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Amazon today announced Amazon Glow, a new interactive projector and video-calling device for kids. Amazon Glow comes with a dedicated 8-inch display and a 19-inch touch-sensitive, projected space. During video calls, kids can have fun with remote family members and friends using the following types of interactive content.
- Read: Pick from thousands of children’s books to read on the 19” projected virtual space, and delight in engaging with rainbow pointers, spotlights, and word bubbles for added reading excitement
- Play: Have fun with classic games like Chess, Checkers, Go Fish, and Memory Match with new creative twists, and new games like ABC Charades and Paddle Battle
- Draw: Create art using a palette of colors with digital pencils, crayons, paint brushes, or spray paint on a variety of themed art packs. Add stickers to amp up the creativity and use the vacuum eraser for a fresh start
- Discover: Find hidden magic with animations and sounds that will delight kids and grown-ups alike; and unlock levels in games to continuously challenge young minds
- Object scanning. Childhood dreams of turning everyday objects into digital fun are now a reality with Glow’s object scanning feature. Kids can turn a favorite toy into a custom jigsaw puzzle by smashing the digital scan of the toy into virtual pieces to reassemble. Or, scan a favorite school art project and transform it into a new masterpiece with the help of a remote loved one.
- Glow Bits. Kids and families can experience a new way to have fun with physical objects with Glow Bits learning kits. The first Glow Bits learning kit is the Tangram puzzle game, where kids use physical shapes and their remote family member uses digital shapes to solve challenges together. Tangram Bits is bundled with the purchase of Glow, and additional Glow Bits coming soon will be sold separately.
Amazon Glow features:
- Introducing Amazon Glow – A new interactive projector and video-calling device designed to build rich family connections by transforming the way children bond with remote loved ones.
- A new way to connect – Glow uniquely fuses projection, video, and sensing technologies to create a virtual experience that feels like being together in-person, no matter how far away you are.
- This bundle contains Amazon Glow (not a toy) and Tangram Bits.
- Read, play, draw together – The included 1 year of Amazon Kids+ with purchase gives access to thousands of children’s books, and dozens of interactive games, visual arts activities, and Animated Storybooks designed specifically for Glow. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax. You may cancel at any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
- Physical meets digital – Tangram Bits unlocks a hands-on learning experience that lets kids move physical pieces, while the remote person moves digital ones, to solve challenges together on a shared board. Plus, kids can scan a favorite toy into a digital sticker for added fun in art activities.
- Safe and private – Enjoy a virtual environment for kids ages 3+ with curated, age-appropriate content, and the ability to manage parental controls through the Amazon Parent Dashboard and parent-approved contacts through the Amazon Glow app. Plus, instantly disable cameras and microphones on the device by simply closing the privacy shutter.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee – If it breaks, return it, and we’ll replace it for free.
- Easy to connect – Glow works with a free mobile app on iOS and Android.
You can pre-order it here for $249.