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.
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.
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.
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.
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.[associate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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…
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…
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…