Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Fun and Educational Learning System

November 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Ages 3 and Up

Fisher-Price iXL Handheld Interactive Fun yet Educational Learning System

Did I hear you saying that educational and learning toys can’t also be fun?
If you think that is true then you will change your mind when you read more about the Fisher-Price iXL6 -in-1 handheld interactive learning system.

The iXL ( as many like to call it since you don’t always want to use the words ” educational & learning”  when talking about toys) is really 6 six different items in one and comes preloaded with software for each right out of the box.

This Fisher-Price “toy” helps  children ages 3 – 7 years of age to learn to read and expand their knowledge. One of the biggest advantages that the iXL has over systems like this is the ease of use.
Children will find it easy switching between the various included applications and will love the idea of loading their favorite tunes.

The iXL is a digital book reader, digital art book, photo viewer, game player, notepad and MP3 player all rolled into one fun product.

The iXL also has the ability to multitask allowing users to listen to music and use other applications at the same time.
Adding songs and music is simple and can be downloaded to the iXL via the USB connection on your laptop or desktop computer.

About the size of a a typical children’s book, the iXL also has a color touch screen with a plastic stylus and is attached by a 7 inch nylon string.

Other features include an SD expansion slot to add additional memory, LCD light adjustment sensor to make reading the iXL in different lighting situations ,is has a single speaker, headphone jack and has a volume control.  Parents will appreciate the locking battery compartment for younger children as well as the easy to use menus.

One really fun feature of the iXL is the ability for children to draw and color over photos that have been uploaded through the photo viewer application. The story reader has two modes, story and free play.
When using the story mode, you cannot use the screen or turn any of the pages as it’s goal is for story reading and telling.
However, when you set it for free play you can flip pages and interact with the story and animations.
There are several pre-loaded games including a cooking game and basketball game.

Overall, the iXL is a very versatile product at a decent price.
The software included with this handheld system is easy for kids to use and contains enough variations to keeps kids busy without getting bored.  The  software used to load the different games and activities is easy to use even if someone is not computer savvy.

If you are looking for a multi use device that is simple enough to use, features that are  rich, robust and educational then you should take a good look at this interactive learning system.
Right now the iXL comes in 3 colors – pink, blue & silver. This however, may change as new colors are introduced and possibly one or two retire. You should also know that sometimes a particular color may be out of stock so be sure to have a second choice handy.

If you are a comparison shopper then you may want to check both Walmart.com –>Fisher-Price IXL Learning System, Pink
and also Amazon.com –> Fisher-Price iXL 6-in-1 Learning System (Pink)
or just choose which ever one is more convenient for you.
Either way the Fisher-Price iXL is going to be a big hit with your child.

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