Kideo – review & giveaway

Kideo has a simple vision: “make every kid a star”!  The concept is so simple, but so fun – upload a picture of your child’s face to their website, type in their name, and the child can star in a video with one of their favourite characters.  There are three different options available: streaming video (you watch online using your computer and Internet and can share via Facebook/Twitter/etc), video download (save to your computer and watch), or the classic DVD (mailed to you).

For review, I chose the “Dora, Diego and Me” streaming video.  You can upload the picture of your child from your computer or Facebook account, or take a picture with your webcam.  I used one from my computer, did a quick crop using the program provided (you want to get nice and close to their faces) and within 30 seconds was done.  Since I was doing a streaming video, once I typed in Ashlyn’s name it was done and ready to be viewed! Here’s a screenshot to give you an idea of the excellent quality of the streaming video.

My daughter has never actually seen a Dora episode but she has a book that she is obsessed with so I thought she’d enjoy it.  “Enjoy” is an understatement!  As you can see, she was mesmerized – we actually watched it twice in a row the first time.  Every time Dora said her name she’d look at me with a big smile!

I do find that when they say the child’s name it is quite a bit louder than the rest of the dialogue, but that doesn’t seem to bother Ashlyn.  Now my only problem is that whenever she sees my laptop, she wants to watch her movie!

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One lucky reader will win a streaming video of your choice from Kideo!

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To enter, go to Kideo and tell me which streaming video you would pick if you won (required).

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Contest closes January 28 @ 10pm EST; open to US and CANADIAN RESIDENTS only.
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37 Comments on Kideo – review & giveaway

  1. Tabathia B
    January 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM (6 years ago)

    I would pick Dora the Explorer: “Whose Birthday Is It?”
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  2. Tabathia B
    January 14, 2011 at 3:40 PM (6 years ago)

    google follower
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  3. Tabathia B
    January 14, 2011 at 3:41 PM (6 years ago)

    like on fb (michelle b)

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  4. andalene
    January 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM (6 years ago)

    I’d choose the “I am the Amazing Spiderman” video.

  5. andalene
    January 15, 2011 at 7:13 PM (6 years ago)

    subscribe via email

  6. corey
    January 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM (6 years ago)

    Care Bears: Winter Adv.-I can do Anything
    for my daughter

  7. corey
    January 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM (6 years ago)

    Email subscriber – thanks

  8. Jennifer C.
    January 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM (6 years ago)

    I’d choose The Amazing Spiderman…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  9. Jennifer C.
    January 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM (6 years ago)

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  10. Jennifer C.
    January 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM (6 years ago)

    I email subscribe…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

  11. Jennifer C.
    January 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM (6 years ago)

    Like you on FB *Jennifer C.*

  12. Jennifer C.
    January 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM (6 years ago)

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  13. Kaisa
    January 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM (6 years ago)

    Kai would die for the Spiderman!

  14. Kaisa
    January 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM (6 years ago)

    I follow you with GFC

  15. Kaisa
    January 19, 2011 at 10:41 AM (6 years ago)

    I like you on FB :) Kaisa

  16. Kaisa
    January 19, 2011 at 10:42 AM (6 years ago)

    I subscribe via email

  17. meme
    January 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (6 years ago)

    I like the spiderman movie

  18. meme
    January 27, 2011 at 12:15 AM (6 years ago)

    email subscriber

  19. amy d
    January 27, 2011 at 9:02 PM (6 years ago)

    dora the explorer
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. susanmeep
    January 28, 2011 at 12:13 PM (6 years ago)

    I would pick Dora, Diego and Me! suelee1998@ gmail.com