The best way to keep your children from getting too old to buy new electronics is to set an early-retirement date, according to the makers of an innovative gadget that can help keep them connected with friends and family through the night.
The gadgets, which are called the “courier app” and can be purchased on Amazon, allow parents to get their children up and ready to go to bed, then send them an email when they’re ready to get up to help them check their email and check out a game.
If a friend or family member is out of town or needs to take their child to school, they can simply send an email to the device, which is paired with a speaker to send a message to the parents when the child is ready.
The parents can then reply to the email.
To add to the simplicity of the app, parents can send their child a link to an Amazon video or audio download.
The kids’ phone can then receive the video and audio as an email attachment and reply to their email address.
While it’s unclear exactly how many parents are using the app each day, the makers say they’re “overwhelmingly” using the technology to send text messages, call friends, or even just listen to music.
“We think that parents are not always using this technology in the same way they might have imagined,” the company said.
“For example, we have an app that lets kids read aloud to a friend, and they can just type text messages in text boxes.
But it’s a completely different experience.
We’ve created this app for parents that wants to stay connected, but they can also use the technology in a way that they would never have imagined.”
If you’re interested in reading more about the couriers app, head here.