What is Amazon Glow?
The Amazon Glow is an innovative product from the pandemic necessity and is designed specifically for kids. The device has all types of Amazon kids’ content available for children and allows them to play and share with remote watching people.
For example, a child and grandparent can draw, read, and play games on the Glow app on the tablet. The Glow can project on a large white mat screen, and the projection is also motion-sensitive. Both can share, draw and flip pages together and, simultaneously, see and talk to each other just like any video chat.
As one can see in this Amazon Glow review, the device has some potential but certain drawbacks.
Price and Availability
The device is available online for $249 and was launched towards the end of 2021. It comes with an initial one-year subscription, after which it costs $2.99 per month. The subscription includes movies, TV shows, kid-friendly books, and educational apps. The age-appropriate categories for kids between 3 and 12 have content grouped accordingly. It is determined when creating the profile for the child in the Glow app.
The Glow is a black projector that is 5.5 inches wide and stands at 14.2 inches tall. It has an S shape when looked at from the side with a protrusion on top that houses the projector and a bottom that juts backward to provide the foot. The center has a touchscreen display of 8 inches and a camera above it. The speaker is located below the display screen, and on the right side, you will find two volume controls and a power button. The shutter is white, with the physical glider covering the camera.
The Amazon Glow comes with white rubber measuring 18×12 inches. It has a smooth top and a grippy underneath that ensures it is firmly placed on a table or hard surface.
The Glow is a kid’s tablet where instead of a touchscreen, the device projects the screen on a large mat. The Amazon Glow projector has a projection on the mat that measures 16.7 x 9.4 inches.
A user can use more than one finger at a time when drawing on the screen as the screen allows multitouch gestures. However, if one rests the arm on the mat while drawing by mistake, the Glow will send an error message and stop responding to taps.
The Amazon Glow app allows two users to chat and select things that both want to play or read. The app reacts quickly when both users draw on the same surface. The video and audio feed is also clear, with no lags on the WiFi network.
The Amazon Glow projector for kids ensures that the projected image is bright and colorful. The home screen is divided into sections though there is no way to edit the screen as one cannot customize it for their favorite games or books.
The Amazon Glow is a technology that is tweaked for children especially. The interactive experience is its USP though one spends more time looking at the large projection on the mat than on the Glowing screen.