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Echo Dot Kids Edition is on sale for 50% off

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Amazon's popular smart speaker has gotten a kid-friendly makeover.
Amazon’s popular smart speaker has gotten a kid-friendly makeover.

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Alexa, why should adults get to hog all the fun when it comes to smart speakers?

Meet the Echo Dot Kids Edition, a virtual assistant that’s designed for younger ears. You might have seen it featured on Mashable earlier this spring, but since it’s on sale for 50% off once again — its lowest price ever — we figured it’s worth a quick revisit. 

This update to Amazon’s hands-free, voice-controlled gadget functions just like the classic Echo Dot, only its content is exclusively kid-friendly. Just by saying Alexa’s name, your child(ren) can have her play their favorite music, read stories via Audible, answer questions, conduct internet searches, tell jokes, and more. 

As a parent, you’ll be able to control the Echo Dot Kids Edition from afar using just your smartphone. On the Amazon Parent Dashboard, you can set alarms, enforce bedtime limits, review activities, pause Alexa, and automatically filter out explicit songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify. With its age-appropriate settings, your kiddos won’t hear anything they shouldn’t.

Each Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with a bonus one-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited, which features access to thousands of Audible books; ad-free radio stations and playlists; and educational games and stories via Disney, Nickelodeon, and National Geographic. 

Your purchase also includes a colorful case and a two-year worry-free guarantee, so if your kid’s Echo Dot is accidentally broken, you can return it and have it replaced for free. 

Get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just $34.99 — half off its usual price of $69.99.

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is on sale for just $2.99 for the first 3 months

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FreeTime is a one-stop shop for all your kids' entertainment.
FreeTime is a one-stop shop for all your kids’ entertainment.

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Keeping kids entertained is no easy task, especially when it’s your job 24/7 to do so. Even the most successful super-parents need a break sometimes — just a few moments to kick back and grab a little peace of mind. The best way to do that? Give your kids the best movies, TV shows, books, and more at their fingertips. It’s all available with Amazon FreeTime. 

From now until April 30th, new FreeTime Unlimited customers can sign up for 3 full months of Amazon FreeTime for just $2.99 (regularly $29.99). In addition to your unlimited access, you’ll also receive a $5 Kindle e-book credit to get your kid started. 

When you subscribe to Amazon FreeTime, you’ll get unlimited access to all sorts of entertainment, including games and other educational apps for your children to get engrossed in. On the parent side of things, you’ll be able to curate hundreds of hours of experiences to keep your kids happy and busy while you handle all the other duties of adult life. Parents can also personalize screen time limits, set educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and manage web browsing based on their preferences. FreeTime can be enjoyed across a large selection of compatible devices, including Amazon Fire, Echo, and Kindle, as well as iOS and Android. 

Keep your kids safe and happy, all while you get some well-deserved “you” time — get a subscription to Amazon FreeTime for just $2.99 for your first three months while the offer lasts, as well as that $5 Kindle e-book credit.

Apple iPad Pros are on sale at Amazon — save up to $199

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The iPad Pro features an all-screen design.
The iPad Pro features an all-screen design.

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Apple’s newest iPad Pro is the company’s most advanced tablet yet — it’s more powerful than any iOS device or competing tablet. The A12X Bionic chip is the smartest and most powerful chip Apple has ever made, making the iPad Pro faster than most PC laptops.

The iPad Pro comes in 11-inch and 12.9-inch models, both of which are on sale at Amazon.

In addition to upgraded processing power, the iPad Pro also adopted a new look. Much like the iPhone X, the tablet has an all-screen design with smaller bezels and no home button. So you get the most screen for your money. The iPad Pro uses Face ID and swipe gestures in place of the button.

The iPad Pro is also compatible with Apple Pencil, making it a great tool for drawing and designing. Apple says the iPad Pro will make you rethink what an iPad and a computer are capable of.

The 11-inch iPad Pro is available in silver and space gray with either WiFi and cellular or just Wifi capabilities. Choose from 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of storage. Sale pricing starts at $674.99.

The 12.9-inch model offers a larger screen that’s a good size for people who want to use the tablet in a professional setting. It is also available in silver or space gray and WiFi or WiFi and cellular. Storage options include 64GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Sale pricing begins at $849.99.

Best laptop and tablet deals this weekend: Shop MacBook, Dell, ASUS, Samsung, Amazon Fire, and more

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Treat yourself to a brand new laptop or tablet this weekend.
Treat yourself to a brand new laptop or tablet this weekend.

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Worried about missing the premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones this weekend because you won’t be home? Are you panicking because you’re not sure you’ll be able to avoid all the spoilers you’ll inevitably hear by accident after it airs? 

Have no fear, because you can always stream the show via your laptop or tablet.

Speaking of which, there are some truly great deals on laptops and tablets this weekend, including discounts on Lenovo, Dell, iPads, and Amazon Fire. 

Ranging from $272.90 for an Acer Chromebook, to $1,199 for a 12-inch MacBook, to just $170.55 for a Samsung Galaxy Tab E, we picked out all the best deals this weekend so you didn’t have to.

Take a look:

Laptops $499 and below:

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Laptops $500 to $999:

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Laptops $1,000 and up:

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Tablets on sale:

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Best TV deals this weekend: Save on Samsung, Sony, and more, including 75-inch models under $1,000

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Save up to 50% on 40-inch to 85-inch TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more.
Save up to 50% on 40-inch to 85-inch TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG, and more.

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We gush about TVs on sale every weekend, but what we don’t talk about enough is what you can do with those savings. 

Sure, you can be a responsible adult and put that $500 in savings or whatever. But here are some more fun possibilities:

And that’s only about 5% of the saving possibilities from this list. Whether you’re in the market for a small 40-inch for the kitchen or are trying to splurge on an 85-inch for the wall, there’s a TV and massive savings for you.

Here are our favorite deals:

And here are even more deals:

40 inches and up

50 inches and up

60 inches and up

70 inches and up

80 inches and up


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