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  • LeapsterGS Explorer delivers educational gaming and fast-paced action in a kid-tough learning system
  • Snap videos or pictures with the built-in camera and video recorder, and keep your favorites handy with 2 GB of on-board memory
  • Control the action and turn up the fun with the all-new motion sensor and kid-friendly controls
  • Children ages 4 to 9 can explore a library of more than 300 LeapFrog downloadable apps and action-packed games that develop key skills for school
  • What's included: LeapsterGS handheld device, Quick Start CD, parent guide, USB cable, stylus and 3 apps
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Product Details

Color: Green
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.5 x 1.3 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B0084BPZES
  • Item model number: 39700
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 9 years
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,221 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (301 customer reviews)
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Product Description

LeapFrog LeapsterGS Explorer

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The Ultimate Learning Game System (Ages 4-9 years)

• Fast-paced action for the ultimate gaming experience
• Built-in motion sensor for multi-sensory learning

• Built-in camera and video recorder
• 2GB of memory
• 300+ game cartridges & downloadable apps*


*Three apps included. All additional games and apps sold separately

LeadFrog LeapsterGS
New! LeapsterGS

Experience fast-paced action in a sleek new design that's packed with learning! Only LeapsterGS puts kids in charge of the learning fun with new motion-sensing play, built-in camera, kid-friendly multi-button controls, a touch screen and stylus, a library of 300+ game cartridges, downloadable apps* and more!

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - 3 apps included
Three Apps Included

LeapsterGS comes with 3 apps to get kids into the game!* Nurture your very own pet in Pet Pad and bring photos into the fun with the exclusive new app, Escape of the Sillies, a fast-paced monster-bopping math game that uses the built-in camera, motion sensor and new facial-morphing technology! Children can also choose from one of three engaging educational games from the LeapFrog App Center.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - New motion sensor
All-New Motion Sensor

Take learning in new directions with the built-in motion sensor! Tilt, turn and shake your LeapsterGS handheld to throw your body into the game - for multisensory learning at its most fun yet.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - Microphone and camera
Mic. Camera. Action!

Bring the real world into play with the new on-board camera and video recorder! Edit your pics on the go and put yourself into the action. You can even add your own audio with the new microphone! Parents can share their child's creations online.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - LeapFrog app center
LeapFrog App Center

LeapsterGS works with LeapFrog Explorer games cartridges* and LeapFrog Apps (sold separately). You can download apps through your computer at any time for non-stop learning and fun! With more than 300 experiences to choose from - including games, eBooks, videos, music and more - you will always find something new for your kids to explore at the LeapFrog App Center.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - Educational content
The Highest-Quality Educational Content

LeapFrog learning apps and games are designed by educational experts, who create innovative, immersive experiences that keep kids challenged and inspired! From math and science to creativity and friendship, kids can explore hundreds of skills at just the right pace for them. Parents can even enter their child's math sets and spelling lists into select games, for extra practice as they play!

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - See and share achievements
See and Share Achievements

Connect to our groundbreaking LeapFrog Learning Path to see specific details of your child's play and learning, including areas where your child excels or needs more support. Emails provide tailored learning tips and let you share your child's progress and achievements!

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - On-the-go gears
Gear for On-the-Go

Personalize your LeapsterGS with stylish accessories, add a case for safer travels or find more ways to extend the play with the AC Adapter, Car Adapter, Recharger Pack and more. With LeapsterGS, the learning fun continues wherever you go!
Accessories sold separately.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - Box content
What's in the Box:
  • LeapsterGS Explorer Handheld (2GB Memory)
  • Built-in Camera/Video Recorder & Photo Lab
  • Pet Pad Writing App
  • LeapsterGS Exclusive App: Escape of the Sillies†
  • Free App Download†
  • Stylus
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide CD

†Internet connection required. To download these apps, you must install the LeapFrog Connect Application and complete registration.

LeadFrog LeapsterGS - Innovative learning approach
Innovative Learning Approach

LeapFrog learning games, apps and eBooks are designed by our in-house educational experts and grounded in the latest research for the richest possible learning experience. By promoting learning through play, we tap into children's natural curiosity, inspiring them to explore.

Batteries not included. Rechargeable battery pack sold separately. The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service; PS Electronic Learning, Learning Tablet Brands as defined by LeapFrog, Dollars, Annual 2011. *Three apps included (some require an Internet connection to download). All additional games and apps sold separately. Not all games and apps available in all countries; some not available until year-end 2012.

Trademark Information:
LeapFrog®

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Great educational tool while having lots of fun.
grandmere
The built-in camera, video recorder, motion sensor and microphone were a huge hit and made the games much more interactive.
Lauren A. Beihoffer
He will sit for hours playing his games without realizing he is actually learning.
Babbling Brook

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Musical Mama on August 21, 2012
Color Name: Green
Absolutely a 5-star product, and so worth the money.

For the past six months, my son has lovingly played with my husband's old, cracked-glass iPod, building an impressive understanding of what each app can do. I received an email from LeapFrog inviting me to have a look at the Leapster Explorer GS. With my son's 4th birthday approaching and without knowing what to give him, I decided to click on the link to the demo video with my son next to me. He said, "Mom, I want that!" So we bought it for him, hoping it wouldn't be played with for three minutes and discarded for the old iPod.

It wasn't. He wouldn't put it down all day. The next morning, he woke up and went right for it and played it all day again, and for at least an hour every day since. (It's been ten days.) If this were nothing but a video game toy, then I would gently nudge him away from playing it after a while, but it's so much more than that. He loves the built-in camera. He'll sneak up beside me, and I'll hear the recorded voice saying, "5-4-3-2-1-say 'Cheese!'" I have to be quick to whip my head around and grin at him. Creativity is further encouraged in the photo lab which allows the child to convert the picture to black and white, alter the saturation, add stamps, and distort the image.

From the LeapFrog site, you can download numerous apps--videos, games, and ebooks. We got one called "Wheel Works" that teaches spatial relations, forces, and motion. His brain is being prepared to understand physics concepts. It also teaches strategic thinking. I happen to be a proponent of education through the medium of video game play. If only we approached the acquisition of all skills the way we do video game skills!
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Amy Henry TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 6, 2012
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We first got the original Leapster Explorer and then the LeapPad. Both of those are great. This LeapsterGS is sort of a hybrid between both. It's shaped and styled like the original explorer, but adds camera and video capabilities. It's solid and intuitive for kids to use. BEST of all, the same cartridges for games work on all three Leapfrog games. So, if you spend $25 on one game for your original Explorer, you'll be able to use it on the GS AND the Leappad. That's very cool. And the way the cartridges work, it's easy to change games and start playing.

However, it should be noted there's about a $30 difference between this GS and the LeapPad. For my money, I'd bump up to the LeapPad. Bigger screen, easier to change batteries, and more possibilities for game use. Otherwise, you won't be disappointed with this game. Be sure to get the AC adaptor...these things eat batteries like crazy.

My only big gripe is the box promises more than it delivers. It clearly states "a library of 300 games". Oh. Sounds good, except that the 'library' isn't included, you'll pay for each and every one. Only 3 "apps" are included, and "apps" are not full games. They are short little practice games and/or Ebooks (snooze). An "app" usually runs $20 for two codes (two games or ebooks). So, it'll come with enough for your kid to play with for about a day before you are online looking for the game cartridges (which range from $17 sale to $30). Also, the "apps" are not as easy to install, you have to enter a code via your LeapWorld connection online (installation takes forever!) and then download the app to your game via syncing cable. Not a problem after the first few times, but not as simple as the cartridge.
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56 of 66 people found the following review helpful By amaroz on August 13, 2012
Color Name: Green
I am so disappointed. I set up the Leapster GS last night for my son's birthday. Today, while playing with it, it consistently went blank or froze when using a couple of the apps. The camera feature did not work at all - the only way to
'get out' is to power the game on and off. We have the Leapster Explorer and the Leapster Leappad and I have never had these types of issues. Either this was not tested thoroughly or they produced some lemons in the manufacturing process.

Update : There was an issue with the software and Leapfrog customer service gave me information on how to repair the software from the Connect application. It is still not clear to me why it was bugged to begin with OR why the repair files were not downloaded from Connect when I intially set up the GS. The customer service rep said that repair files sometimes don't get downloaded due to internet connection issues?? Additionally, it is not clear to me why instructions could not be found online to fix the error. The customer service rep had no answer for me. I find the Connect application to be tedious and slow, by the way. Anyways, I have upgraded my durability and overall ratings to be more favorable since the problem is now fixed.

For those of you who have the problem I did, Leapster recommends doing the following:

1) Open the LeapFrog Connect application, turn on the Leapster GS and connect it on your computer.
3) Click on the Go button on the name of the child.
3) Click on the Settings tab, Leapster GS and then click Repair

Note, when you initially connect the Repair button may be grayed out. It may take a couple minutes for all updates to download and the Leapster GS to fully connect before these buttons are clickable.
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