Amazon's New Echo Dot For Kids Is Already on Sale

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Amazon's new kid-friendly Echo Dot is already on sale, albeit with a small catch.

Credit: AmazonCredit: AmazonAmazon is bundling its new Echo Dot for Kids — normally priced at $79.99 — with its two kid-friendly tablets and taking up to $50 off each bundle. We're big fans of Amazon's Kids Edition Fire Tablet — the HD 8 won our Editors' Choice award — and think they're the best kid's tablets on the market. That makes Amazon's sale an excellent buy for parents who can't — or refuse — to splurge on a costlier tablet.

Currently, you can get the Echo Dot for Kids with the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet for $139.98 ($40 off) or the Echo Dot for Kids with the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet for $159.98 ($50 off).

Each bundle also comes with one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a rock-solid, two-year warranty that replaces either device should anything happen to it.

You may be wondering why the Echo Dot for Kids costs more than the traditional $49.99 Echo Dot. For starters it comes with a protective case that shields it from spills. It also features a kid-friendly version of Alexa with features like Magic Word, which encourages kids to say "please" when talking to Alexa.

The Kids version of Alexa also dishes out kid-friendly answers to questions and comes with access to more than 300 child-friendly Audible books, educational content, and ad-free radio stations.

There's no telling when the sale will end, but the Echo Dot for Kids will ship May 9.