I would suppose that most kids and teens do not mind owning a PS Vita or a Nintendo 3DS, but if you are a parent who wants to take into account every single penny that you have spent in good stead, getting a dedicated portable gaming console for your little one might not be the best choice, but rather, you would want to look from the edutainment (entertainment and education, get it?) angle – and the LeapsterGS from LeapFrog might just do the trick as this particular device sports a built-in camera and video recording capability, a motion sensor as well as the most important ingredient of them all – a decent library of software and apps to get you started on the right footing.
Sporting a speedier LF 2000 processor in addition to kid-friendly multi-button controls, the LeapsterGS is capable of engaging kids with the purpose of helping them build core skills for success in life later on. One of the exclusive LeapsterGS titles would be the “Escape of the Sillies”, where the gamer is magically transported into the game thanks to the built-in camera and face-morphing technology.
Expect the LeapsterGS to retail for $69.99 a pop, and it would work best with kids aged 4 to 9 years. For additional software and app downloads, those will cost you $5 and above, while game cartridges are more expensive at $24.99 a pop. Anyone impressed enough to purchase one? [Press Release]
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