Amazon has announced a new 5th-gen Echo Dot, a new Echo Dot with Clock, and new Echo Dot Kids today at its big hardware event. Apart from some new colors for the main Dot and new prints for the Kids Dot, these new smart speakers look just like the previous generation Echo Dot but it’s the inside where most of the updates have occurred. Read more ›
Amazon has announced a series of new spherical ball-shaped Echo smart speakers. Seen above in the following order is the new 4th-gen Amazon Echo for $99.99, the new 4th-gen Echo Dot for $49.99, the new Echo Dot with Clock for $59.99, and the new Echo Dot Kids Edition for $59.99. While the new Amazon Echo may look just like the new Echo Dots from the outside, they’re quite different on the inside. The Echo packs in premium sound, thanks to its dual 0.8″ tweeters and 3.0″ woofer, as well as a Zigbee smart hub, while the Echo Dots have just one 1.6″ speaker. Read more ›
Amazon has been trickling out previews of Prime Day deals that we’ll be seeing next week. The latest is a look at the discounts you can expect on their Kids Edition hardware. The Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet will be on sale for $69.99 during Prime Day. That’s $30 off its regular price and it matches the lowest price it has ever been. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet will be $89.99 on Prime Day. That’s $40 off its regular price and it also matches the lowest price it has ever been. Amazon has not yet revealed whether the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet, which was just released yesterday, will be on sale for Prime Day. They have, however, revealed that the Echo Dot Kids Edition will be on sale for $59.99 during Prime Day. That is $20 off the regular price and will be the new lowest price it has ever been. All of Amazon’s Kids Edition devices come with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, kid-proof case, and a 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited.
In conjunction with the release of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, Amazon is bringing FreeTime to existing Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus devices. FreeTime is what Amazon calls their advanced parental control options and family-focused features found on their hardware devices, like Fire tablets and Kindle ebook readers. A paid subscription called FreeTime Unlimited will also be available, which primarily adds access to kid-friendly content, but FreeTime features are free for all. Read more ›
Amazon has introduced the Echo Dot Kids Edition. The hardware is identical to the regular Echo Dot but, much like the Fire Kids Edition tablets, it comes with extras oriented towards kids. Those extras include a kid-friendly case, which is available in blue, green, or red, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If anything should happen to the Echo Dot, Amazon says they’ll replace it with no questions asked. Read more ›