Oct 28 2010

Non Kiddie CD Player Is, In Fact, Good for Kids [DaddyShop]

Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM FM Tuner ZSE5RED

Guess what? That Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner is, in fact, a non-kiddie CD player that is good for kids.

My youngest has the ability to break almost anything. If you don’t believe me, try this — internal power supply on a desktop computer. Beat that!

But this Sony CD Boombox? We’ve had it since June of 2010, and so far it’s still working. It even looks good, which is rare. I think the reason is the controls. They are located on top of the device and easily accessed by little hands, particular the volume dial, which turns like buttah. We mostly use the CD player but there is an AM/FM radio and a line-in jack for an iPod or other music player.

This is an item that I bought and have used, so this is a real world review based on actual usage. The model number of the device I own is ZSE5RED. Highly recommended.

Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner (Red) at Amazon.com


Jun 24 2010

Disney Large Beach Towels on eBay [Deals]

From the awesomeness that is eBay, a nice deal on some Disney Large Beach Towels. $6.99. Sold directly from The Mouse House, according to this page on the auction site. Limited time deal, blah blah blah.

Disney Large Beach Towels – 5 Styles Available – eBay (item 320553176335 end time Jul-24-10 07:49:36 PDT).


Jun 15 2010

Onion Store Father’s Day Discount [Deals]

Get a discount on Father’s Day gifts from The Onion. Or as they put it:

Heartfelt Gifts For The Man Who Ruined Your Life. 15% Off With Code BASTARD.

Heh heh. Bastard.


Jun 02 2010

Non Kiddie CD Player Good for Kids? [DaddyShop]

Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM FM Tuner ZSE5RED

The Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner is a non-kiddie CD player that may be good for kids.

I was looking for a kiddie CD player and went to BestBuy. They had the Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner (ZSE5RED) on display, but not in stock. (This is because I found the one I wanted, which is never in stock.) The other CD players were either too expensive or seemed too cheaply made to withstand my kid, who can break anything. (Including the internal power supply on a desktop computer. Without opening the case. Seriously. I’ll tell you about it sometime.)

I looked for a kiddie CD player, but soon realized that CD players, even those made specifically for children, are getting more and more scarce. Why? Because everything is MP3, bay-bee. I mean, your 6-year-old has their own iPod, right? Amirite?

Well, my kid doesn’t have an iPod, and he broke both of the old CD players I’ve given him the past couple of years, so it was time for something new. I wanted something that would be easy to use and would hopefully withstand the rigors of Destructo The Magnificent. Despite the fact that it is not, technically, a kiddie electronic device, the Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner (ZSE5RED) appears to fit the bill. It’s big and colorful and seems well-made. At $38.94, it’s a little more than I’d like to spend, but the cheaper options are so cheap as to be D.O.A. (Including the morceau de merde that we bought at Target which was broken even before Destructo got his adorable, if destructive, hands on it.)

Anyway, I haven’t bought the Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner yet, but I’m going to because it appears to be the type of CD player that is good for kids even though it was made for adults. In theory. Will keep you posted.

Sony CD Boombox with Digital AM/FM Tuner (Red) at Amazon.com


May 20 2010

LeapFrog Fridge Talk Magnetic Word Play Recorder [Deals]

LeapFrog Fridge Talk Magnetic Word Play Recorder only $13.39 with free shipping at Buy.com.

Description:

Show the words you know by recording and playing back big words, opposites, rhyming words and more. With three learning modes of play including over 15 word questions, 3 playful learning songs and silly free play. Recorder attaches securely to any magnetic surface.

Sounds fun, educational AND annoying. What more could a parent want?

LeapFrog Fridge Talk Magnetic Word Play Recorder : 29113 – Buy.com.


Apr 20 2010

Wii Sports Resort includes Wii MotionPlus On Sale [Deals]

The Wii is great, but if you want better control of your character, you need a Wii MotionPlus. Get one included with a copy of Wii Sports Resort for just $45.11 at Buy.com, with free shipping.

Wii Sports Resort includes Wii MotionPlus – $45.11 – Buy.com


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Apr 14 2010

Iron Man on Blu-Ray at Amazon [Deals]

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You can get Iron Man on Blu-Ray at Amazon for only $16.99. That’s for the Ultimate Two-Disc Edition with BD-Live, which I think means the actors will actually come to your living room and do a dramatic reading of the film.

Or it has something to do with the Internet. Who knows.

Either way, it’s a great movie, and if you haven’t seen it, you need to check it out before Iron Man 2 comes out. And if you have seen it, don’t you want to see it again? Or maybe that’s just me. Nah, it’s not just me, it’s you too. Trust me.

Iron Man on Blu-Ray at Amazon, $16.99