Since starting my blog I take my camera everywhere – some might say it’s my second limb. My poor husband and children are forced to take a ridiculous amount of photos of me and the things I blog about. I get many an eye roll when I ask them to make like a tourist and snap up a storm until I’m content with the image. So, when the lovely team at VTech sent me their Kidizoom Twist Plus Camera to review I knew I’d be getting a taste of my own medicine as Master 6 learnt the art of photography.
I’ve been a fan of VTech for many years now, they are an amazing company who produce quality toys that are not only colourful and fun (as all toys should be) but also educational. I’ve purchased VTech toys for both of my kids many times before and to date have not bought anything we’ve not loved. Their toys have stood the test of time and have been passed down through the years from one child to the other. Other than the replacement of batteries they’ve kept going and going. When I was asked to review a VTech product I was thrilled and knew Master 6 would be too!
When our parcel arrived I quickly unwrapped the Kidizoom Twist Plus Camera. I was excited to see all the features it had and was certainly not disappointed:
· Video Camera
· Voice Recorder
· Photo Editor
· Duel Camera Focus
The list went on and I began to think this camera had more features than my own! The best bit is that it came with all the cables to hook up to the computer. Master 6 is very passionate about Lego and Superheroes the second he opened the camera he started mapping out a film script that he planned on directing for his toys to audition for (certainly the best offer Buzz Light Year has had since Toy Story!)
Now, I should explain we are a family that does not read instructions. Unless all else fails we dive in and press buttons non-stop until we’ve worked it out. Master 6 not unlike Mum & Dad bolted off with his new camera and within 10 short minutes had worked it out and was clicking away and recording our every move.
The twisting lens was a huge hit and Master 6 being his Mothers son quickly learnt the art of a fab selfie which he then edited with funny animation giggling at the pictures of himself and he went.
FYI as a warning to all Mummies hearing your voice being played back is not the best noise to hear and being filmed on the toilet is also not super attractive. Master 6 relished making me uncomfortable in front of the camera as I’ve done to him for many years now!
The zoom on the Kidizoom is super clever, and got all my best angles as I bent down picking up toys. One thing he especially loved filming was Daddy kicking back and relaxing when he was supposed to be mowing the lawn!
Master 6 quickly found his feet and filmed our every move and did it well, might I add. Considering it’s a small camera the features are amazing and watching him edit photos and making us look ridiculously funny had the whole family in hysterics!
A special feature I loved that brought an air of silence with it was the 5 games programmed into the device which kept Master 6 quiet for the car trip to and from school. The added bonus is that they are educational, not that Master 6 picked up on the fact he was learning as he played. He felt very cheeky breaking my no video games ban.
In a world filled with video games and apps I’m very cautious about what I let my kids play with, I’d prefer them to be outside rather than clicking away on a video game. So it brought me great comfort that the Kidizoom Twist Plus Camera encourages imagination, learning and playing all in one and it kept Master 6 entertained for hours at a time. It was not just another toy that you throw in the bottom of the toy box.
10 points to VTech on another fabulous product.
Would you like to WIN a Kidizoom Twist Plus Camera for your little person? Well the lovely team at VTech are giving one lucky reader the chance to WIN one!
For a chance to win simply share with me what was your favourite toy growing up as a child? Our judges will choose their favourite answer and announce a winner on the 21st of September.
Good luck x