These two e-readers are the cream of the crop when it comes to starting kids off at an early age reading and developing language and number based skills. It makes learning fun! Both devices play animated ebooks and allow you to play games, listen to music and do a plethora of other tasks.
The first thing we do is compare the hardware against each other, we give you a 360 look at what the size difference between the two units. We also look at the screen sizes and how physically they are different.
We then take a look at the software aspect of things, what makes them unique and compare similarities. The Reading aspect is huge with us, because we are book lovers here at Good e-Reader! Personally I learned to read at a young age with those old ‘read along records.’ The new generation of books on both devices allow you to read along with it, or have the books read using a narrators voice. There are subtle nuances between both units, but you have to watch it to find out what they are!
Finally we compare the content distribution systems, how you purchase ebooks, how many are available and where can you buy them. For example, the V.Tech uses cartridges to load the content into the device. The IXL uses CD ROM based software that you load into it via the Control Panel software that comes with purchase.
If you are a parent with a young child and are trying to make up your mind on what the best unit is, this video will be very useful to you.
Markus lives in San Francisco, California and is the video game and audio expert on Good e-Reader! He has a huge interest in new e-readers and tablets, and gaming.