The compact size of the Letter Factory Phonics makes it ideal for home use, at school, or on the road. The lightweight, detachable Letter Factory reader sits snugly atop a plastic pail that doubles as a storage unit for the 26 letter tiles. For easy transport, the pail has a bright yellow handle printed with the letters of the alphabet.
An additional button atop the unit allows children to hear the Alphabet Song, reinforcing what they've learned. For added convenience, a sliding switch allows the user to set the volume to the desired high, low, or off setting. The Letter Factory Phonics will automatically shut off after 15 seconds of inactivity to conserve battery power.
In 2003, LeapFrog marketed animated DVDs, Letter Factory & Talking Words Factory, whose purpose is to encourage children to learn to read. More recently, they have expanded the series and there are now 16 different titles available. Similar to , , and on PBS, LeapFrog is an early educational program designed for children in the 2-10 year old age group.