Written on: 07/03/2010
I bought two of these iteddys for my 2 1/2 year old, and 4 1/2 year old at Christmas 2009.
These are one of the best things that I have ever got them. They like to have the teddy in bed with them and they watch one of their favourite programmes that I have copied from their dvd collections. It has a sleep timer, so it turns off itself after either 10, 20 or 30 minutes. Also has a "quiet mode" which means the volume can not be turned up past a limit set by the teddy. This again helps at bedtime.
The software is easy to download from the iteddy website, and easy to rip the dvd you want, and convert onto the iteddy. I have purchased two SD cards in order to have extra memory and make more space on the them, and it holds plenty. When my children get fed up with their programmes, just remove them off the iteddy, and place new programmes on. Many a night that my 2 1/2 year old has been unsettled, and give her the iteddy and put Mickey Mouse on, and off she goes softly to sleep.
I can't rave enough about them. I have not tried out the games or anything, just got them to put kids programmes on. With regards to value for money, I purchased these on offer for £19.99 at T J Hughes, not sure I would of paid much more than that, as I needed the two.
I have not given this 5 star, as there is one thing that niggles me.. the connector from the PC to the bear is delicate when putting it into the bear. It does say on the box to get an adult to connect up, I had a fault with mine after a week. Spoke to iteddy who stated sent the media player back and it will get fixed. This did, and was back with us within a week, with all the programmes that I downloaded on it still, so that was good. Good customer service.