 x AA), you can also run it off the mains - though, somewhat annoyingly, you have to buy a separate AC adapter.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By K. Guzman on November 19, 2008
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Overall, my son (just shy of 4) is very pleased with this product. He has been enjoying it ever since it came out of the box today.

Just a warning to purchasers: As of right now and at the time of my purchase, the product description on Amazon says: "Includes 1 Smartridge, joystick, microphone holder, A/V adaptor, and manual" and "3 C batteries required".

It states clearly on the package that arrived that there is no A/V adapter included and it actually takes 4 AA batteries, not 3 C batteries. Fortunately, I had some AA batteries available here at home. But, I'm still stuck with the package of 12 C batteries I ordered at the same time.

I've been back and forth with Amazon customer service all day about this issue and, hopefully, they will correct the description so other purchasers won't be disappointed.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Rita S. Gazitano on May 8, 2008
I purchased two V-Smile units for my grandchildren at Christmas in 2007, plus several games. Since then I also added a hand-held unit for them to use on long plane or car rides.

If only this toy would keep working!!! We have had SO MANY PROBLEMS with power. The adapter units have to be manipulated over and over to get power to the units. Then the games will just quit playing.

I have written to V-Tech and explained the problems and told them of my grandchildren's frustrations when the unit or game quits working.

Although it was great fun, it didn't last. No more money will go into this product.

RGazitano
Antelope, CA
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kris Herman on February 18, 2012
I have read approximately 100 reviews for this product, because I was experiencing the exact same problem that 90% of the reviewers were writing about: power shutdown when plugging in a game cartridge, after having the system for about 6 months. After researching some of the things that a few had tried (successfully) to get the system powered up and working again, I did the following procedure:

1) Q-tip with rubbing alcohol; gentle cleaning on the cartridge connectors and system connectors (Q-tips were pretty gray/black when I finished)...
2) Take the batteries out...
3) Hold the on/restart button for 45 seconds...
4) Put batteries in (may require fresh ones if you think the batteries are part of the problem)...
5) Power on (make sure you turn the system off before putting in a new game, or the shutdown problem comes back)...

The first attempt didn't work...but, a second attempt (starting with step 2 and holding the button for 10-20 seconds on step 3) DID work. Kids are playing it right now, no problems! It may not be necessary to buy a new system when this problem comes up, just a little maintenance (this procedure took 10 minutes, tops). Will know for sure WHEN this happens again (as I'm sure it will) if this is a reliable solution or not. So far, so good...
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By R. Mitchell on January 28, 2008
I have gone through two vsmile consoles and one vsmile pocket. They have all broken down and stopped working within two months despite new batteries and and an adapter (which only worked once). In fact the vsmile pocket had only been played a few times and it stopped working within four weeks. The temptation is to buy another one because you bought the games. Well I am here to tell you, DON'T DO IT. It is money down the drain. Cut your ties and move on. It is a BIG waste of money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John Strather on January 22, 2008
Granted, it only cost $50 at Toys-R-Us, but that money would have been better spent on a toy or game that actually worked.

We got this because of the dearth of educational games for another game console that we own. Seeing the strictly educational offerings for this was very intriguing.

This thing had been out of the box for something like two weeks before it stopped working entirely. With only fairly regular use from my 6-year-old, who loved it, I thought it an untimely demise.

When it was working, it was a satisfactory game system. The "educational" value of the games seems a little suspect, but at least they're not "run-and-gun" first person shooters.

We're testing out the Toys-R-Us Replacement Program. Pay extra for the "insurance" because you'll need it. There's nothing less fun than an orange box with cords everywhere that doesn't work!
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