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4.0 out of 5 stars Clearing up the issue: does it fit the LeapPad2?, September 5, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: LeapFrog LeapPad1 Gel Skin, Green (Works only with LeapPad1) (Toy)
I have both the original LeapPad and LeapPad2. I bought this Gel Skin for my son's LeapPad2 because it was only $9 and I had heard it would fit. It DOES fit but just not the perfect fit you may be expecting. Fitted on the original LeapPad it goes on smooth, the cameras are not covered, the corners are wrapped tightly, and everything lines up perfectly. You can even get the stylus in and out without any trouble. This Gel Skin is made for the original LeapPad so it fits like a glove.

LeapPad2 you will have to kind of force the Gel Skin into place. The Stylus rope loop does not line up with the hole and neither does the stylus pen slot - it's slightly off - you can still insert the pen, but little hands might find it difficult. My 3 year old never puts the pen back, so it doesn't matter. The front camera is covered just a tad (see reviewer's picture), but it doesn't affect the pictures at all. The back camera is covered a little, too, but again, it doesn't affect pictures. The top part - cartridge slot, headphones, and USB port - all fit perfectly. The slot for the recharger is slightly off - I don't have a charger so I don't know if it affects use, but I doubt it would because it's only a little off. The hole for the mic is covered and not in the right spot; my son doesn't use that feature so it doesn't matter. Oh, and the bottom rope loop for lefties that's new to the LeapPad2 obviously isn't there on this Gel Skin. If you need that slot, you can probably just cut out a whole for it.

I probably should have just bought the LeapPad2 version, but it was cheaper and I took a chance. However, if you have one already and are getting a LeapPad2, or find one at a discount that you just have to have, it's fine to get it, you'll still get good coverage. The reason the Gel Skin doesn't fit the LeapPad2 as effectively is because the battery compartment is different and raised slightly on both sides, which doesn't allow the Gel Skin to wrap around as nicely.

Hope that helps clear up the issue and makes your decision making easier.
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