If you’ve got little ones of your own, you’re probably familiar with LeapFrog’s various learning devices for children. Since last year, the company stepped things up a notch by offering up its LeapPad tablet breed for youngsters and pricing it at just $100. Not only did it ensure you’d never have to your precious iPad loose into rigors of the adolescence (read: having it tortured by kids in unimaginable ways), but it also packed LeapFrog’s developmental education know-how into all of its apps. If you’ll recall, it was just yesterday that the company announced its second iteration of the device, the LeapPad 2, and today we were able to spend some time with near production-quality engineering samples. On that note, the same can be said of its latest Leapster, the GS Explorer — a $70 Gameboy-like portable unit focused more on educational gaming. Join us after the break for a brief rundown of what’s been improved and our initial impressions of both.
Gallery: LeapFrog Leapster GS hands-on
Gallery: LeapFrog LeapPad 2 hands-on
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 and Leapster GS Explorer hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:18:00 EST.