Tag Archive: Kids


Coolpad Dyno is a simple LTE-connected smartwatch for kids

Coolpad has dipped its toes into the world of “family-oriented connected products” with the introduction of the Dyno Smartwatch. Formerly known for its budged smartphones, Coolpad is expanding its reach as part of a re-branding effort.

Available in late January, the Dyno is a $ 150 wearable designed for kids ages 4-9 but with parents firmly in mind. It keeps things simple for the wearer, giving mom and dad peace of mind at the same time.

Like other smartwatches, the  [Read More…]

Coolpad has a smartwatch for kids, and it’s pretty great

It’s a new day for Coolpad, and this watch is a positive step forward.

Lets be honest, Coolpad is not a name typically associated with quality, high end products. Their phones are cool, but they’re inexpensive on purpose and not often the first thing people recommend. Today, the folks at Coolpad are announcing a new family-focused direction for many of the products coming to its portfolio. The first of this new line is a smartwatch for kids,  [Read More…]

The Sony PS4 Mini Wired Gamepad is the perfect starter controller for kids

A little goes a long way.

As an adult with small hands whose childhood nemesis was the hulking Duke controller on the original Xbox, I empathize with those who have a hard time using a normal controller. Though I’ve grown into them over the years and am quite comfortable using a standard DualShock 4 controller now, it’s still not the best for everyone, especially children. That’s where the Sony PlayStation 4 Mini Wired Gamepad comes in, designed  [Read More…]

Use Amazon Parent Dashboard with Echo Dot Kids

Now that you have purchased the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, you’re likely wondering how to use the Amazon Parent Dashboard — you know, one of the key features that brought you to the kids edition in the first place. Here’s a deeper look at what the service offers and what you can do with it.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70) Amazon: FreeTime Unlimited (1 year included for Echo Dot Kids  [Read More…]

Teach your kids how to code with Wonder Workshop robots on sale today only

Learn to code. Have fun doing it.

One of Amazon’s daily deals features a selection of Wonder Workshop coding robots on sale. These prices will only last through the rest of the day, and you’ll even be able to get some accessories on sale that help you customize your robots like the Wonder Workshop Build Brick Extensions for just $ 13.50.

Get the Wonder Workshop Dash robot for $ 82.99 in this sale. It normally sells for  [Read More…]

Make your Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition work for you with Parent Dashboard

Amazon offers a wide range of parental controls to help you oversee the content and the amount of time your child has access to all of the wondrous things they can do with Alexa on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, or any Amazon Echo device.

Parental controls can be a hassle to set up — and even more so to come back and edit — but Amazon has made things as painless as possible by including the  [Read More…]

Inspire and educate your kids with 50% off STEM toys today only

Don’t pass these up!

Amazon is running a one-day sale on a variety of STEM toys, encouraging kids to explore the increasingly important worlds of science, tech, engineering, and math. There are some big-name products in the sale as well as some all-time low prices that you won’t want to miss.

The popular Sphero SPRK+ educational robot toy is down to its lowest ever price at $ 87.49. You’d have to go back to March for the  [Read More…]

Kids can learn to build a computer with this $99 Kano kit

You’ll be surprised at just how much knowledge a child can pick up from a set like this.

Kano’s 2017 Computer Kit is currently on sale at Amazon for just $ 99. This deal marks its lowest price ever. Its average price is nearer to $ 130 and its previous best price was $ 100 around Black Friday last year.

These computer kits are really neat. It’s a great way to teach a kid, or anyone really,  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Dot vs. Echo Dot Kids Edition: Which should you buy?

We live and breathe smart home products and use them all to help determine which products should reside in your home

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen)

For Everyone

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros All-new design Improved sound Retains input methods from 2nd-generation $ 20 cheaper Cons Not ideal for kids Lack of extended warranty Have to pay extra for FreeTime Unlimited

The new Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) is sleek, keeps all of the same  [Read More…]

The $210 Piper Minecraft Raspberry Pi kit will teach kids valuable skills

What, did your dad make this game?

Amazon has the Piper Minecraft Raspberry Pi Computer Kit on sale for $ 209.96, which is the lowest this has been since June. It typically would run you $ 270.

With this kit, your child can solve puzzles in the Raspberry Pi edition of Minecraft by building their very own computer from start to finish. Once that’s done, they can keep building power-ups within the game by using physical controls,  [Read More…]