If you want to give your kids a Christmas gift that will introduce them to smart home technology, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition might be the perfect choice. The adorable smart speaker is currently part of the available Amazon Echo deals for the holidays, with its price slashed by $20 to bring it down to just $40 from its original price tag of $60.
The fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot ditched the puck-shaped design of its predecessors and went with a spherical shape, while keeping an exceptional audio performance for its price. Alexa has gotten smarter with the introduction of Alexa Guard, which will have the digital assistant alert you if it hears specific sounds such as breaking glass or a fire alarm. The difference between the Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, meanwhile, goes beyond the cute animal faces on the speaker.
The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is currently offered with either a tiger or panda design on the post-consumer recycled fabric that covers the speaker. This version keeps the slightly flattened die-cast aluminum base with the familiar light ring of Echo devices, as well as the action, volume, and mic buttons at the top. However, you can tell that it is geared toward children right out of the box through its kid-friendly user guide.
Every purchase of the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with free one-year access to Amazon Kids+, formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited, which provides child-friendly content that includes audiobooks, music, and games. If you’re worried about your child’s interactions with the smart speaker, the subscription also comes with a Parent Dashboard where you can activate features such as filtering out explicit lyrics in songs on Amazon Music, disabling voice purchasing, and setting daily time limits.
The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, which transforms the powerful fourth-generation Amazon Echo Dot into a child-friendly smart home device, may be the perfect Christmas gift for your young ones this year. Teach them the wonders of tech and the capabilities of Alexa with this smart speaker, which is currently on sale for only $40, after a $20 discount from its original price of $60.
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