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LeapFrog - Epic - 7" - Kids' Learning Tablet - 16GB - Black/Green-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade and edition to the leapfrog family

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    MusicAxis
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    I had been researching the latest leapfrog products for several months and was planning on purchasing in November. I had my eye on the leapfrog leap pad platinum and almost purchased that one, but then the epic was released and I started reading up about it. One of the biggest things that made the epic better than the leap pad was the fact that it runs on android. That right there is awesome, because now I have access to the Amazon App Store for downloading apps other than the limited ones for the leapfrog App Store. Friends had recommended going for an Amazon Fire tablet or other similar type tablet because it's cheaper, but for us, having used leapfrog tablets for several years, we were very happy with the educational aspect of it that is front and center. And also we had purchased apps from leapfrog in the past that we can download on the new device without paying additional money. This new device doesn't have a slot of cartridges, so your old games will not work on this device. We actually saw this as a plus, because now there is no more worrying about lost expensive cartridges. The epic runs the leapfrog software on top of android, so the kids would just see the gorgeous leapfrog menus, while the other internet and android settings are restricted with a password in the parents section. The device has wifi but it is safe, nothing can be accessed on the web that hasn't been vetted by leapfrog staff, things such as videos, websites and games all have to be approved by leapgrog. In the past I saw this as a limitation, but now with the addition of android software I can get to the web and Amazon App Store for games that were previously available. When my son sees his brothers in their iPads with an app such as talking tom, we can now download that free app onto his tablet too. Amazon has a ton of free apps, the leapfrog App Store apps are all very expensive, and an extremely limited amount of free content, another huge plus of having the addition of android. I said before that everything is vetted by leapfrog staff before begging allowed on the epic, however this does not apply to apps downloaded from the Amazon App Store since they do not have any control over those. But since those are locked in the parent section, you donors have to worry about the kids downloading anything that is not appropriate, the parents in this case are the ones who approve and control what apps are downloaded. The home screen is also great, it is a street with many interactive things to do such as change the weather, customize it with characters, trees or other things. It displays different content depending on the child's age and will grow with him once he/she gets older, the child's birthday is entered at setup so it knows what age the child is over time. We are very happy with this device, we have 3 kids, and as it turns out the epic can have up to 3 accounts. This gives each child a unique age appropriate experience while having access to of the apps we have installed. Highly recommend this for the young ones over giving them something like an iPad, which is overkill for the needs of a young child.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kids Tablet

    Posted
    Slimm84
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    I put a lot of research into getting a tablet for my 3 yr old twins for Christmas, they are very smart and I wanted them to have one that they could learn things from as well as just have fun with... Also had to be durable because they are very destructive. I'm glad I got the Epic, it's actually my first leapfrog tablet but it comes with learning games already installed which is perfect. You can download more although most of them you do have to pay for but most are family reasonably priced. It comes with enough installed apps to get by for a while like I did because I didn't have WiFi to download the apps it came with (you have to set up an account in order to install the apps it comes with). Also you CAN download apps from the Google play store as well which is AWESOME since my toddlers often played on their older sisters tablets and like some of the games not available through leapfrog . At first I thought it wasn't possible and had to Google how to do it. The issue was out of the box, the epic has old software installed and it never prompts u to update it so I had no clue really. I thought I didn't have the capability because u didn't have the option available I needed to allow outside apps to be downloaded. Once I did the software update the option I needed was there and boom, it's like having a leapfrog learning tablet and a regular Android tablet combined in one. The Epic can also surf the Web and parental controls can be set so they can surf with no worries from you. It's also durable it has been dropped on tile numerous times and also on concrete once and is holding up just fine. Great tablet for the price, for learning like leapfrog is known for and they were very smart by allowing play store apps to be downloaded as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around learning tablet

    Posted
    Reese11725
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    I searched reviews for months and finally was between this one and the leap pad 2. I thought I could be satisfied with the leap pad 2 but through a series of events I wound upgrading to the epic. My 2 year old is into movies and this one allows her to watch movies thru her Disney website without using my phone. Since she's younger I've unlocked the parental controls on the web so she can do more. You can access more kids apps with the Amazon underground app. Since my child is only 2 she doesn't totally grasp all of the concepts of the tablet but she's at least interested in it enough to keep her occupied and not throwing a fit because she's bored. It's a great unit to grow with her and offers great learning resources. It was a little bit more expensive than the leap pad 2 and at first that deterred me but I'm glad we had the opportunity to upgrade. The internet feature is worth the extra price. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 1st Tablet

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    Amanda
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    We bought this for our 2 1/2 year old. We were going back and forth between this one and the Kindle Fire Kids tablet. This tablet has been great so far. It seems rugged (especially with the cover that it comes with) and it comes with quite a few good learning apps. We have purchased a few apps already since our son is young and some of the apps that are included he's just too young for. I feel like this tablet will be able to grow with him, which makes it worth the higher price. The only thing I don't like is that there are no free apps, and that all the apps are learning apps, so I can't get him any apps that are just games (he would really like a car racing game). Other than those 2 things, I think it's a great tablet and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Excellent but needs O.S. update

    Posted
    DesignADad
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    This tablet seemed to hit all of my criteria especially since the product description included "Download apps, games, movies, music and eBooks from Google Play." We have a good deal of Play movies we want our son to be able to watch. However, I don't see anywhere that you can download anything from google play, and the work around of logging into our google account thru the browser results in "video format not supported". Our son loves his new tablet, and we're keeping it. I hope future updates fix this problem. 5 stars if so.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy!!

    Posted
    Fisher09

    Was a bit skeptical at first with so many other options out there. But after doing research we decided to get our son one and he loves it. It is sturdy but not super bulky. Also the graphics are great compared to others out there. Great camera front and back as well as video recording capability. Can create multiple users on the tablet for more than one child and also the overall content of the games are more than suitable for kids. It is by far their best Leap frog tablet to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best LeapFrog Tablet Yet!

    Posted
    FullTimeMom
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    This tablet is Android based but still comes with the Leap Search protection. I love that it has an internet explorer that grows with your child. As a parent you can choose the websites your child can visit. It also has time locks. Our family absolutely loves LeapFrog products. We've owned almost every tab they came out with, the handheld game counsels, and the LeapReader Junior and LeapReader Pens. All of these products are amazing!! LeapFrog really knows how to mix education with fun for kids with lovable characters!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, wishis it had Google play store

    Posted
    Imanijay
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    Tablet is great. My 4 year old son loves it. Holds a charge pretty well. Great fun games. I used to have a nabi before my son decided to hulk smash it. Found out they don't sell that particular brand anymore. I wish this tablet had similar features such as the play store but it doesnt. You can download amazon underground which has a lot of the same cheap or free apps but sometimes it glitches and doesn't work. I was able to get netflix on it because my son loves cartoons like super y and color crew. The volume for downloaded underground apps are low so get headphones. All in all great tablet, good size, great games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best kids tablet

    Posted
    Missy
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    I purchase this tablet as an open box in the store for my six-year-old son. I purchased this as an open box item but did not think it had actually been used ye.t I found out it had been used and it was locked with the previous owners parental lock code. I called LeapFrog and very easily they instructed me on how to unlock it and set it up to my son's profile...their customer service was excellent & it has worked perfectly since. It is a very sturdy product for my six-year-old son who is very rough with his things & breaks something just about everyday!! Excellent product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The name says it all........EPIC!!!

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    Bobby72GTO
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    I bought this for my 3 year old son and he loves it. It came with a lot of good apps and we downloaded two more app games from his shows he likes to watch. He plays with it every day and works great in the car keeping him distracted on long drives. Easy to use and set up. Since it is a real tablet can use it like a normal tablet going on the internet. It is nice you can expand the memory with a micro SD card to add more music, games, and pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from Leaped 2

    Posted
    whalebone
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    Our son has had a good run on his leapad2 but was ready for something more .The Leapad Epic has surpassed our expectations. Kid approved Web sites, transfer of existing apps, wifi, time limits on games/apps, parental locks . We feel safe letting him go on pbskids, ABC mouse, and others without worry. It will be a great asset to his learning and his sister will get one in couple of years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids

    Posted
    Grace
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    My 2 year old son loves his leafrog tablet. Though it was not friendly user. I had to google it on how to download a youtube for kids because my baby loves to watch kids show. And one more thing, before we bought the leafrog it said that even under 2 year old can use it. But i guess it was too much advance for his age. But overall it was fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids

    Posted
    photomom
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    We bought this for our 5 year old for Christmas and she loves it! It is very kid friendly (I don't feel like it will break easily), easy to use interface, and has all of her favorite games that she used to have on her old LeapPad. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because I wish it had more app options. Other than that I think it was a great buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for my toddler

    Posted
    Mommyontherun
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    Me and my husband decided, after weeks of research and reading consumer reviews. That this tablet would be the best for our toddler, and so far she loves it!! Very excited to see her learn so much more with the learning apps available on the tablet too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for a 3 year old!

    Posted
    Serenity13
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    I purchased for my 3 year old granddaughter. She loved it and played games with her Daddy. It is made solid for the roughness of a child.They can watch videos that are programmed into it and games. I would highly recommend purchasing this tablet! I reviewed alot of them on the market before purchasing this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A first tablet that grows

    Posted
    Verosend
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    You buy this kind of modified Android tablet for its functionality, which LeapFrog never lets you down. If it only had the same kind of replacement warranty a Kindle has (though ours hasn't broken yet).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Tablet

    Posted
    AdamL
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    All around great product. Easy to setup for first time use with WiFi network. Easy to setup and use for both my children. Great flexibility with parental controls. Easy to access/add urls (outlook.com for checking email). Great learning content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    My daughter received this for Christmas and LOVES it. We love the kid zone internet on it. She loves having her only tablet. It is loaded with a bunch of great educational games. And all our previous purchases from the leap App Store loaded into the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My 3yo loves it

    Posted
    Overall999
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    It's a quality tablet. Very durable. Although my son is still a little young for most of the apps on the store. He uses my iPad only to watch movies now. I had to remove the stylus so he would stop chewing on it. Overall I really am happy with the epic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Bluewave
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    My 4 year old niece and 17 months old nephew both enjoy playing games or watching videos. My Niece opened it as her 1st gift on Christmas and she played with it for 30 mins before opening another present while my nephew needed a nap. It was great.

    I would recommend this to a friend