iXL is the ultimate and coolest handheld learning system designed for kids. The iXL Learning System has six great applications for kids: Digital Book Reader, Game Player, Digital Art Book, MP3 Music Player, Notepad and Photo Viewer. The base device comes with pre-loaded software for the various applications listed (for instant out of the box play). Story Book: Features 1 animated story with 15 pages and 2 modes - read to me mode (words highlight while story animates) and interact with me mode (child can press key words and learn more about them). Kids will learn reading for meaning, comprehension, key words and spelling. Game Player: Preloaded with 1 classic arcade-style game, which has 3 levels and teaches numbers, sequencing and counting. Music Player: Preloaded with 1 learning song and is compatible with MP3 and WMA file formats. Art Studio: Includes stampers, backgrounds, bucket fills, colors, pen styles, erase button and it has background music so kids can listen to their favorite songs while they create their masterpieces. Note Book: Enables kids to trace uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers 1-20. Photo Album: Preloaded with 3 sample images. Kids can transfer additional photos from their computer and they can even draw on their photo images to customize them! Kids can customize their login name for personalized play - they can see their name appear in the story and elsewhere. iXL is PC and MAC compatible, comes with a USB cord to connect to the computer. A CD with media management software even enables users to add their own photos and songs (MP3s and WMAs)! The handheld device has a 3.5" TFT QVGA color screen, built in speaker, action button, tethered stylus, headphone jack, SD memory card slot, and built-in memory to hold the base and additional software titles, songs, and pictures - NO CARTRIDGES NEEDED! Requires 4 â€œAAâ€ batteries, not included. For ages 3 to 7. This item is brand new and boxed! Thank you for looking.