Everyone loves Alexa by now, including kids. But isn’t it a bit of a problem when the kids communicate via Alexa and your kids end up listening to words which are not always age appropriate?
Well, no worries because Amazon had released the new Echo Dot Kids Edition few days back, which is completely kids-friendly.
What are the various features of Echo Dot Kids Edition?
The Kids edition is mostly similar to the original Echo Dot, but it surely has many additional features which are exquisitely for kids. They are as follows –
- It comes in 3 bright colors – Red, Blue and Green which is covered with an extra layer of durable plastic case. Specifically done to avoid the after effects of your kids’ mischief.
- It offers to be a kid-friendly DJ, comedian as well as storyteller, along with additional lessons about ‘Please’ and ‘Thank You’ to the kids. These 2 words can be said by the kid for each request.
- It filters out various jokes like knock-knock jokes, songs, stories, questions, news, etc. keeping in mind about the young ears who are listening to it.
- It includes ad-free radio stations and playlists for the kids from Radio Disney, Nick Radio, etc. And according to TechCrunch, it would soon allow Spotify for your kids.
- It has various skills such as Disney Dailies, Math Facts, etc. from Disney, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, etc.
- It allows customizable alarms according to the kid’s favorite character like Spongebob, Patrick, etc.
- Over 300 audible books to choose from like Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, etc.
- It has a great parental control, which can even help you keep a track on your kids’ activities. Recordings can be played back using the parent dashboard at amazon.comand the Alexa dashboard at alexa.amazon.com.
- You could also set daily time limits.
- The parents can also use it as an intercom to drop in on your kids and find out what they’re up to or to call them for dinner.
- The kids can control lights, plugs, and other compatible connected devices.
- It also has different age groups and skills accordingly.
What is the Pricing?
The price of the Echo Dot Kids Version is more than the original Echo Dot. It costs $79.99. But this includes 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. This gives a year-long subscription for radio stations, playlists, audible books, skills, etc.
It also includes 2 years of worry-free guarantee/warranty. Thus, you are in fact saving a lot if you plan on buying this Echo.
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Few Examples on skills –
It gives different answers even for a simple “Good Morning” like –
“Good morning! Yaaaaay! It’s my favorite day. That’s because my favorite days end in Y. Like Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Especially today. Today is my favorite.”
“Good morning! Today I’m thinking about birds!”
“Good morning! Time to shake it out! Move your body and shake out the sleep! Ready? Shake, shake, shake!”
Knowledge in a simple way – “Alexa, How many stars are in the sky?”
“No one is sure how many stars exist. There are about 100 billion stars in the Milky Way, but you can see 9,096 from Earth without a telescope.”
It can make your kid sleep faster and smarter by giving great dreams – “Good Night Alexa”
“Good night. I wonder where you’ll travel to in your dreams tonight. Maybe you’ll ski on Saturn’s rings, or swim in the sparkling waves of the ocean with the fishes. Just close your eyes to start your dreamy adventure.”
Thus make your smart kid even smarter with this version of Echo Dot. After all, you can’t solve their ever-increasing-mind-boggling queries all by yourself.
You could have a complete look at the product as well as purchase it by clicking here.