Top positive review
Super Durable, engaging sounds, boring screen.
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2019
I purchased this toy in a desperate attempt to save my own laptop from my 6 month old. She loves to bang on the keys of my laptop whenever it’s open and I thought if she had her own, perhaps we could both get some “work” done in peace. Alas, she still prefers to bang on my laptop. However, she does enjoy this toy.
She has definitely grown into it more at 20 months. She likes all three modes and I like that it has volume control. The mouse is an actual mouse that loves (very cute). One somewhat freaky downside is if the laptop is closed, but powered on and you accidentally hit the mouse or jiggle any part of it - it begs you to “Open the laptop to learn”. Great if you know it’s there or the kid is playing with it (banging it around) with the kid closed. Freaky if it’s in the middle of the night and gets jostled somehow and you hear that freaky voice from nowhere.
This thing is durable. I have had it for over a year now and LO has thrown it banged it, spent the first few months just lifting the lid and slamming it down again (not gently) and so forth. I was sure it would not last a year, but it’s still ticking.
Downside, the screen is like light up dots - probably helps with durability, but doesn’t really make it realistic. It also kind of Boring (the screen). It doesn’t light up different colors or engage all that much. It flashes and scrolls. They should definitely work on that for a next version. Boring screen made it lose one star overall.
Songs are catchy. I find myself singing them at work “1,2,3,4,5 circles, triangles, squares ....” and so on. Blessing and a curse. Little one likes to play on the piano keys and it will sound out a song while she plays. For a minute I thought my kid was a prodigy playing row row your boat - then I realized she didn’t have enough notes on the keyboard... Alas, I bet hearing it while she “plays” makes her feel smart. All in all, a good purchase.