My kids love this Leap Pad. We have had ours for over two years now and it has held up well. It is sturdy, we have dropped it but it is well protected and built to be handled by kids. I think it can hold up very well. The Leap Pad comes with some built in features, a camera and several apps/games. My kids have downloaded additional games. This has been a great way to expose them to the world of electronics where they cannot reach anything adult or harmful. They can search youtube if your wi-fi is set up, but only get to pre selected kid friendly apps. That is amazing because they feel like they get to do something cool but you as a parent don't have to worry. My kids have educational games set up on it and they learn about different sea animals. They learn about the food chain and how to identify different animals. My kids can identify a variety of sea animals purely from playing one of these games. My daughter loves her cooking app that she has to use math to come up with teh rigt ingredients and it also teaches them about healthy choices (she learned about carrots having beta caratene for example). I like that this is a safe way for them to have computer time. My kids are 4 and 7 and love this game. There are not many games for the older level of kids, which is somewhat dissapointing. It seems to be focusing on pre-K kids. But, my 7 year old still enjoys it and seems to find learning adventures regardless. I recommend this toy. Parents and kids will enjoy it. It is durable and great!