When I saw the new plush i-Dog available this fall from Hasbro, I just knew my 10-year-old niece needed it. Like me, she loves listening to music and singing along to her favorite tunes wherever she is. But, unlike me, she has this gorgeous voice that is honestly star-quality that allows her to belt out tunes note for note while managing to stay on key. Unfortunately, she mostly listens to her iPod by headphones, which means that she’s either singing a cappella for those around her, or she’s forced to stifle her singing – even when listening to her favorite song… you know the one, that really catchy song that you simply can’t listen to without singing along.
So when I heard that there were MP3 player speakers that were not only adorable, but also flashed along with the beat, I knew she had to have one. When I found out the i-Dog was now cuddly and soft like a sweet puppy stuffed animal, I was absolutely certain I was going to be the coolest aunt ever this Holiday Season. The new Soft Speaker i-Dog comes in a variety of colors and works with virtually any music player by plugging into the headphone jack, the really cool thing is the i-Dog can actually carry a small to medium-sized MP3 player (not included) in a pocket located on her belly.
I got her the i-Dog Soft Speaker in a super girly color and design (this was hers; hers alone) and couldn’t wait to give it to her. Luckily for me, her birthday was last week, because I don’t think I would have been able to wait until Christmas to give it to her. Mostly because I was starting to love the little i-Dog and it was oddly comforting watching it flash beside me while I wrote my reviews each night. My daughter also was starting to fall hard for the little i-Dog, which meant that Christmas was going to be filled with tears if we didn’t act fast and get this little dog to its rightful owner.
As sad as we were to see the i-Dog leave in her brightly colored gift bag, we knew it was for the best. She was going to a good home, and she was going to be loved immensely by a sweet little girl…. Besides, we could always visit it over at my sister’s house.
I don’t have hard facts on this, but I am still fairly certain that the i-Dog has been rocking it for a few days straight in my niece’s room and keeping her company while keeping her tunes blasting. I’m guessing she’s dancing and snuggling with the i-Dog as I type, pressing the little button on the nose and watching the LED lights flash in time with the music and thinking I’m the coolest aunt ever. I also don’t have any hard facts on this, but I’m pretty sure my sister and her husband appreciate that the i-Dog is loud enough to be fun to listen to, but never gets too loud to annoy housemates, even with the iPod fully turned up.
For anyone looking for that hard-to-buy-for tween or teen on their list should definitely check out the I-Dog selection - from turtles to penguins and a whole line of cats and dogs, I-Pets come in a variety of colors and sizes and are all Beggin' for the Beat.
Price: $34.99 and available at most major toy/gift retailers
One Rave and Review reader will win one of these awesome little I-Dog Soft Speakers of their very own! To enter, just visit the Hasbro site and tell me another product (or products!) you would love to own or give.
This Giveaway is CLOSED. Thank you to all who entered and congrats to Veronica who won the i-Dog Speaker!
On January 6th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email
A big thank you to Hasbro for sending their I-Dog Soft Speaker to be reviewed (which is currently being loved and adored by my beautiful niece) and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. No type of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.