Long before Vtech was able to become well known for the V.Smile-range of consoles, it released educational-gaming systems already in the 80ies. The Socrates is such a console, supporting the player with a robot character named "Socrates". Games were available on cartridge and were played with the infrared keyboard/joypad hybrid. Some games were built-in as well. Technically, the system was nothing special with many games appearing slow and not much entertaining. The system was released in Germany under the name "Dr. Weiss-Alles" by company Yeno.