If you're thinking about adding a digital assistant to your life in the new year, Amazon's got some deals that'll make it easy and affordable for you to do it.
Amazon is now offering deals on the Echo Dot, the full-size Echo, and the Echo Dot Kids Edition. This Echo Dot is the latest model, which offers improved sound compared to the previous generations and a new, fabric-covered design that's reminiscent of the standard Echo, which is on sale as well.
Meanwhile, the Echo Dot Kids Edition what makes the Echo Dot Kids Edition different from the regular Echo Dot is that it comes with a colorful protective case and a two-year worry-free guarantee, which means that if your device breaks for any reason, you can return it and get a new one.
Amazon also includes a one-year FreeTime Unlimited subscription with the Echo Dot Kids Edition. That'll get you access to more than 13,000 kid-friendly books, educational apps and games, and more. Parents can use Amazon's Parents Dashboard tool to monitor their kids' usage of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, too, as well as set daily time limits and filter explicit songs from Amazon Music. Voice shopping is disabled by default on the Echo Dot Kids Edition, as well, which means you don't have to worry about your kids running up a large Amazon bill.
Amazon Alexa is one of the best digital assistants out there. It's been around for years, and in that time, Amazon has refined Alexa and given it lots of features and abilities. Plus, there are a ton of skills that you can add to Alexa to help make it more useful in your life. So if you've been in the market for a new smart speaker device, these Echo deals are worth your time.