I can't tell you how happy my nine year old is at the moment. He's barely looked up since his new LeapFrog Epic tablet for kids arrived in his hands. Trust me, he's too excited to spare me a minute to elaborate on how good that feels. We'll let the pictures do the talking on that subject!
Let's just agree that he's a very, very excited lad and thrilled to finally have his mitts wrapped around a LeapFrog tablet of his very own. It's a big bonus that it's the latest version too.
It's been a long wait for this boy. Ruben's been drooling over his younger brother's LeapFrog Ultra for a good two years now, after Taite received one for his 5th Birthday. Thankfully little bro' is the caring and considerate type and they've been graciously sharing the one tablet for longer than any kid could manage. The wait's been worth it though. The new LeapFrog Epic, which hit the market very recently, has some fantastic new features according to my little road-testers.
The LeapFrog Epic is LeapFrog's most advanced android-based kids' tablet to date. It's been designed to grow with your child which means it's an expert learning support and a brilliant means to entertain your child - for years.
There are definite advantages to choosing a LeapFrog Epic over other tablets available on the market. For one thing, LeapFrog have educator-approved apps and games. Your child will never come across inappropriate content during game play, or pop-ups offering in-game purchases or ads, nor will they grow frustrated by levels too high (or too low) for them.
You can tailor your child's tablet to their age and everything will always be just right - educational and engaging. You can even add school recommended URL's as required and when required, advanced parental controls allow you to unlock a full web browser. That's peace of mind for all!
While my kids enjoy themselves, you'll no doubt be wanting the details on why this is such a great purchase for your own kids.
We're very familiar around here with LeapFrog products. They're a brand we've trusted to entertain our six children from the very start. The new Epic has a great selection of features for kids that make this a valuable educational asset in your child's life while remaining uniquely entertaining and for the long term.
The new LeapFrog Epic has a first-of-its-kind tablet experience where you can create and play in a virtual world on its game-based home screen. There are features such as a real-time clock, real-time weather and animating fun. There are daily surprises too. Kids can also re-design their world whenever they wish with full creative freedom.
The tablet comes with a 7 inch touch screen and 20 built-in apps to get you started. There is 16GB of memory along with a Micro SD Card slot which is expandable up to 32GB. Plus a front and rear facing 2MP camera built-in.
All that's needed to get you started is a Wi-Fi connection, a parent account (free and easy to set up) and a device set-up. It all takes around 15-20 minutes to do and it's guided, so really just plug it in and follow the prompts. It will take less time to set up if you're already a LeapFrog account holder.
Then it's just a case of let the play begin!
First-up, the new LeapFrog Epic feels superior to the earlier versions we've had experience of in this brand - it's a good 1.09kg in weight and feels extra sturdy with it's built-in silicone bumper. (It comes with a shatter-safe screen too, to deal with the excesses of kid treatment which are not always kind.) It also has a more mature appearance overall which will keep older kids happy for longer.
Kids can enjoy all the popular Android apps on their Epic, such as Doodle Jump and others. These apps are sold separately and all additional apps can be purchased and downloaded easily onto the device. No stress at all for the tech-challenged.
The parental controls are fantastic and seamless on the Epic. You can easily manage what, how long and when each child can play with the best-in-its-class parental supervision available. The Epic will allow you to monitor up to three separate accounts so you can keep an eye on up to three kids on the one device.
The LeapFrog Epic has the exclusive Just For Me learning technology which allows select games to be personalised to the skill level of each child. Your child will always be challenged at just the right level for their age and this will change as they grow and develop.
Your child can only access child-appropriate web content at all times using the in-built LeapSearch web browser and you can add websites as they age. Finally, there are hundreds of learning apps, games, videos and e-books to browse and all are approved by early educators to ensure they are of the highest quality for kids.
|The photo-bomber!: No point at all to this picture other than just being too cute not to add it here!|
(Love how the brothers noticed nothing - as I said, no-one looks away from the Epic!)
The LeapFrog Epic comes with a recommended age range of 3-9 years. As a parent, I would suggest the Epic is just right for the 4.5-10 year age groups. (I would be hesitant to hand tech devices to the very young for fear of damage but if you've a compliant child, they'll no doubt gain loads of enjoyment from this tablet.)
In the box you'll find everything you need to get your child connected and learning: A USB adaptor, a stylus (comes attached to the device so it won't go astray), a mains charger, a Quick Start Guide (the only way to go!), a Parent Guide plus twenty pre-installed apps, games, music utilities, plus some. The product comes in two colour choices - green as shown, or purple.
This is a wonderful device and we've no hesitation in recommending this to parents and educators. An impressive 10 out of 10 for this product. Now to just deal with the younger siblings who are itching for an Epic device of their very own...
For further information on the technical specifics of this device, visit the LeapFrog Epic page. For more information about LeapFrog products in general, visit their comprehensive website. The LeapFrog Epic is priced at $199 and you can purchase it at JB Hi-Fi and selected department and toy stores Australia-wide (or online.)
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