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

LeapFrog Leapster2 and Didj: Handheld Edu-Gamers For the Pre-iPod/Cellphone/DS Demographic

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