To the dismay of many parents, their beloved Apple iPad has become the go to toy for the sticky fingered little people in their lives. With a starting price of $500, it’s not surprising that Moms and Dads have yearned for a viable, inexpensive alternative. Enter the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Tablet. A kid friendly, durable, interactive tablet with a built in microphone and video capable camera promising to fulfill the needs of kids and adults alike.
According to the official LeapFrog press release:
Available beginning summer 2011, LeapPad Explorer will be sold at MSRP $99.99, with downloadable applications priced at MSRP $7.50 and up and game cartridges at MSRP $24.99. The LeapPad Explorer will be available at leapfrog.com and at major retailers in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea and Thailand.
Below is an official video from LeapFrog that demonstrates some of the functionality:
LeapFrog has a fantastic reputation for building educational yet fun products for children. This tablet represents one of their most ambitious undertakings to date. We look forward to getting hands on experience with the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer to provide you with a comprehensive review.
Parents, do you think LeapFrog is on the right track with this new device?