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Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen

6" Length - 2 "AAA" Batteries Required - Use With Hot Dots Jr. Card Sets  - View Complete Details

Product Number: EII2350

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Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen - Use with Hot DotsĀ® Jr. card sets (sold separately) to create a fun, interactive learning activity. Ace talks, laughs, lights up and buzzes with excitement as children explore. Easy-to-use and designed for small hands, simply press the pen down on the card to answer and receive feedback. Requires two AAA batteries, not included.

  • Use with Hot DotsĀ® Jr. card sets (sold separately) to create a fun, interactive learning activity.
  • Ace talks, laughs, lights up and buzzes with excitement as children explore.
  • Easy-to-use and designed for small hands, simply press the pen down on the card to answer and receive feedback.
  • Requires two AAA batteries, not included.
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DatawatchHot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen
 
3.3

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Educational (10)
  • Lasting fun (10)
  • Interactive (9)
  • High quality (8)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Home (19)
  • Young children (15)
  • Entertainment (7)
  • Indoor (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (27), Educator (11), Education oriented (9), Parent of two or more children (7), Thrifty (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Classroom Centers!

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their...Read complete review

I use these pens in a Literacy Workstation in my Kindergarten classroom and they have been going strong for a month now! The kids enjoy the buzzes and noises, and it has built their fine motor skills by having them click on the bubble beside the correct answer. I will be using these in the word work center all year! The noise is quiet even at it's maximum - which is a good thing!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good if you can get it to work

I saw this and thought how engaging! My two year old was excited to get this home. We opened and he did about 20 flash cards without being bored. Overall it's a very...Read complete review

I saw this and thought how engaging! My two year old was excited to get this home. We opened and he did about 20 flash cards without being bored. Overall it's a very educational item...if it works. Day 3 of trying to use "doggy" he started telling my son all his right answers were wrong
I took the pen away which caused a melt down, but I didn't want you son confused. Changed batteries, did research and nothing. The pen is just defective and at this point I am not willing buy another one just to waste money. Wish they could ensure a better pen then the product would be great

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4.0

Pen says everything is incorrect.

By 

from Georgia

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Pros

  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Indoor
    • Travel
    • Young Children

    Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

    Our own has worked great for some time, but now it says everything is incorrect. I have changed the batteries, but it still isn't working. My kids love this product! I hope I can figure out how to fix it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My granddaughter enjoys using the talking pen

    By 

    from NY

    About Me Grandparent

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

      This is a great learning tool but it is also fun. She loves doing them over and over. We keep adding cards and she is never bored. Even if you have a problem, this company stands behind their product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Says that answers are incorrect when they are not

      By 

      from White Lake, MI

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Educational

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Travel

      Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

      Love the Hot Dots Jr., but HATE the dog pen that came with it. My little one is not able to use it because she picks the correct answer, but it keeps telling her it's incorrect! I've tried changing the batteries, wiping the tip off as suggested in another post and nothing works. Very frustrating!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Customer Service!

      By 

      from Richfield, Minnesota

      About Me First Time Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Indoor
        • Travel
        • Young Children

        Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

        My daughter is only two and a half, but she loves using this "big kid" interactive tool. She is so proud to be able to go through the Hot Dots cards using the pen (almost) by herself. We have the Hot Dots Jr. colors set and plan to invest in others. Also, when the pen randomly stopped functioning (after much use), the kind people at Educational Insights responded to my Facebook message and immediately sent out a replacement pen free of charge. I'm so please with the products, product guarantees, and personal customer service!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Defective pen

        By 

        from Naperville IL

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

        Pros

          Cons

          • Cheaply Made

          Best Uses

            Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

            Pen stopped working and says all correct answers are wrong. I changed batteries but still doesn't work. It is only a few months old.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Good if you can get it to work

            By 

            from NASHVILLE

            About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

            Pros

            • Educational

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

            Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

            I saw this and thought how engaging! My two year old was excited to get this home. We opened and he did about 20 flash cards without being bored. Overall it's a very educational item...if it works. Day 3 of trying to use "doggy" he started telling my son all his right answers were wrong
            I took the pen away which caused a melt down, but I didn't want you son confused. Changed batteries, did research and nothing. The pen is just defective and at this point I am not willing buy another one just to waste money. Wish they could ensure a better pen then the product would be great

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            cute but broke

            By 

            from St. Augustine Fl

            Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

            Hi there
            I bought a set a and an extra pen for my pre-k class. They loved them and so did I! Sad to say both pens stopped working within two months of buying them. I was very bummed! I changed the batteries and no luck:( I was told that the children had to be gentle with them which they were. What else can I try?

             
            5.0

            Have several

            By 

            from Alberta, Canada

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Easy to Use
            • Good Variety

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • School
            • Young Children

            Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

            WE love the idea behind using these, we had some older products, a set of card and the kids broke the "pen" that came with that. WE have 3-4 of these kicking around now and it's nice to have some extras as the cards are useless without them. It's really nice to be able to set them up with the work and then let them work through it on their own or while you are doing your stuff. They can practice it as much as they want. Unlike workbooks they aren't "used up" and my next child, and next child can use it too.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Fun and educational

            By 

            from Mount Laurel, NJ

            About Me Parent

            Pros

            • Easy Storage
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

              My 4.5yo daughter really enjoys this pen. She likes hearing all the sounds (luckily mostly the good sounds). It doesn't seem like she's had any problems with it. I like that there are quite a few different card sets that go along with it. I feel like we'll get some good mileage out of it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Cute

              By 

              from Torrance

              About Me Educator

              Pros

              • Colorful
              • Easy Storage
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

              Gave this to my friends child to use, he liked it, but the pen doesn't seem sturdy, but so far it has lasted
              Not sure if I would use it in therapy

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              good pen for hot dots jr. sets

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Parent

              Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

              We received this Hot Dots pen for use with the Hot Dots Jr. Patterns and Sequencing set. My sons were attracted to the shape of the pen and it made them more likely to use the review cards without prompting. When the pen is placed on the black circles next to the possible answers on the flash cards it will give feedback on whether the answer is correct or incorrect. With dog whimpering or enthusiastic "Way to go!" I found my kids trying out all answers on each card just to see the pens response. There seems to be 5-6 possible correct and 5-6 incorrect responses from the pen including sayings, sounds and vibration. Although a bit top heavy the pen is easy to hold. It can not be used as a regular pen, only as a response pen for Hot Dot sets. It works with the grade k+ sets as well as the jr. sets although I have been told it may not work with Hot Dot sets for older children. The price point may be a bit steep but when choosing a Hot Dots pen this is a very fun choice.

              I received this item for review but all opinions are my own.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Ace is cute and fun!

              By 

              from Cedar Falls Iowa

              About Me Educator

              Pros

              • Colorful
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Young Children

                Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                My 4 yr old son loved the cute Ace hot dots jr pen. He enjoys the lights and sayings.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Ace is a great dog

                By 

                from Indiana

                About Me Parent

                Pros

                • Colorful
                • Easy Storage
                • Easy to Use
                • Good Variety
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Older Children
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                  We have a few "ace" dogs from our hot dots kits. I love that you can change the volume, or from talking to noises. My 2 year old can easily use him as well as my 6 year old!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Does Ace the dog need to be cleaned routinely to work proper

                  By 

                  from Slaughter, Louisiana

                  About Me Educator

                  Pros

                  • Colorful
                  • Easy Storage
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                    We purchased the Hot Dots Jr. Phonics and math sets a couple of years ago for our Pre-k class to use and they have loved it! The only problem now is that one of the Ace dogs isn't working properly. We have changed batteries to see if that would help, but no success. Is there any other suggestions as to what we can do to get him working properly again?

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Pens dont work

                    By 

                    from Counil bufs, Ia

                    About Me Parent

                    Pros

                    • Good idea

                    Cons

                    • Junk

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                    Bought my kids the hot dots Jr and "ace" says everything is correct. As you can see these aren't cheap and they don't work. I've cleaned the tip and changed the batteries. Still doesn't work.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Product adaption for autistic children

                    By 

                    from Osceola, In.

                    About Me Educator

                    Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                    I purchased this product and the learning cards for my client who has autistic tendencies and has had removal of half of his brain. We attend a facility where applied behavior analysis is used. Although I love the product and he is motivated by the lights, vibration and voice, he self stimulates by applying Ace to every dot. My suggestion would be that there is only a verbal response when a correct answer is given and no verbal response for a wrong answer. I would also like to see cards with less trials on each card. Autistic children do better with one task presented at a time.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    1.0

                    Great product but pen stopped working after a month

                    By 

                    from Wilmington, DE

                    About Me Parent

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Broken
                      • Difficult to Use

                      Best Uses

                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                      My 3 year old son loves using the Hot Dots Jr., but the dog pen stopped working. It only says no and incorrect on all of the answers, including the right ones. A little frustrating for our little learner.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      Ace only says "nope" incorrect "sorry"

                      By 

                      from crisfield MD

                      About Me Grandparent

                      Pros

                      • Books Well Made And Durab

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cuddle Time
                        • Home
                        • Outside
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                        love the concept and is child friendly my grandaughter loves this educational toy, but the ace says "wrong" every time, even when pressing the correct entry

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        "Ace" the talking dog no longer working

                        By 

                        from Orando, FL

                        About Me Parent

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Lifeless

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                          My son received "Ace the talking dog" and workbooks from his grandparents. He is 3 and eager to learn. My son was excited when he received the correct answers.The first two days were great. Ace worked great, but after the second day, every answer he chose was wrong (even the correct answers). I thought maybe there was a special way he had to hold the pen; however, when I selected the right answer it did not work for me either. Now, my son is no longer interested in the workbooks. :(

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          3.0

                          Ace is not working appropriately

                          By 

                          from Bethlehem, PA

                          About Me Grandparent

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fun For The Children
                          • Good Learning Experience

                          Cons

                          • Ace Stopped Working
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Datawatch Hot Dots Hot Dots Jr. Ace Electronic Pen:

                          My granddaughter received Hot Dogs Jr. math pre-k book 1 and the Ace pen for Christmas. She immediately enjoyed the activity and it has been helpful preparing her for kindergarten soon. I was looking into purchasing the Hot Dogs Jr. kindergarten activity. However, Ace stopped working and he responds to the correct answers as incorrect. I am concerned on whether to purchase another pen and the other activity books. I've just read other reviews and it seems the pen has become defective with other consumers. Is this going to be an ongoing issue even if I purchase a replacement? As I previously stated it was a gift for Christmas so her parents and I do not have any receipts. If the pen could be improved I would definitely give this activity a higher rating.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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