It's a good review on the TomGuide website. Google it b/c if I post a link it doesn't work.
"LeapFrog's $150 LeapTV is like Wii's Younger Sibling"
Three-year-olds don't need a $400 Xbox or Playstation, but they might still clamor for their own gaming console. Today I got some hands-on time with LeapFrog's latest product, called Leap TV. This $150 gaming console system is tailor-made for children aged three to eight. Available this holiday season, LeapTV comprises a console, camera and controller that you hook up to your TV.
Think of it as a kid-friendlier Wii. LeapTV will come with one child-appropriate game at launch and 9 cartridges for purchase for $30 each — each designed by LeapFrog's team of specialists to help kids learn. Some of the titles I previewed include a sled game that challenges kids to find letters and a karate game that teaches kids to identify shapes.
LeapFrog says it will have at least 100 videos and games, ready for purchase as either cartridges or via its digital download store, by the time the holidays roll around. LeapTV comes with 16GB of storage. Not only is LeapTV's controller designed for kids' smaller hands, it also operates in two different modes for more ways to play. In Classic mode, the controller is optimized for two-handed play of more traditional games that make use of the joystick and A/B buttons. Flip out the handle, and the device takes on Pointer mode, which lets kids use it as a baseball bat or tennis racket.
Thanks to a built-in accelerometer, they can also use the controller to operate vehicles such as a sled or cart. A wrist strap prevents drops, and a help button gives kids tips and hints any time they encounter problems. The controller runs on two AA batteries, which LeapFrog says will last for up to 25 hours of gameplay. Each additional controller costs $30.
TV-Mounted camera puts kids on TV
The system's 640 x 480 camera reads children's movements and lets them interact directly with elements on the scree
..probably the fact that it's been almost a month since someone posted the buyout/dividend thread...Nothing I see points to a buyout...status quo for LF...
I always laugh when they blame the timing of a holiday..performance is based on guidance and guidance should already know, based on the fact the calendar for 2014 was available in...oh..say 1843...It should be now surprise when easter/thanksgiving/christmas/kwanza...occurs....That being said I am long on LF after I wisely sold off 1/2 my position when it hit ~$11.80 in Aug 2013. I own my current shares at $7.7x and I am covered on that sale for a dip to about $4.00. I bought Dis with that sell off money and have nearly 2x it...I wish LF would break $8. I grow tired of it's poor performance...
NUAN is poised for $25+ if a bidding war ensues...I hate to pump things so I won't but it looks like gold in them there hills..
just put it on the credit card...30 day grace period...you'll have takeover cash to pay that bill :)
If your price is $23 you should gamble and buy some calls that right now are out of the money but would be instant cash once a sale is announced...You could invest $500 for a chance to make thousands if they go to a $25-28 sale price...
MAJOR POP today! Possibly up for sale...glad I rode the 18.00 Jan 2015 for $1.47 into the ground...they are now up $80 each :) Target is allegedly over $20 :)
yeah....I could have been doing a lot better things with the cash...Like my Alcoa options for $10 Jan 15 that are up 822%....I would have bought more of those :)
glad to see you got some profit off this pain in the butt...good move. I was hoping you weren't going to sit on it.
nice grab...are you going to take some instant profits? I would love to see this stock chip it's way back up to $10 by end of year...It's going to rest on the durability and battery life of the wearable tech. I bet the new wearable exercise LeapBand is 1/2 battery.
it looks like $7.70 is the high at noon...and then you're going to see the siesta profit taking for those that bought optimistically pre-earnings and then a 2nd chance buy as the day closes out and another end of day sell off...so I like $7.62 for my close price as long as we are being psychics :)
The real 'never fail' move was to sell covered calls on your long shares when it was over $7.00 on the 2nd and then after it drops about $0.40 post earnings tomorrow at the bell buy them back and use the cash to get shares at a discount...
The amazing this is sometimes you can't even get market value on long calls for LF...the market knows it's a p.o.s. around earrnings
Direct from the SEC filing "We will also leverage our existing platform to operate these businesses more efficiently. We believe all of these initiatives will lead to revenue and cash flow growth for New Media and will enable us to pay dividends to our stockholders. We expect to distribute a substantial portion of our free cash flow as a dividend to stockholders, subject to approval by our Board of Directors. "