Monday, December 9, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013- SOL REPUBLIC Wireless Speaker

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

It's Winter Break for me right now.  Which means it's the time of year when I put down my school books and look up to realize that my house has descended into utter chaos.  I have a month to clean, organize and deal with the preparations for the holidays and then the recovery from the same. I can do this!

Fortunately for me, I have something to help keep me company while I do all this cleaning and organizing- my iPod, filled with podcasts and music.  And, rather than trying to turn up the volume on the iPod so that I can hear it wherever I go, I now have a fabulous new accessory for it- a DECK wireless speaker from SOL REPUBLIC. Here's a bit about this speaker, from its website:


The SOL REPUBLIC x Motorola DECK is the only wireless speaker featuring Super-Power Wireless Range and Heist Mode™, allowing up to 5 friends to pair at once and take turns controlling the music.
I've really been enjoying using this little speaker. I like that it's small (3.8 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches ; 11.2 ounces), but still has a great sound. And it has a wonderful range, so I don't have to keep my iPod right next to it.  I had Vivian wander to the other end of the house with my iPod and the speaker didn't lose connection.  You can also use it outdoors and it has a special outdoor mode that will make it easier to hear outside!

The fun feature that this speaker has is Heist Mode (which you can turn on and off as you choose).  So if you're throwing a party or if you just have a family who all have different playlists, you can all pair up with the DECK and take turns making the speaker play what you want to hear! Pairing up with the DECK is super easy- it really was just a matter of turning the Bluetooth on on my iPod and turning on the speaker and it did the rest.  I also like that it keeps you updated about battery strength when you turn it on, so you know when recharge is needed. So far I've been playing with the speaker for a few hours and still haven't needed to recharge. It's advertised as having 10 hours of battery life, and that seems accurate!

If you do not live in the dark ages like I do, and have a smart phone, you can pair that up with the DECK and have a speakerphone when you need it!

For more info on all the features of the DECK, visit the link above.  The DECK sells for $199 on the SOL REPUBLIC site and would be a great gift for the music lover in your family!

And I have good news!  I'm giving away one DECK to one lucky reader! Open to US mailing addresses only, enter at the Rafflecopter widget below.


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58 comments:

ellen b said...

this would be great for my daughter in law

karenmed409 said...

I would keep for myself.

Craig said...

I'd probably keep this for myself. It's a hot commodity.

mrsshukra said...

My daughter can certainly use this!

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...
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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

My granddaughter could use this.

moushka said...

My husband would enjoy it!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I think this would make a great Christmas gift for my teenage stepson. I can see him using this a lot!
-Audra O'Hara

Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

My stepson would loooove me for this! :)

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

Id love to win this for my dad!

Thomas Murphy said...

I want to win this for my brother.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Nancy Fields said...

Our older ears would appreciate this!

Jessica said...

My husband! When he is working outside he loves to listen to music and tries to turn up the volume on the on our little phone to full blast, so this would be perfect! thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

It would be for my oldest daughters

Tony Chang said...

These are awesome! Awesome gift idea

Lyman Lam said...

I listen to music with headphones so I don't bug other people in the house, these would be amazing to have since I hear they're better than Beats!

John said...

My wife would love this. She likes to listen to music but is always on the move and headphones aren't great.

jakiesmom said...

my nephew

lindsey calubayan said...

My little brother for sure. He is addicted to those computer games online lol.

Teresa Thompson said...

For myself.

BethElderton said...

This would be for my rockin' BIL
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Liza Vladyka said...

my son :D

Adrianne B said...

I would like to win this speaker for my husband.

pmj said...

Who wouldn't this be great for? I think my three kids would all want it, but would have to share.

cloud10277 said...

I'd love to win this for my husband.

wizardewu said...

I would give this to my husband.

Helen said...

my sister would love this

Rayray Cartucci said...

I want to win this for my husband...I think he would find lots of ways to use this because he is a musician...and he listens to music...all the time.

bxcrochet said...

Would love that for my nephew!

knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

Diana said...

I would love for my son
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Melinda said...

I'd want it for my husband.

J. Olson said...

My son is getting an iPod for Christmas and this would be awesome with it!
jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

tracey said...

i would give this to my daughter
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Jessica said...

These would be for my husband.

Holly S. said...

For my son. Thanks!

Holly Storm-Burge
hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

longsgl said...

I would like to win this for my daughter.

longshaw4735@hotmail.com

Dawn Monroe said...

Id like to win for my teenagers.

stefanie gladden said...

I'd love to win this for my little sister!!

stephanie ann

Ashley Fryer said...

I would love to win this for my son. He loves music!

Allison Downes said...

I would like to win this speaker for myself.

Thank you for the chance!

Tammy Woodall said...

I would love to win this for.... myself. Thanks for the chance.

lisa said...

If I won i would give this to My Son..
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Pam Halligan said...

I want to win for my husband.

eclairre said...

for my sis.

steve weber said...

I'd like to win this for myself.

jennay green said...

I would love to win this for my hubby... He really needs a speaker

Tylerpants said...

I'd like to keep this for myself. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Brandi Dawn Mendieta said...

I would like to win this for my daughter so shecan listen to music while she is doing dishes. maxandbrandi@yahoo.com

Rodney Jackson said...

I would love these fo rmy teenage son who needs some. rodney jackson http://pinterest.com/jacksondeb/

kdrae said...

I would love it for my hubby!

Ara Peet said...

My husband would absolutely love this! It'd be going right into a christmas gift for him!:)

wen budro said...

I would like to win this for my nephew....he would love this.

Stephanie O'Day said...

I'd love to win this for my husband!

AndreaH said...

I'd love to win this for my niece. She and her friends would have such fun with it!

Julie said...

I would love to win this for my nephew he is wanting one

hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Tara Carlson said...

I'd like to win this for my 17 year old son.

trixx said...

I'd love to win this for my husband

Courtnie Miller said...

I'd like to win for my boyfriend.