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DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

dknightmagicbox1Today I received a DKnight Magicbox Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker to review.  I was impressed as soon as I opened the box.  The sleek and portable design is perfect for taking it around the house or out of the house.  You can take it to the beach if your connecting via smartphone (just put it inside a plastic zip lock bag to keep sand and water out).  It only weighs 8.3 ounces.  It is approximately 7 inches long.  I liked the rubber frame around it.  That protects scuffs or scratches.  The little speaker was impressive and loud.  The stats on the speaker are below.

It was extremely easy to hook up to my iPhone, but you can hook this up to any Bluetooth device.  I skipped past the charging as the company recommends, simply because I was too darn excited to stream music from my phone.  Once fully charged, the battery will last for 10 hours.  There is a USB cable to charge it at your computer, laptop, in the car or wall with an adapter for the USB. (Just use your phone block to plug in the USB cord to the wall and charge.)  I turned on the Magicbox and then went to my Bluetooth settings on my smartphone.  I turned that on and up came the little magicbox just like the directions said. I didn’t have to download a thing. A toddler could have probably hooked it up.

dknightmagicbox2The two best uses for the DKnight Magicbox are:

1.  When you need to charge your phone but you want to listen to music from an app like Pandora or Spotify, you can still do this.  Plug your phone into the charging station and take your MagicBox with you to another room and listen away!

2.  If you get a call while you’re listening to music, you can answer your phone call right from the speaker.  On top is a PHONE CALL button, just push it and talk.  There is a built in microphone so you can be hands free.  Great for Skype, Google Talk, or other video chatting.  You’ll be able to hear better than with your regular smartphone speaker.

It comes in Black, Red, or Blue.
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It is available for use with all devices that have Bluetooth and/or a 3.5mm audio jack.

From their Amazon Web page:

*Supports Wireless Music Streaming via New Bluetooth v3.0 Technology.
*Two highly powerful 40mml total 6W acoustic drivers and ultra-small size produce a wide audio spectrum
*Built-in Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery for up to 10 hours of playtime. Built-in microphone for hands-free speaker phone calling
*Easy to pair – No code/pin needed
*Easily to carry with, only 8.3 ounces.
*Plays all Audio devices through 3.5mm Aux in Jack.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson. Some links on this page are affiliate links to the product in review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  

Jammy Jams – Lullabylooza: ’90s Alternative Goes Lullaby Review

Today I received a digital download for Lullabylooza: 90’s Alternative Goes Lullaby by Jammy Jams.  I downloaded it with no problem from their website and imported it into my iTunes.  It was simple and not hard to do at all.

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The lullaby’s are unique. There are 10 tracks.  If you were a grunge alternative person in the 90’s you cannot go wrong with these instrumental songs for your baby.  There are a few that really stick out and sound on point like; Creep, Champagne Supernova, and Black Hole Sun.  Another few just didn’t seem like they should be a lullaby, but still very innovative.

EDIT July 3rd 2014: My 2 year old listened to the CD as he went to bed and he didn’t seem to mind.  He always sleeps better with music playing.  I asked him if he liked the music and he said, “Yes Mama!”  So there you have it!

The full track list is as follows:
Black Hole Sun (originally by Soundgarden) by Jammy Jams
Creep (originally by Stone Temple Pilots) by Jammy Jams
A Girl Like You (originally by Edwyn Collins) by Jammy Jams
Champagne Supernova (originally by Oasis) by Jammy Jams
In The Meantime (originally by Spacehog) by Jammy Jams
Friday I’m in Love (originally by The Cure) by Jammy Jams
Easy (as performed by Faith No More) by Jammy Jams
About A Girl (originally by Nirvana) by Jammy Jams
Possum Kingdom (originally by Toadies) by Jammy Jams
Bird Dream of the Olympus Mons (originally by Pixies) by Jammy Jams

What I like about their website is that you can send this and all of their music to someone via email as a gift.  The gifted just downloads it onto their computer.  That is a great baby gift for a baby shower if you cannot make it.

To see their full track list and listen to samples, go to their website here

The digital download is only $9.99
The CD + digital download is $14.99
Each track is .99 cents if you just want to buy one song

It looks like you can get it cheaper directly from Jammy Jams on Amazon for $1 cheaper for the digital downloads.  They have 200+ music downloads on Amazon.
Go here for Jammy Jams on Amazon

A description from their website:

LULLABYLOOZA  ’90s Alternative Goes Lullaby
On Lullabylooza: ’90s Alternative Goes Lullaby,  Jammy Jams stage dives into the world of ’90s grunge and alternative music. Lullabylooza takes that dirty, crunchy sound and transforms it into soothing, relaxing lullabies to help you and your little one drift off to la la land.  From heavy hitters like Soundgarden, Nirvana and Stone Temple Pilots to the more melodic side of alternative like Oasis and The Cure…  Jammy Jams covers it all! When baby is restless in the middle of the night and those minutes seem to Creep by, make things Easy, and soothe your baby to sleep with the sounds of Jammy Jams.

About Jammy Jams:
Jammy Jams is a fun, modern twist on lullabies for parents who strive to create memories with their little ones while teaching them a thing or two about their own style. Soothing sounds of vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, piano, blocks and more performed and arranged by Jeff Bradford and Tim Phillips.

 

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson. Some links on this page are affiliate links to the product in review.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.