Well, a fellow blogger, Jessika, posted about the Tabeo that is made by Toys R Us, so I started looking into it. It's $50 more, but it has wifi capabilities and it seems as if the apps are free.
The apps/games for the LeapPad are crazy expensive. Seriously, just buying two games would be $50.
Ohh and the Tabeo is already rechargable, whereas, with the LeapPad, you have to either use batteries or buy a charging kit (which is about $50).
So, we are seriously considering returning the LeapPad2 and getting her a Tabeo.
I think she would use it longer considering it's wifi capable. Also, it doesn't really look like a toy, whereas the LeapPad2 does.
The Tabeo itself is white, but the cover it comes with is green. I'm not thrilled with that, but I can live with it.
Another issue is that it isn't out until the end of Oct. It says that the Est. ship date is Oct. 21st. Well, that's less than two weeks from her party, so I'm nervous that it wouldn't make it in time.
And then, with it being new, what if it doesn't live up to the hype? I mean, the LeapPad was the number one toy of last year, so what if we trade in and it ends up the LeapPad2 was the better choice??
Jessika, did you ever decide if you were going to get it?
What does everyone else think??