Treat the kids to a special Echo Dot with an insane discount

Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition 4th Generation Tiger on a shelf with other toys
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition 4th Generation Tiger on a shelf with other toys (Image credit: Amazon)

The Echo Dot is already one of the coolest little smart speakers on the planet but you know what would make it even cooler? If you slapped a tiger's face on it. That's exactly what the kid-oriented Echo Dot is all about, and you can put one in your kids' room for just $25 at Amazon right now — that's a 58% price drop.

Those looking for a friendly face can choose between the tiger or panda versions of the Echo Dot and receive a special fourth-generation version of the Alexa-powered smart speaker. They'll also get a year of Amazon Kids+ thrown in, giving kids access to thousands of ad-free books, games, and more. Note that Amazon will start charging you $5 per month after the first year, though.

As for the Echo itself, it'll work just the same way as a normal one — kids can ask Alexa to do things, answer questions, and more. There are parental controls that can be applied of course, with the ability to set time limits and filter explicit songs likely to be at the top of the list for most parents. We reviewed the regular Echo Dot and loved how easy it is to use, and your kids will too!

Amazon would normally sell this kids' version for around $60, but if you place an order now and happen to be an Amazon Prime subscriber that price comes down to just $25. That's a bargain in anyone's book, surely.

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Those who would still rather go the HomePod mini route should keep an eye on our collection of the best Apple Prime Day deals right now — you never know when a HomePod mini deal could pop up. Or if you're the type to like to listen to music with headphones only, we've rounded up the best Prime Day AirPods Deals as well.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.