The Discovery Kids Exploration Laptop allows children to play math games, word puzzles, music, and more. Perfectly compact, it is easily portable for car or plane rides, and fits into most backpacks....more
it's not what i expected. the monitor is the same size as one of those toddler laptop games, but it doesn't have a backlight like those so unless your home is brightly lit at night, i wouldn't let your child play it anytime after 5pm. my daughter is 4 and a half and this keeps her occupied for a while and has a lot of options, but i doubt it would impress a child over the age of 8. the "mouse" doesn't really function except as another way to hit "enter/return". you still have to use the left/right buttons on the round silver thing at the bottom to move around. the good thing though is that it's a full size qwerty keyboard so my daughter will be able to learn to type at an early age. it makes her feel like she almost has a grown up computer. if your child can not read yet, this item requires supervision as most of the games are designed for a fourth or fifth grader that can read and can navigate a computer.
Bought this for my 5 year old for his birthday and we dislike it very much. Would never buy again and would not recommend to a friend. The screen is very dark and almost impossible to read. The sound in inconsistent.....gets loud then very soft. Games are difficult to understand and play. Not all of the keys on the keyboard work. Same is true with the mouse, it does not work. DO NOT BUY, just a waste of money.
it's very low volume and the games I think are more for older kids.
My grandson is only 5 and he will probably have a hard time with it. However, I am going to keep it because he will feel like he has his own computer and I got $$$ off the price for using my O.Co credit card. I did purchase the warranty since he is only.
If I didn't get the $$$ off, I would send it back but only because I think he is too young for it.
How accurate was the sizing? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I think the quality is good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? so far
complete waste of money, I bought 2 of these for my granddaughters for Christmas..Screen is the size of a cellphone and difficult to see. Really disappointed with the construction of this product, Discovery Kids products are usually of better quality, someone missed the mark here!
Remember the Speak and Spell? I had one when I was a kid and it was a superior product to this. The screen isn't back lit, the graphics are hard to decipher, it is not user friendly. I'm VERY disappointed in this product. Money is better spent on a cheap checker board or a deck of cards. I expected more from a Discovery Kids product - especially considering the level of technology available.
How accurate was the sizing? I never bothered to check that. Maybe I should have.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the product seems okay, it appears to be durable.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? The engineering design is defective but I blame the person / people that designed it, not the individuals that made it.
bought this item here.however the screen seems dark and the quality of the lcd display is poor.is there anyway to make these brighter...maybe some switch?thanks.templar7 on Dec 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Does this have an option besides battery for ac/dc electric power source? the pics seem to show another cord that looks like it may be a power cord?ddbythec on Dec 2, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This only works with batteries. The cord pictured is only for the mouse. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 5, 2012
bought this at a garage sale in great condition but didn't have a manual for it is there a way i can download one, for my 3 year old Granddaughterminute715 on Sep 17, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. You might be able to download an instruction manual online. I recommend your googling the item. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 18, 2012
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