Osmo Stories September 18

Osmo is a well-known name when it comes to STEM smart-connected teaching tools. The company has made iPad-enabled learning games for kids ages 5 and up for some time now, but recently announced that these products will come to Amazon’s Fire line of tablets.

This is great because Amazon’s Fire tablet lineup is more affordable than Apple’s iPad, and makes it an easier entry point into homes to help kids learn and grow.

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Osmo Stories September 4

expiredWin w/ Osmo’s Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit at 50% off for $40 shipped

Amazon offers the Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit with iPad base for $39.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Normally $80, this is a new all-time low and is the best available. Each MindRacers set comes with six different Hot Wheels cars that have their own “unique personalities and super automotive powers” in the digital arena. Rated 4/5 stars. Learn more in our announcement coverage.

Osmo Stories June 4

expiredAmazon discounts various Osmo Genius Kits from $32 shipped

Amazon offers the Osmo Genius Kit for $79.20 shipped. That’s a $20 savings off the regular going rate and one of the best offers that we’ve seen this year at Amazon. This STEM-focused learning kit is designed to introduce kids to subjects like math, spelling and more on iPad. Rated 4.6/5 stars. There’s also various expansion kits on sale at Amazon at near historic all-time lows. Check out the entire lot here.

Osmo Stories May 7

expiredThese Osmo Learning Kits are great teaching tools for kids from $42 shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers a few Osmo Learning Kits on sale from $42. Shipping is included on all orders. Our favorite is the Hot Wheels MindRacers Kit for $47.99. Normally $80 at other retailers like Amazon, this is the second-lowest price we’ve ever tracked and the best currently available. Rated 4/5 stars at Amazon, and you can learn more about it in our announcement coverage.

Osmo Stories March 19

expiredOsmo Genius Kit drops to $70 (Reg. $100) + deals on expansion bundles from $28

Amazon offers the Osmo Genius Kit for $69.99 shipped. Regularly $100, today’s offer is the second best that we’ve tracked at Amazon all-time. Along with today’s deal on the base kit, there are various expansions on sale as well, which you can find below or on this landing page. Osmo takes your iPad and “transforms it into an award-winning learning tool.” Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Osmo Stories July 28, 2015

Crowdfunding campaigns and startups are pushing out some of the coolest gadgets in the market, but getting your hands on them is sometimes tough since these companies don’t have distribution and logistics locked down. Amazon Launchpad is designed to make it easier for these amazing products to get into the hands of consumers faster. Jim Adkins, Amazon’s Vice President, explains:

Amazon Launchpad gives customers access to a dedicated storefront featuring a variety of innovative new products from emerging brands. For startups, we handle inventory management, order fulfillment, customer service, and more, allowing them to focus their efforts on the innovation that results in more cool products.

The Amazon Launchpad Store already has more than 200 products from various venture capital firms, startup accelerators, and crowd-funding platforms. Some of which have been around for quite some time and others that are brand new.

Many consumers (myself included) are hesitant to back a crowdfunding campaign due to the murky purchase process and vague shipping timelines, but if you can wait until they hit Amazon Launchpad you should have a relatively stress-free experience.

This move by Amazon shouldn’t come as a shock, back in March the online retailer opened a similar store dedicated to selling innovative products from emerging brands.

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Here are some of our top picks from Amazon’s new Launchpad store:

  • Kinsa Smart Thermometer: $29.99
  • littleBits Electronics Premium Kit: $149
  • Ube U1000 Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer: $89
  • Bluesmart Smart Carry-On Luggage: $349
  • Osmo Gaming System for iPad: $76.99
  • GrowlerWerks Ukeg 64 Copper Craft Beer Growler: $145

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