Amazon reveals Echo Dot Kids Edition with adorable designs like Panda and Tiger

AMAZON has just brought out a new spherical Echo dot smart speaker and it comes in child friendly designs.

The new Echo Dot Kids Edition has panda and tiger styles and even animal-themed alarms.

Amazon wrote on it's blog: "We've also redesigned the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

"We had some fun with the new spherical shape and created new Panda and Tiger designs and animal-themed alarms.

"Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription, giving families access to thousands of hours of kid-friendly Audible books, interactive games, and educational skills.

"Echo Dot Kids Edition will be available for pre-order today for only $59.99 and will ship later this year."

The speaker has only been announced for the US so there's been no word yet on a UK release date or pricing.

We asked Amazon for comment on this but they had no further news than the US announcement at this time.

The children's smart speaker is designed for parent approved activities like help with homework and calling friends and family.

It has an LED light ring that indicates when the speaker is active.

Sound quality should be premium as it offers a Dolby Stereo system.

What is Alexa?

If you’ve never heard of Alexa, here’s what you need to know…

  • Alexa is an "intelligent" personal assistant built by Amazon.
  • You can find her on several different devices, including Amazon's Echo speakers.
  • Alexa responds to voice commands, and can talk back to you.
  • She can perform thousands of different tasks, including telling you about the news or weather.
  • But she can do more complex things too, like ordering a pizza or arranging an Uber taxi pick-up.
  • To activate Alexa, you need to say "Alexa" to an Amazon Echo speaker.
  • Because she's powered by artificial intelligence, Alexa is constantly getting smarter.
  • Alexa will also get more used to your voice, and better understand what you want her to do over time.

In other tech news, Amazon has unveiled an autonomous flying home camera that patrols your home while you're away.

Amazon Music is now free for everyone if you're willing to hear ads.

And, you can now take a screenshot on your iPhone by simply tapping the back of your mobile.

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