After finding apparent success with its Leapster handheld educational gaming system, LeapFrog Enterprises has now announced the launch of the L-Max Learning System. The system is an education-aimed game handheld with the ability to connect to television systems for dual-screen use, utilizing a screen on the device itself alongside the TV screen.
Like the other dual-screen handheld on the market, the L-Max uses a stylus, though its main function in the console's educational software is to improve children's penmanship.
"The Leapster L-MAX system is yet another example of our ability to apply cutting edge technology to a new play pattern that utilizes a handheld screen and a TV screen to unlock a deeper level of learning that will thrill and delight children and their parents," said LeapFrog director of marketing Craig Hendrickson.
The L-Max, which is already in stores, is compatible with the entire library of Leapster games, which currently runs to over 20 titles. Games designed specifically for the L-Max's dual-screen capacity, including titles such as Spider-Man: The Case of the Sinister Speller, SpongeBob SquarePants Saves the Day
, and Dora the Explorer Wildlife Rescue
will be released shortly. The system retails for $99.99 and L-Max software is expected to sell for $29.99 per game.