Is your teen looking for an easy way to listen to their iPod with a group of friends without everyone needing ear buds? Or maybe, your teen is alone and just doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to wear ear buds because they are moving around a lot doing chores or something (Ok, I know the chores thing is a stretch but a mom can dream). We were sent a very cool new product called the Rock-It Portable Vibration Speaker to try out and we were surprised at how good this little gadget works!
Basically, you plug in your iPod (or any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack), then you stick the vibration speaker onto ANY surface, and then you Rock-It! It really is amazing. The little pad sticks to pretty much anything and Taylor was truly surprised at the sound quality that came out of this nifty item. He walked around sticking it to every surface he could find in the house and we all just kept saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“cool!Ã¢â‚¬ Taylor immediately thought that Rock-It would be fantastic to stick on the lunch table at school and share your music with all your friends at the table. Another idea was it would make it easy to share out loud just hanging out with your friends anywhere after school. Really, it is very small and very portable and you can easily throw it in your backpack and have it with you and ready to go whenever you need it.
Places Taylor tried the Rock-It included the trunk of my car, kitchen cabinets, the lid of a bottle of tea, his computer tower, a tissue box, the coffee table, and even a pitcher of water. The sound varies a bit with the different surfaces, but still sounds good on all of them. Now it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t super loud, but for a small group it is just fine. When you are done with it the plug goes back in the back and there is a space for the longer wire to wrap around, but Taylor and I both found that a bit difficult to get wrapped properly so that the back pieces goes all the way back on. The Rock-It comes with the unit, 4 replacement sticky pads (they last a while though – we are still on our first one), and a USB power cable to plug it in directly to a computer and not have to use the batteries (takes 2 AAA).
All around we think this is a very cool product. Taylor thinks the $50 price tag is a tad high, but I thought it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too bad for what it does. I think Taylor will be getting a lot more use out of this once he starts back at school in a few days with his high school friends.
The Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a Rock-It! (please note the iPod is NOT included in the prize)
Please note: Entries only accepted at Robyn’s giveaway post.
Robyn’s Disclosure: OrigAudio provided a sample for us to test to review for this post and is also providing another to give away. The opinions are my own (and TaylorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s). Transparency is everything!