VTech Twist & Learn Instruction manual

Twist 4
™
2008 VTECH
Printed in China
91-002297-000
Dear Parent,
You know how important learning the fundamentals is to your child’s
future. As a parent, you take the most critical role in establishing an
active learning environment. And nowadays toys have become a very
important part of that environment. So we are excited to announce
that VTech® has developed Twist 4™.
Twist 4™ directly responds to what children do naturally—play!
Twist 4™ uses a twistable LCD screen to activate four different
games, making each experience fun and unique. While playing,
your child will learn age-appropriate concepts like spelling and
vocabulary. Additionally Twist 4™ develops your child’s problem
solving skills and logical ability with fun, challenging games.
At VTech®, we know that a child has the ability to do great things.
That’s why all of our electronic learning products are uniquely
designed to develop a child’s mind and allow them to learn to the best
of their ability. We thank you for trusting VTech® with the important
job of helping your child learn and succeed!
Sincerely, Your Friends at VTech®
To learn more about the Grade School Learning Series and other
VTech® toys, visit www.VTechkids.com
INTRODUCTION
CLOCK BUTTON
Play BUTTONs
GAME BUTTON
LCD screen
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the VTech® Twist 4™!
Come on! It’s time to twist and learn with Twist 4™! Twist 4™ has both
a Clock mode and a Game mode. Set the Clock mode for when you
need to keep an eye on the time. Then, when you are ready for some
fun, twist the screen around to any side and play a cool learning game.
Twist 4™ is loaded with math, logic, pattern, and spelling games that
will really get your brain going! With a smart and fashionable design,
it’s sure to be popular with kids of all ages! Its compact size makes it
both the perfect room accessory and portable gadget. Plus, the hand
strap allows for convenient carrying!
HAND STRAP
INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
• VTech® Twist 4™
• Instruction manual
• Hand strap
WARNING: All packing materials such as tape, plastic sheets,
wire ties, and tags are not part of this toy and should
be discarded for your child’s safety.
BATTERY INSTALLATION
1. Make sure the unit is in CLOCK mode.
2. Locate the battery cover on the bottom of
the unit. Use a coin or screwdriver to loosen
the screw.
3. Install 3 new “AAA” (UM-4/LR03) batteries
following the diagram inside the battery
box. (The use of new alkaline batteries is
recommended for maximum performance. )
4. Replace the battery cover.
Important:
When replacing the batteries, the Clock and all accumulated scores
will be reset.
BATTERY NOTICE
• Do not try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
• Rechargeable batteries are to be removed from the toy before being
charged.
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
• Do not mix new and used batteries.
• Only use batteries of the recommended or equivalent type.
• Always insert batteries properly matching the plus (+) and minus (-) signs.
• Batteries that have run out of energy must be removed from the toy.
• Do not short-circuit the supply terminals.
• Do not use more batteries than recommended.
• Remove batteries from the toy if it will not be used for an extended
period of time.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
Getting started
GETTING STARTED
NOTE:
If the unit suddenly stops working or the sound becomes weak, remove the
batteries for 15 seconds, then reset the batteries and make sure the batteries
are properly installed. If the problem persists, it may be caused by weak
batteries. Please install a new set of batteries and try the unit again.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE USE OF RECHARGEABLE
BATTERIES.
1. ROTATABLE LCD PANEL
Twist the screen to different sides to play different games.
2. CLOCK BUTTON
Press the “Clock” button to activate the clock mode.
3. GAME BUTTON
Press the “Game” button to activate the game mode.
4. VOLUME SELECTOR
Slide the Volume Selector to adjust the volume to 3 different settings:
loud, low, or mute.
5. CLOCK SETTING BUTTONS
Press the “Clock” button to reset the clock. Hold the set button on the
right for 3 seconds and the hours digits on the left will flash. Press the
+ or - buttons to set the hour between 1 and 12. Keep pressing the
arrow buttons passed the number 12 to alternate between AM and PM.
After setting the correct hour, press the “set” button again to jump to
the minute digits, which will flash until set. Press the + or - buttons to
go between 00 and 59. To change the time again, just press the “set”
button for 3 seconds to jump back to the flashing hours digits.
The default time is 12:00 AM and will display before setting the
clock and after changing the batteries.
PRODUCT FEATURES
PRODUCT FEATURES
6. TRUE OR FALSE MATH BUTTONS
After Twist 4™ asks the player a question, press the “True” or
“False” buttons to select the correct answer.
7. MISSING PATTERNS BUTTONS
Press these buttons to select the correct answer during the Missing
Patterns game.
Press these buttons to select the correct answer in the Sound
Sequence game.
9. SPEEDY SPELLER BUTTONS
Press these buttons to select the correct letters. Press the “Enter”
button to confirm your answer. Press the “up” and “down” arrow
buttons to see a list of words you’ve already spelled.
10. AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF
To preserve battery life, the VTech® Twist 4™ will automatically
exit the Game mode after several minutes without input and go to
the Clock mode.
11. REMOVE DEMO TAG
The demo tag should be removed and thrown away immediately
when the product is taken out of the packaging. If the demo tag
is still in position when you begin play, please remove it from the
bottom of the unit to activate normal play mode.
PRODUCT FEATURES
8. SOUND SEQUENCE BUTTONS
SCORING AND LEVELS
The score is shown on the top of the screen during game play and
accumulates with every correct answer. The player advances to
a new level every four hundred points, as indicated by a level-up
animation and the number of points on the screen. As the level
increases, so does the difficulty.
LEVEL-UP SYSTEM:
Accumulated Score
Level
400
Level 1 to Level 2
800
Level 2 to Level 3
1200
Level 3 to Level 4
ACTIVITIES
1. True or False Math
A math equation will be shown. It may be
true or false. Press either the “True” or “False”
button to answer within the time limit. You have
only one chance to answer each question.
Three wrong answers will automatically end
the game and the player can choose to play
again from the beginning. The score will
reset to 0.
2. Missing Patterns
A sequence in a pattern is given with one or
more missing pictures. Choose the correct
missing picture that completes the pattern.
Three choices of possible answers are shown
at the bottom that correspond to the three
buttons. Press the corresponding button
to answer within the time limit. You have
only one chance to answer each question.
Three wrong answers will automatically
end the game and the player can choose
to play again from the beginning. The score
will reset to 0.
ACTIVITIES
Hi there. Let’s play! By turning the LCD screen to one of the four sides,
you can play one of these four games:
3. Sound Sequence
Four different objects will be shown. Listen
carefully and remember the sequence of the
sounds. Repeat the sequence by pressing
the corresponding buttons in the correct order
within the time limit. You have only one chance to
match each sequence. Three wrong sequences
will automatically end the game, and the player
can choose to play again from the beginning.
The score will reset to 0.
The screen will show 5 letters of a word out of
order. Unscramble the letters to spell as many
words as you can within the time limit. The
word length could be 3 letters, 4 letters, or
5 letters. You must successfully spell at least
5 words before you can progress to the next
word. Once 5 words have been spelled, a star
will appear on the screen to indicate that you can advance to the
next word when the time limit has expired. If you do not spell 5 or
more words before time is up, the game will end and the player can
choose to play again from the beginning. The score will reset to 0.
When you get 5 correct answers, press the cursor to view the history
of which words you already spelled. To skip to the next question,
press “Enter” when the screen says “Next question”.
ACTIVITIES
4. Speedy Speller
CARE & MAINTENANCE
• Keep the Twist 4™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth.
Never use solvents or abrasives.
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from any direct heat source.
• Remove the batteries when not using it for an extended period of time.
• Avoid dropping it. NEVER try to dismantle it.
• Do not expose the Twist 4™ to moisture or water.
1. If your VTech® Twist 4™ stops working properly or does not turn
on:
• Check your batteries. Make sure the batteries are fresh and properly
installed.
• If you are still having problems, visit our website at www.vtechkids.com
for troubleshooting tips.
2. If nothing happens when trying to set the clock or trying to play games:
• Check to see that the batteries are aligned correctly according to
the diagram in the unit.
3. If you cannot hear any sounds:
• Adjust the Volume Selector to turn up the sound level of the
speaker.
4. If the screen is frozen and not responding to any input:
• Use the tip of a paper clip (or a similar object without a sharp tip) to
gently press the Reset hole at the back of the LCD screen.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a problem that cannot be solved by using this manual, we
encourage you to visit us online or contact our Consumer Services
Department with any problems and/or suggestions that you might
have. A support representative will be happy to assist you. Before
requesting support, please be ready to provide or include the
information below:
• The name of your product or model number (the model number is
typically located on the back or bottom of your product).
• The actual error message or problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the error message or problem occurred.
Internet: www.vtechkids.com
Phone: 1-800-521-2010 in the U. S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
TROUBLE SHOOTING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT
TROUBLE SHOOTING
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced electronics technician for help.
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NOTE:
Caution: changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES.
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED
OPERATION.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN
ICES-003.
CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA CLASSE B EST CONFORME
À LA NORME NMB-003 DU CANADA.
OTHER INFO
VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its suppliers assume
no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this
handbook. VTech Electronics North America, L.L.C. and its suppliers
assume no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties that
may arise through the use of this software. VTech Electronics North
America, L.L.C. and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any
damage or loss caused by deletion of data as a result of malfunction,
dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of important
data on other media to protect against data loss. Company: VTech
Electronics North America, L.L.C.
Address: 1155 West Dundee Rd., Suite 130, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 USA
Phone: 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
COPYRIGHT NOTICES:
Copyright 2007 VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. All Rights
Reserved. VTech® and the VTech® logo are registered trademarks of
VTech®. Twist 4™ is trademark of VTech® Electronics North America,
L.L.C. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
OTHER INFO
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT NOTE
Creating and developing Electronic Learning products is accompanied
by a responsibility that we at VTech® take very seriously. We make
every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information, which forms
the value of our products. However, errors sometimes can occur. It
is important for you to know that we stand behind our products and
encourage you to call our Consumer Services Department at 1-800521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877- 352-8697 in Canada with any problems
and/or suggestion that you might have. A services representative will
be happy to help you.
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HOW TO ATTACH HAND STRAP TO THE Twist 4™
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