Hot Dots Talking Pen

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Product Number: EII2570

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Hot Dots Talking Pen - Turn study time into an interactive learning game with this talking pen. Universal design is compatible with dozens of Hot Dots and Hot Dots Jr. card sets and interactive books (each sold separately). Responsive design provides instantaneous visual and audio feedback to support independent, self-paced learning. Kid-friendly phrases are provided for correct answers and a gentle redirection is provided for incorrect responses. Battery-operated construction requires two AAA batteries (sold separately).

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Hot Dots Talking Pen
 
3.9

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (18)
  • Educational (17)
  • Engaging (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Lots of fun (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Young children (9)
  • Entertainment (7)
  • Indoor (7)
  • Older children (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (9), Education oriented (8), Working parent (7), Stay at home parent (4), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fun idea!

My daughter has lots of fun flipping through each card and understood how to use this easily. This also helped with attention and coordination when positioning of the pen. We just wish the pen...Read complete review

My daughter has lots of fun flipping through each card and understood how to use this easily. This also helped with attention and coordination when positioning of the pen. We just wish the pen would fit in the little container that the hot dots flash cards came in.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Most of my pens work

My students love using the hot dot pens but unfortunately it is a gamble on if yours will work or not. 7 out of my 8 pens work just fine but one has always...Read complete review

My students love using the hot dot pens but unfortunately it is a gamble on if yours will work or not. 7 out of my 8 pens work just fine but one has always detected all answers as wrong. I will have to go to the store and replace it because the students really love them...just frustrating.

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5.0

great eductional tool

By 

from fl

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Can Withstand Use
  • Easy To Use
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Classroom
    • Group Use
    • Home School
    • Single Student Use
    • Teacher Use

    Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

    my son loves to use this with his states flashcards

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Educational Product!

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Educational
    • Fun
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom
      • Home School
      • Single Student Use

      Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

      Fantastic product! My 8 year old and 6 year old both love the pen and the corresponding cards. Great way to make learning math fun. Highly recommended.

       
      5.0

      Fun Pen

      By 

      from IL

      About Me Education Oriented, Working Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoor
        • Travel

        Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

        We received this pen along with the Hot Dots Additional Math Flash cards. It is sturdy and the feedback is great. My child loved both items. This is appropriate for ages 5 and up.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        New Silver Hot Dots Pen

        By 

        from Los Angeles, Ca

        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
          • Travel

          Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

          This silver and turquoise Hot Dots Talking a pen is an updated version of their other (yellow) pen. It requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and works with all Hot Dots books (sold separately).

          These pens help make learning fun. With their lights and sounds it helps motivate kids when they get the correct answer in the workbooks. When choosing a correct answer, the pen will say things such as, "perfect", "way to go", "good choice". The sound options are low, high, and off (displaying only the light when pushing an answer). The light flashes green for a correct answer, red for an incorrect answer.

          Having an extra pen is great when you have multiple children and multiple workbooks to use at the same time.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great to have an extra!

          By 

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment

            Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

            This is a great extra pen to have for all of our Hot Dots books. This allows for both my kids to play at the same time and NOT fight over the pen! Not to mention it can work with most any Hot Dots books just in case we misplace a pen. Win Win in our house :)

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            FUN!

            By 

            from Cedar Falls, IA

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

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Young Children

              Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

              This is very engaging!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Fun, educational and cute colors

              By 

              from Fairmount, GA

              About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                My five year old loves the noises that the pen makes and she enjoys working her way through Hot Dots cards/books (sold separately) with the pen. I like that the pen has a muted but lighted mode, too, for more quiet times. I also really like that the pen instantly lets her know if her answer is correct or incorrect. The lights are green for correct answers and red for incorrect answers. We have had a few different Hot Dot pens over the years and she really likes the color combination of this one.

                We received a free pen in exchange for our honest opinion about it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love this tool!

                By 

                from North Little Rock, Arkansas

                About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor
                  • Older Children
                  • Special Needs
                  • Travel
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                  My students and daughter love this product. They love checking their knowledge using this pen along with Hot Dots activity cards because they get to hear cool sound effects. I have several versions of Hot Dots pens, but I think this one is my favorite because of its sleek look. Requires batteries.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A Must-Have for Hot Dots Products!

                  By 

                  from North Dakota

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Older Children
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                    This is a must-have for any Hot Dots product! These pens are phenomenal for practicing any subject area that you like with your kiddos. I'm a teacher and a mom, and I'm always looking for engaging activities for my students and kids. Hot Dots are great and you can find just about any subject area you need! :)

                     
                    5.0

                    Fun and Interactive Learning

                    By 

                    from Huntingdon, PA

                    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                    Pros

                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Older Children
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                      All of my kids, ages 4-9, LOVE the Hot Dots Talking Pen, although my 4 year old currently just plays with it to have it make the fun noises. My daughter, who struggles to work on her math facts, LOVED doing the division flash cards!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Fun interactive toy

                      By 

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Young Children

                        Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                        We received this toy to review. It came with a set of Hot Dots cards. My 3.5 year old son really got a kick out of the "talking" pen. My 5.5 year old daughter was less impressed, so I would probably recommend it for a younger child.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        2.0

                        Only works with hot dots books-which aren't included

                        By 

                        from Kansas

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Engaging
                        • Interactive

                        Cons

                        • Requires books and batteries, not included

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                          We received this product for free to review, but it didn't come with batteries, so that was a bit of a hassle. We got a couple of these, and some of the other ones included books; otherwise, we would have had no books to use this one with. Also, though my kids liked it and played with it for a while, they had more fun hearing the sound effects, so would press the pen against all the answer choices to hear what it would say. I'm not sure if it truly encouraged learning, but they had fun with it.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By 

                          from Mogadore, Ohio

                          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Entertainment
                            • Indoor
                            • Travel
                            • Young Children

                            Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                            Love the universal pen that works on multiple books, came in handy with two kids that wanted to work together on the Hot Dots learning books.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            4.0

                            Great for a replacement

                            By 

                            from Reading PA

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

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lots of Fun

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                Thought this talking pen was a great if you purchase a hot dots system that comes without a pen. Like that the pen works on all the books. great if your child loses one, or if your kids are fighting over the hot dots pen.

                                 
                                1.0

                                Broken Pen

                                By 

                                from Connecticut

                                About Me Educator

                                Pros

                                • Educational
                                • Entertaining
                                • Fun
                                • Interactive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Children

                                  Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                  These were great at first until one broke after minimal use in my classroom. I replaced the batteries and tried different cards, but all answers are registering as correct.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Great idea if only the pen would work!

                                  By 

                                  from Louisville, Ky

                                  About Me Parent

                                  Pros

                                  • Educational
                                  • Entertaining
                                  • Fun

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Children
                                  • Family

                                  Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                  We received a set of the books and a Hot dots pen as a gift. The pen worked for a few uses and then would no longer work when the correct answer was selected on any of the pages in all of the books. I purchased a second pen and the same thing happened. It worked for a few days and then stopped acknowledging the correct answers just like the other pen. Frustrated! I would love to give it another try but not willing to put more money into this product.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  love this product

                                  By 

                                  from west palm beach

                                  About Me Working Parent

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Educational
                                  • Interactive

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                      This pen is fun and engaging.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Work great with Hot Dots Sets

                                      By 

                                      from WI

                                      About Me Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Entertainment
                                        • Older Children
                                        • Special Needs
                                        • Travel
                                        • Young Children

                                        Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                        We love the Hot Dots Pen, it's perfect to use with the Hot Dots sets. They really make learning fun!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Pen non-functional upon first use

                                        By 

                                        from Greendale, WI

                                        About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Interactive

                                        Cons

                                        • Broken Upon First Use
                                        • Flimsy
                                        • Poor Design

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoor

                                        Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                        The pen was part of a Hot Dots gift to my granddaughter. Her brother, age 6, picked up the pen and tried to write on a piece of paper. The felt piece on the tip must have elongated from his pressure on the paper. The pen called every answer "wrong" on the worksheets. So, we could never use the Hot Dots gift. My daughter may try to buy a new pen, but I think the gift will end up in the garbage due to the cost of a second pen.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Work well

                                        By 

                                        from Montreal, Canada

                                        About Me Working Parent

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Boring
                                        • Short Battery Life

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel
                                        • Young Children

                                        Comments about Hot Dots Talking Pen:

                                        Good tool, but message boring after listening 25 times the sames,...short life for baterry and little heavy for little hands,...

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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