Thursday, February 5, 2009
Does my baby really need a BlackBerry?
So LeapFrog just unveiled their latest baby gadget -- a Text & Learn personal digital assistant for tykes ages 3 and up.
It won't hit the States until this summer, but already I'm worried that my daughter, if I buy her this thing ($21.99 vs. $200+ for the adult version BlackBerry or iPhone), will start wanting to Baby Facebook or Baby Tweet. And where do we go from there?
Emailing, texting (God forbid sexting), twittering, MySpacing. Heck, what if she starts her own blog? What'll I do then?
Seriously, this piece of machinery is geared to help kids learn the alphabet and foster mad computer skills. And it's certainly an alternative to having your own grown-up gadget poked, prodded and possibly thrown in the garbage never to be dialed up again.
Oh, wait, all of which could happen to this one, too. But, as the Daily News points out, at least they won't be able to call Australia.