Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Review & Giveaway

Win it! We’re giving away Leapfrog’s latest tech toy for kids aged 4-9 and their most updated “Leapster” style product called the Leapster Explorer valued at $69.99.Β Prizing will also include a Toy Story 3 learning cartridge.

The Leapfrog Explorer product is light years ahead of the impressive Leapster2 in many aspects making it an exceptional learning tool for kids.

So what are the improvements?

– touch screen capability

-incredible screen clarity – I’d define it as comparable to my HD tv it is so clear and perfect

– video capacity to watch mini shows/movies/previews

-Besides cartridges (priced at $24.99) you can also purchase and download fantastic “leaplet” apps which are also super games for kids. Leaplet apps are priced at 2 for $15.

– This fall there will be a camera that can be purchased and used in conjunction with the Explorer for both Video & Photo purposes – also allowing room for creativity with the pics and video – think putting different backgrounds with your pictures.

Take a peek here!

We had the opportunity to test out the new Toy Story 3 , Madagascar (emphasis on Math skills!) and Disney Princess cartridge games. Mackenzie, aged 4, loved them all and really enjoyed the touch screen.

We tested several “leaplets” – Kenzie’s favorite was an app with a dental theme called Sugar Bugs where the kids needed to clean the teeth with a brush, floss and pick. Each level forced you to clean faster and faster and clean up messier teeth too. Great for enforcing dental health to the kids and the actual game forced Kenzie to think quick which I loved.

Overall, the Explorer is fabulous and I highly recommend it.We had zero complaints and if you are in the market for a Leapster or upgrade, this is the model you need to buy come July 15th.

Enter to win by leaving your name by June 22nd, 2010.

281 thoughts on “Leapfrog Leapster Explorer Review & Giveaway”

  1. I love the options LeapFrog has to offer. I am certain this product wont disappoint. My almost 4 year old thinks it “looks like so much fun mommy!”.

  2. This looks like a great toy for my son! we have a long commute to work/school and this would be great for him in the car! Thanks!

  3. My daughter already loves the Leapster 2 so this would be an awesome upgrade – anything to stop her from wanting to play with my iPhone!

  4. I would LOVE to win this for my daughter, she would LOVE it and learn so much while playing! πŸ˜‰
    mainlandmama at gmail dot com

  5. I love leapster toys we have several for our kids. They are such great learning tools. we would love to be one of the first people to have there new educational toy. Both my boys are in love with toy story right now, and my kindergardner just went to the dentist for the first time so the tooth game sounds cool too. thanks for the chance

  6. Leapster is the greatest thing a child could have. My little one would love to have one of these I know this for sure. Thank You

  7. Maybe this will make for quiet car rides?! πŸ˜‰ I can hope right?! Leapster is awesome! A favorite in our home. This new style looks really cool! Thanks for the chance!

  8. How cool is this? We love Leap Frog toys at our house and this new Leapster looks amazing. We would love one! The touch screen and ability to download apps seem like great upgrades to the original Leapster.


  9. We love leapfrog toys.My daughter enjoys playing with Leapster2.She would love winning the new Leapster explorer for her newborn sister.

  10. my daughter would so love this. this one looks like it’ll be lots of fun. gotta love the downloadable content and touch screeen.

  11. My son loves his leapster2 but I haven’t been seeing much new stuff coming out for it. Now I see why! Looks great and maybe I can keep him away from my ipod touch a while longer with an explorer. πŸ™‚ And he can’t wait for Toy Story 3 to come out! Valerie Johnston

  12. My son would love this new leapster explorer! He loves the one he has but also loves the touch screen on my iphone for games. What a great combination!!!!

  13. My son is technologically inclined to say the least lol. Any time I can get him to play learning games is a plus. He loves leapster products. His sister has a leap pad, but he doesnt much like playing it as it is baby pink lol!

  14. My daughter loves to play with my moms DS but it’s a little too advanced for her. She whines whenever we take it away from her. This would be perfect because we don’t have to worry so much about her breaking it and I am sure it’s way more kid friendly than the Nintendo DS.

  15. My son would love this since he thinks he needs a Ninetendo DS but I think he is too young for one and I want him to be able to play educational games on it.

  16. It sounds amazing! We are thrilled that Leap Frog always has so many educational toys to choose from. My sons would love it.

  17. everytime im with my son at a store and he see’s the leapster he ask’s me for it and i feel bad because i cant afford it…it would mean the world to me and my son if we win this…he also loves toy story!!

  18. Would be perfect for my 5 year old. He starts school this year and anything helping him with more education would be awesome to have

  19. This would be a PERFECT birthday gift for my daughter’s upcoming Auguest birthday!!Thanks for the chance to win such great giveaways!!

  20. Would love to win this and try it out! I am a disabled mom of two on fixed income so this would be really appreciated if won!

  21. I would love to win this for my youngest son. My oldest has the Leapster 2 and were looking at getting another one for the youngest. I didn’t know they had this new one coming out but it it’s anything like the other one it will be great.

  22. My son would love this! He’s wanted a hand-held game for a while, and I’d like him to have one that is educational. This would be perfect timing for our summer road trips!

  23. Im a single mother of a 3 year old, & im currently 9 months pregnant. I have no help, so buying this stuff for my child is hard expsepcially at this moment in time. He would really enjoy this & it would give me some me time that I dont get, or even time with the baby. He would also be able to learn his alphabet from this.

  24. This is great for my son who is ADHD. It’s a fun way for him to learn and to help keep him focus for a period of time! Great for children with ADD, ADHD, and Autism!

  25. Kellie Conklin. Wow, I love how this system uses apps for kids! What a unique improvement from other handhelds! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. My son is 4.5 years old and loves his leapster2. He saw the video on my computer for the Leapster Explorer and he wants one now….Please enter me in the giveaway contest. Thanks

  27. please enter me. i am a mom who loves to give my baby boy the best. and i know the Leapster Explorer is the best. i wish i can afford this but as of the moment, we are barely making ends meet. it would be an amazing surprise for my baby bryan miguel. he is almost 2 1/2 and always borrow’s his friend’s leapster2. i really pray we would win this amazing Leapster Explorer giveaway. thank you so much and God bless you and your family.

  28. we have the “old” leaster (that IMO isn’t that old – I think she’s had it for a year ;-), and my 4 1/2 year old loves it; I’d love to be able to hand hers (and all 20 cart’s) down to her brother so she could have the upgradable one with the apps – this sounds like such a great product!

  29. My daughter has started saving for one. She currently has $14. It might take awhile. Needless to say she would love to win it instead.

  30. My son just recently got a Leapster Explorer for his 5th birthday…three days later it got stolen from our house. Please enter men in the contest also! πŸ™‚

  31. When I read a great post I do three things:1.Show it to the close contacts.2.Bookmark it in all of the best sharing websites.3.Be sure to return to the same site where I first read the article.After reading this article I’m seriously concidering going ahead and doing all three!

  32. Omg!! What a great giveaway!!! Ive been wanting to get this for my daughter but no money!! πŸ™ Thank you so much for this great oppertunity!! Please sign me up cause iwould be so greatful for this giveaway!! My daughter would every much enjoy this she loves to learn and look at books ect..
    Thank you so much

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