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VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

VTech InnoPad is a kid’s tablet

My kids are gadget hounds just like me. This Christmas they didn’t want real gadgets, but everything they did want was electronic and interactive for the most part. If your kids like gadgets like tablets, but are too young for the real thing VTech has some cool kid gadgets that might work well for them.

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VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

VTech DS6321-3 cordless phone merges landline and cellular

With many phone users across the country leaving landlines behind and moving to mobile phones only, the market for landlines and associated landline phones is shrinking. To combat this, landline companies and phone makers are rolling out new landline phones that add features typically found on smartphones for wireless carriers. VTech has unveiled its latest landline phone called the DS6321-3.

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V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop is educational

V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop is educational

Kids and adults alike enjoyed the Wall-E film that came out this past year, so it's no wonder all sorts of toys and themed-products have made their way onto store shelves. Take for instance the V-Tech Wall-E Learning Laptop. It's cute, fun and educational for kids.

This little laptop features five different learning modes including words, math, games, logic and letters. All of these modes focus on educational activities for kids and helps them build language and cognitive skills. The keyboard is a full QWERTY and flips down. The arrow keys or the arm controllers can be used to scroll through the various modes and options.

With an LCD screen to boot, Wall-E blinks at you every time you answer a question correctly. This is meant for kids in the pre-school age range, I'd say, as the activities are pretty limited. Priced at $29.99, this is a fun gift for any kid that wants to have fun and is perfect for parents that wish to help their children build knowledge from an early age.

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

VTech IS6110 Instant Messenger DECT phone review

VTech IS6110 Instant Messenger DECT phone review

Landline phones have taken a pounding from cellphones these past few years; people expect their handsets to come packed with features, and beyond DECT digital cordless and a built-in answerphone the humble landline couldn't really compete.  Now it's either aim budget or add tech to justify your price-tag: VTech want $99.95 for their IS6110 cordless phone, and to make it worth your while they've thrown in instant messaging, a color screen and a QWERTY keyboard.  SlashGear has been doing more than the usual amount of online chatting to see whether it's enough.

VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

VTech IS6110 cordless home phone offers up Instant Messaging services

In a move to further the transition from standard home phones to that of phones with similar features as our cell phones VTech has created a new cordless home phone that is capable of signing onto and messaging people using the following services: MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger. All you have to do with this phone to get these amazing extra features is connect the base station to your computer. I mean, it has a full QWERTY keypad and can also work with VoIP services, how much more amazing can a home phone get without adding a cellular chipset to it?