The LeapFrog Leapster 2 Learning Game System is a stylish hand-held game console designed to integrated learning and fun together. You can choose either pink or green depending on what your child prefers. Since it’s battery-powered, your kids can take it wherever they go. It comes with 2 games pre-loaded and there are plenty of games available that you can get by purchasing additional game cartridges.
A great new feature over the old Leapster system is the “LeapFrog Learning Path” program. This is an interactive tool that allows parents to go online and get updates. You can also upload your child’s profiles and see their activity and the progress of your child made in learning various objects and concepts.
The Leapster 2 can connect to your PC via USB. With the included software, you can print pictures to color with crayons, or print “rewards” for completing different game levels. If you purchase an SD card, you will also be able to save the game results and utilize additional online features from LeapFrog.
The system also has a earphone jack and volume control which is nice in many occasions. It uses 4 AA batteries. Our readers have reported that Leapster 2 unit is quite durable. It is recommended for children age 4 to 8.
There are two useful accessories I would highly recommend. One is the LeapFrog Leapster2 Learning Game Case, which protects the system and makes it easier to carry from place to place. The other is the Leapster2 Recharging Station, which comes with a recharging dock, rechargeable battery pack, and AC adapter.