While us grown-ups can drool over the Galaxy S III and the Microsoft Surface, LeapFrog has a couple of new updates for the younger gadgeteers in the audience. Both the LeapPad 2 and the Leapster GS from LeapFrog have finally received hardware refreshes, bumping the specs and hopefully improving the learning potential.
So, what upgrades are in store for the kiddies? Both the new LeapPad 2 and the Leapster GS get higher resolution cameras for the front and back, as well as double the memory at 4GB of storage. Given the rough and tumble lifestyle of the modern toddler, it’s also good to see that LeapFrog has added a more durable frame too.
The LeapPad 2–complete with music player, Cartoon Director app, Art Studio app, Pet Pad writing app, upgraded LF 2000 processor and better battery life–is being listed at $99.99. The $69.99 Leapster GS gets a thinner design, a larger display, 2GB of RAM, a motion sensor, and an upgraded version of Leapster Explorer.