The makers of the LeapPad and Explorer tablets are back with an all new device dubbed the LeapPad2 that’s available for purchase in color schemes of green and pink as well as various bundles. It is designed for children aged between 3 and 9 years.
Along with access to a wide catalog of educational content comprising of games, music, videos, eBooks and more, the slate is said to be tough enough to withstand damages during playtime. Through the Cartoon Director download, kids will be able to create their own animated movies featuring themselves by snapping up a self portrait via the front-facing camera, and include a narrative with help from the microphone.
“LeapPad was one of the hottest products for kids in 2011. We took everything kids and parents loved about LeapPad and took it to a whole new level with the new LeapPad2,” states Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. “The incredible new features and breadth of content available on LeapPad2 offer kids more engaging experiences than ever before. Whether a game, video, music or eBook, parents trust LeapFrog will provide their children with compelling and age-appropriate educational entertainment on the powerful and kid-tough LeapPad2.”
The LeapPad2 also comes pre-loaded with a music player, 5 learning songs and the Pet Pad writing game, while a lot more is available from the LeapFrog App Center. In comparison to its predecessor, the new release houses a beefier, 550MHz LF 2000 processor along with twice the on-board memory which amounts to 4GB. The overall usage time has been extended up to 9 hours, providing an additional hour of activity. The gadget houses a 5-inch 480 x 272p display and operates on 4 AA-sized batteries.
The LeapPad2 price stands at $99.99, while the Disney Princess Bundle retails for $129.99. The tablet is available for purchase through the leapfrog.com website and various retailers in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea and many more.