KIDdesigns Disney Frozen Magical MP3 Microphone
- Real, working mic with built-in speaker
- Connects to any MP3 player
- Line-in connection cord stores neatly inside the back of mic
- Comes with built-in music
- Lights flash to the music
Sing along with the newest Disney princess from the hit movie, Frozen! This super-cool MP3 Microphone features built in music and flashing lights that create the ultimate concert, right at home! Connect your audio device to rock out to your favorite playlist too.
Addressing what seem to be the two major complaints:
It DOES play the full songs. There is a plastic tab that has to be pulled free from the battery compartment to take it out of Demo Mode. I did not do this personally, I only mentioned it to the 5 year old and she accomplished it. Once done, however (again, by a 5 year old), it played the full songs.
It is not a "real" microphone. The amplified voice effect is somewhat muddled and not particularly strong. This matters little to a 5 year old girl. She was thrilled to hear her voice along with the music. Adults may think it is terrible, little children will think it is great.
It hooked up easily to a smartphone and she could sing along with any song she liked. It played that music more than adequately. After 30 straight minutes, you will come to believe that the amplification is more than sufficient. Her parents certainly did.
I like to give loud gifts because I enjoy seeing children enjoying themselves as children should. And also as revenge on my older brother. That's what Uncles are for.
1) You have to hold down a button for the Mic to actually amplify your child's voice. Please bear this in mind if you're buying for a smaller child. My kid is nearly 3 and can't manage to keep the button depressed
2) There are no volume up- down settings.
3) This doesn't play the version of " Let it go" sung by Idina Menzel (Elsa), which was disappointing, since that's the version my child is familiar with. Instead, it plays the version sung by Demi Lovato, and plays the following verse: Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door
And here I stand and here I'll stay
Let it go, let it go
The cold never bothered me anyway
4) Only the following portion of "In Summer" is played:
Bees'll buzz, kids'll blow dandelion fuzz
And I'll be doing whatever snow does in summer.
A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand
Prob'ly getting gorgeously tanned in summer.
I'll finally see a summer breeze, blow away a winter storm.
And find out what happens to solid water when it gets warm!
My daughter seems to enjoy playing with it, and once she's old enough to hold down the Mic button for herself, she'll probably have even more fun with it. For the price, I'm not sorry I bought it, but I wish I had known the previously listed things before purchasing.
1) With the setting button on the side pushed UP (music notes), pushing button 1 once will start an abbreviated version of the song "Let It Go" (WITH vocals). Pushing it again changes the song to "In Summer" (WITH vocals). Pushing it a third time turns the music off. Pushing button 2 amplifies the voice. This can be done while the songs are playing or while the music is turned off.
2) With the setting button on the side pushed DOWN (mp3 player), pushing button one instructs you to "Connect your mp3 player". Do this by plugging the cord that's stored in the little compartment on back (below the battery compartment) into an mp3 player. I tried it out on my iphone, plugging the mic cord into the headphone outlet of my phone. At that point, whatever song is playing on your mp3 player or phone will start coming through the speaker in the mic instead. (Pushing that button again, turns the mic speaker back off.) Then your child can push the larger 'button 2' and sing along with that music. Their voice is amplified and they are no longer limited to the two songs included on the mic. They can sing with as many songs as they have on the attached mp3 player. And their sweet little voice is mixed with the music and comes out of the built-in speaker at the bottom of the mic.
Is it studio quality? No. Not even close. But for my 5 year old granddaughter, it's plenty good enough. She loves it and I love watching her be a little diva.