When you were younger, did you enjoy listening to music really loud? Did your parents or those sitting nearby constantly tell you to turn it down? Are you concerned about your kids doing the same thing and destroying their eardrums/hearing because of listening to whatever they are enjoying too loud? If so, the KidzControl Volume Limiting Headphones for Kids are the answer. Add in a boom microphone and you get their newest product which is great for those Skype calls with grandma and grandpa or those language lessons on the computer.
There are times over the weekend when I just want some peace and quiet. Our eight year old wants none of that. To satisfy both of those needs, I sometimes let him continue to either play on his LeapPad or watch a DVD movie. He listens through the headset to keep the noise level down. I'm not concerned with him blasting the sound too loud, however unintentionally, because the Kidz Gear headphones limit output to 80% of the maximum volume, about 20 db lower, via a KidzControl Volume Limit Cable.
The headphones with the boom mike are the newest edition to the product line. You may or may not need the microphone yourself. We like it because it forces our son to sit still during those online phone calls. Without being tied down to the system with the wire, he has a tendency to literally run off mid call, and doesn't always return. At least with the headphones, he'll sit still a little longer.
Another usage of the microphone is for those language lessons online or DVD. We haven't tried those (yet), but the combined microphone and headphones would work out great for those, too.
The specs on the thing... it weighs in at 8 ounces. It comes in lots of different colors. With the microphone, you have your choice of gray, pink, or blue. Without the microphone, your choices are even more with gray, pink, orange, blue, green, purple, and black. It has a 3.5mm (⅛") audio plug. Any audio device that supports a microphone. Prices are $29.99 for the microphone model and $19.99 without. Amazon price with the mike is $21.99. They're an adult class audio quality headphones sized perfectly for a child.
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