LeapFrog has been making educational electronic devices for kids for far longer than your 5 year old has been stealing your iPad. Now the company is getting ready to launch the next-generation LeapPad — a tablet meant for kids under the age of 9.
While the original LeapPad was basically designed for reading books, listening to audio, and writing notes, the new LeapPad is a 5 inch tablet with a rugged plastic case, a working camera, microphone, and 2GB of storage.
This isn’t your typical iOS or Android tablet. It’s designed to run educational games and apps including cartridges designed for the Leapster Explorer. It can also play videos or work as an eBook reader. The LeapPad will sell for $100, and it goes up for pre-order Wednesday, June 29th.
Will it keep your kids from borrowing your iPhone? It’ll cost $100 to find out. But at the very least they’re less likely to break it… or accidentally call your ex on it.
via NY Times