For those of you not yet ready to hand over your iPad to your kids in fear of it being dropped or broken, why not get the youngsters a tablet of their own.

Educational entertainment company LeapFrog is coming out with the LeapPad, a 5-inch touchscreen housed in a case that feels like it will take a beating.  The 480-by-272 display is bright and high quality for a kid’s toy, but noticeably lower resolution than adult smartphones and tablets.

When you turn on the LeapPad, you’re prompted to customize it with your name, picture, wallpaper and virtual pet.  Several games and activities are preloaded and more can be purchased online at the LeapFrog store.  Now you can just let your kids borrow your smartphone.


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