Amazon glow is the new video calling device unveiled by Amazon at its annual hardware event. This is a very interesting bet to combine a communication format that has become popular during the pandemic, combining it with an “immersive virtual experience”.
The new Amazon Glow was developed with children in mind especially, and the possibility of them interacting with their loved ones from a distance. This is accomplished through collaborative activities such as playing, reading, or drawing; they are carried out in a projected virtual space from the device onto the surface the gadget is on.
Amazon Glow incorporates an 8-inch screen for video calls, and from the top of the device projects a 19-inch virtual touch surface. The varied interactive content includes thousands of books, games, and art activities. It is also worth noting that the new device works with a complementary application, available for free for iOS and Android.
“We have created an unbreakable, oversized projected surface like no other, fusing digital and physical fun that excites kids and delights adults with all they can do together,” said Joerg Tewes, general manager of Amazon Glow.
Amazon Glow aims to revolutionize remote video calling and family activities
Without a doubt, Amazon Glow is a device created for revolutionize family interactions at a distance. Starting from something “traditional” like video calls, up to virtual interactions. Of course, it requires adaptation time and the configuration of multiple devices through the app mentioned above to take advantage of it.
Introducing Amazon Glow, a new way for kids and families to connect with loved ones through virtual experiences that help them feel like they’re together in person. pic.twitter.com/A5mijUL9O2
– Amazon News (@amazonnews) September 28, 2021
Another very interesting aspect of this new gadget is that it aims to merge the real world with the virtual one to obtain fun results. One feature to highlight is scanning objects; it allows you to convert everyday elements into stickers, puzzles or art projects.
Amazon Glow arrives with special activities and content, thanks to the collaboration between Amazon and Disney, Mattel, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street.
Parental control and privacy options
Amazon Glow comes with important parental control options, like the rest of the company’s children’s products. According to Amazon, children can only be contacted by contacts approved by parents. In addition, the device’s cameras and microphones can be quickly and easily disabled.
The initial sale price for Amazon Glow is $ 249.99, and includes a mat (used as a projection surface), plus one year of Amazon Kids +. Those who wish to obtain it must apply for a program that is currently by invitation only. Once released to the general public, it will be available in exchange for $ 299.99.