Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: ZoomKIT

* I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

My kids have spent a LOT of time in the car this summer already, but their car tripping time is not quite over yet, as we still have several more road trips ahead of us. Overall, they do a pretty good job of staying entertained by making up stories and playing pretend together or looking at books. However, they are still kids and they get bored and hungry often. Thankfully for me, we have a new product to take along on future trips- the ZoomKIT! Here's a bit about it, from the product's website:

ZoomKIT is a portable activity table-top. ZoomKIT can integrate with car seats and strollers or stand alone. It is designed to hold modular, swappable activity cases filled with education and entertainment kits, mess and slip-free food containers, and packaged foods.  This system allows parents to keep moving while the kids’ physical and entertainment needs are being met at the highest level.

With an original patent pending design that has inserts for a wide range of activities and ages, the ZoomKIT  lessens the impact of a fast-paced lifestyle.

Current ZoomIN inserts include:
  • ZoomSNACK – a bento-box styled lunch box with a removable, tethered “no-drop” spork, and hinged lid. Dishwasher and Microwave Safe. BPA and Pthalate free.
  • ZoomART –  Creative kit features illustrations and activities by artists. Used alone or inserted into our ZoomKIT travel table. ZoomART includes: a dry eraser easel, a reusable dry eraser activity book with mazes, dot-to-dots, and matching games, a coloring book and both dry eraser markers and crayons with easy to use holders.  ZoomART kits are the perfect solution for keeping kids engaged, entertained and learning while on the the go!
  • ZoomIN fill it yourself boxes. These empty hinged lid “tupperware style” boxes are perfect for your little one to store their favorite toys and items to take along.

When we unpacked the box containing the ZoomKIT, my kids immediately plopped down on the floor and started to play with it.

 Vivian loved the snack insert box with the dividers for her snacks. I loved how contained everything was! Both kids were totally fascinated with the art insert. It is full of lots of fun activities and I've had to keep telling them that we need to save it for our next trip and not do everything now! We also received one insert box that is plain and can be filled up with whatever your kids want to pack inside! I really like the desk- it's sturdy, but not hard plastic, so I wouldn't be concerned with it hurting the kids if it went flying for some reason. The legs are easy to take off and put on for storage. And I love the insert idea. It's great to have everything packed up and right at hand for quick access.

This is a product designed by a mom who knows about car travel with kids, and I am a big fan. We can't wait to get it out on the road!