Saturday, December 31, 2011

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink)

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Rating: 4.0

List Price : $99.99 Price : $133.90
LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink)

Product Description

Introducing LeapPad Explorer, the personalized learning tablet just for kids. A built-in camera/video recorder, 100+ games and activities and innovative creativity and reading apps offer limitless learning and endless ways to play.

Features include:

•A broad curriculum that goes beyond school skills
•A built-in camera and video recorder
•Skill levels that automatically adjust to each child?s pace
•100+ games and activities (works with all Leapster Explorer games and apps)
•Appropriate for children ages 4 to 9 years Hands-On Review

Help your child create and learn with the LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer. The learning tablet gives you access to more than 100 educational books, games, videos, and apps. Subjects like mathematics, reading, and science are covered in a fun and interactive way. The LeapPad's built-in camera can shoot video, allowing kids to make animation and art to share with family and friends.

At a Glance
LeapPad Explorer
At a Glance:

Age: 4 to 9 years
Requirements: 4 AA batteries
(not included)   
Warranty: 1-year limited

  • Library of 100+ games and apps

  • Works with all Leapster Explorer game cartridges, eBooks, videos and more
At a Glance
System Specifications
Screen5 inches, 480x272 pixel resolution
Camera640 x 480 resolution capability
Video Recorder320x240 resolution capability
Input ControlsD-pad, touch screen, embedded microphone, camera, motion sensor
ConnectorsCartridge slot, AC adapter, audio jack, USB connector
Battery DurationApprox. 8+ hours
On-board Memory2 GB
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LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer with Stylus
Sturdy design, easy to create videos and personalized stories.
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Kid-Friendly, Interactive Design
Though sleek and thin, the LeapPad can withstand kids' roughhousing and dirty fingers. Designed to be flipped, shaken, and turned by little hands, the LeapPad comes with a tilt sensor for game control that puts kids in the middle of the action. A 5-inch color touch screen makes it easy for kids of all ages to learn and interact.

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer - built-in camera and recorder Built-In Camera Encourages Creativity
Prepare to be amazed by the wacky and touching videos, photos, and artwork that your child will produce using the LeapPad. Voice-guided instructions make it easy for children to edit and share their creations with friends and family. And with 2 GB of built-in memory, the LeapPad has plenty of space to store your budding director's creations.

The built-in camera allows kids to become the stars of their own stories. The Story Studio and Art Studio apps allow children to modify pictures they take and drop them into storybooks. Both apps are free and can be downloaded once you register the device.

Leveled Reading Experience
LeapPad's Ultra eBook are interactive, cinematic experiences designed to guide children through books and immerse them in the joy of reading. Each book is actually three books in one, with different levels and modes optimized to support reading development. As a child builds his/her reading skills, the levels adjust automatically and are remembered from book to book.

The Ultra eBook innovative activities build comprehension skills and expand vocabulary with support features that allow your child to touch a word to see its image, touch an image to see the word highlighted in text, touch words to hear them sounded out, or find definitions in the visual dictionary. All of this with characters that children will love, brought to life through animation that keeps children engaged as they learn.

Each Ultra eBook features:
  • 3 levels of text
  • 3 modes where children can listen to the story, read along with the story, or read and explore activities on their own
  • 6 comprehension activities leveraging the tablet's accelerometer and 3 fun games
  • Ability to record and play back personal story narration
Discover a World of Learning
With more than 100 learning games, videos, books, and apps available for LeapPad, it's easy to keep your child entertained on long car trips or at your favorite restaurant. LeapPad has a game cartridge slot for backwards compatibility with the entire existing Leapster Explorer Library, the curriculum covers spelling, phonics skills, mathematics, science, music, geography, and more.

The LeapPad also automatically adjusts learning so that kids can learn at their own pace while staying engaged. They can even practice writing with the included child-sized stylus.

Track Your Child's Progress
The LeapPad's online tool, the Learning Path, allows you to tune into your child's progress and track achievements. You can choose to receive regular e-mail updates on your child's accomplishments, which provide insight into where your child may need additional support and give you new ideas for even more learning fun.

Registration Allows for Maximum Capability
Parents will want to register the LeapPad so that they can download the three free apps and access the online tools. The online tool allows you to track your child's play and learning progress and share your child's photos and creations. Plan to spend about 20 minutes registering, downloading the apps, and helping your child set up a user profile.

What's in the Box
LeapFrog LeapPad with stylus, four apps (Pet Pad, Story Studio, Art Studio, and one app of your choice), extra stylus with tether, USB cable, installation CD, quick-start guide, and instructions.

Library with 100+ Learning Games and Apps
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  • Introducing LeapPad Explorer, the personalized learning tablet just for kids!
  • 100+ games, apps, digital books, videos and flash cards (sold separately, works with all Leapster Explorer games and apps)
  • Includes a built-in camera and video recorder, 5" touch screen and 4 apps (Pet Pad, Story Studio, Art Studio and one of your choice)
  • 2GB of memory, enabling it to host a robust suite of apps including: ultra eBooks, Story Studio, Art, Animation and Photo studios
  • A broad curriculum, with skill levels that automatically adjust to match each child's pace and remember progress

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink) Reviews

LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink) Reviews
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741 of 746 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Set up is frustrating - UPDATE ADDED, September 4, 2011
This review is from: LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink) (Toy)
Okay. Let's start with the facts:

a) I have twins who turn 4 years old tomorrow.
b) They always want to play with my tablet (especially the "Birdy Game")
c) They need their own tablets so they will leave mine alone.

Therefore, I bought each of them their own LeapPad Explorer tablets.

After reading some of the reviews about the other Explorer products, I decided to set these up before their birthday tomorrow. So many people lamented the set up process that I knew I needed to get this done before the actual day. I thought I could take them out of the boxes, get them all set up and place them back in the boxes so that they could open them tomorrow. I had no idea what I was in for.

The bad:

1) It is a very sad statement about the world we live in that the only way to remove the tablets from their packaging was to completely destroy it (as in totally torn apart and in pieces). I was stunned that every panel of the... Read more
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158 of 165 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Weigh all your oprions before you decide., August 20, 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink) (Toy)
My daughter got her LeapPad two days ago. She likes it so far but seems to be already getting tired of the apps that came with it (story studio, pet pad, art studio and a game of your choice). If you already own Leapster Explorer you will be able to use the games you own, if you don't - be prepared to spend between $7-10 for each app. You might still want to purchase Explorer games as well ($15-25).

The installation and software update took about 2 hours!!! My daughter had to go to bed before she even got a chance to play with her new toy. The next day she wouldn't stop playing with the LeapPad, and by 6pm we had to replace the batteries. We use 2 rechargeable sets and have been replacing the batteries once every day so far.

Today I noticed some minor scratches on the front of the LeapPad (on the screen and on the casing). You might want to pick up a screen protector (LeapPad Gel Skin is available in October).
The idea of stylus might be a little... Read more
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187 of 199 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Expected-Disappointed, September 10, 2011
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet (Pink) (Toy)
Purchased for my 4 1/2 yr old boy & friends' 4 1/2 yr. old girl. Both children enjoy using parent's iPads. Son, Nintendo DS.
Both adept at playing w/electronic gadgets- Smart Phones, Laptops. ( of course enjoy other forms of play & learning not using electronics;)
Was excited to buy LeapPad Tablet-because of LeapFrog quality of educational toys, & best learning DVD's.
Disappointed that LeapPad Explorer Learning Tablet did not meet our expectations.
CONS: !) Excessive, "difficult" to Open Package
2)Too Loud-(even at lowest setting)- Purchased earphones for kids.
3) Need computer to Sync & Download b4 use-(30 minutes+-) & to get Apps.
4) Apps-expensive -quality, graphics etc..just ok
5) Eats up batteries (Buy recyclables & AC adapter)
!) Games very good ($18-25) and backwards compatible w/Leapster Explorer.
2) Kids enjoy playing but still ask for IPAds or other gadgets.
3) Leap Pad Tablet is 100%... Read more
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