The music lover in me swoons. The Soundfreaq Sound Kick has made my work day much more fun. For over a year I’ve had two choices for listening to music at work, either dealing with my horrible built in speakers on my computer which are super quiet and bad sound quality or listen through my phone. My phone has decent sound for a phone but its not something I want to listen to all day, everyday. I have said a thousand times that I’d get myself some decent speakers but there was just always something that didn’t seem to work with anything I looked at. But I am a happy girl now.
The Soundfreaq Sound Kick plugs in to charge but then can unplugged to move around (battery life is listed at 7hours but I haven’t drained it yet but I’m not at work using it that long in a day). Being able to unplug is great for me when I need to do something out in our shop or if my boss wants to borrow it. I can also plug my phone into the speaker to charge the phone if I need to. I love this because I tend to run out of outlet (or usb plug) space pretty quickly. And I was able to set up the bluetooth function within seconds. So now when I come in to the office each day all I have to do it connect my bluetooth to the Sound Kick and start up Pandora. My normal station is “P!nk Radio” but this week I had to go and find the Christmas station. (I’m hoping it will help me get in the mood to wrap the mountain of Christmas presents I have bought!!) But regardless of WHAT I listen to it sounds fabulous. I’m sure my sound geek husband would tell me I don’t have my speaker placed for optimal sound but my ears simply aren’t all that picky and having it placed anywhere facing me makes me giddy. It’s such an improvement!
The ONLY imperfection I’ve found for me, the way I use it is because I may occasionally turn it up a little too much to be able to answer the phone and not sound like I’m having a party is that it doesn’t have a mute button. (I can prevent myself from getting TOO crazy with it by turning down the volume on my phone as that regulates the maximum volume the Sound Kick will go to.) It has a pause button but this doesn’t work at least with my phone/Pandora app. Its not a huge deal as I can obviously just turn it down but a one touch mute button would be the only thing I would add if I could. And speaking of the buttons, they’re pretty cool too they are inset a little and you don’t actually pretty them, they are like touch pads and with each registered touch the light on the front blinks.
I’ve very seriously considering getting one for at home. (I suppose I could technically take it back and forth because it is super light but that just means one more thing for me to forget to bring each morning.) But I can’t decide whether to stick with the traditional black, like I have at work or whether I should get one of the Chromatics Collection in colorful Sunset, Ocean and Twilight. I’m think Ghost (white) would be best for home but the other colors are really a lot of fun.
- Award winning product: Sound Kick won Overall Best of Show from iLounge at CES 2012 and Gizmodo’s award for Best $100 Bluetooth Speaker.
- Plays any audio from your mobile device including music, movies, TV shows, videos, games, Internet radio and apps.
- Compatible with any Bluetooth device including the new iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPod nano etc.,as well as iOS like iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android and Blackberry devices, PCs and tablets.
- Great device for whole family and is easy to share since it’s compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device. Will be compatible with future devices that have Bluetooth too so you don’t have to worry when you upgrade your device.
- A case is available; you can buy the case separately as well as part of a bundled version (Sound Kick + case).
Want to get your own? Or maybe for someone on your holiday list? This would be a great accessory for anyone getting a new ipod, ipad, table etc. Sound Kick is available nationwide at Target, Radio Shack, Walmart, and Sears stores, on Target.com, Soundfreaq.com, Bestbuy.com, Staples.com, Kohls.com, Sound Kick w/case option is available on Amazon.com and Sound Kick Chromatics and Sound Kick Ghost available only at Target.com and Soundfreaq.com.
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.