LeapFrog LeapTV: A Wii-Plus-Kinect Mashup For Kids

Video games aren't always suitable for young kids—some decidedly so. But try explaining to a five-year-old why the Xbox is a grownup device and you'll end up in an endless spiral of "but why?" LeapFrog's new LeapTV aims to change that, with a gaming console built just for kids age three to eight. » 7/15/14 1:00pm 7/15/14 1:00pm

LeapFrog's Kid Fitness Watch: A Tamagotchi That Gets Kids Off the Couch

Fitness trackers are basically a grown-up excuse to mess around with a gadget under the guise of self-betterment. But why should adults have all the fun? Kids' electronics maker LeapFrog just unveiled the LeapBand, a wrist-worn fitness tracker that encourages kids to get up and do stuff. » 4/30/14 6:30pm 4/30/14 6:30pm

The 10 Most Important Tablets of 2012

The tablet market went through some huge changes in 2012. Apple finally introduced a (somewhat) more affordable iPad. Microsoft released Windows 8 and launched its own hardware. And for the first time, every major player had a tablet that was actually, you know, good. » 12/06/12 5:40pm 12/06/12 5:40pm

This Holiday's Hottest Tablet Isn't What You Think

iPad 2. Kindle Fire. Android Tablet X. Popular gifts, all. In fact, odds are a bunch of you are stuffing stockings with them right now. But if we define popularity as how many casualties the war between supply and demand leaves behind, only one tablet stands out this month. » 12/16/11 3:30pm 12/16/11 3:30pm

LeapPad Explorer: The Tablet Your Kid Can Use as a Frisbee

The dummy-proof, interactive feel of tablets makes them a natural for kids. But letting your brat actually get his grubby, possibly poop-covered mitts on your delicate iPad? It's probably for the best that we now have a tablet designed specifically for kids. » 6/30/11 12:20pm 6/30/11 12:20pm


A Tablet for Kids Isn't a Bad Idea

Have you seen kids play with iPads before? They're enchanted by them, mesmerized by the interaction. For some reason, they just speak them. LeapFrog thinks so too, that's why they're making a tablet for kids. » 6/28/11 12:26pm 6/28/11 12:26pm

Toddler Review: Leapfrog Tag Junior Book Pal

Alas, I have no spawn of my own. So when LeapFrog mailed their new Tag Junior, a handheld device that reads special LeapFrog books to children, I had to call in the big guns for the review. Err...little guns. » 6/30/09 3:40pm 6/30/09 3:40pm

Would You Replace Your Baby's Rattle with an iPhone?

The Early Show featured a brief segment this morning called High-Tech Rattles. They demonstrated an iPhone with a rattle app, a G1 with a white noise app and the Blackberry-esque LeapFrog Text & Learn. » 5/28/09 1:20pm 5/28/09 1:20pm

Leapfrog's Zippity is Like a Wii Fit For Kids

Leapfrog and Disney have teamed up to develop what is, essentially, a Wii Fit for preschoolers. Although, the Zippity does more than just burn fat in a fun way—its educational as well. » 2/04/09 11:20am 2/04/09 11:20am

LeapFrog Text & Learn: A Blackberry for Those Too Young Not to Swallow…

You want the best for your child. And if your kid is to have a shot at being Gordon Gekko or just the next world text messaging champ, they need start early. Real early. » 1/28/09 4:20pm 1/28/09 4:20pm

Leapfrog Crammer Helps With the Late Night Revision

At some point in our lives, we were cramming for exams that we had no chance of passing. It is unfortunate then that we did not have the Leapfrog Crammer at our disposal, which would have permitted us to create customized digital flashcards for viewing whilst listening to our tunes. » 2/17/08 9:25pm 2/17/08 9:25pm

LeapFrog Leapster2 and Didj: Handheld Edu-Gamers For the…

Today, LeapFrog pulled the veil off of two handhelds aimed at edu-taining kids who are still too young for an iPod, a cellphone and maybe even a Nintendo DS. The Leapster2 is a $70 streamlined, net-connected version of the first Leapster, a chunky, ergonomic thing designed for kids ages 4-8, with new games from the … » 2/05/08 3:00pm 2/05/08 3:00pm

LeapFrog Tags Reads Books, So Your Lazy Kids Don't Have To

LeapFrog today introduced a baby brother to the Fly "pentop computer." The $50 Tag uses the same Anoto high-res scanning technology to "read" specially printed books to kids, and can connect to the internet (OK, net-connected PC via USB) to download audio and programming for up to five books at a time. In addition to… » 1/28/08 8:09am 1/28/08 8:09am

DJs Do Battle Using LeapFrog Fly Fusion Pens

OK, so maybe it's a friendly battle, but a test of mad skillz nonetheless, one that went down at San Francisco's Shine nightclub not long ago. Every notebook that comes with the $80 LeapFrog Fly Fusion pen has this music-making console on the back, so you too can lay some breaks and beats yourself when it goes on… » 7/19/07 6:21pm 7/19/07 6:21pm


We mentioned the Leapfrog FLY Pentop Computer before, but this time, it's finally hit shelves. As we mentioned, this is a computer built inside a special pen "computer", and works with specially made paper. For example, you've got some crazy calculator function: you draw some numbers on the paper, a plus sign, and an… » 10/25/05 11:57am 10/25/05 11:57am