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Free e-Books for the VTech V.Reader

In the recent months we had the pleasure of reviewing both the VTech MobiGo and the VTech V.Reader. These gadgets have been extremely popular in our house. Shae adores her MobiGo and she and Shaun fight over the V.Reader on a pretty regular basis. Hopefully our giveaway winners are enjoying their prizes as much as we are.

Recently VTech announced the availability of six FREE, downloadable e-Books, worth $30 for the V.Reader through VTech’s Learning Lodge download library.

VTech’s Learning Lodge is a free online tool that offers downloadable books, games, customized themes and avatars. Additionally, Learning Lodge allows parents to track their children’s achievement through a customized Progress Log which provides parents with an overview of how their child is progressing through key learning curriculum, all of which are age-appropriate. Online registration is easy and can be accessed by visiting:

I hopped on the other day and not only registered both units but downloaded new games for Shae and Shaun to enjoy. Be sure to have a SDCard handy as this is required to install anything onto the V.Reader. Don’t hesitate, get online and get your FREE E-Books today and further your kids entertainment and learning.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Back to School Kobo eReader Giveaway-CLOSED

Do you like to read books but hate to go to the library or bookstore to get them? I am not a huge reader but I try to read a book every month but my biggest problem is I am too lazy to go anywhere to get a book. So when I got the opportunity to review the Kobo eReader I was ecstatic because that meant I would no longer need to venture out for my books.

The Kobo is the newest eReader from Borders which has some pretty cool features. The first thing that I thought was pretty cool was that the Kobo comes preloaded with 100 classic eBooks like A Tale of Two Cities, The Art of War, Dracula and 97 other titles. So right out of the box you can begin reading with zero effort. If those 100 books do not interest you all you need to do is plug in your Kobo using the provided USB cable or sync up via your Bluetooth with select smartphones to your Borders library.

The Kobo also allows you to jump around from book to book and chapter to chapter just like you would if you had a printed book in your hands. I also like the weight, size and the quilted back which gives you a real book feel. Since the Kobo supports PDF files you will be able to view images in graphic novels and other illustrated texts.

For those of you tech people out their here are some additional tech specs for the Kobo:

– Measures approximately 4.7 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches, and weighs less than 8 ounces.
– Logically planned 4-way D-pad and center select navigation lets you move between screens with ease.
– 1 GB Memory allows you to carry over 1,000 titles, add an SD card for additional storage space.
– Battery charge lasts up to 2 weeks.
– Supports ePub, PDF and Adobe DRM file formats.

This is my first eReader so I do not have anything to compare it to but for me the price is right at $149.99. I like how when you have the Kobo turned off the cover image of the current book you are reading is displayed just like you would see if you closed a printed book. I do have to be honest that at first this feature made me think that I did not have the Kobo turned off properly. Also, I did have trouble figuring out how to move from book to book but after a little playing I did get it figured out. For me it took a total of 15-20 minutes to figure out and that is probably long. I would assume if you have used an eReader before your learning curve would be a lot less then mine. I was disappointed to see that the Kobo did not have a WIFI feature but as I mentioned above you are able to sync up to your library via Bluetooth using select smartphones. I have a Blackberry which is a supported device for the Kobo but I still have not tested this feature out yet.

All in all the Kobo eReader is an awesome device that I would recommend to friends and family and is perfect for anyone who loves to read but hates the hassle of buying, borrowing and returning books. The Kobo will make your reading experience easier and more pleasurable.

Would that student in your life benefit from the simplicity of a Kobo eReader? Win 1 here at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!  Visit the Border’s e-book store and tell me a title you would download for yourself.

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This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.