The LeapPad 2 or the InnoTab 2 both new for 2012A LeapPad 2 vs InnoTab 2 comparison packed with hands on details. I’m Mum to two boys, a 4 and a nearly 6 year old and we have both devices and my kids have played with them both.
Find out what I like as a parent, and Air Jordan 6 Rings how my boys find the two devices. The boys are just turned 4 and almost 6 so they’re a good test of the features for older and younger kids.
Before we start the comparison I’ll say that both the LeapPad 2 and the InnoTab 2 are great devices and there’s no clear winner. But although they appear superficially similar I think there are some specific differences that may make one of them the better choice for your child.
I’m going to get into a lot more detail but for those in a hurry:
My nearly 6 year old loves the , he likes the features that allow him to write and create and consume media.
Images in this article are either taken by me or provided by vendors.
LeapPad 2 and InnoTab 2 SimilaritiesAt first glance the LeapFrog LeapPad 2 and VTech InnoTab 2 seem quite similar. They are both learning tablets for kids aged 3 9 with touchscreens Air Jordan 1s and media capabilities.
The devices are the second generation learning tablets from LeapFrog and VTech, released in 2012 to address some of the issues with the initial models and take advantage of newer technology.
They both have a range of learning games featuring Disney and other popular characters.
But there are some important differences between the two learning tablets that it’s important to understand. We’ll take a detailed look at the differences.
Note that some differences, especially in software availability, may be addressed in future.
VTech InnoTab 2 vs LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Hands on!
Size and WeightBefore I bought the devices, I thought they would be about the same size, they both have a 5″ screen after all. I was wrong! The InnoTab 2 is much bigger than the LeapPad 2. Here they are side by side:
As you can see, the LeapPad 2 is a much more compact size. It’s also lighter.
I weighed the devices on my kitchen scales and found that the weights without batteries in are:
LeapPad 2: 326g
InnoTab 2: 410g
That’s quite a difference if you plan to carry the tablet around in your purse. It also makes a difference to the child who is holding it.
The Learning TabletsA quick overview of the choice of InnoTab 2 and LeapPad 2 tablets. We’ll go into much more detail below.
LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Kids’ Learning Tablet, GreenThe LeapPad2 in green. We have this. It is very much loved by my four year old.
Both tablets take 4 AA batteries. The LeapPad 2 has two battery compartments, one on each side which balances the weight. The InnoTab 2 has one battery compartment which makes it heavier on one side.
The battery compartment on the LeapPad 2 is trickier to open (but not difficult) which means kids won’t be able to remove it easily. The InnoTab battery compartment is very easy to open.
The InnoTab has a silicone cover over it’s mini USB port (used for syncing with a computer) but the LeapPad 2 does not.
Appearances are subjective, but I love the clean design and metallic finish on the LeapPad 2.
StylusBoth tablets include a stylus which can be stored in the tablet.
The LeapPad 2 stylus is attached via a cord but the InnoTab 2 one is not. This is easy to fix as there’s a hole Air Jordan 8 in the stylus and connection point on the InnoTab 2, but it was much more convenient to have this done for you.
Media SupportThe InnoTab 2 has an MP3 player. You can buy an MP3 player for the LeapPad 2 for a few dollars.
Both devices can take photos. The LeapPad 2 has 2MP front and rear cameras. The InnoTab 2 has a single 2MP camera but it swivels to take photos of the user or what they are looking at (neat design.)