LeapFrog Leapster Multimedia Learning System

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  • LeapFrog Leapster Multimedia Learning System - The EDUCATIONAL portable game system to get.

    Jan 12, 2005 by marytara is a Lead on Epinions in Kids & Family
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Hours of learning and fun!
    Cons: Cartridges are pricey ($25 a piece)

    Summary: This year I begged my in-laws to not get my son any "big" as in large-sized gifts. They are known for getting him toys that are enormous and my house is filled. When my step mother-in-law suggested the Leapster I gave her the thumbs-up on it. My ... read more

  • NOT a reliable device and poor customer service

    May 10, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Portable and fun when working
    Cons: Very poor reliability, short battery life, expensive add ons

    Summary: We bought this for our Daughter not long after they first hit the market. Despite being really careful with her toys and things, she had been through TWO leapfrog leap-pads, both which failed just out of warranty, but we thought we would give them the ... read more

  • wonderful concept but not reliable

    Mar 1, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great games for all ages. 
    enjoyable for the kids.
    Cons: bad touch screen life.
    uses alot of batteries.
    game & accessories cost.

    Summary: We have purchased three of the leapster units over the last year.  The kids love them and will play with them for hours over long car trips etc. As parents we like the product from the standpoint that you can purchase games that are age ... read more

  • Beware of a defect issue the company won't address!!!

    Jan 21, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very fun and well designed games.
    Cons: Risk of defect with pins from cartridges getting stuck in module.
    Lack of customer support.

    Summary: Despite the positive reviews, I wanted to make all aware of a potential defective issue with the Leapster:  tiny pins from cartridges getting stuck in the module board when you remove the cartridge, effectively ruining both the module and ... read more

  • Not nearly what I'd hoped it would be

    Dec 2, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good intentions, could have / should have been an amazing product
    Cons: Fell short on many aspects, primarily the contrast of the screen

    Summary: This toy/unit is a handheld device for educational game cartridges. It's about 8 inches by 5 inches, so it's a good size to settle on a child's lap. The game cartridges vary by function and age group. For instance, they have a game for kids to ... read more

  • Leaping for Joy over our Leapster!

    Oct 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very durable, FUN, Educational
    Cons: Expensive Cartridges and accessories.

    Summary: I had no intention of ever buying a LeapFrog Leapster. In fact, I went into the store to buy another book for my daughter’s L eapPad. In my wallet I had a $50 gift certificate toward Leap Frog products that I ... read more

  • Great Game Console for Kids

    Aug 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great game unit for kids
    Cons: So far so good. No complain.

    Summary: I bought this unit for my 6-year old son. My son has My First Leap Pad, LeapPad Learning System and this is the newest addition. He loves this one since it is portable and he calls this one 'game boy.' I think it give him satisfaction knowing he has ... read more

  • Quite Simply the Best Toy We've Ever Purchased!

    Jul 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Educational. Fun enough that kids WANT to play with it.
    Cons: Eats batteries. Accessories must be purchased separately and are expensive.

    Summary: My husband and I are computer geeks, and there is no shortage of computer games and gaming systems in our house. My eldest son, who just turned 4, enjoys his "computer time" immensely and bonds with his father over the occasional non-educational ... read more

  • leapster lover

    Mar 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: portable, interactive, stimulating, FUN for everyone, color screen,EDUCATIONAL!!
    Cons: the protective carrying case(an accessory not included) does not ATTACH to the Leapster

    Summary: My whole family loves leapster! While doing my homework on suitable, educational gifts for my 5 year old boy, I stumbled across the not-yet-available-in-Canada(la te 2003)toy. Knowing that my bright child could not be fooled by just another EDUCATIONAL ... read more

  • To LEAP or not to LEAP, that is the question...

    Dec 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Educational, portable, backlit color screen, many games to choose from
    Cons: Price, accessories can be hard to find, drains batteries very quickly

    Summary: In our quest to provide our children with the best educational toys, we stumbled upon Leap Frog's LEAPSTER last summer for our daughters fifth birthday. It seemed like a neat concept, and since she was always begging her older brother to play his ... read more

  • Leap For Joy... Learning is Fun!

    Dec 27, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good screen quality, good for different learning levels.
    Cons: Not a large selection of cartridges.

    Summary: LeapFrog is the creator of several children's learning tools that make learning fun and very game-like. The great thing about Leapster is it is perfect for young children at all learning levels. My 3-year old was always asking for the electronic ... read more

  • It should be on your X'mas shopping list.

    Dec 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A comprehensive portable learning/gaming system that kids can't resist. Big screen/good titles
    Cons: Poor resolution/pixelation. Touch screen durability concern.

    Summary: Who's it for: Portable Interactive multimedia learning/gaming system. Leapfrog recommends it for age 4-10. I,however, think it's more suitable for age 3-7 given that majority of the 15 cartridges are designed for 1st grade and under. Market value: ... read more

  • Leapster

    Dec 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portable, wonderful resolution, great software
    Cons: None

    Summary: My neice just recieved this learning toy as a gift for her seventh birthday. I have had experience with other Leap toys but had not yet seen this one. Because of my love of toys I sat down with her after all the gifts had been opened and played with her ... read more

  • What a wonderful thing!

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Learning system that is fun enough to make a child forget they're learning something.
    Cons: Cartridges only available up to 1st grade.

    Summary: I went to purchase a Pixter for my daughter and saw this product. She was turning six and already had a LeapPad, which she loved. I looked it over in the store and decided it had more benefits that the Pixter and purchased it. As soon as Jennifer ... read more

  • Leaping for Leapster

    Nov 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Educational, fun, great graphics
    Cons: Games are a bit expensive

    Summary: We bought the leapster for my daughters 5th birthday. I was a little hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if she would play with it or not. But after a few trips to the store and playing with the display model I finally agreed. We found it at a ... read more

  • Overall, a Pretty Good Product

    May 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Children learn while playing Great sound
    Cons: Bulky for little hands Direction pad control is difficult to use.

    Summary: We purchased the leapster for our 3 and a half year old son for Christmas. He was getting to the age where he seemed to be interested in video games, but not yet advanced enough for a game boy advance. so, we tried the leapster. Overall, the ... read more

  • Wonderful Product, worth the money!

    May 23, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Teaches in a way children really grasp and learn; lots of fun
    Cons: So far, none!

    Summary: I'm one of those moms that cringes at kids sitting in front of video games or tv for hours. I vowed never to get a Game Boy/X box in my house, and won't, since I think there are better things a child could be doing with their brain and body! But since we ... read more

  • My kid goes gaga over Leapster until it breaks

    May 5, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun multimedia learning tool for todays children
    Cons: The touch sensitive screen breaks after a few uses on many units.

    Summary: Last month, I bought a Leapster. It was everything I was looking for in a toy (interactive, educational, entertaining). My 3.5 year old went crazy over it. I have never seen him so passionate about something before. He could control outcome. He was ... read more

  • Learning tool that keeps their attention

    Apr 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun, Educational, Easy to use, Bright LCD and Excellent sound!
    Cons: Expensive initial costs for LEAPSTER and cartridges.

    Summary: I purchased a LEAPSTER for my just turned six year old daughter and she loves it! I found the initial cost to be a bit high, and the limited number of high priced cartridges to be a little disappointing, but the educational and entertainment values ... read more

  • Great interactive educational toy!

    Mar 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the best interactive self-educational learning tools on the market right now.
    Cons: Pricey; limited software selection; no AC adapter included

    Summary: I bought this for my daughter's 5th birthday, along with the Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and Dora cartridges. When she opened it at the restaurant, she wasn't quite sure what it was and put it aside. Once we got home, however, I put the batteries in and ... read more

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