November 21, 2005
Fly Pentop Computer
The NYTimes has a write-up on Leapfrog's Fly Pentop Computer, which essentially merges the Anoto Pen technology with a speaker and what sounds like some very clever games & applications, all wrapped in a $100 pen. Supposedly it's for the 8 to 14-year-old market, but I'm thinking it might be good for this 30-somethinger as well.
(Thanks to Ted for the link.)
Update 11/25/05: I picked one up at Fry's a couple days ago — here're some thoughts on it.
Posted by bug to Media Technology at November 21, 2005 8:38 PM
I bought a Fly and all its accrutriments. We had Christmas this last week and the plug for the recharging system was not included! I called twice a day every day this week the Leapfrog call center and was told call again. Our system is down. Finally on Friday I got a CS rep.She told me she would not send a charger base and to call Walmart. Walmart only stocks this for Christmas and told me they cannot reorder it. If my child did not like this I would forget it.
I would return the whole purchase. Leapfrog could care less. Walmart cannot produce a product replacement. Any suggestions