With Christmas turning the corner soon kids are on the prowl for the coolest and newest toys out there. That doesn’t exclude the techy ones, even at a young age they’ll be idolizing you for the cool gizmo’s and gadgets you’ve been acquiring yourself via our site. Well KIDZ GEAR has developed some cool headphones for little ones, two and up so they can listen to music just like mom and dad.
Kidz Gear has developed both a Wired and a Bluetooth pair of headphones and today we are going to be working with both. While the wired headphones come in seven different colours the Bluetooth version is strictly in blue or pink. While the wired version is very basic and a simple plug n play the Bluetooth has more features, so we’ll focus on that.
From a first glance at the packaging what you see is a clever half picture half product profile. The left showing a photo of half a child’s head wearing the headset and the other half is a see-through plastic showing your actual headset. If spin the box around you’ll notice various different features listed such as the stand out, Volume limit technology posted on the side of the wired headphones box or the included accessories shown on the profile of Bluetooth box.
Open it up and you have the headphones in your hand. The headset comes with a USB charging cable, a micro-phone plug in and headphone jack accessory for when the batteries are low.
Pairing the headphones was super easy for us and we used a iPhone 6 to do so, simply put your device in pairing mode and hold the play/pause button on the headset for about five seconds. You should see the headset pop up on your device and click it to pair. The headphones themselves are fairly clear in sound and when you hold the volume up or down button it takes noticeably longer for the volume to fluctuate.
This is good as the kids will not click the up button a few times and have it destroying their hearing. We do always recommend that when you let your kids use the headphones you make sure that you use any volume limit technologies you have on the devices they are using for their protection. If you look on the left headphone is where you will see the micro-USB charging jack and along the right headphone is where you will see the play/pause button centered on the headphone.
Surrounding it is the up and down volume buttons above and below the play button respectively and the skip back and forward buttons on the left and right. The boom mic jack is also attached along the right ear and you’ll notice the on/ off switch at the bottom as well. Each ear has an extension to help the headphones adjust to different head sizes.
FINAL THOUGHTS & ANALYSIS
For kids these headphones are about as great as it could get. They sound good, they are safe and work with sound limiting technology. The wired version comes in a variety of colours and at the reasonable and attractive price of $19.99. If you’re going to spend a little more and opt for the Bluetooth version, with the boom mic, the colours are limited as mentioned before and the price settles in around $49.99. They come with a lifetime limited warranty for the wired version and 90 days limited for the Bluetooth.