Erick and I are both parents so we know from tablets. The $99 LeapPad from Leapfrog is cool, to be sure, and fun if junior’s aunt or uncle is picking it up, but we both found it lacking, especially when compared to other devices. Obviously if you don’t want the wee ones slobbering all over your iPad, this is a huge winner. Otherwise, the lack of apps, especially for geeks like us, was disheartening.
Kids love toys and this is a toy. It’s very powerful and even has a rear camera, but in my high-tech household it is often the tablet of last resort, relegated to the toy box while the iPad takes center stage. However, as a fun, portable, and rugged device for kids too young for iPod Touches, it’s a winner.