3.8
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LeapFrog
LeapFrog Didj

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LeapFrog Didj
 
3.8

(based on 21 reviews)

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76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Didj is Great!

Last year I had purchased two Leapfrog Didjs for my 5 and 7 year old stepdaughters.  The handheld gaming system comes with a game preloaded.  I have also purchased 4 additional...Read complete review

Last year I had purchased two Leapfrog Didjs for my 5 and 7 year old stepdaughters.  The handheld gaming system comes with a game preloaded.  I have also purchased 4 additional games for the systems as well.  Overall, this system is sturdy, durable and I have not had any problems with either of them.  One of the main reasons I like this better than Nintendo DS is that the children play a game but also have math and reading involved in the games.  You are then able to download the progress of the user.  Additionally, you can load weekly vocabulary words to the Didj to assist in learning the words.

The kids both love the Didj's as well.  Even better than the DS.  Surprisingly enough they like the fact that there is a math question for them to answer. 

The only downfall to the Didj is that it took me forever to download the software and to set up the Didj for the first time.  I am farily computer friendly and normally do not have any problems with this sort of thing.  However, I had to download several times.  Other than that I would highly recommend the Didj.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The "computer" aspect of this system is disappointing.

I am a fan of the leapfrog products, but the didj has not lived up to my expectations.  The games are great and my son loved playing them, but the system constantly...Read complete review

I am a fan of the leapfrog products, but the didj has not lived up to my expectations.  The games are great and my son loved playing them, but the system constantly says it needs to be hooked to the computer for a "tune-up" and until you do that, you cannot play it.  Makes it very frustrating when on trips.  Also, it says it is compatible with mac, but we have never been able to get it to work with our mac, despite numerous complaints to the leapfrog customer service department. 

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5.0

I love the DIDJ

By 

from Louisville, KY

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about this "toy." This is made by LeapFrog. All the LeapFrog toys combine fun with learning. Your child will not simply be "playing" without also learning one or more skills. This game is different. You can hook up the unit to your personal computer, and program in particular skillsets for your child to master. Each time a skill is mastered (or even before), you can reprogram and add or subtract particular skillsets. The various games teach your child to master math, science, music, reading and language arts, etc. This is a very worthwhile investment. The games will keep your child busy during long car rides, or waiting times in doctors' offices, etc. This is a perfect progression from the Leapster, and before your child graduates full-time to the Nintendo DS or the Playstation and the like.

 
2.0

Had potential, but overall disappointed

By 

from Springboro, OH

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

I was so excited when the Didj came out and I wanted my kids to have one.  Such a great alternative to the Nintendo DS.  I was attracted to the educational features that the games provide so I purchased a system for each of my children.  When it works it is a great toy, however, we would always get error messages that read: needs a tune up.  We do additional downloads on the computer and would still have trouble running the games.  My kids liked how they would earn points that they could spend to customize their game, but then they would get to a point where they had bought all that there was to customize and would start to lose interest.  Between my two boys we had all of the cartridges and because we had invested alot of money on the cartridges, I was disappointed that Leapfrog did not provide enough support to keep the kids interested in the product.  It appears that the Didj has been replaced by Leapster Explorer and the games are not compatible.  I would only recommend this product if bought on clearance, I would not pay full price for this item.

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5.0

Great for my elementary student to learn with

By 

from Tomball, TX

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

My second grader was starting to grow out of her Leapster. I saw this on sale before Christmas and decided, since she loved the leapster so much, that I would buy her the next game system because it was more focused on her age group.

The graphics and sound on this were amazing. I could hardly tear it out of my husband's hands. The games are helpful in teaching and stretching my daughter. She loves learning with it and feels quite grown up. I am glad I found an electronic toy that was more educational than game oriented. The games can be expensive, but I haven't had any problems finding the games on clearance or sale. The games are very small and we have been forced to keep the boxes they come it to ensure the games don't get lost or broken. There is quite the range of learning games to keep her interested for years to come. There are also plenty of great accessories, including a silicone wrap that helps her, if she drops it, not to break it.

 
5.0

LeapFrog Didj is Amazing

By 

from Pasco, WA

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

I bought this for my son when they first came out, he's 10 now and still plays with it daily.  I like the fact I can go online and upload his weekly spelling words into it, so he can play but study at the same time.  Plus I can change the settings to keep challenging him.  He loves all the different games, and has never had any complaints about it. 

 
5.0

The didj is a great learning toy

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from Sandy, OR

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

The Didj is great for kids aged 6 years and up.  I got it for my 5 year old and he is almost abl to use all the features. It encourages reading, math and logic skills and has a lot of games to sharpen skills.  Much better than the nintendo sets and you can follow their progress online too!  Great for kids.

 
3.0

LeapFrog Didj

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from Garretson, SD

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

The LeapFrog Didj.  Who named this toy?  It is a good educational one but has a strange name.  My daughter got this for Christmas last year and does seem to play with it.  She transitioned from the leapster to the Didj so it was an easy move up.  The games seem to challenge her but there isn't a huge varity of them.  It seems as though LeapFrog is going to take this one out also?  This is the one thing that frustrates me about LeapFrog is that they come up with some great educational toys but they are pretty quick to change their format so it seems that once you invest in a sytem and all the games they are quick to change the system so that you have to purchase a new sytem and new games and there is no resale value in the old system.  The Didj has some top name games such as Hannah Montanna but even she is on her way out?  My 8 year old daughter is now asking for the nintendo system, we are wondering maybe we should have invested in that instead of this??  LeapFrog is great for the educational aspect but frustrating for the changing of thier sytems. 

 
4.0

Kids love it

By 

from Ottawa, OH

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

My daughter just received a leapfrog didj for her 6th birthday.  My four year old also enjoys playing on it.  They are both set to play at the kindergarten level, and the math problems are perfect for them.  They would be happy to play for hours, which is really my only complaint.  Their brains would probably get more exercise if an adult would read them books or they would sit down and color for an hour.  However, I have to say, they both love to play the didj.  Every day brings a new argument about whose turn it is.  My four year old boy likes the Jet Pack Heroes, and my six year old girl likes the Tinkerbell game that she received with it.  We received it as a gift, so I can't complain about the price.  However, I do NOT think that this product is worth the manufacturer's suggest retail price.  You should definitely wait for a good sale to purchase it.  I recommend this product, but with a word of caution that you shouldn't expect it to be a 'teacher' for your child.

 
3.0

Didj is not worth the investment

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from Haymarket, VA

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

This is one of those things where we pay the price for trying to save money.  We thought this would be a more affordable alternative to buying the Nintendo DS.  Boy were we wrong.  This is a horrible, horrible product.  It worked at first.  Kept the kids interested.  We bought it for long car rides.  However, it should tell you something when my daughter would rather read a book than play this product.  Where is it now?  I couldn't even tell you.  Probably resting in the attic somewhere finding its usefulness as a spider's new home.  The thing goes through batteries like water.  It requires so many, 4 to be exact I believe, and the batteries die quickly.  The digj keeps malfunctioning and my busy husband has wasted so much time erasing memory and fixing this thing so it could work.  At this point, it only works if it's connected to our computer.  I totally don't understand that concept at all.  The one time I fiddled with it, the screen kept flashing and the game wouldn't work and I was so frustrated with it that we will probably buy the nintendo ds next time.  These are the cases where you should just spend a little more and get the right product the first time rather than wasting money on a bad product.

 
4.0

This is a great learning tool for young children

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from Live Oak, FL

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

I purchased this for my son when he was 4 years old to help prepare him for school.  He is a bright child that loves to learn and has no learning disabilities.  He loves the gaming aspect, while his dad and I love that he is learning math and vocab along the way.  The game system comes with a game already downloaded and ready to play.  You do have to hook it up to your computer to "sync" it every now and then.  I would also recommend that you purchase rechargable batteries because it does use up batteries.  Takes 4 AA batteries which will last about 3 days.  My son plays his for about 1 hour or 2 a day.  The housing does not get warm even after 2 hours of constant playing.  We recently purchased an additional game and it was easy to sync and my son was playing the new game within 5 minutes of opening the package.

 
2.0

Fun toy that breaks easily

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from Pinellas Park, FL

Comments about LeapFrog Didj:

I was not impressed with the Leap Frog Didj.   Usually, Leap Frog makes excellent, quality learning toys, but they really missed the quality mark with the Didj.  When my son first got the game system he loved it.  The graphics are pretty good, and there were themes he really loved like Sponge Bob and Star Wars.  I liked it because I could tailor it to his learning level, and monitor his progress.  He was happy, I was happy, it was a great thing UNTIL . . . after a few months the machine would not power on correctly.  It would turn on for a second and then immmediately turn itself off.  After going around and around with customer service, they finally agreed to send a new one.  By that time I had already purchased a new one, so we sold the one they sent.  After only a few months, the new system would not power on at all.  We tried replacing the batteries, but nothing worked.  At this point we gave up on the Didj altogether.  Leap Frog really let me down this time.

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