Aug 042014
 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Watching the evolution of technology over the years has been interesting to me.  Especially when it comes to portability and products being where you need them, when you want them.

Perfect Pairing: JBL Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Your Cell Phone #AudioFest

Look at the technology related to music, for example. We’ve gone from battery-powered boomboxes and portable cassette players, to portable CD players, then MP3 players.  And now with access to cloud-like storage and more space to download, many people have simply switched to using their cell phones are their portable music device. Continue reading »

Jul 062013
 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Soundfreaq. I received a Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2 to facilitate my review.

Music has always been a huge part of my life.  Growing up I took years of piano lessons (which I still love to play when I get the chance) and sang in both my high school and college chorus groups.  When I wasn’t playing or singing, I was listening.  And to this day hearing a certain song will trigger memories of fun events with friends and family.

It wasn’t as easy to listen to music when I was a kid (I sound like an old granny talking about walking to school, in the snow, uphill both ways).  Cassette tapes weren’t exactly convenient or high-tech.  It’s funny, as the kids queue up music on their phones, I tease them now about how you actually had to listen to the whole tape or use the fast forward button just to find the one song on the album you actually liked.

Technology has come a long way, hasn’t it?

Now that I’m married with a family, I’m glad that they love music, too.  We listen to the radio in the car, as well as to downloaded and streaming music and shows at home or on the go through our phones and laptops.  It’s great to have so many choices but much of what we have to choose from makes listening a solo activity.

Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2

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