We bought 2 leapsters last year for Christmas for our kids 5 & 6. After reading the reviews between leap frog and vtech I knew we had to buy the leapsters. I must say we have been very impressed with them. We have since purchased many games. The kids are always excited about new games. All games are packed full of educational content. My only complaints about this system would be 1. The price point, by the time you buy the system, games $20-25/each and the power supply it gets pretty expensive. It is worth it for the educational benefits, but they could price it better or at least give you a break on the games. We decided to go with rechargeable batteries, at the time we just couldnt spend another $40 to buy two battery packs! The rechargeables work good but we have to charge often! We have found that most 12v home chargers will play the system (ie the plug in to our battery charger is the perfect size) and we got a cheap universal car charger at a local hardware supply. 2. We had 2 speakers go completely out on our systems, if you blew into the speaker it would come back on for a second, so we were able to exchange them at walmart for a new one but for the price Ive paid thats a pretty big problem. However it was working with earphones! Overall I would highly recommend this product to anyone, I would suggest buying this product as young as possible, 3 or 4. My daughter is about to turn 7 and she is ready for a DS. She has mastered all of her games! There are several games that a 3 or 4 yo could do, and having it for a longer period of time would not only offer educational benefits early but you would also get more bang for your buck, we have probably $300 invested in ours and our daughter only really got a year out of hers, my son however is still very interested!
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