Cora The Smart Cub

by VTech

Cora The Smart Cub is rated 3.4255 out of 5 by 47.
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Cuddle, learn and play with Cora The Smart Cub™ by VTech®! Playtime becomes interactive as this cuddly learning companion responds to touches and hugs. Touch her hand and she'll ask you for a high-five or tickle her toes to make her giggle. Listen to Cora's heart beat by touching the light-up heart button and squeeze her tummy to hear special daily messages. As they play and learn, Cora familiarizes herself with your child’s daily routine and knows when its dinnertime, when to say good morning and more, greeting them with cheerful messages throughout their day. When it's time to turn out the lights, Cora says goodnight and lulls your child to sleep with soothing bed time music. Cora also recognizes holidays and birthdays and will wish your little one a happy birthday and other personalized holiday wishes. Share in the developmental journey online through VTech's Learning Lodge™ and personalize Cora with your child's name, birthday, special holidays, routines and more. Or download 20 of their favorite stories, up to 30 unique melodies and lullabies and other fun messages and sounds to continue the learning fun!

Dimensions: 10.00000" H × 2.00000" W × 6.00000" L

Shipping weight: 0.85 lbs.

Requires: AA 2 Batteries - Included

UPC: 3417761472507

Sub-brand: Vtech Preschool
Found in: Electronic Toys
Appropriate for ages: 1 - 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love our Cora bear! My daughter got her Cora bear for christmas and she absolutely loves it! The download was quick and easy and set up only took a few minutes. I'm not sure why everyone is having a hard time finding the download software...
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cute, but disappointed. I bought Cora for my daughter as it was super cute and I wanted her to have something different to her big sister who has Another brand. Unfortunately her music button is already broken and will not play, which is the main reason I bought it. I have also had to replace the batteries every few weeks.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed CANNOT UPLOAD ANYTHING TO CORA. The library will not download
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very educational for the age group My daughter is 19 months and she have cora I was very excited myself of all the things she could learn from her. We have violet and she loves her but cora I can not download the things that I need to because once u click PC or mac nothing else comes after that. This is a great product but as a parent I think you all could have done better.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learning Lodge This product is super fun, my 9 month old responds well to it and it keeps her smiling for lengthy periods. Anyone who cant find the download it's under "Downloads" and "Get Learning Lodge". Took me a bit to figure that one out, hehehe.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I am very disappointed in this product. I have tried since Christmas to get my daughter's name on the Learning Lodge and it still is not on there. She received Cora the Smart Cub and the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Love to Play Sis' Puppy. Based on the features they both offered I was most impressed with Cora's options but now not so much. I prefer the puppy now because at least her features are immediate and you don't have to wait MONTHS to be able to update and use them.
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I can't find the download either. Very sad. I was excited for my daughter to use it but I can't find the download.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where is the software download? The manual says "go to the VTech® Cora The Smart Cub® download site on http://www.vtechuk.com/download and download the setup file". But it's not there (and it isn't in the 'Downloads'-area either, so basically a lot of functionality is not available to us...
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Software Download! I'm sure it would be a great toy for my child but I can't personalize it. I can't finds the software download anywhere on the website! I've had Leap Frog Violet for my other child and think I will return vTech cora and get another Violet.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our 1 yr old has great fun with Cora :) I had no problem loading the software. Download learning lodge. I didn't hear it say anything about apes & she's been taking the abuse of a toddler for 3 months now. Makes baby giggle just seeing her Cora
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is flawed because of one recorded message that needs to be deleted. I was totally shocked and appalled when I heard the racist comment recorded on the hand of this Cora doll. My mother bought the doll for my 1 year old daughter as a gift . When I later played the recording for my family on Christmas day they all agreed that the comment about the "...ape just like you" was inappropriate and racist.
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WHERE IS THE SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD??? you guys make it incredibly difficult to find! i go to software downloads and cora cub isn't even listed there?...where is it?? i've looked everywhere...nonsense. also, the rating isn't my actual opinion..could be a good toy...but i'll never find out if i can't find the software!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will write a new one if i ever find out how to use the toy!
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter loves this product I highly recommend this product for little ones.. My daughter loves her Cora The Smart Cub.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wrong message to LOs Our baby plays with it and finds it interesting. However, not much more than other toys so we don't think it's something super. But that's ok. It's a nice looking cub with colors and sounds. Here is where it gets interesting. The cub emits messages like 'let's hear some music, this is my foot, etc.'; it also has the ability to talk about upcoming events so one of the things it says to our 8 month old is 'Xmas is coming - have you done your Xmas shopping yet?'. Really? I mean really? From the very early age you are bombarding the kids with this message 'spend, spend, spend'. There were at least 80, if not 100 messages the cub could say about Xmas: who is Santa, decorating the house, plans for Xmas, etc.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Toy with Great Features We have had Cora since Feb 2014. I'm quite familiar with electronics and computers, so I found the interface and software extremely simple to use. My only complaint is hardware related: the cover for the input inside the bear itself is a bit of a pain to work with because it's spring-loaded. Tough to wrestle it open and stick in the wire. When adding in family and friend's names for Cora to say to my child in stories or other activities, I was surprised at the selection available. One family member's name was not there on initial set-up, but showed up by the subsequent update. My child is taking more and more interest in Cora as the days roll on, and it helps to have it say new and interesting things. I try to update the toy every couple months so it talks about relevant holidays (and to change out the music). I was VERY impressed with the recently expanded catalog of songs! I'm hoping that it will be updated again with more seasonal music as we get closer to the end of the year.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly Designed When this product works it's great. Sadly that isn't very much. The Learning Lodge software is pretty terrible as well. While the product is connected to my computer it says that I'm not connected. When I fill out all of the information to send to the product and if I close the program all of that information is lost. The only bright thing is that when we first got the product it didn't have my daughter's name. They now have it; I just can't update it. :/
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk!! I bought this and am trying to customize it, keeps telling me the plug in is missing, few days later still at 0%, Definitely a waste of time and money, never getting this junk again nor from this brand.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk. Very disappointed I was super excited to buy this for my almost 6 month old. She screams and giggled when we played with it at the store. I get it home and THEN read the reviews. They weren't that great but I attempted to install it anyways. Horrible junk. It kept freezing and then would say cub not found. Took over an hour to try and change her name because the cub would say it wrong. Then the site crashed. I'm returning it today and buying the other brand.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not last a week!!! My daughter got Cora for Christmas and for about a day and a half she was super cute saying my daughter's name and all the personalized information I spent hours putting on there for her. Then by day #2 Cora was stuttering some when she talked but would still play music correctly. By New Year's (7 days later) Cora was full blown crazy! She would just kept saying, "this is my, this is my, this is my......" and would not turn off! Big disappointment and waste of money!
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stopped working after I changed batteries My daughter got Cora as a gift from Christmas and it worked great all the way up until I needed to change the batteries, about 2 months after she first used it. After finally getting it customized and putting the correct fresh batteries in, the red light on the heart came on and it no longer works! So disappointed.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesent work like it should This Cora the Smart Cub wouldent be so bad but I cant get Learning Lodge to work. Every time I enter my daughters information it says the learning Lodge site has crashed! Now this Cora bear just repeats that Valentines day is coming up over and over. My daughter doesent even play with this bear because its not stimulating for her. Maybe Vtech needs to work on having their products work properly!!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from VERY DISAPPOINTED BREAKS A LOT! My daughter has gone through two of these already and we are on our third. The first one started stuttering like it was possessed and wouldn't turn off before she even got to play with it. Well we have had Cora # 2 for about two months. She frequently "forgets" information we program her with so we are constantly reconnecting her to the computer. Now, the special occasions button and the music button do not work. I am about to just say forget it and let it be a plain stuffed animal since that it all it is pretty much good for.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Does Not Work As Promised It is clear there is a problem when the advertisement says to use the Learning Lodge Navigator, but the manual states V-Tech Cora the Smart Cub software is needed. Software that does not exist at vtechkids.com/download, as instructed in the manual.
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT HAPPY I am supposed to be able to download some content for cora the baby cub for my daughter and cannot even get the site to pop up to download it! i plug it into the pc and expect it to automatically pop up and nothing the plugin takes me to my cd drive/e and it is a blank page ): not very happy at all with the product as it is not doing what it was intended to do ):
Date published: 2014-01-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Unsatisfied I downloaded the Leaning Lodge and plugged in the device and it is saying "device not found", which apparently is an issue that several customers are experiencing as well. My daughter still loves her bear, but i want what I paid for (which is to personalize it to my daughter).
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm not happy! I bought this bear for my daughter for Christmas, and when I plugged it in to my computer after downloading all the software for it, the Learning Lodge told me that my device was not found. I uninstalled the Learning Lodge and tried again and got the same message. My daughter loves this bear regardless of it being personalized or not, but I would love if I could personalize it for her. Has anyone else had the "Vtech device not found. please connect your Vtech device to the computer, turn the device on and try again." message?
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great learning toy My 5 month old just loves her bear. She lights up when it says her name.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Colorful for all ages Works well but flimsy wires cause easy destruction to item.
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My grand daughter love it Wish they had this went my own child were little Love this cub very educational for baby's and toddler
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 Year old LOVES Cora I bought this for my daughter for her 1st Birthday. When I gave it to her in the morning of her birthday, and Cora said Happy Birthday and sang, my daughter was so excited! she was dancing with cora, and has not put her down since! Also great for in the car to keep my daughter busy
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Plus Animal That We Want To Keep Cora the Smart Cub gets lots of squeals of delights out of our seven-month-old baby girl, which is something only mom and dad can do. Cora the Smart Cub has impressed everyone in our family with her internal clock. In September, she would let us know that Halloween was coming up next month, and now that we are in October, she tells us that Halloween is only a few weeks away. Personalizing Cora is simple with the USB cord that easily connects Cora to the computer, and I was positively surprised to see how easy it was to set up a Vtech Learning Lodge account. Even better yet, personalizing Cora took only minutes, and I was impressed with the large amount of stories, songs and phrases that we could use for the personalization. While I was worried that Cora would take a lot of battery, we have yet to change batteries, and she has been used daily for more than a month. We received a Cora the Smart Cub sample for the purpose of reviewing and hosting a giveaway on our family blog.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the personalization! My daughter loves playing with her Cora the Smart Cub and gets really excited when Cora says her name. I also love the personalization features, like the birthday and holiday greetings, and they are so easy to download. Cora the Smart Cub is so interactive and engaging and my daughter will sit and play with her for a good while, which is saying something since she is so young. We love our Cora the Smart Cub!
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intended for "little" kids but my 6 year old loved it as well. When we received this bear all of my kids ages 2-7 loved it. My two year old boy didn't care that it was pink he loved pushing the heart button and dancing to the songs. My daughter who is six loved playing with it for her four month old sister. Overall this bear is cute, cuddly and a bonus it talks and sings :) Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Educational Friend For Your Young One Zeva was super excited when she saw me take this out of the box when we got it in the mail. She had a similar cub, but it did not have as many features as this cub has. She actually has yet to let me to set it up to the fullest. I have the ability to hook it to my computer and literally have it state her name, and play her favorite songs. Since she loves her Baby Genius songs so much, I know she’d love to have them on there. The downside though, is she would have a hissy fit if I were to take Cora away from her right now. She literally takes Cora with her everywhere. So once the newness wears off a little, I’ll definitely add the songs to Cora. Due to my prior experience with VTech toys, I know that it will be snitch to set her Cora up to be a more personalized experience for her that she will totally love. (I have tried to take her away while Zeva is asleep, but she has a death grip on her even in her sleep.)
Date published: 2013-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for 3 years olds, too! Since Bella was born, I have become a bit of a toy expert. She’s on the spoiled side and gets a new toy at least once every two to three weeks. When searching for a new toy for Isabella, I have certain criteria that must be met – ease of use, appeal and price. However, the most important criteria is how educational the toy is. I enjoy seeing my daughter’s eyes light up while learning about various subjects. We recently got the opportunity to review Vtech‘s Cora the Smart Cub Plush Toy, and let me tell you – this toy surpassed all my criteria. This toy is recommend for ages 6 months to 3 years. Isabella is 3 1/2 years old and still adores this absolutely adorable plush toy. Cora is inviting to little girls due to her pink hue fur. All of her paws function to help your child learn various skills including time concepts, feelings, body parts, as well as daily life. Isabella already knows the majority of her body parts, but this toy helps reenforce that important topic.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my almost 2 year old. Cora is a perfect toy for my 22 month old. She was easy to set up through the software to say my child's name, play her favorite songs, colors, and more. She's soft, cuddly, huggable, and durable, which is always a plus with having a toddler. My toddler enjoys playing with her and listens to all of her wonderful music. This is a toy my child won't outgrow right away, it will grow with her which is great. My 5 year old even enjoys this toy. I give it two thumbs up! I received this product for review from VTech, and all opinions are my own. Read a more detailed review here: http://www.everythingmommyhood.com/2013/09/vtech-cora-smart-cub-review-giveaway-ends-923.html
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for Establishing a Bedtime Routine! While there are so many features that I love about this sweet little toy, my favorite has to be the fact that it has helped us establish a naptime and bedtime routine for our 7 month old. We lay our daughter in her bed, put Cora in the corner near her, turn on 30 minutes of bedtime music, and our daughter has learned that it's time to go to sleep. No fighting, no screaming. Nothing. Just a soundly sleeping baby. And all it takes is a couple pushes of a button. There are many other features that I love: The fact that I can personalize it. The cub not only knows my daughter's name, but she also knows several family members and friends' names. I also love that she helps teach my daughter the time of day: Morning, afternoon, and evening. She tells stories that even my seven month old will sit and listen to. And another great feature? She's pink! :) What's not to love? Overall, this is a fantastic toy and one that every parent should have on hand. We love it!
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love that you can personalize this toy I love that you can select the songs, phrases, holidays and favorite objects that that the toy will say to your child. My daughter plays with it so much that if I ever do get tired of hearing one of the 30 different songs it sings, I can go online and change those so it's something new. We love that Cora reminds her when it's getting close to nap time, or when Halloween is or that she could be eating her favorite food for dinner. Love the personalization of this toy!!!!
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cora is a part of our family and should be part of yours too!! I recently had the opportunity to review Cora the Smart Cub. She came in a fun box and you could help but smile at her BRIGHT and COLORFUL face. Of course we immediately opened her up and began checking out all her features!! My daughters were excited about her different features. She asked them to find her foot, her hand and her BIG RED heart!! She giggled and sang and so did my girls!! My little one took her to bed and was soothed by Cora's fun lullabies. I loved that I was able to go onto VTech and customize Cora. I was able to add my girls names and special birthdays, snacks and songs!! I really feel like Cora is not only educational but engaging and really helps with basic fundamental skills and learning! She's a great tool any parent can have for their children! Mom and Kid tested, Mom and Kid Approved!
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Cute! My first impression of Cora: she's pretty big for a 6 month old which is good. It didn't scare Rylie and she actually lit up when I introduced the toy to her during her play time. She instantly grabbed her and started playing with Cora. What got annoying was when Rylie kept a tight squeeze of the "song hand" it kept playing the songs starting from the first one on the list (in our case, Claire de Lune). Thankfully I have the option to turn it off, which is great for when you need your sanity and don't want to hear the toy. It's been about a week since we've had Cora and Rylie still lights up every time I hand Cora to her. She loves her and I have a feeling once she's a bit older she'll be carrying it around everywhere.
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable and fun Cora the Smart Cub™ I really loved all the attention to detail, the happy face with the smile and smiling eyes, the super cute bow, since all little girls love their bows this is one of these added details that make this perfect. All the body parts are embroidered on so they are there to last. The heart lights up and goes with the music, songs and words. When you press on the different parts of the body your child will learn and play along with Cora. Cora is super soft, huggable and loveable.
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous, Fun and Personalized Upon receiving Cora the Smart Cub, my daughters went crazy! My 5 year still very much loves plush toys and the fact this toy was interactive made her even more excited. When my 13.5 month old saw the glowing heart, she was interested and it's been fun to watch both girls play and share the cuddly cub. The cub can be easily personalized using VTech Learning Lounge, to include the child's name and favorite foods, toys, colors, etc. This was a hit! My 5 year old thinks it's amazing how the cub knows "all that stuff." I especially love the amount of music and stories that have been downloaded. I can easily press the musical touch point and set the music to play for 5-30 minutes, which is perfect for story time or playtime. I highly recommend this toy! I was provided with Cora the Smart Cub to review, all opinions expressed are my own.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great VTech Toy My daughter loved Cora The Smart Cub from the moment she placed her hands on her. Cora is very soft to the touch and easily cuddled. The personalization feature of Cora is brilliant. What child doesn't want to hear their loved toy speaking their name. Mine sure does. Not only is the personalization fun, it was also easy. From start to finish the personalization on VTech's Learning Lodge (which included downloading software) took about 20 minutes. Cora now knows my daughter's favorite foods, toys, colors and songs. Even though my daughter is a the top of the suggested age recommendation (36 months), she loves Cora The Smart Cub and hasn't stopped playing with her. I truly wish we would have had this for my daughter a year or two ago. It really is a nice toy and I would recommend it to all of my friends and family. Cora The Smart Cub was provided to me by VTech for the purpose of a review, all opinions are 100% mine.
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and fun to personalize My daughter loves how soft and cuddly Cora is. The material is like a terry cloth type fabric. She also loves the Cora knows her name and her birthday. We set it up with names of her cousins and songs that she likes so she loves to start the music playing while she is doing other things. This toy is fun to play with and I love that she is learning something as well.
Date published: 2013-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for the whole family! Both my daughters have both been playing with Cora. G is more interactive with Cora and Val just likes to see her heart beat and listen to all of her different sounds and lullaby music. I’m glad its a toy that they can both enjoy even though they are about 2.5 years apart in age. Its a great way to give them the opportunity to interact together.
Date published: 2013-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational and Endearing! One of my favorite things about Cora the Smart Cub, is that her bedtime music can be set to 30 minutes. We've never had problems getting my daughter to sleep but she really seems to enjoy the bedtime music. I also am a firm believer that peaceful bedtime music helps to offer children a more soothing sleep. Another thing I love about Cora is that she not only teaches your child but she also offers them a loving companion. Cora the Smart Cub is such a sweet little thing and my daughter absolutely adores her.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun & Great Value I thought this Cub would be perfect for my 6 month old but my 4 year old was just as entertained. I love how you can personalize it and select the songs, stories and even special events. Very durable and I already have it on my holiday list to purchase for a friend of mine who had a baby girl a couple of months ago. The lights draw the kids in and it is very soft so you do not need to worry about injuries. My baby even turns her head when it says her name. Great value!
Date published: 2013-09-05

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Cora The Smart Cub

by VTech

Appropriate for ages: 1 - 3

Dimensions: 10.00000" H × 2.00000" W × 6.00000" L

Shipping weight: 0.85 lbs.

Requires: AA 2 Batteries - Included

UPC: 3417761472507