7/7/10 Update: Thanks for ALL the great entries! Podcasts, country music, 70's, Lada Gaga, the love to listen to list has quite a range! Check for the winner announcement at the bottom of this post!
Imagine a whole afternoon ahead of you. Gorgeous balls of yarn just waiting for you to make them into something cool. An exciting new knitting or crochet pattern to tackle - something for yourself this time! A fresh cup of coffee or tea by your side. Needles or hook ready for stitches. . .
Well, I may just have the perfect tech accessory for your knitting/crocheting room!
This JBL iPod speaker dock was sent to me for free to review. It's a really nice way to enjoy some music while you knit! Less distracting than the tv, especially if you are following the lace and/or cable pattern in a SweaterBabe.com design! Ha ha.
Here's my official review of this project (PLUS, I'll tell you how to enter the giveaway to win a brand new one! Woohoo!).
It's the JBL On Stage 400P High-Performance Loudspeaker Dock for your iPod or iPhone.
It's got a cool modern look to it and was super easy to use. All I had to do was plug it in, stick my iPod Nano into the top, turn it on, and start the music on my iPod! Voila! Great, ambient music that has a very rich sound to it.
I'm no stereo afficionado, but did grow up with a Dad and Brother who were into stereo equipment, speaker systems, etc. so I can appreciate speakers that deliver nice, well-rounded, quality sound. These speakers do just that. And the oval design delivers sound in all directions, not just in one direction.
The speaker dock comes with a handy little remote, so if this speaker is perched up high or across the room, you can easily use the remote to adjust the volume, mute the thing, or change tracks or settings. I was not able to try out the remote, as the review sample I received didn't have batteries in the remote, but I can tell it would come in handy!
The instructions say you can do all the things you would normally be able to do if your iPod was in front of you. . . which is great; this would work best if you can see your iPod screen as you are using the remote, but of course that depends on how far away it is.
The design is sleek and simple. Volume controls are also located at the top of the speakers, so if you are in reach, you can easily adjust the volume.
It also came with a stereo mini jack connection so you can use it with an MP3 player or CD player, your computer or laptop, or a satellite radio.
Another nice little bonus is that this is a dock, so it will charge your iPod or iPhone when it's attached.
This speaker is available at Amazon.com for ~$205 (list price is $249)!
Thanks, JBL, for letting me review a sample! It would be awesome for anyone who enjoys filling a room with great music and loves to knit or crochet while listening to their favorite music. We all know how much music can set the mood, boost our creative juices, and (with the right track) speed up our knitting or crocheting tempo! Sigh! I'll be sad to send the sample back!
*** Enter to WIN a Brand New JBL On Stage 400P (retails for $249)!! ***
There are 3 ways to enter this amazing giveaway:
1) Post a comment on this blog post, telling us what you love to listen to most when you are knitting or crocheting a SweaterBabe.com pattern. Is it Amy Winehouse? Jazz? Blues? ONE comment per person, please. Comments will be closed 9pm, PST on June 30th, 2010. July 2nd, 2010.
2) Purchase a knitting pattern or crochet pattern from SweaterBabe.com anytime between June 5th through 9pm, PST on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. July 2nd, 2010. Each purchase transaction counts as ONE entry for this giveaway.
3) Be a member of the SweaterBabe.com Knitting Club during the month of June. ALL members automatically get TWO entries in this giveaway! Not a member? Join by 9pm, PST June 30th July 2nd, 2010 to earn your double entry!
One winner will be chosen at random to win the JBL 400P and announced here at the beginning of July. (Prize will only be shipped within the continental US.)
Good luck to all on this most amazing giveaway!
7/8/10 Update: AND THE RANDOMLY CHOSEN WINNER IS. . . PATRICIA L.!!! CONGRATS!!! I've emailed you, Patricia, so please reply with your mailing address so I can send you this amazing prize! Woohoo!!
9/2/10 Update from the winner:
"Dear Katherine, I just got home and found my fantastic prize waiting, JBL I -POD Docking system, and I am very happy with the high quality and Volume I get from it...WOW...I just am amazed!! I never woud have bought one for myself, ...also am a technophobe!!! My grandaughters are seriously jealous...and I almost said you can have it, but NOT!!!! I love music and usually blast it for Music Therapy!!! Thank you soooo much, and JBL of course,for the only thing I ever won besides rosary beads!!!! I am very grateful.." -- Pat L.