Vtech InnoTab 3S with Rechargeable battery pack: A Review

What is it?

The Innotab S3 from VTech is a multimedia touch learning tablet designed for children to use.

What’s in the Box?

  • 1 x InnoTab 3S
  • 1 x Stylus
  • 1 x Stylus string
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Demonstration video cartridge
  • 1 x Learning Lodge Navigator installation CD
  • 1 x Rechargeable battery pack

Prices(Click on the links to find out more)

Amazon £59.99

Argos      £74.99

Tesco    £72.24

Smyths   £49.99

Hamleys   £100.00

The Technical Details

Weight 1.2 Kg
Dimensions 6 x 40 x 30 cm
Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Manufacturer recommended age: 3 – 9 years
Educational Objective(s) Numeracy, Literacy & Spacial Awareness


  • Comes in pink or blue.
  • Tough tablet including a 5 inch colour multimedia touch screen
  • A rechargeable battery pack
  • Rotatable megapixel camera
  • Ebook reader with story dictionary.
  • Includes a stylus, microphone and motion sensor.
  • The InnoTab S3 includes 17 built in apps.

Who is it for?

VTech have given the recommended age for this product between the ages of 3 and 9 years old.  I think this is probably about right although I’m sure there are some tech-savvy 2 year olds who could master this tablet pretty quickly.

What does it do?

Children will be able to read interactive stories at their own level and their own pace.
Children can find out the meaning of words using the Story Dictionary by touching the highlighted words.

Using the Kid Connect Basic, which is included with the tablet, gives children the opportunity to send and receive texts and stickers from iPhone and Android smartphones.
(There is an app available which allows children to send and receive voice messages, photos and drawings.  This is the VTech Kid Connect Premium)

The Web
Pre-selected and parent approved websites are available with kid-safe browsing.

180° rotating camera and video recorder

Children will love the camera and video recorder and using the Wonder Cam can take silly pictures of themselves, create funny faces and photo frames as well as fantasy effects and kaleidoscope creations.

AppsVtechLearning Lodge
17 creative learning and fun apps are included in the VTech Innotab 3S with the opportunity to visit VTech’s Learning Lodge featuring more than 350 educational games, ebooks, music, and videos developed specifically for each child’s unique stage of development, as well as their age and interests.
Apps included on the tablet include an MP3 player for creating their own playlist for listening to their favourite music.

A calendar and clock are also included along with a list of contacts.

Other bits and pieces

Rechargeable power pack

The included rechargeable power pack makes it easy to recharge your InnoTab S3 and as the charging takes place inside the tablet there is no need to remove the batteries.

Learning Skills

There are so many skills children can learn on this tablet including reading, maths science creativity and problem solving all available at the appropriate level.


  • Sturdy for little fingers and clumsy hands.
  • Durable
  • Great for keep children amused and quiet on long journeys
  • Rechargeable battery pack is a real benefit
  • It’s specifically for young children


  • You can only play VTech games on the tablet.
  • Not very quick to open apps etc but only in comparison to an ipad etc.
  • Some of the downloadable games are expensive.
  • Children used to playing on your ipad or iphone may be dissatisfied with this tablet.


I like this tablet because it has the durability to withstand the knocks and drops that will happen to it.  

It looks good and by this I mean it looks as though it belongs to a child and I like this.

It has plenty of different, fun and learning uses.

Children used to being allowed to play on an ipad may find it restricting buy it is much cheaper to replace than an ipad!

The Best price I’ve found to buy the Vtech InnoTab 3S with Rechargeable battery pack is:

                    Amazon £59.99

Click the link above to see more details or to buy at this price.