I’m going to come clean right away on this – I broke Kayleigh’s Leappad a few weeks back, I stood on it and cracked the screen :/ In my defence it was hidden under a bean bag, however that still doesn’t make me feel any better.
So when Argos gave me the chance the review the LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer I jumped at the chance to get back in her good books! We kept our original LeapFrog games so this was a great replacement for the LeapPad.
The LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer is a step away from the tablet version of the LeapPad but has more of a handheld console feel to it but keeping it simple as with all the Leapfrog products. The kids have had no problem in changing from one game to the next.
Once you purchase your LeapsterGS you need to connect it up to a pc or laptop to register it and update it, this was the bit that I found took the longest as the updates took over 30 minutes. There is a good point to doing this though as it comes with 2 apps for you to download for free so we picked 2 different games.
If you have a LeapsterGS you have the choice of downloading games/stories from the Leap Frog connect on your pc or you can buy games. I have found games often come up in the sales for about £5 each which is a great idea for putting things away for Christmas and birthdays.
The LeapsterGS runs on pretty much the same operating system as the LeapPad which meant Kayleigh and Ethan we’re quick to adapt to the new console and away within minutes. It is also pretty lightweight which means they both love it.With a touch screen – 3.5 inch high-resolution colour touch screen. Snap videos or pictures with the built-in camera and video recorder, and it has 2GB of on-board memory!
I’ve been very impressed with this product and it would make a great Christmas gift.
LeapFrog tablets available at Argos here.
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