Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad
The Internet can be a nightmare for parents -- especially for parents with small children. Making the Internet a healthy, appropriate, and fun place for pre-schoolers, the Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad helps connect kids directly to the official Web sites of their favorite characters. Designed for children ages three and up, this launch pad is easy to use and safe for your kids -- and the family computer!
The Easy Link Launch Pad includes three popular child-safe and durable plastic figures -- Elmo from Sesame Street, two dinosaurs from The Wiggles, and a Fisher-Price dog. Each character works as a direct key to its own Web site. When Elmo is plugged into the launch pad, children are immediately transported to the games section of SesameStreet.com. Eight other familiar Easy Link character smart keys are available for purchase separately.
Peace of Mind
Because the Fisher-Price Easy Link Internet Launch Pad blocks access to other Internet sites, links, and pop-ups, kids can connect to these interactive Web sites all by themselves, without you having to worry that they're visiting other innappropriate or unsafe sites. The only way for your child to navigate to another Web site is by inserting a different Easy Link character. To get back to normal computer use, you simply input a password and the the Easy Link program turns off. Parents can also rest assured that their computer is secure, as the launch pad also blocks access to your desktop and hard drive.
Kids easily learn to play games on their favorite Web sites using the computer's mouse and arrow keys on the launch pad. Setting up the Easy Link system is easy. Simply connect the launch pad to the computer's USB port and install the software from the included CD-ROM. Not compatible with Mac computers, the Easy Link Internet Launch Pad requires Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, or Vista; a 750 MHz processor; a USB 1.1 port, 128 MB of RAM, and an Internet connection.
What's in the Box
Easy Link Internet Launch Pad, CD-ROM software, USB cable, and three character smart keys.
The Easy-Link Internet Launchpad offers Internet environments that allow children to play games without venturing into other areas online. Parents simply connect it to their computer using the included USB cable to allow kids to safely visit preschool-appropriate Web sites and play online games. Kids can plug their favorite character figures into the Launchpad and be taken directly to that character's website.
Once a character is plugged in, kids are only allowed to visit pages on that Web site until they plug in a different character, keeping them away from unsafe sites and unable to get into your computer files. Each game can be played using your computer's current mouse and the arrow keys on the Easy-Link Internet Launchpad. When parents want to go back to normal computer use, they can simply enter a passcode to turn the Easy-Link off.
Launchpad comes with three Easy-Link figures: Elmo, The Wiggles and a cute Fisher-Price character. Eight additional Easy-Link Figures sold separately. Measures 10.5"L x 10.5"W x 6"H.