|Product family||Leapster series|
|Type||Handheld game console|
|Media||Leapster Explorer cartridges Didj cartridges|
The Leapster Explorer is a handheld console developed and marketed by LeapFrog Enterprises as the third generation of the successful Leapster series at the same time as the Didj2 console. It is aimed at children aged 4 to 9.
Unlike previous systems in the Leapster series, the Explorer is not compatible with Leapster/L-MAX cartridges, but it can run Didj cartridges.
The Leapster Explorer is a Linux device powered by an ARM9-based processor clocked at 393 MHz with 64 MB DDR SDRAM, 512 MB user storage, and a Giantplus touchscreen display.
Like the Didj and unlike the Leapster2, the console has also been a subject to user modification as it runs on an embedded Linux kernel. There has been a number of homebrew software written and/or ported for the device.