LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra: The Tablet Made For Kids

A growing concern among parents about children getting exposed to different content on the web, as well as a rise in accidental “in-app purchasing” has spurred the development of consumer electronics products geared towards children. One specific product developed especially for kids is LeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultra tablet. The LeapPad Ultra features a 7-inch Duo Tech high resolution screen designed to help…

 

A growing concern among parents about children getting exposed to different content on the web, as well as a rise in accidental “in-app purchasing” has spurred the development of consumer electronics products geared towards children.

One specific product developed especially for kids is LeapFrog’s LeapPad Ultra tablet. The LeapPad Ultra features a 7-inch Duo Tech high resolution screen designed to help children to learn writing using a stylus while supporting interactive touch experiences.

It also is built for children with curved edges and a colourful body; but offers the usual features found in most basic tablets including a long-lasting lithium ion battery that offers 9 hours of battery life, front and back cameras and 8GB of on-board storage.

But the LeapPad Ultra’s most interesting features are those that are linked with its ability to provide a secure environment for kids to access online content. For starters, it has a four-digit security code that provides parents with control of what their children are able to access.

The tablet also has a specialised browser called Zui, which is a secure and proprietary browser that lets children access and explore content in a closed environment that is easy to navigate. The content displayed on the browser is reviewed and approved by LeapFrog’s learning team.

The tablet also offers kid-safe peer-to-peer play across devices, when two or more LeapPad Ultra tablets connect locally. Moreover, LeaPFrog also offer a variety of apps including games, apps, ebooks, videos and music from its child-friendly app store. The tablet also allows parents to check on the learning games played, skills engaged and progress made by their children through a website.

The LeapPad Ultra is suitable for kids aged 4-9 years and will be available from major retailers and independent toy stores across Australia from October 2013 for RRP 229.99.

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