I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to review a new Sesame Street Video USB and I jumped at the chance! Both of my little ones enjoy Sesame Street, especially Elmo! I had never heard of the Video USB's so I was instantly intrigued!
I was sent "The Best Of Elmo Video USB" to review for my kiddos. I have to say, when it first arrived I thought it was the cutest little thing and so easy for an on-the-go mom! It is made of a soft rubber material and it comes apart right where his mouth is to reveal the USB . It fits very snuggly so no worries about it popping off when you don't want it to. It is also waterproof, dustproof and drop proof. Thank goodness! As we all know, those are necessities with little ones!
My son saw it when I opened up they package and wanted to know what it was right away. We walked over to the computer and I plugged it into a USB. It started playing IMMEDIATELY! My son loved watching the Full Episode that it included. It was great that I didn't have to install anything on my computer. It was all right there inside this cool Elmo package! After it was over my son wanted to play with the USB, taking Elmo's head apart. I had no worries about that since it is so toddler friendly.
Another great fact about this USB is that it can also store up to 400 photos, 400 songs or just about any amount of written documents! My kids BOTH love looking at pictures, so I know this would be great to store photos on for them if we are away from home and need something else to occupy time.
Here is the overview from the Sesame Street Website:
The unforgettable DVD starring everyone's favorite furry red monster, Best Of Elmo, now on Video USB!
Video USB drive offers a full-length home video as well as discretionary storage space that can hold up to 400 photos, 400 songs or a virtually unlimited amount of written content!
A child cannot accidentally erase or remove the movie, ensuring viewing pleasure for a long time to come. The flexibility and portability of the drive make it the perfect item for travel and use at home!
Character drivers are waterproof, dustproof and drop proof.
A special "wearable" connector strap ensures that both parts of the character stay together. Collect them all!
How it works:
Step 1: Open drive cap and our special connector strap ensures that both parts of the character will stay together.
Step 2: Easy Plug 'n Play feature offers an exciting new way to watch video and store personal information as well as directly link to the Sesame Street website.
Step 3: One easy click to the movie, Sesame Street website (if used in a PC and connected to the internet) and Personal storage.
The Sesame Street Video USB's are available in 6 characters or the Sesame Street 25th Anniversary Musical Celebration USB.
You can buy these at www.store.sesamestreet.org, www.sesamestreetusb.com, www.amazon.com, www.qvc.com, and www.walmart.com for about $24.99 a piece!
I have made a small list of pros and cons to share with you:
Very travel worthy! You could fit it virtually anywhere(in you pocket!) and it would be safe and be with you.
Plug and Play..NO install! That is my favorite part! I have so many things installed and it takes so much time to install sometimes. Plug and Play is GREAT!!
Plays RIGHT away! No waiting on commercials, or going through a long menu.
The rubber part of the USB(Elmo's head) is a bit too bulky for a small space. You may have to unplug any USB close to the spot where you need to plug this one in.
My Final Thought:
I would DEFINITELY recommend this to a friend. I think the benefits are great and your kid will love picking out their favorite Sesame character to carry around with them, plus you can't beat that extra storage space on the USB! Awesome!!
Disclaimer: These thoughts are all my own, I was not paid to write my review. I was provided the Sesame Street Video USB and I am so happy I was!