We live in a connected world, and that means you likely want to keep tabs on your kids and communicate with them if need be. However, most parents aren't comfortable with their young child owning an expensive (and invasive) smartphone. Meet Relay, a no-contract kid-friendly phone alternative. It usually costs $50, but thanks to this deal at Target, you can pick one up for only $29.99 shipped. That's just $5 more than we saw the device going for on Prime Day. If you're a Target REDcard holder, you'll get another 5% off.

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Relay Kids Phone Alternative

This is the best deal we've seen since Prime Day on this nifty gadget, which allows you to keep in touch with your kids without getting them a quadruple-digit data-harvesting all-glass smartphone.

$29.99 $49.99 $20 off

This simple phone works similarly to a walkie-talkie. Kids can press and hold the middle button and connect with their parents. All it takes is the device and a free app download. You can track GPS location, set parental controls, and more. The device keeps your child's data completely private, too. The Relay stays connected via a monthly prepaid service that costs $9.99, but there's no contract or anything like that. There are tons of fun colors to choose from as well.

If you're interested in learning more about the Relay, check out Russell Holly's hands-on overview.

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