LeapFrog has created a new tablet that is intended to be very kid-friendly. The LeapPad Ultra tablet is coming this summer. The LeapPad is recommended for kids between the ages of 4 and 9 and it is compatible with LeapFrog’s game and app libraries. The LeapPad Ultra has a seven-inch screen, a stylus, touch response, a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera, and 8GB of storage space.
The LeapPad Ultra tablet has the “LeapSearch by Zui” kid-friendly web browser so children may not accidentally run into inappropriate websites. The LeapSearch browser supports videos, images, and websites that are approved for kids. Parents can use a four-digit security code to change around parental controls. They will be able to sync content directly to their LeapPad Ultra using a WiFi connection. There are over 800 educational games, apps, e-books, videos, and songs on the LeapPad.
The LeapPad Ultra tablet can sync with other LeapPad Ultra tablets through WiFi so that kids can play compatible games with each other. The LeapPad Ultra can be recharged using USB and the battery lasts for around 9 hours. The LeapPad comes with 11 apps installed including a music player, a photos app, a pet app, and utility apps (calendar and a calculator). Purchasing other apps will cost $5 and game cartridges cost $25.
The LeapPad Ultra tablet costs $149.99. The pre-sales of the tablet costs July 17th. It will be available across the United States, Canada, and Great Britain starting this August. Starting this fall, the LeapPad Ultra will arrive in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Korea, and Thailand.