Monday, January 28, 2008

LeapFrog Tags Reads Books, So Your Lazy Kids Don't Have To

LeapFrog today introduced a baby brother to the Fly "pentop computer." The $50 Tag uses the same Anoto high-res scanning technology to "read" specially printed books to kids, and can connect to the internet (OK, net-connected PC via USB) to download audio and programming for up to five books at a time. In addition to age-old classics like The Little Engine That Could and Olivia, the list of $14 launch titles will also include Kung Fu Panda: Po's Tasty Training and Walter the Farting Dog Goes on a Cruise—books I didn't have the privilege of enjoying when I was a lad. All of this happens this summer.

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