Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Whether while wrapping presents, decorating the tree or baking cookies, festive background music just has a way of ushering in the holiday spirit like nothing else. The problem, however, arises when I move from room to room and want the ability to take my favorite songs with me to both entertain myself and my guests.
As the majority of my (and my husband's) music is stored conveniently on our iPhones, I've often looked at getting a speaker dock... but it somehow seems like we would just end up leaving it stashed away in another room simply due to hassle. And, although I know that there are wireless speaker options, spending hundreds of dollars on one just doesn't seem practical.
Fortunately, the best of all worlds can be found in the budget-friendly, award-winning Sound Kick portable, wireless speaker by Soundfreaq.
Compatible with any Bluetooth device, the Soundfreaq Sound Kick speaker enables the whole family to listen to their favorite holiday tunes with full, clear sound. No need to attach your iPod or smartphone, as the wireless speakers allow you to keep your device with you at all times and can stream audio from up to 33' away.
Could it be that easy? I would simply have to turn this wireless speaker on, sync it with my phone's Bluetooth and I would be able to listen to all of my favorite tunes?
Right out of the box, the Sound Kick seemed... simple. As I'm far from being a tech expert, I did have a few concerns about how easy it would be to set up and work this device.
However, thanks to the minimal, modern design of the speaker itself and the clear, easy to follow instructions, it took all of 30 seconds before I had this turned on, paired with my husband's phone (he has a much larger iTunes music library than I do... due to his obsessiveness and my laziness), and ready to blast some music.
Right away I appreciated that the Sound Kick has an internal battery that can provide portable sound for up to seven hours, or that the entire device can be plugged in with the included AC wall adapter.
As an added bonus, Soundfreaq included a USB power port on the back of the Sound Kick, making it possible to charge external devices while in use. Meaning that there would be no worry about my phone's battery running low while I'm jamming away, as I can plug it right into this speaker and juice it up at the same time!
I'm already a big fan of the Sound Kick and I can see why it has won multiple awards (Overall Best of Show from iLounge at CES 2012 and Gizmodo's award for Best $100 Bluetooth Speaker). The sound is sharp and clear and I love the ability to use the controls right on the Sound Kick to control playback and volume.
No matter what kind of audio you are listening to from your mobile device — music, movies, TV shows, videos, games, Internet radio and apps — the Sound Kick provides a great sound experience!
I have had no problem pairing my own iPhone with the Sound Kick and love how quickly we can switch between devices. In fact, as this speaker is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device, my husband and I can easily share it between us depending on the day or occasion. As my girls get older and have their own mp3 players, I'm sure this will be a whole family device!
Along those lines, there isn't any worry about next year's devices and compatibility issues, as Soundfreaq designed this quality product to be compatible with future Bluetooth gadgets as well. Once my girls get their devices or if my husband and I upgrade in future years, we'll still be able to rock out to the Sound Kick with ease.
For now, however, we're loving having such an easy way to kick back and listen to our favorite songs no matter where we are and what we're doing. Forget my previous way of listening to holiday music (returning to my laptop over and over to keep clicking between songs and turning the volume up and down), now we're in the holiday spirit wherever and whenever we want!
We definitely had the holiday music blaring during our "kickoff" to the season of dancing and decorating the Christmas tree!
A great holiday gift for a spouse, kids, friends, or relatives, the Sound Kick would be an especially wonderful idea for anyone who might be receiving a new device for the holidays. As this is compatible with any Bluetooth device including the new iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod nano, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android and Blackberry devices, PCs and tablets, it will work for just about anyone!
With a sleek design and color to satisfy every family member's style while staying within a budget, a Sound Kick speaker provides a way to wirelessly stream your favorite music with ease anywhere and anytime. You can't go wrong!
Find out more about the Sound Kick and all of Soundfreaq's innovative products (available for purchase in the Soundfreaq store, online at Target.com, BestBuy.com, Staples.com and Kohls.com and nationwide at Target, Radio Shack, Walmart, and Sears stores) by visiting Soundfreaq.com and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Soundfreaq and received a product sample to facilitate my review.