Because we own a couple of Leapfrog devices at home, we are subscribed to their email newsletter. Earlier today I received, an email about LeapFrog’s latest product called Epic which is an Android-based tablet for kids. It was unveiled last month but is only available for purchase starting today, September 28, 2015 from the following partner stores: Amazon, BestBuy, Kmart, Target, Toys-R-Us and Walmart for $139.99.
Check out the official LeapFrog Epic product video below:
- 7″ multi-touch capacitive screen
- Customizable and playable homescreen
- Expanded LeapSearchâ„¢ Browser
- Exclusive LeapFrog auto-leveling learning games
- Display: 7-inch capacitive touchscreen
- Resolution: 1024×600
- Operating System: Based on Androidâ„¢ 4.4
- Processor: Quad-core, 1.3 GHz
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB
- Micro SD Card Slot: Yes, expandable up to 32GB
- Camera – Rear: 2MP
- Camera – Front: 2MP
- Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack with microphone
- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
- Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
- Battery Life: 6+ hours; results will vary based on usage and settings
- Port: Micro USB
- Motion Sensor: Accelerometer
- Tablet Color: White with gray and green trim
- Protective Bumper Color: Green
INCLUDED APPS AND DEMOS
- Stretchy Monkey 2: Big City Hijinks
- Alphabet Stew
- Learning Friends Preschool Adventures: Ms. Giraffe Explores!
- Pet Pad Party
- Pet Chat
- Story Spinner
- Word of the Day
- Demo Game: The Human Body: Captain Plasma’s Adventure
- Demo Game: Scout and Friends…and You!
- Demo Game: Cooking! Recipes on the Road
- Choice of 1 app download
- Photo Fun Ultra
- Art Studio Ultra
- Coloring with LeapSchool
- Kid Safe LeapSearchâ„¢ Browser
- Full Browser (requires parental approval)
- Letter Factory Adventuresâ„¢: Counting on Lemonade
- Scout & Friends: A Surprise for Scout
- Songs from Us!
- Scout’s Jukebox
- Nursery Rhymes
- Scout’s Tunes
- And more!
The New LeapFrog Epicâ„¢ Android-based Kid’s Tablet Now Available in Consumer Electronics Sections of Major Retail Stores Nationwide
Encouraging parents to “take back their tech” devices this holiday season, LeapFrog provides the perfect first tablet solution that grows with a child and includes all the kid-safe features a parent can trust.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in innovative learning solutions for children, today announced the new LeapFrog Epic (www.leapfrog.com/epic) kid’s tablet is now available in consumer electronics sections of major retail stores nationwide. This marks the first time LeapFrog has offered its vast, award winning selection of learning content on a tablet with an Android-based operating system. Just in time for the holidays, the LeapFrog Epic tablet offers parents the perfect opportunity to “take back their tech” devices and give children a tablet that was built just for them. The one-of-a-kind LeapFrog Epic tablet offers the look and performance of an adult tablet, but features a totally new home screen experience built specifically to ignite a child’s imagination and creativity. The LeapFrog Epic tablet is also kid-safe out of the box with expanded parental controls that lets parents unlock more content and provide open internet access when they believe their child is ready.
“Mobile devices are now a fundamental part of growing up and parents are often conflicted over handing over their tablet or smartphone to their children,” said Greg Ahearn, chief marketing officer at LeapFrog. “They are worried about their children coming across inappropriate content, accidentally downloading malware or other viruses on their device, and also whether they will get back their device in one piece, if ever. We created the LeapFrog Epic tablet to be the perfect solution that meets both children and parents’ needs when it comes to accessing content on a tablet–a vast collection of age-appropriate content right out of the box with control to expand a child’s access to more content and technology features as they grow.”
The LeapFrog Epic Experience
Built from the ground up to adapt as a child grows, the LeapFrog Epic tablet offers endless possibilities for children to explore, play, imagine and create. The full-featured Android-based tablet delivers access to a library of unique personalized learning experiences and select games that auto-level with a child’s progress; an amazing first-of-its-kind, customizable, interactive, playable home screen; kid-safe browsing right out of the box that can adjust accessibility as a child is ready; and easy-to-use parental controls that help define the play experience for each individual child. For more information, visit www.leapfrog.com/epic.
The LeapFrog Epic tablet (MSRP $139.99, for children three to nine years old) is now available online and at major retail locations in the consumer electronics aisle.
What do you guys think about the LeapFrog Epic? For those of you who are parents, would you consider buying this for your kids? Or would you rather buy a fully fledged Android tablet? What feature/s do you like or dislike from the LeapFrog Epic? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.