Zillionz Jr. Deluxe ATM Savings Bank The Summit Zillions Deluxe ATM helps your child learn how to use an ATM machine and keep up to date with account information. It features a backlit digital display for easy readability. To activate the screen just insert an ATM card and access your various account information using a secret PIN. This toy ATM machine recognizes the value of each coin and can accept real currency notes with its electronic bill feeder. You can easily hang this Summit ATM bank on a wall with the help of a wall mount.
Of the 18 toys Djalilian and his team tested in late 2009, 13 had maximum sounds of at least 100 dBs when measured at their speakers, up close. The loudest was the Secret Saturdays Fire Sword (121 dBs), made by Mattel, followed by the Zillionz Deluxe ATM Savings Bank (115). The toys also were measured from a distance of 12 inches, about the length of a child's arm. Thirteen of the toys clocked it at 90 dBs or higher. In 2006, the first year Djalilian conducted the research at UCI, only four toys hit 90 when measured away from the ear.
All in all, the Zillionz Deluxe ATM is a good "toy" and one that encourages kids to save up their money. It makes them feel like a grown-up because it looks just like a real ATM would, just smaller sized. It is definitely a really cool bank for them to have in their room and doesn't look babyish at all like a traditional 'piggy' bank. It has the advantage that you can assign a pin code and protect your money from anyone else in the house, like siblings who might raid your money. My son really likes his ATM and I anticipate as he gets a better understanding about the withdrawal and deposit accountability it will work out a bit better. As for right now, this is more of a "toy" for him - one that is helping him to master the concepts of money.