Today's giveaway is from LeapFrog, a leading innovator of technology-based educational products for kids. They have some of the best learning products out there, in my opinion, which is why I'm super honored to be hosting this giveaway. LeapFrog and I have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the newly available LeapPad 2 + a cartridge game! Sweet, right? But before I give you all the deets, let's talk about this device for just a minute, kay?
Last summer when the original LeapPad came out, Nico was stoked to get one of his very own. However, since we'd just shelled out the dough for a MobiGo and several of the games just months earlier, we couldn't really justify it.
That is until the MobiGo started shorting out. At first, it was just every once in awhile...but then it started becoming a real ish. It got to the point where homeboy couldn't go more than 5 minutes without the device freezing up and needing to be rebooted. Something not easily reasoned to a kid deep in throes of his game. That's when we decided enough was enough. We heard rumors of a LeapPad2 being released, so we elected to wait it out, and purchase it when it did.
But then, before we had a chance to do so, I was contacted by LeapFrog to test it out. And I have to say, it's really lived up to the hype. It's everything, if not more, that I expected it to be.
Here are some things I love about it:
- Super easy-to-use interface (little man has absolutely no problem navigating his way around)
- The endless amount of educational apps available at your fingertips (something I've found to be scarce in the 3+ yr. old age range on the iPad)
- The surprisingly good quality of the 2-way/video camera (we have a kid camera, and the quality of this is far, far superior)
- The eBook app (with this reading app included on the device, there's no need to purchase a separate reading system)
- Durability (Nico's dropped it several times, but by looking at it, you'd never know it - not a dent or scratch in sight!)
There have been zero issues with it shorting out or unexpectedly turning off, so for this alone, it's rated better than the MobiGo in my book. To be honest, though, you can't even really compare the two. The LeapPad2 is like the Bentley of electronic learning systems. Everything about this device is light years ahead of it's competitors (i.e. MobiGo, Vtech InnoTab, Fisher Price iXL, etc.). Yes, it's a little more pricey, but for just $20-30 more? I'd definitely say it's worth the investment.
The only thing I don't love about this product is how quickly it eats batteries. Granted, this was also a problem with the MobiGo, I was hoping it'd not be an issue with the LeapPad2. However, since it is (as is probably the case with any high performance gaming device), I recommend purchasing either the recharger pack (which we did) or a couple sets of rechargeable batteries. Problem solved.
Besides this minor flaw, I consider this product to be pretty BA! Nico would play on his LP2 morning, noon and night if I let him (which I totally don't, btw). If you're in the market for a learning tablet, there really is no better product!
Okay, so now that you've been informed about just how awesome this guy is, let's get to the giveaway, shall we? For a chance to win a LeapPad 2 + a cartridge game of your very own, just choose from the options below. Leaving a comment is mandatory and will unlock additional entries. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I was sent this product to review free of charge, but all opinions are 100% my own.