VTech MobiGo Software - Turbo User`s manual

User’s Manual
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Dear Parent,
At VTech®, we know how much you enjoy staying on top of the hottest
trends and having the most high-tech gadgets around. We also know
that your kids feel the same way. With that in mind, we developed
MobiGo™, a revolutionary way to make learning fun with touch!
MobiGo™ is the next generation of learning. Kids can control how they
play, and develop the skills of using touch applications. As kids tap,
flick, spin, and drag their way through exciting learning games, they’ll
experience the same technology and fun as parents do with their touchscreen devices.
When playing with MobiGo™, kids can look at, listen to and touch the
screen wherever they go to discover a world of fun, while developing
knowledge of numbers, letters, spelling, and music which we know
is important to you. Learning on the go is now easier than ever with
MobiGo™.
At VTech®, we are dedicated to helping your children uncover their
talents. We thank you for your trust in our products that encourage
active minds through imaginative play.
Sincerely,
Your friends at VTech®
To learn more about MobiGo™ and other VTech® toys, visit
www.vtechkids.com
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Introduction .....................................................................
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Included in This Package .........................................................
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Product Features ..........................................................
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BATTERIES ..............................................................................
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Battery Installation ...................................................................
• Battery Notice ..........................................................................
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AC Adaptor ..........................................................................
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Standard Guidelines for Adaptor Toys.......................................
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Getting Started ..............................................................
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Insert the Cartridge .................................................................
Using the MobiGoTM Touch Screen .........................................
• Important touch screen guidelines .............................................
• Screen Cleaning Procedure ........................................................
Using the MobiGoTM Keyboard ................................................
Connect to the Computer .......................................................
Computer Requirements ........................................................
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THE TOUCH & LEARN GAME PACK .................................. 10
Activities .................................................................................. 11
CARE & MAINTENANCE .......................................................
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TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................................
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT .........................................................
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Copyright Notices .........................................................
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Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability ..............
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INTR
Introduction
With the MobiGo™ Touch Learning System, kids have a fun new way of learning right
at their fingertips. Thanks to great touch screen games that require players to use
their fingers in ways that mimic real life motions, kids will feel like they’re a part of the
action. And as they explore with their hands, they will also challenge their minds and
learn valuable lessons about numbers, counting, letters, spelling, problem solving,
music, and more!
Included in This Package
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One VTech® MobiGo™ Touch Learning System
One MobiGo™ Cartridge
One USB Cable
One Soft Cloth
One MobiGo™ User’s Manual
MobiGo™
Cartridge
USB Cable
Soft Cloth
User’s Manual
WARNING: All packing materials, such as tape, plastic sheets, packaging locks and tags are
not part of this toy, and should be discarded for your child’s safety.
Note : Please keep the user’s manual as it contains important information.
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• Sliding Screen
Slide the screen up or down to show or hide the keyboard.
NOTE: For your own safety, please
do NOT place your fingers
under the hinge mechanism
that controls the sliding of the
screen.
• ON/OFF Button
Press this button to turn the MobiGo™ on and off. If
you hold the ON button for about 3 seconds while
playing a game, it will start over from the beginning.
• Directional Pad
Press the directional pad left, right, up, or down to
control the characters in some games.
• Touch Screen
Use your finger to operate the touch screen.
• Keyboard
Use the keyboard to type in your name or to give
the answers in some letter-based games.
• Left Battery Compartment
Holds 2 X AA batteries (not included). See page 3
for installation details.
• USB Port
Use the included USB cable to connect to a
computer. See pages 7-8 for connection details.
• Volume Button
Press right to increase the volume or left to
decrease it.
• Exit Button
Press this button to exit a game.
• Help Button
Press this button if you need help in a game.
• Enter Button
Press this button to make a choice or to perform certain
game actions.
• Cartridge Slot
Insert MobiGo™ cartridges into this slot to begin play.
• AC/DC Adaptor Jack
Use this to connect an AC/DC Adaptor (sold separately).
• Contrast button
Press this button to adjust screen brightness.
• Right Battery Compartment
Holds 2 X AA batteries (not included). See page 3 for
installation details.
• Wrist Strap Fastener
Attach a wrist strap here (not included).
• Headphone Port
Use this to connect headphones (not included).
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Battery Installation
• Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
• Locate the battery covers on the back of
the unit.
• Remove the covers as illustrated.
• Insert 4 X 1.5v size AA AM-3 or LR6
batteries (not included) as illustrated.
• Make sure to replace the battery covers.
Battery Notice
• Install batteries correctly observing the polarity (+, -) signs to avoid leakage.
• Non-rechargeable batteries are not to be recharged.
• Rechargeable batteries are only to be charged under adult supervision (if
removable).
• Rechargeable batteries are to be removed from the toy before being charged
(if removable).
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix batteries of different types: alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or
rechargeable (Ni-MH).
• Remove the batteries from the equipment when the unit will not be used for
an extended period of time.
• Always remove exhausted batteries from the equipment.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
• Do not attempt to recharge ordinary batteries.
• The supply terminals are not to be short-circuited.
NOTE: When the MobiGo™ is running on batteries, you may
see this icon appear on the screen
. This indicates that
battery power is low, and you should replace the batteries
soon. Battery time remaining once the icon first appears
is approximately 10-30 minutes, depending on the type of
batteries in use.
To preserve battery life, MobiGo™ will automatically turn off after several minutes
without input. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the MobiGo™ on again.
AC A
DAPTOR
AC Adaptor
300mA
• Use a standard 9V
AC/DC adaptor. We recommend the use
of a VTech® 9V AC/DC adaptor.
• Make sure the unit is turned OFF.
• Plug the power jack into the 9V socket
at the upper right corner of the unit (see
illustration).
• Plug the AC adaptor into a wall socket.
NOTE:
1. The use of an adaptor will override the batteries. When the toy is not going to be in use
for an extended period of time, unplug the adaptor.
2. When disconnecting any plugs from the MobiGo™ or wall outlet, carefully pull by the plug
itself rather than by the cord.
3. When you finish playing, always turn the MobiGo™ off and unplug the AC adaptor from
both the wall socket and the MobiGo™.
4. Do not wrap the AC adaptor cord around the MobiGo™, or it may damage the touch
screen.
5. To preserve energy, MobiGo™ will automatically turn off after several minutes without
input. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the MobiGo™ on again.
Standard Guidelines For Adaptor Toys
• The toy is not intended for use by children under 3 years old.
• Only use the recommended adaptor with the toy.
• The transformer is not a toy.
• Never clean a plugged-in toy with liquid.
• The toy is not be connected to more than the recommended number of power
supplies.
• Do not leave the toy plugged-in for extended periods of time.
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Insert the Cartridge
• Make sure the MobiGo™ is turned OFF.
• Insert the MobiGo™ cartridge with the label side
facing up, and push it until it clicks into place.
• Press the ON Button to begin.
• To remove your game, first turn the power off.
Pull the cartridge up to remove it.
Important Cartridge Guidelines:
• Always check the MobiGo™ edge connector for any foreign materials by pushing
the cartridge door to open it.
• Always be sure to insert the cartridge correctly.
• Do not turn the power off or remove the cartridge while playing.
Using the MobiGo™ Touch Screen
MobiGo™ features a touch sensitive LCD screen. You can use your finger to operate
the screen in a variety of ways. A few of the most common touch operations are
shown below.
Tap
Drag
Touch any point on the screen.
Move your finger along the screen without
lifting it.
Spin
move your finger in a circle.
Flick
move your finger quickly in any direction
and then let go.
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Important touch screen guidelines
• Touch the screen lightly with the tip of your finger.
• Use only enough pressure as needed to operate the game. Excessive pressure
may damage the touch screen.
• Do not touch the screen with any sharp or hard objects, or you might scratch
the screen.
• To protect the MobiGo™ when it’s not in use, store it in the MobiGo™ Carrying
Case (sold separately).
Screen Cleaning Procedure
If your MobiGo™ screen gets dirty, wipe it gently with the soft cloth provided.
1. Slightly dampen the soft cloth with a little water and wipe off the screen.
2. Wipe the screen again with a dry cloth to dry it.
Using the MobiGo™ Keyboard
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1 Caps Lock Key - Press this key to change between
uppercase and lowercase letters.
2 Number Lock Key - To type in a number, first press
to activate number lock. Then, use the keys in
the top row of the keyboard, or tap the numbers in
the onscreen number pad, to enter a number. Press
again to turn off number lock.
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to open the onscreen symbol
3 Symbol Key - Press
list. Touch the arrows to scroll through the symbols.
Then touch a symbol to select it.
4 Help Key - Press this key if you need help in a game.
Or press the Help Button (located to the right of the
touch screen).
5 Space Bar - Press this key to add a blank space.
6 Left & Right Keys - Press these keys to move the cursor left or right. They can
also be used in place of the left and right arrows on the directional pad in some
games.
7 Enter Key - Press this key to confirm a selection.
8 Delete Key - Press this key to erase a character, or to backspace.
Connect to the Computer
Connect MobiGo™ to the internet to download new
games and follow your child’s learning progress
online.
Note: When not using the USB cable, please ensure that the USB port cover
is properly closed.
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Before you can connect the MobiGo™ to your computer, you need to install the
Learning Lodge Navigator software and register for an account.
To begin the software download and registration process, please go to
www.vtechkids.com/download in the US or www.vtechcanada.com/toysdownload in
Canada to download the setup file and registration guide.
Once the setup process is complete, connect the MobiGo™ to the computer using
the USB cable provided.
NOTE: If the power supply is interrupted during the transfer of data to and from
the MobiGo™, the data on the MobiGo™ may be lost. Before connection,
please check to make sure that your batteries are not running low on
power, or use an AC Adaptor as a power source during the connection
process.
If the MobiGo™ is connected properly, you will see the
message “USB Connected” appear on your MobiGo™
screen. You will be taken directly to the Learning Lodge
Navigator, where you can access the MobiGo™ Home
page and enjoy all of the online features.
The MobiGo™ will automatically upload the progress
information for all cartridges played. Go to the Progress
Log to monitor your child’s learning progress. Or go to
the Download Center to download a new game. (For help
using the Download Center refer to the Help section of
the Learning Lodge Navigator.)
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Computer Requirements
PC Hardware Requirements:
CPU: Pentium® 4, 1 GHz or above
Memory: 256MB
Video Adaptor: Graphics card with 1024 x 768 at 16 or 32 bit color
Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768
USB 1.1 or higher
100MB Hard disk space
Windows® compatible sound card and speakers
PC Software Requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7 Operating System
Internet Explorer® version 6 or above
Adobe® Flash® Player 10 (To acquire the latest version of Flash player, please visit
www.adobe.com)
Macintosh Hardware Requirements:
Macintosh Computer with an Intel (1GHz or faster) processor
256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
100 MB Hard disk space
USB Port required
Macintosh Software Requirements:
Mac OS X version 10.5 or 10.6
Safari Internet Browser version 3.0 or later
Adobe ® Flash ® Player 10 (To acquire the latest version of Flash player, please
visit www.adobe.com)
*Internet connection required for Internet enabled functions on both PC and Macintosh computers.
Microsoft® and Windows® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe®, the Adobe logo, Flash® are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Intel®, Pentium® are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Mac, Mac OS, Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ENDORSED
OR SPONSORED BY ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, PUBLISHER OF FLASH.
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User Profile
Personalize your MobiGo™ by entering your name and creating a user profile. The
profile stores your progress and high score information, which can then be uploaded
to the web.
However, only one user profile can be stored at a time.
Other users can still play the MobiGo™ by touching the
guest icon on the profile screen, but their records will
not be saved.
To select your user profile, touch your name on the
profile screen. To change the profile name, touch the
ABC button.
Basic Operation
The easiest and most common way to play with your MobiGo™ is by using the touch
screen. However, there are also a few important hard keys that you’ll need to use
from time to time.
The Hard Keys
Exit Button
During a game, press this button
go back to the previous screen.
to exit the game, or press it within a menu to
Help Button
Press this button
when you need help in a game.
QWERTY Keyboard
Slide the screen up to reveal the keyboard. Use it to enter your name in the user
profile or to give the answers in some letter-related games.
The Touch Screen
The Main Menu
When a cartridge is plugged in, the main menu will
appear, showing all of the available games plus the
Options icon. Touch a game to select it.
Options
Select Options from the main menu to turn the background
music on or off.
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Activities
Level
Choose Easy or Difficult level before each game.
Space Challenge
Find the number that comes next or solve the math
problem to figure out which spaceship to target. Then,
tap the spaceship with the correct number!
Curriculum: Number Sequence & Addition
Fantastic Forest
Sam the Squirrel needs your help getting home! Help
him cross the woods by drawing the correct lines and
shapes.
Curriculum: Lines & Shapes
Shooting Gallery
Use the keyboard to play this game. Knock down the
targets by typing in the letters on Easy level. Type the
letters in the correct order to spell the word on difficult
level. Ready, Aim, Fire!
Curriculum: Letters & Vocabulary
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Wild Fun
Tap the animal that’s different from the others! Let’s see
how many differences you can spot before time runs
out! Ready? Go!
Curriculum: Observation
Ice Escape
Help the penguin find some fish to feed his hungry tummy!
Flick the ice blocks to move them and make a path so that
the penguin can get to the fish. If you get stuck and can’t
figure out how to get to the fish, press the Enter button
to start over again on the current screen.
Besides the ice blocks, here are a few other obstacles
that are standing in your way:
- Snowball: tap it to make it melt.
- Stone: stones can’t be moved so you’ll have to maneuver around them.
- Ice Crack: the penguin can’t move over the ice cracks, but the ice blocks can.
- Hole: push the small square ice blocks into the holes to fill them up.
Curriculum: Problem Solving
Music Maestro
Let’s jam to the music! Tap the button in the bottom right
corner to choose Game Mode or Free Play Mode. Then
tap the song you want to play.
In Game Mode, follow the music notes to play the song.
Watch the music notes fall from the top of the screen
and wait for the piano keys, drums, or guitar strings to
change colors. Then, tap the piano keys, pat the drums,
or flick the guitar strings to play the instruments at the
correct time.
In Free Play Mode, just play along with the music!
Curriculum: Music & Rhythm
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C AR E
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Care & Maintenance
1. Keep your MobiGo™ clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth. Never use solvents
or abrasives.
2. Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from direct sources of heat.
3. Remove the batteries when not using it for an extended period of time.
4. Avoid dropping it. NEVER try to dismantle it.
5. Always keep the MobiGo™ away from water.
6. Please examine the toy transformer periodically for conditions that may result in
the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons (such as damage to the output
cord, blades, housing, or other parts) and that, in an event of such conditions, the
transformer should not be used until properly repaired.
WARNING
A very small percentage of the public, due to an existing condition, may experience epileptic
seizures or momentary loss of consciousness when viewing certain types of flashing colors
or patterns. While the MobiGo™ Touch Learning System does not contribute to any additional
risks, we do recommend that parents supervise their children while they play video games. If
your child experiences dizziness, altered vision, disorientation, or convulsions, discontinue use
immediately and consult your physician.
Please note that focusing on an LCD screen at close range and handling directional pad
controls for a prolonged period of time may cause fatigue or discomfort. We recommend that
children take a 15 minute break for every hour of play.
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Troubleshooting
Before seeking assistance, check the following information.
Problem
LCD display works but
there’s no sound
LCD display turns ON
and OFF immediately
No picture (or incorrect
picture) on LCD, and
pressing the OFF button
has no effect.
No LCD display after
pressing ON button
There’s a cartridge
inserted, but the
message “Please insert
a cartridge” displays on
screen.
Nothing happens
when the MobiGo™
is connected to the
computer
Possible Reason
Volume is turned
down
The headphones are
connected
Battery power is low
Solution
Adjust the volume control.
Unplug headphones from the headphone jack.
Replace batteries.
Cartridge not inserted Make sure the cartridge is firmly inserted.
firmly enough
Program needs to
Press and hold the ON button for about 3
be reset
seconds until the system restarts.
Disconnect all power supplies (batteries and
adaptor), then reconnect all power supplies.
Unplug the cartridge and check if there’s any dirt
on it. Clean it. Then reinsert the cartridge.
Battery power is low Replace batteries.
Incomplete battery
Make sure batteries are installed in both battery
installation
compartments.
No AC adaptor power Securely connect AC adaptor or car adaptor to
both the MobiGo™ and the power outlet.
Poor game cartridge Unplug the cartridge and check if there’s any dirt
connection
on it. Clean it. Then reinsert the cartridge.
USB is not properly
connected
USB is connected to
the computer through
a USB hub
Make sure that the USB cable is securely
connected to both the MobiGo™ and the
computer.
Directly connect the MobiGo™ to the computer.
If your MobiGo™ does not respond to an inserted cartridge, please carefully try the
following:
• Remove all batteries and unplug all wiring.
• Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol or an alcohol-based window cleaner
to gently clean the contact area of the cartridge slot.
• Softly clean the contact area of the cartridge.
• If necessary, dry all the clean contact areas with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• Please make sure that all parts are completely dry before restoring
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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 located on the
back of the display panel).
• The actual problem you are experiencing.
• The actions you took right before the problem started.
Internet : www.vtechkids.com
Phone : 1-800-521-2010 in the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada
Copyright Notices
Copyright 2010 VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. All Rights Reserved. VTech®
and the VTech® logo are registered trademarks of VTech®. MobiGo™ is a trademark
of VTech® Electronics North America, L.L.C. All other trademarks are property of
their respective owners.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Creating and developing MobiGo™ Touch Learning System products is accompanied
by a responsibility that we at VTech® take very seriously. We make every effort to ensure
the accuracy of the information that 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 1-800-521-2010 in
the U.S. or 1-877-352-8697 in Canada, with any problems and/or suggestions that you
might have. A service representative will be happy to help you.
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Disclaimer and Limitation of liability
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
Notice: 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 radio/TV technician for help.
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.
Caution :Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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