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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

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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 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor design (7)

Best Uses

  • Travel (20)
  • Home (19)
  • Young children (14)
  • Entertainment (6)
  • Indoor (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (27), Educator (11), Education oriented (9), Parent of two or more children (6), Thrifty (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (18)

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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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
     
    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
                         
                        5.0

                        Great Toy

                        By 

                        from Chicago, IL

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

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Entertainment
                          • Indoor
                          • Travel

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

                          We received this along with the Princess wand, which my daughter loves. She's 4.5 years old and I found that this is too easy for her she knew all of the answers, so I try to improvise by talking about each object on the card and giving her some extra information... I would definitely recommend this to parents with kids getting ready to go to preschool or barely starting preschool. The carry-on box is also handy, I personally don't like toys with many pieces but toys that come with something handy like a briefcase or a box with a handle to store all the pieces are always a plus for me.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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