LeapPad Ultra Deals

Michael Sawh

By Michael Sawh

Reviewed:

CB

December 20, 2013, 2:45 pm

I have an Original LeapPad, the Leapster Handheld, and 2 Leapster 2's in my household.
They were all dropped like a hot potato last Xmas for a Nabi2 Tablet. This is a very secure (well mostly...won't go there it's complex) tablet which allows you to load games like angry birds, and uses a whitelist approach to website access. It has a Tegra 3 chipset and a clever bumper which protects it from drops.

Not without it's negatives, mainly the poorly designed charger, which doesn't utilise the microUSB port, but a DC style charging pin which has been broken several times - thankfully there are now 3rd part offerings on ebay/amazon to replace the cable cheaply.

It's held it's price - lord knows why, as it's been out over a year and other tablets have caught up. Still very good and in daily use by my lot. Money well spent, better than the Playbook I bought for similar money 9 months prior to the Nabi.

We never purchase many games for the Leapsters, and they were massively expensive for what they were. The LeapPad had poor build quality.

I now have a collection of unused LeapPads. Frankly, I wouldn't touch this with a bargepole.

Alex Walsh

December 23, 2013, 10:13 am

Just sold one of these. It's horrendous. The console is very heavy, a 4 year old can't hold it one handed for example. It also has a resistive touch screen- yes you can pretend it's 2004 again! You had better get used to watching the little rotating circle because that's pretty much all you'll see. It's so sluggish that all of the kids got bored waiting for it to transit between screens and went off to play on my wife's iPad instead.

Granted, it's cheaper than an iPad but you wont have to buy too many games to reach price parity- they're very expensive. We bought some Nook HDs for £79.99 instead. There are plenty of apps available for kids on Android and they're much more usable. There is the added bonus of being able to stick some films on a micro SD card for long car trips too. For security we've installed the Android version of K9 web protection and have been very pleased with it.

Natalia Locke

December 25, 2013, 12:08 pm

Not happy with it. Can't pass the registration stage: keep getting a message "your email and confirm email address do not match". They do. Want to smash it up

Nicola

January 11, 2014, 12:43 pm

LEAPPAD ULTRA- We got one for our son, for xmas 2013 and I am on the second leappad ultra already, this one is just as bad as the 1st, on the washing your pet an area of the screen does not respond, so you can not dry the pet. ( one very unhappy little boy) is anyone having this problem? is this it worth getting a replacment again or am better of getting money back. My son loves to play my Kindle so thinking maybe better of getting him one of them.

aimee11

January 19, 2014, 10:12 pm

We are now on our 2nd leappad!!!! This one is only going on 2days old and wont turn on just like the last one!!! The money I dam payed for isn't worth having an upset child every 10mins when he cant play with his own toy!!! Will be taken it back this week and asking for my money back, am so over this will not be touching anything to do with leappad again!!!!!!!

Annette Reddmond

December 21, 2014, 1:30 pm

Sorry can anyone tell me do u have to have internet access to play the games o
nce downloaded

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