Amazon axes its kids-focused video calling device

Amazon discontinues Glow device which allowed kids to video call and play interactive games on a special mat


Tech Desk October 05, 2022

Amazon is discontinuing its kids' video calling and interactive gaming device, Glow. The device has already been made unavailable on the Amazon website.

Amazon spokesman Tom Gillman said to The Verge that the company is committed to thinking big, experimenting, and investing in new ideas for customers.

The original Glow hardware was a teleconferencing device with a built-in tabletop projector that could project things like puzzles on a mat. Kids could talk with their parents or family members while playing the game on the mat.

Just over a year after Amazon announced the device, it's being discontinued, as Bloomberg reported, possibly due to low sales and a limited 500 reviews.

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