Wow! This is a very fun "toy." Suitable for children weighing 77 pounds or less (approximately up...
Wow! This is a very fun "toy." Suitable for children weighing 77 pounds or less (approximately up to age 11), this Dino car offers a fun theme for the rider. The child can go exploring for dinosaurs. The product provides a downloadable app that lets the rider go on a safari, looking for dinosaurs. The car features a smartphone holder and MP3 cable along with speakers that plays the app (or music) through the car's speakers.
The car can achieve speeds of 2.5 MPH which may sound slow but is actually quite fast for a small child. When you press on the accelerator the wheels immediately spin, there is not building up of speed. It may take a little getting used to, especially for younger children, but it is guaranteed that they will enjoy this ride immensely! The theme is suitable for both boys and girls and makes for an amazing gift.
When you first charge the battery, you should charge it for 24 hours and the battery will provide anywhere from one to two hours of driving time before needed recharging. Recharging takes anywhere from eight to twelve hours. The battery is located safely under the driver's seat. You simply unplug the battery cable and connect it to the provided AC adapter cable which you then plug into a wall socket.
Note the instructions say that you must charge the battery every month, even when not in use. This may be easy to forget during the winter months or during long periods when you are not using the car.
The steering wheel features two buttons, one which honks a horn and the other which plays a dinosaur sound. These sounds are powered via two AAA batteries located inside the steering wheel cover.
The car features two gears: Forward and Reverse. Each go the same speed (in other words, reverse is not slower than forward which you might expect).
The front right panel features a dial that turns on/off the MP3 sound entering through the MP3 cable. It also provides volume for that sound to the speakers. Also included is a power indicator button which, when pressed, shows the battery level.
Finally, there is a red power on/off button for the "engine."
Assembly is a breeze. The car and components is made of quality material and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I especially like the hubcaps which hide mounting hardware for the wheels.
I bought this for my three grandchildren, ages 2, 3 and 5. All of them love riding on it! The c...
I bought this for my three grandchildren, ages 2, 3 and 5. All of them love riding on it! The charge lasts a long time which is great since it does get a lot of use! They love using the sounds on it (whistle, chugging, etc) They put their stuffed animals in the caboose for a ride and can go forwards or backwards. They love seeing the steam come out when you place a small amount of water in it. It really works and we’ve had no issues with that! I’ve seen some reviews that had problems but so far, all is well! For the reasonable price, and the sturdy quality of the train, caboose and tracks (which the train stays on even going around the curves), I’d highly recommend! It gets a lot of use and wear and tear since Christmas, nonstop, so it’s definitely worth it! If you set it up in the house, it does tend to be a bit noisy but nothing too crazy.