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VTech Is Buying LeapFrog

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If you had a kid in the last 10 or so years, you’re probably familiar with both VTech and LeapFrog. Both of the companies make a variety of educational toys, most of which are electronic in some way. They seemed to be the two major players in that space and in direct competition with each other. No more. VTech is purchasing LeapFrog for about $72 million. Read More

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LeapFrog Releases LeapFrog Epic Tablet, a Tablet Just for Kids

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LeapFrog is releasing a new tablet for kids, called the LeapFrog Epic tablet. Its design is based on the results of a survey: LeapFrog found that 91% of parents with kids ages 3 to 8 say their child uses a mobile device. Furthermore, 64% say their kids use a tablet designed for an adult, while 57% say they use a tablet designed for a kid (presumably some kids use more than one tablet). In addition, 66% of parents said they want a tablet with a child-friendly interface, with 61% asking for something easy for small hands to use. Another 61% were looking for a experience that can be personalized based on their child’s age. Read More

Top 5 Smart Toys for 2014 Holiday Giving

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What’s a smart toy? It’s a toy that’s made intelligent by electronics—like on-board computer chips, robotics, sensors, or speech recoginition.  Sometimes smart toys are complete unto themselves, and sometimes they work with a computer, pad, or phone. All smart toys are real objects kids can touch and play with. Read More