Recently I received a portable bluetooth speaker from Nyne, the NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Bicycle Clips to be precise. It’s small (5.7″ w x 3.4″ d x 2.9″ h) so you can take it anywhere: “in your bag, on your bike or poolside.” Well, I don’t have a pool, I don’t have a bike and I don’t see the point in taking it in my (diaper) bag. But I do have a running stroller… so I thought I could take it along with me that way. Alex and I could both listen to some tunes. Although, she’s way into “I’ve been working on the Railroad” and only when I’m singing it, not any other source (I tried YouTube clips, no dice) and I’m not making an mp3 of my bad singing voice to listen to on the run. So… Imagine Dragons FTW. (Don’t worry, she likes them too!)
I unboxed it and it comes with the charging cable, clips to attach to handlebars, the speaker, instruction book and a little velvet-ish bag to keep it all in. I charged it up (it took a few hours), played with the clips a few times to figure out how they worked and took the whole kit-and-caboodle* outside to attach it to the BOB.
Well… the clips didn’t fit around the BOB’s handlebars. 😦 Bummer…
So with that idea thwarted, I’ve used the speaker back and forth between my kitchen and my office. Setup/pairing is super simple and the sound is great. MUCH better than trying to listen to a podcast in the kitchen through the phone’s speaker. And while it also acts as a speakerphone, I have yet to use it that way! I get more emails/texts on my phone than actual voice conversations. (My iPhone is more of a smartdevice than a smartphone.)
I have the opportunity to give readers in the continental US a chance to win their own speaker! If you’ve got a bike, you can try mounting it on there and let me know how it goes! Or you can take it in your bag! Or by the pool! Your options are limitless! Although, that makes it seem like just 3 options. And you probably are limited in that you couldn’t take it scuba diving or something like that. And it would be weird if you took it out to dinner. #justsaying (oh yeah, there’s a hashtag in the midst of the blog post!)
Ways to enter:
- Follow me on Facebook and Twitter
- Follow NYNE on Facebook and Twitter
- Leave a comment about all the awesome places you would use a portable speaker
And if you don’t win, I’ll pull the empty box away from my baby and send it to you. You can see if it brings you as much joy as it has given her.
*kit and caboodle… what a weird saying.