My oldest daughter is 5 years old. We have debated buying her an indoor trampoline for a couple years. There are a few reasons that we have been hesitant, first and foremost being the price. Other reasons include space and safety.
This past month, I’ve had the immense pleasure of reviewing JumpSport iBounce Kids Trampoline. The price tag is in the same range as others I’ve seen, retailing for $99.95. However, I believe the comparisons stop there.
I've not only written this review but done a video review as well so you can see it's features in action!
I don’t know what I expected before it arrived, but I was surprised to see how small the box was when it arrived, obviously it meant assembly required.
According to their website, it can be “easily assembled in as little as 15 minutes!” My husband, who is generally quite handy, took one look at the provided pieces and instruction booklet, and was skeptical.
I was quite impressed with the finished product. It appeared very sturdy. I was also glad to see it wouldn’t be an eyesore in my living room. It fits nicely in the corner of the room, when not being used with the television.The television, you ask?
The JumpSport iBounce comes with an active learning series featuring an adorable kangaroo named RompyRoo. This is one of the aspects that I truly believe makes this company’s trampoline different from others out there.
Sure, all trampolines are providing fitness to kids, but I love that they make a point to engage them a level further. The learning series is available as an app for iPad, as well as DVD form, which is what we used.
It tells her when to fly around (arms out to side) has her counting jumps, jumping on one foot, and running in place. It seems to keep her busy for longer than a free jump on a trampoline would, and also works her brain at the same time. Win win!
To be able to accommodate the tablet while jumping, you have the option to include a mounted tablet holder for an additional $30 - making the total $129.95.
Although we do not own a iPad, we do have a Kindle. I’m a little embarrassed to admit the electronic addiction my 5 year old has. But hey, it’s 2015, whose kid doesn’t?! For a little bit, nearly everyday, she can usually be found sprawled out somewhere zoned out, staring at Netflix.
Ever since the addition of the iBounce to our home, she is at least doing aerobics simultaneously!
The base of the tablet holder appears made specifically for iPads, but thankfully there is an adapter to hold the Kindle securely as well. The Kindle is a bit smaller, and needs the adapter to have a snug hold. The plunging lock in the back has held up well, and has not come unlocked on its own. On the side, there is also a turning lock to adjust the angle of the frame, for comfortable watch-ability based on the hight of your child. (you can see a detailed explanation of the holder and adapter in our video review above)
The JumpSport iBounce is a triangular shape. While this isn’t unique to them strictly, I find it to be less common than the circular indoor trampolines. In my experience, kids tend to all cram onto those to jump at once, inevitable causing someone (or something!) injury. With the triangle shape it seems to pretty obvious, even to the youngsters, that this is made for one single jumper at a time. I think the large sturdy handholds assist in this as well.
The specifications on their site say that the JumpSport iBounce is intended for ages 2-5. I was a little nervous about getting it for my 5 year old as she is on the higher end of that. However, also looking at the weight limits, she is more than 40lbs away from the maximum, so I’m hoping she will still fit on, and enjoy, this trampoline for many years, by which time, her younger sister will happily take it over!
Not that I foresee any issues, but I’m happy to see that there is a 90 day warranty on all components.
Among a handful of other awards, the JumpSport iBounce has won Creative Child Magazine’s Product of the Year award, two years in a row. I truly think it deserved that honor, and I would recommend this to anyone with children!
And if you're jealous of the little kids, check out their full line of adult fitness trampolines too.
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