Music plays an important role in our lives, especially around the holidays. Certain songs evoke childhood memories for me, like dancing around the living room to my parents' Barbra Streisand Christmas Album (I loved her super-fast version of "Jingle Bells" and often sing it to my giggling boys).
In my own home, I often stream Pandora into our Roku box via the TV, but it's only really listenable in the living room. I've missed hearing Christmas songs in the kitchen over the years, especially while baking and wrapping gifts (and I find commercial radio during the holidays obnoxious). This year is different due to the Soundfreaq Sound Kick portable Bluetooth speaker system.
The Sound Kick's side profile is about 3 inches wide when you "pop out" the back. This enables the speakers to work best and provide stability for the unit.
You can even use the Sound Kick to charge your devices, via the USB port. If for some reason, Bluetooth isn't available, you can still use the Sound Kick with other devices by using the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, which comes in the package.
Soundfreaq is releasing a white version for the holidays, which you can preorder on their website. The Chromatics collection. also being released this month, is gorgeous too.
It comes in other snazzy colors too, with appealing names like Sunset, Ocean and Twilight.
The Sound Kick would make a great gift for the music lover or techie on your Christmas list. I'm eager to take this with us on a car trip sometime, since our car's outdated stereo system doesn't allow us to sync our devices to it.
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Disclosure: 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.