There are some who might question the logic in giving a child a tablet, but we guess better they play with their own tablet than risk damaging your more expensive one, right? Not to mention children tablets usually come with safety features that allows kids to browse the web safely and under supervision, so that’s a lot of parents’ minds.
That being said, the folks at LeapFrog have recently unveiled a couple of new tablets aimed at children in mind. The tablets are the LeapPad 3 and the LeapPad Ultra XDI. These are successor to the LeapPad 2 and the LeapPad Ultra. As expected with a tablet being aimed at children, LeapFrog will be introducing what they’re calling Web-safe WiFi.
Essentially what this means that the built-in browsers in the tablets will use the LeapSearch website to perform age-appropriate searches on the internet. This means that unless they have been approved by LeapFrog’s education experts, they will not show up on search results. Parents will also be able to access the company’s Leap Connect to download new apps for their child.
The tablets themselves aren’t much to shout about in terms of hardware specs, but both have been built with special impact zones that will help insulate and protect the tablet when it is dropped. The screens are also shatter-safe so in the event it does break, pieces of glass won’t be flying around which could hit your child in the eye.
The LeapPad 3 will be priced at $99.99 and will be available on the 16th of July for pre-order where it will be hitting the shelves in August. As for the LeapPad Ultra XDI, it is priced at $129.99 and will arrive in the Fall of 2014.