Amazon announces new Echo Dot Kids Edition, and it's already being discounted

By now, you probably already know that Amazon often launches child-oriented versions of some of its hardware products, such as the recent Fire 7 tablet. Today, another such product is being announced, and that's the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

The new device is based on the Echo Dot model launched last October, with fabric-covered speakers that should be 70% louder than the previous generation. The only design difference here is that the Kids Edition comes in a couple of new colors - blue and rainbow.

Of course, the main draw of the Kids Edition of Amazon devices is the included subscription to the company's FreeTime Unlimited service, which includes books, music, and games tailored for children. Like other devices in the lineup, the Echo Dot Kids Edition includes a full year of the subscription.

Also like other Kids Edition products from Amazon, the base price is significantly higher than that of the regular Echo Dot, with a base price of $69.99, rather than $49.99. However, even though the device isn't even shipping yet, Amazon is already discounting it by $20, making it the same price of the regular version. There's also a bundle with the previously-announced Fire 7 tablet, which comes in its Kids Edition as well, which costs $129.98, instead of its usual price of $169.98.

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