LeapFrog's 5-inch LeapPad isn't your standard tablet. Coming in pink and green it has the visuals, but also the software to attract the attention of four to nine year-olds, which are the exact target audience. The education tablet's sports a screen with resolution of 400 x 712 pixels, but it's the heaps of downloadable apps that will keep children entertained.
Over 100 titles
ranging from $5 to $25 in price, will be available when the LeapPad arrives on August 15th
and all of them will run on the device's 400MHz processor. But if for some reason you'd prefer to get the apps on a physical medium – you can do that as well as some titles come in LeapFrog's Explorer cartridges.
Youngsters will be able to read books and play videos on the tablet, getting educated along the way. You needn't worry about your kids breaking the tablet either as it's build out of tough plastic. In addition, the LeapPad sports a basic camera capable of capturing stills and recording video, a microphone and 2GB of internal memory. Don't ask us about the specifications – LeapFrog hasn't given any details, but it's stressed the fact that your kid can have fun with the images and even create their own stories using some of the content.
Pair this with a price tag of $100, and you might not have the iPad killer
, but rather a pretty good offer for keeping your kids off your grown up tablet.