Conclusion: The LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer is a toy tablet with its own app platform and plenty of features to keep your young ones entertained and learning.
Pros: Has 4GB of memory. Compact form factor. Backwards-compatible with game cartridges from previous LeapPad and Leapster Explorer devices. Adds a front-facing camera. Leaplet store has a large catalogue of games, videos, and apps.
Conclusion: The LeapPad2's design and interface are appropriate for my four-year-old son Matt, and it's colourful and advanced enough to hold his interest. The lack of a media card slot is still a peeve, but given the 4GB of built-in memory, it's a small peeve. Overall, the LeapPad2 improves significantly on the original without upping the price. It's faster, has double the storage space, adds a front-facing camera, and has a vastly improved Leaplet app store.
Pros: Has 4GB of memory, Compact form factor, Works with older LeapPad game cartridges, Adds a front-facing camera, Leaplet store boasts some good content
Excerpt: Our crack team of kid reviewers couldn't wait to get their hands on the LeapPad 2 – the entry-level, compact children's tablet from Leapfrog; read our LeapPad 2 review . And watch our LeapPad 2 video review with our 6-year-old reviewer showing off the tablet.