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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…]

Pump up your Echo Dot Kids’ Edition with these Bluetooth speakers

When it comes to finding a great speaker to pair with the Echo Dot Kids Edition, the choices are almost endless. You can go the traditional route by using 3.5mm auxiliary cables, but where’s the fun in that? These Bluetooth speaker options will speak perfectly to your child’s style, and a few of them also speak to a parent’s practicality.

Waterproof Altec Lansing IMW257 Mini H2O

The Altec Lansing IMW257 is likely the best option for a Bluetooth  [Read More…]

Red vs Blue (vs Green): How to pick an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

Most technology lives in a monotone world of monochromatic black, white, and steely grays, but Amazon knows that kids don’t tolerate any boring in their lives, and so the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a child-friendly bumper in one of three bright, bold colors. Now, the question is: which color is the best one for you?

I’m Blue, da ba dee da ba daa Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Blue

Blue is true, and  [Read More…]

Can the Echo Dot Kids Edition filter explicit songs?

Best answer: Yes, all Amazon Alex-enabled devices have an option to block explicit songs, and that setting is on by default on the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition. Not all music services compatible with Amazon Alexa work with the explicit filter, but Amazon Music and Spotify do.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

Automatically blocking crude ditties

There’s a lot of music out there in the world, and some of it is not safe  [Read More…]

The Echo Dot Kids Edition’s parental controls are a subscription

Best answer: The Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with one year of FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon’s multi-platform content and parental control subscription. Once that year is up, FreeTime Unlimited starts at $ 3/month, or you lose its robust parent controls.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

What parental controls come with FreeTime Unlimited

The parental controls offered with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition’s 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited are quite extensive. Through the Parent  [Read More…]

What do you actually get with an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition?

Best answer: The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is quite the little bundle: an Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen), a kid-friendly case in one of three bright colors, a power adapter and cable, a 2-year worry-free warranty, and a 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

What’s in the box?

The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition may not seem like a bundle, but indeed it is. This $ 70 bundle  [Read More…]

Make your kid’s car safer and smarter for $30 or less

Whether you’re rocking a ’67 Impala or your mother’s old minivan, your only need three things to make your car safer and more phone-friendly at the same time.

Android Auto offers a simplified UI in the car with Google Assistant voice commands that let you control the whole thing hands-free. Even better, non-essential notifications are quashed while in Android Auto’s Car Mode, so new emails from work or new Snaps from your friends won’t tempt you to  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Edition drops to £95 for today only

Treat your kids without braking the bank.

For today only, you can pick up Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet for just £94.99 — that’s down from its usually asking price of £129.99 and within £5 of its previous low price on Prime Day.

Available in Blue, Pink or Yellow, the Kids Edition is a fully-featured Fire HD 8 tablet wrapped in a vibrant, child-friendly and rugged case to prevent the tablet from being damaged. In  [Read More…]

Should You Buy The Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite for Kids?

The Kids Tab E Lite doesn’t have to be a powerhouse for $ 100

It’s easy to say that Android tablets are dead in the water, and in the high-end market that might be true (though we’re pretty fond of the Galaxy Tab S3). But not everybody shopping for a tablet wants to spend $ 300 or more on an iPad — especially if they’re just looking for something to distract their kids during a long drive  [Read More…]