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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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About the Author ()

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!

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  1. Lisa Neutel says:

    id like to try the

    BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones because i like a quality sound and headphones that fit over my ears

  2. Doris H says:

    I would love to try out the “BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones”

  3. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I would really love to try out the
    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones.
    Bet those would be really good for walking and jogging.

  4. Patricia Garcia says:

    Hi I’d love to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. Thanks!

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    Would love to try out the M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System, it looks like a great speaker for our living room.

  6. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d like to try out the ZX220 Portable Twin Speakers

  7. lori b says:

    i’d like to try the zx100 portable speaker

  8. Melinda says:

    I would like to try the Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.

  9. tanyab79 says:

    Would love to try out the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox.

  10. Jana L. says:

    I would love to try the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones. It looks so sleek and cool

  11. kristen visser says:

    BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  12. jan says:

    the BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

  13. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I would love to try out the Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free calling (Hot Red).

  14. I’d like to try the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox

  15. Elaine G says:

    The BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker

  16. margo b says:

    I would love to try the BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones, thanks for the chance to win

  17. JaimeeM says:

    Id like to try out the LS210 Portable Laptop Speaker. My speaker now is kinda losing quality.

  18. Jenness M says:

    Love the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox.

  19. Allie f. says:

    A BTX270
    Wireless Bluetooth portable speaker! Thanks

  20. Tina L. says:

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

  21. Darwin says:

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

  22. Silvia D says:

    Would like to try the Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  23. heidi c. says:

    Kinivo BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.

  24. Emily C says:

    I’d like to try the BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.

  25. Amy C says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones.

  26. J .. says:

    I’d love to try the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones!

  27. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I would like to try out the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  28. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to try out the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  29. Melissa Marie says:

    I would like to try the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  30. Jack Davis says:

    I would love to try the
    “BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones”
    out

  31. kathy downey says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones are the ones I would choose and the ZX120 Portable Wired Mini Speaker (New and Improved) would be my choice even tho they are out of stock right now

  32. Theresa Black says:

    I would love the ZX220 Portable Twin Speakers 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

  33. Nasrine says:

    I would like to try ZX220 Portable Twin Speakers.

  34. Steph Bkn says:

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

  35. sharonne katz says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  36. andrea amy says:

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

  37. maria says:

    I would like to try these out: zx100 portable speaker

  38. Julie Bolduc says:

    I think the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are cool

  39. Belinda says:

    I would like to check out the Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  40. I would like to try the ZX120 Portable Wired Mini Speakers

  41. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to get the BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker

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  43. KellyPC says:

    I would love to try the M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System!

  44. Tracy Morin says:

    I would like to try out the BTH410 Bluetooth Headphones

  45. I would like to try the BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker

  46. Dianne says:

    I like the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones. I think they would be quite comfortable to wear. I also like the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox speaker.

  47. Carolle H says:

    I would love the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones 🙂

  48. anna key says:

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

  49. Dana Miller says:

    I would like to try the BTX450 premium bluetooth boombox! I could use the speaker on my laptop, smartphone or tablet.

  50. marygaudet says:

    I would love to try the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones. It looks very stylish & cool!

  51. Travelbuds says:

    I love this one BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  52. David Swim says:

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

  53. chase says:

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

  54. Lee-Ann S says:

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

  55. nicolthepickle says:

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

  56. JaimeeM says:

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

  57. CL Chin says:

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

  58. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  59. Nate Fuller says:

    The BTH240 Bluetooth headphones look good!

  60. Tammy Dalley says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  61. Valerie Theberge says:

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

  62. Joanne says:

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

  63. Athena says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  64. 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! 🙂

  65. Mandy says:

    I like the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones.

  66. Melissa Greco says:

    I would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  67. Piroska says:

    I’d love to try the BTX450 Premium Bluetooth Boombox

  68. seham merzib says:

    I like the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  69. Roger Bufton says:

    Kinivo’s wireless speakers soud real good.

  70. Roger Bufton says:

    Kinivo’s wireless speakers sounds grate.

  71. Amber Y says:

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

  72. My husband would love the wireless speakers.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  73. Sylvie says:

    I love the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!

  74. Maria says:

    I like the BTH410 Hi-Fi Bluetooth Headphones

  75. Jonnie says:

    I would like to try the BTE40 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  76. DianeG says:

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

  77. Angela Mitchell says:

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

  78. Bethany Gallinger says:

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

  79. eric says:

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

  80. SCOTT H says:

    I’m interested in the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  81. David says:

    like to try out the BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

  82. Karin Dollery says:

    I really like the BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones…

  83. Meg says:

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

  84. Julia H says:

    The BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones look great!

  85. Nikki says:

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

  86. SueSueper says:

    I would like to try out BTH220 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  87. DANICA WOOD says:

    No preference. As long as wireless

  88. michelle hebert says:

    i would like to try the BTH240 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

  89. Wanda Tracey says:

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

  90. Seth says:

    BTH360S Bluetooth Sports Stereo Headphones

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

  92. Wendy Jensen says:

    I would like to try out the BTH240

  93. Ophelia says:

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

  94. KC says:

    I love the M2 Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

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