The LeapFrog Epic Is A Tablet For Kids That Doesn't Feel Like One


Buying electronics for children can be a lot like buying clothes for them. You don't want to spend a lot of money on something your kids are just going to outgrow in six months.

That won't be the case with the LeapFrog Epic, a new Android-based tablet for children unveiled by the educational electronics and toys company Thursday. The LeapFrog Epic is a tablet like any other, complete with access to the Web and Android apps, but with features specifically designed for children that adapt as their age and learning level changes.

The tablet achieves this with customizable parental controls that allow parents to add new websites for their children to access through the LeapSearch browser, which provides kid-friendly Web surfing through more than 5,000 videos, images, websites and games initially accessible through the tablet right out of the box. Parents can also allow unrestricted Web browsing for their children and set how long they're allowed to use the tablet by total time, hours of the day and app category for up to three different user profiles.

The LeapFrog Epic, which is designed for children ages three to nine, also comes with an interactive and customizable homescreen that users can also play with. It allows them to access LeapFrog games, apps and e-books as well as Android games and apps designed for children that don't feature in-app purchases or third-party ads. The tablet runs on the Android 4.4 operating system and features a quad-core processor, seven-inch multi-touch capacitive LCD screen, front and back camera, video recorder, 16 GB of memory and a battery that lasts for six hours.

The LeapFrog Epic will retail for $139.99 and will be available in September.

Via: PR Newswire

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