With early Prime Day deals in full swing, Amazon has discounted one of its more niche devices for Prime members. The Glow, Amazon’s interactive video-call and projector device, is down to $150 ahead of Prime Day, which is 55 percent off its normal price. That’s also the best price we’ve seen on the gadget since it became widely available in the US earlier this year.
The unique device combines an 8-inch LCD display with a projector that creates a 19-inch touch-sensitive surface in front of it. This allows kids to play games using the projected touch screen while video chatting with parents or other loved ones, who can also see the play surface and what the kids are doing. Adults can also join in on the games via their own smartphones or tablets. The Glow comes with one year of Amazon Kids+, too, which includes a bunch of compatible games for the device.
While admittedly a niche device, the Glow could be a good solution for parents who don’t mind their kids playing digital games but would prefer something more interactive than what a standard tablet could offer. Kids can interact with things like digital storybooks with animations, card games, puzzles and more, and create digital art as well. The Glow also works with Tangram Bits, which are physical pieces that kids can use to solve digital puzzles projected in front of them by the device.
The Glow is likely a bit of a hard sell at its normal price of $330, but Prime members may find it more enticing while on sale like this. At $150, it’s currently cheaper than picking up a Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet, but that could change if you’re willing to wait until Prime Day proper, when it’s likely that most of Amazon’s kid-centric tablets will be discounted, too.
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