Revealed in April of last year, the Echo Dot Children Edition obtained something of a blended reception, mainly as a result of personal privacy worries surrounding the broader clever speaker classification. Amazon is back with a version of the $70 device.
Design-wise, the product looks a whole lot even more like the latest version of the Dot, swapping the first generation’s plastic body for a bent fabric covering. The brightly tinted bumpers, meanwhile, are gone, in favor of brand-new shades, including Rainbow and Frost Blue. As with the regular Dot, the audio speaker got an increase right here. It’s now 70% louder.
The $70 price consists of a year of Amazon.com FreeTime, which bundles in device time limits, activity evaluation as well as the ability to filter out tracks with specific lyrics. There’s additionally a quick as well as easy attribute built in that lets moms and dads and also youngsters deal with their very own Alexa Ability Blueprints.
When it comes to privacy, Amazon.com has enlisted Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to assist construct FreeTime. Per Amazon:
To access FreeTime on Alexa, verifiable parental consent is required. None of the Alexa skills included within FreeTime Unlimited have access to or collect personal information from children, and there are multiple ways to delete a child’s profile or voice recordings. Parents can review and delete recordings through the Alexa app or the Alexa Privacy Hub, and contact Customer Service to request deletion of their child’s profile.]
The new Dot is available for pre-order today.