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Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

| September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments

No matter what we do in our lives, we are all looking for more convenient ways of doing things. In our home, we LOVE listening to music. While working at our desks, cooking dinner or getting around town without a car, music is a huge part of passing the time whether we are together or by ourselves. When we listen to music, we like being able to hear great sound so we can catch every note clear and crisp. Kinivo makes speakers, headphones and other audio equipment to help making your audio and visual experience better with less fuss, and I was excited to be able to review some of their products!

I got the chance to review three Kinivo products. They were:
• ZX2200 Portable Twin Speakers;
• BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones in Black; and
• ZX100 Portable Wired Mini Speaker in Gray/Light Blue.

 

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The ZX2200 Portable Twin Speakers are lightweight so they are easy to move around. They are also collapsiblein order to be stored away in a flash. The battery, once charged, is internal and lasts for about ten hours, so you don’t have to worry about having to constantly charge the unit. This speaker is compatible with all iPods, iPhones, MP3 Players, DVD players and computers with a 3.5 mm audio port (an earphone jack) to make your music experience not limited to just a computer or a laptop.

 

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These speakers were great to use at my desk, at my laptop or at our computer in our bedroom when I want to play music. They also worked in a small area in my backyard. The sound was great for a small space. It made the music sound stronger than if it was just coming out of the speakers of my laptop. I also liked the volume control on the cord. Instead of having to reach over and fiddle with the laptop to raise and lower the volume, I just had to roll the switch up or down on the cord of the speakers! I was really impressed by this feature.

 

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The BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones in Black allows you to listen to stereo audio while controlling your music player directly from the headphones. It is a multi-functioning device. They can be used as a wireless headphones to listen to music and as a Bluetooth phone headset for simple hands-free calling. This headset can be used with Bluetooth enabled music players and A2DP devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.). The battery life of these headphones is an eight-hours, so you do not have to worry about charging them right after a long workout or lengthy phone conversation. Finally, it comes in five different colours, so you can have a set that best fits your personality!

 

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Out of all of the devices I had to review, these headphones were the most difficult to start using. I have an Android phone, so there were a few more steps to go through to pair my phone with the headphones. Once I had it pared with my smartphone, it was easy to use, and it was nice not to feel the band on my head or to fiddle with making earbuds comfortable or stay in my ear. I liked having the controls by my ears, and I LOVED that the mode switched from music to the phone to speak to people. I was happy that I did not have to have a microphone in front of my mouth for people to hear me while I spoke, and my voice was clear and crisp to them.

 

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The only aspect I would like to see on The BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones is to have raised buttons to differentiate between the controls on the headphones. It took a bit of time to remember where each button is, and I think this would add to the ease of use for this device.

The ZX100 Portable Wired Mini Speaker in Gray/Light Blue has a built-in audio cable that allows for it to be easily portable and to be stored in a snap (it can fit inside of a pocket!). Its design gives 360° sound and the capability to connect multiple speakers together to enhance the sound. The battery life of this device is about ten hours, so you can have a great time all day without having to worry about finding a spot to charge it! These speakers also come in an array of colours, it can fit your personal style or the colour scheme of your room!

 

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This device was my family’s favourite to test! It was so lightweight and portable, so we could easily bring it with us from room to room without skipping a beat! We liked using it in our dining room to listen to music while we ate some of our meals, or in the kitchen while we cooked! Like the ZX2200 Portable Twin Speakers, this speaker was great to use in a small space. The sound was great and was stronger than it would be coming directly from the device. It was really easy to use. We just had to turn it on, plug the speaker into the device we wanted to amplify the music from, then listen and enjoy! The volume controls were easy to use, and was easier to control than those of the devices we were using. I also like that there are SO MANY colour choices to choose from. I had a hard time deciding which speaker to test.

 

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There is an aspect of the ZX100 Portable Wired Mini Speaker I wished was a part of this device. It was easy to control the volume on the speaker itself, but I would have loved to have a volume control switch on the cord present as it is on the ZX2200 Portable Twin Speakers. The switch would make managing the volume a lot easier for users whether they were at their desk working or if they were cooking in the kitchen. I think it would make this feature more accessible for users. If not a switch, then raised controls on the device. It was a bit harder to push the volume buttons while cooking when my hands were not pristine.

Overall, we enjoyed using all three of the products we received to review from Kinivo! They were all very lightweight, portable, provided good sound, and made listening to music easier for my family around our home. We also liked various features that made using these devices more convenient than just listening to a device. For two out of the three devices, they came in various colour designs so they can fit into your décor or your personality. These devices would make perfect gifts for students going away to school, for those who work at home or for entertaining. We will be using these devices for a long time and have a lot of fun using them!

For more information about Kinivo, you can connect with them on their website, as well as on their Facebook , Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages!

 

Disclaimer: I received products from Kinivo in order to write this review. The opinions I shared are my own.

Giveaway Time!

 

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Kinivo would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to experience the fun and ease I had by giving away the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

The ARV of this prize package is $33!

This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on October 5, 2015.

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me! Author's website.

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  1. Travelbuds says:

    I love this one BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  2. David Swim says:

    I would like to try out the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones. Thanks.

  3. chase says:

    I’d try out the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones and hope they stayed in my ear when I go running

  4. Lee-Ann S says:

    The bluetooth stereo headphones are the product for us. 3 different devices/3 different shows.

  5. nicolthepickle says:

    The BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones look good. Great for when I’m working out.

  6. JaimeeM says:

    i would love to try out the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones.

  7. CL Chin says:

    i would pick the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones, because they look stylish and sleek.

  8. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  9. Nate Fuller says:

    The BTH240 Bluetooth headphones look good!

  10. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  11. Valerie Theberge says:

    I would like to try BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones 🙂

  12. Joanne says:

    Thank you for the chance to win you have a great blog. I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  13. Athena says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  14. Harvey E says:

    I would like to give the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones a try.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win and good luck everyone! 🙂

  15. Mandy says:

    I like the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones.

  16. Melissa Greco says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  17. Piroska says:

    I’d love to try the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox

  18. seham merzib says:

    I like the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  19. Roger Bufton says:

    Kinivo’s wireless speakers soud real good.

  20. Roger Bufton says:

    Kinivo’s wireless speakers sounds grate.

  21. Amber Y says:

    I would love to try out the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones.

  22. My husband would love the wireless speakers.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  23. Sylvie says:

    I love the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

  24. Maria says:

    I like the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  25. Jonnie says:

    I would like to try the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  26. DianeG says:

    I would like to try the ZX120 Portable Wired Mini Speaker.

  27. Angela Mitchell says:

    I`d like to try their BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones and M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System.

  28. Bethany Gallinger says:

    I would like to try the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones.

  29. eric says:

    I would like to try out the M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

  30. SCOTT H says:

    I’m interested in the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  31. David says:

    like to try out the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  32. Karin Dollery says:

    I really like the BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones…

  33. Meg says:

    The BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox is one I’d like to try.

  34. Julia H says:

    The BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones look great!

  35. Nikki says:

    I really like the shape of the sports headphones, they’d be great for when I’m running!

  36. SueSueper says:

    I would like to try out BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  37. DANICA WOOD says:

    No preference. As long as wireless

  38. michelle hebert says:

    i would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  39. Wanda Tracey says:

    I would love to try out the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones.They look awesome!

  40. Seth says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  41. I would love to try the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

  42. Wendy Jensen says:

    I would like to try out the BTH240

  43. Ophelia says:

    BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones – looks like a good quality set of headphones! Yhx!

  44. KC says:

    I love the M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

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