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Amazon's Glow Video Chat Projector Is Available Now

The kid-friendly gadget for video chatting, playing games and reading books has left its invitation-only buying period.

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David Priest is an award-winning writer and editor who formerly covered home security for CNET.
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The Amazon Glow, the video chat device with a built-in projector for games and books, is now available to the wider public.

The $300 Glow, which Amazon launched in a limited early-access period in 2021, is designed for video chatting, but it also includes an ingenious downward-facing projector that allows kids to simultaneously play games and read books on a table or countertop while talking with family members or friends. It's designed for kids ages 3 to 9.

Alongside the wide release of the Glow, Amazon announced a slew of new features, including new games and books, new play modes, tunable projector brightness and expanded Glow app compatibility -- friends and family chatting with the Glow device don't need their own unit.

The Amazon Glow is available now for $300 -- or with included tangram toys for $330. (It's not currently available in the UK or Australia; $300 would convert to about £230 or AU$400.)

CNET's Bridget Carey and her daughter Olivia tried out the Glow last year, and you can see their experience in the video below.

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