As a LeapFrog ambassador I get to find out all the latest that is happening at LeapFrog HQ and I have discovered that they are about to launch their brand new, sleeker, faster LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi.
We are huge fans of the LeapPad in this house and were massively impressed with the LeapPad 2 we reviewed last year and have continued to enjoy since so we’re very excited about the latest models, here’s what
LeapPad3 is the fastest, highest-performance five-inch tablet ever from LeapFrog. With kid-safe web, Wi-Fi and a new capacitive touchscreen, LeapPad3 is the perfect combination of performance, durability and safety. LeapPad3 has 4GB of memory – enough to store 20,000 photos – as well as two mega-pixel front and back cameras and video recorders, and a built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery so the exploration and creativity never ends.
The LeapPad Ultra was one of the must-have Christmas toys for kids among top retailers in 2013, we LOVE ours and I can promise you they are constantly in use. The LeapPad Ultra XDi is LeapFrog’s seven-inch Wi-Fi tablet.
Building on the success of the LeapPad Ultra the LeapPad Ultra XDi offers the ultimate in multimedia experience, a high-resolution touch screen, 8GB of memory (enough to store 40,000 photos) and access to hundreds of downloadable apps. LeapPad Ultra XDi also includes front and back mega-pixel cameras and video recorders, a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an on-board MP3 player so kids’ music is right at their fingertips.
Since pioneering the children’s tablet category in 2011, LeapFrog’s award-winning LeapPad tablets have received more than 40 accolades from parenting and industry organisations, and been recognised by retailers’ as a top must-have for Christmas.
The Best Educational Content
LeapFrog’s Learning Library holds more than 700 games, apps, eBooks, videos, music and more all designed or approved by LeapFrog’s team of gaming and learning experts.LeapFrog is the only children’s tablet maker to employ a full-time in-house team of learning experts, all with PhDs in various specialties including education, child development and educational psychology.
LeapFrog games draw from 2,600 skills across core subjects like reading, maths, science and creativity, and seamlessly blend LeapFrog’s comprehensive curriculum into age-appropriate gameplay and videos that keep children learning.
With LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi, every child can learn and play in a way that is appropriate for them. Select games in the LeapFrogLearning Library personalise the learning to each child, automatically adjusting the level for just the right challenge.
LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi learning tablets have been designed specifically for kids. With built-in Wi-Fi and LeapSearch™, powered by Zui™, a kid-friendly web environment of videos, games and more that have been pre-screened by LeapFrog’s learning experts, parents can rest assured every web-based content experience is safe and age-appropriate. LeapSearch is an innovative browsing tool that allows kids, including those that are not yet reading, to explore web content in an easy and safe way by categorising content based on topics.
LeapPad tablets are also equipped with safe wireless peer-to-peer chat and gameplay. Children with LeapPad3 or LeapPad Ultra XDi tablets can play together using the included Pet Chat and Pet Pad Party apps, or extend the fun with multiplayer games such as LeapFrog Kart Racing, Roly Poly World, Arturo’s Bug Adventures and Go Gopher Go apps (sold separately).
Built kid-tough with special impact zones to insulate and protect the tablet, LeapPad3 and LeapPad Ultra XDi have been thoroughly drop tested, impact tested and compression tested in LeapFrog’s Quality Lab to ensure that it not only keeps functioning, but remains safe for a child as they play on their tablet. The shatter-safe screen prevents glass from coming loose and is sealed with a silicone gasket for extra energy absorption for worry-free fun at home or on the go.
LeapPad3 (RRP £89.99, for children 3-9 years old) will be available in green and pink and LeapPad Ultra XDi (RRP £119.99, for children 3-9 years old) will be available in green and pink online and at major UK retail locations on 28 July 2014.