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My nephew enjoys playing with the Explorer
on January 5, 2012
I bought this for my 5 year old nephew for Christmas. I was lucky enough to get it at the lightning deal price ($49.99).
N. enjoys playing Jewel Train, an app that comes on the device. Since purchasing the Explorer, I have also bought Cars 2 and Mr. Pencil. His favorite right now is Mr. Pencil - it teaches kids how to draw different lines, colors (primary...) and a host of other educational stuff.
Presently, my only problem with Leapfrog is that the apps are WAY too expensive and so are the cartridges.
Word of advice: You will save yourself a lot of money buying batteries if you buy the rechargeable batteries (you will need a charger as well).
UPDATE: OK! The device has kept my nephew entertained and it's doing what it's supposed to do. However, I have a big problem purchasing apps via Leapfrog connect.
Whenever I try to purchase an app, for some unknown reason my credit cards are not accepted. I have tried Visa and I have tried American Express cards. All I get is an error message that tells me my card cannot be validated. However, when I go to Leapfrog.com and buy their $20 app card, my credit card went through perfectly well.
I am now wondering if this is Leapfrog's way of trying to get parents/adults to spend more money than they want to? I just want to buy a $7.50 app, so why should I be forced to buy a $20 app card just to make a $7.50 purchase? It's bad enough that the apps are so expensive.
Right now, I am very ticked off with Leapfrog.