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Cyber Pocket

Cyber Pocket

Fall 2008 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Vtech
Price: $69.99
Review:
The new V.Smile Cyber Pocket packs the power of the original V.Smile preschool educational gaming system into the portability of a hand-held. Featuring a flip-up, high-resolution LCD screen and sturdy construction designed for small hands, the Cyber Pocket uses the same cartridges as the bulkier at-home system and can even be plugged into the TV and viewed on that larger screen. The controls look daunting at first, but are intuitive for kids who figured them out quickly. Another nice feature is that you can switch the joystick depending on whether the player is right- or left-handed. And while Cyber Pocket comes with just one game, Zayzoo, it almost feels like a collection of several games designed to improve kids' skills in a number of areas including puzzles, logic and sentence structure. The Cyber Pocket also includes the new V.Link that allows kids to track their scores, play bonus games and even work toward rewards on a secure Web site.
Joanna Bell   ©2008 Parents' Choice

Look for this product at:
Vtech
800-521-2010
http://www.vtechkids.com
Major, Specialty & Online Retailers
Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0015ZZZUO/parentschoice-20

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