Vtech or Leapster

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by jstbcuz, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. jstbcuz

    jstbcuz DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2004
    I am looking for a pocket game that my DS can take with him. I was wondering which you think is better........the Vtech Pocket (not the one with the flip up screen)........or the Leapster version of it.

    ANy info would be appreciated.
  2. MaryBeth7

    MaryBeth7 Earning My Ears

    Mar 27, 2006
    My kids have the leapsters and love them. We have a whole bunch of games and it keeps them well entertained.
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  4. Sam's_Mom

    Sam's_Mom Mouseketeer

    Feb 1, 2008
    My son and niece have both but like the Leapster better. It seems to have more depth to the games.
  5. ilandrazdsw

    ilandrazdsw DIS Veteran

    Nov 21, 2008
    My kids like their V-Tech's, BUT the eat batteries FAST!!! Also, they don't really like to be dropped and will stop working for awhile.
  6. richmond282

    richmond282 Trumpet players don't have egos, we're just better

    Jul 7, 2008
    My DD5 has had her VSmile Pocket for a little over a year now. She has quite a few games and loves to play it. We have never had any issues with it at all. I can't really compare it to a Leapster, but I think the batteries last for quite a while. It may depend on what brand you use. We like Energizer.
  7. jessica52877

    jessica52877 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2004
    My son has had both now for 3 or so years (we got the vsmile as soon as it came out) and he loves them both. I have heard that they eat batteries too but this doesn't seem to be the case with ours.

    I think the leapster looks like it has more educational value to it and better to grow with. Having said that though I just love the vsmile!
  8. NYCDiane

    NYCDiane DIS Veteran

    May 31, 2009
    My daughter had the Leapster and she absolutely loved it. I liked the fact that the price was reasonable and they had games for every grade level. She used from before Kindergarten all the way through 4th grade.

    She's not so interested in it anymore but isn't ready to give it up just yet, either. She'll be going into 6th grade in the Fall and I plan on finding all the games she had and take those along with the Leapster and accessories and putting it up on ebay once I have the time to start searching.

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