Vehicle models do receive a design refresh once every few years in order to keep up with the times, and the same applies to consumer electronics. It makes perfect sense, and parents who want to educate their little ones using tablets can ditch the idea of an expensive iPad in the hands of a toddler, but rather, look towards what LeapFrog offers – case in point, the LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS. Both the LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS have received a hardware refresh, where they feature a higher resolution count to both front and rear cameras, double the memory at 4GB, and more importantly, a more durable frame to live up to the rigors of use by little kids who do not know any better regarding the sensitivity and fragility of consumer electronics.

The LeapPad 2 will also come with a faster zippier LF 2000 processor, better battery life and will play nice with an optional internal battery system. You will need to fork out $99.99 for this puppy, where it comes with its own music player, a Cartoon Director app, an Art Studio app and the Pet Pad writing app. As for the $69.99 Leapster GS, this is an upgraded version of the Leapster Explorer, sporting a thinner design with a larger display, an integrated motion sensor, 2GB of memory and a camera with video recording capabilities.

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