When I was a kid, I used to love playing with my dad’s stereo. He had this big, clunky silver tuner, dual tape deck, and record player. Yes, I’m probably one of the last generations to know what a phonograph is.
Anyways, the coolest part about his stereo was when he let me use his headphones. These were huge and barely fit on my head, even when I tightened them as far as they’d go. The ear pieces were super soft with a mega cushion on each. They were comfy and (assuming your head was a lot bigger than an 8-year-old’s) actually blocked out most extraneous sound.
A long coiled wire came out of the headphones, ending in an input plug that had to be the size of my thumb. I really loved playing with those headphones, pretending I was a DJ getting songs ready or even better, an astronaut readying for takeoff.
These days, headphones come in all shapes and sizes from wireless to wired, ear buds to big honkin’ ones. I recently got to try out a new line of headphones from Kidz Gear. Or rather, my kids go to try them out.
This new line of headphones comes in a variety of fun colors: pink, orange, blue, green, and purple. I was sent the orange set which, true to form, was orange. A very nice orange I might add.
My kids both tried them on and went right to testing on the computer. The first thing I noticed when Jason plugged them in was that they didn’t work. Well that’s not true. I thought they didn’t work. That’s because I heard nothing. I asked Jason if he heard anything and he said yes.
So I pulled out one side of the headphones and I actually had to put my ear almost on top of it before I heard the game he was playing. Loud and clear. Amazing! Most of the time my kids put on apple earbuds and rock out to Pitbull or Usher or yes, even One Direction, and I can hear it pretty loudly despite their headphones on.
Here’s Jason and Ryan doing some hardcore product testing:
Kidz Gear definitely gave a great first impression. But how comfortable were they? I think the smile on Ryan’s face says it all:
No complaints from Jason or Ryan on that front. And when I tried them on myself (they just fit), I noticed that yeah, they were real comfy. The nice thing about this line and all of Kidz Gear headphones is that they feature KidzControl Volume Limit Technology. The way it works is that the actual volume is limited so that it’s approximately 80% of the highest volume capable of most audio devices available today.
It may not be your biggest fear, but all parents do worry about their kids losing their hearing. How many times have you turned down the TV volume when it’s blasting the Phineas and Ferb theme song? I know, it’s catchy, but it really doesn’t need to be that loud.
Both my kids and I give a total thumbs up to Kidz Gear’s new line of colorful headphones. They’re lightweight, super comfy and offer a really great sound for whatever you’re listening to.
Compatible with all audio devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8″) audio jack, the Kidz Gear Headphones work with MP3 players, iPads, iPods, game consoles, and even standard DVD and CD players.
KidzControl Volume Limit Headphones are available now, priced at $19.99, from U.S. retailers, such as Target and InMotion Airport Stores. They are also available directly at GearForKidz.com, Amazon.com and other fine online retailers.
Win Kidz Gear Color Headphones
Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter
Giveaway ends on March 4, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this site. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
I received the featured product in exchange for my honest opinions. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and in no way were influenced by the company providing the product.