Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BuddyPhones: Cool Headphones for Kids {+ Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Onanoff.


We are music lovers and fans of all things related to technology at our house. Surprisingly we haven't had any kid headphones in our house until this year. For some reason I thought it was totally OK for the kids to watch a movie on an airplane flight WITHOUT sound. They just recently started protesting, so we had to start researching headphones.

Today I am excited to share a bit about BuddyPhones from Onanoff and why we like them. I also have a super cool giveaway for our readers from Onanoff, so make sure you scroll down. 




When I started looking around for headphones I began by Googling "best kid headphones." The number of types and styles of headphones were overwhelming. There were cutesy ones with animals on them and ear bud ones and just thin ones that looked easy to stow away. 

I wanted our new headphones to be...


  • volume limiting (to keep my kid's hearing safe)
  • sturdy (since my kids like to destroy things)
  • comfortable
  • something my kids would actually wear (not too cutesy or ugly)


We bought a few different pairs and they were rarely worn, especially the cutesy animal ones. Instead they were used for pretend play activities where the animals came to life and got dragged around our house. Ha!

When our BuddyPhones arrived at the house my 3-year-old daughter was immediately intrigued. She said, "Can I put those on right now?" 




Once we opened the box, we discovered the headset and 5 sets of stickers that could be used to personalize the headsets. Since it was close to the 4th of July my daughter decided to go with the stars and stripes stickers. She thought it was really neat that she got to pick what was on the headphones.



Once we got the stickers on, she put the headset on immediately and wanted to watch a show- of course! :) 

I loved that she could put the headphones on all by herself since that hasn't been the case with some of the other sets that we've purchased.

The BuddyPhones also fit her head, rested comfortably over her ears, and were easy to set up! The pads that went over her ears looked way more comfortable than the other sets that we have.


Once she got settled in watching a show I realized that the headphone jack had a splitter so that TWO headphones could be used at a time. Genius!! Often my two oldest are sharing headphones and have to each wear an ear bud... or we are rummaging around trying to find a splitter. I loved that this set had one built in!  


I was a bit skeptical about BuddyPhones to begin with, since they are pretty new and I hadn't heard about them very much. I was totally excited to try them out and share my thoughts with you.

Things I liked about BuddyPhones included...


  • Cute stickers to personalize the headsets
  • Soft and cozy padded headsets that my kids will wear
  • No volume control switch for my kids to play with (it is so annoying when they constantly turn the sound up and down)
  • Volume levels are capped at 85 decibels (the recommended level by many auditory health organizations)
  • A built-in splitter that allows you to share your music and works for any standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so I could use my headphones in the jack and watch a show with my child.
  • A decently long cord (0.8m) so that kids don't have to sit super close to the iPad or computer but that isn't too long to get twisted around kids

My only two complaints with the BuddyPhones is that they aren't offered with black ear pads and they only have two colors so far (pink and blue). I have a feeling with my kiddos the white pads are going to get dirty quickly!

You can buy your own set of BuddyPhones easily from Amazon (affiliate link)





GIVEAWAY


Today I am really excited that Onanoff is going to give away a set of BuddyPhones to one of our awesome Toddler Approved readers!

Our BuddyPhones winner can choose either pink or blue headphones (This giveaway is for US residents only).

If you'd like to keep up with other giveaways, deals, and exciting news from BuddyPhones, you can follow along with Onanoff on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.


Giveaway Entry Requirements:


  • Make sure to fill in the rafflecopter giveaway entry below and complete the mandatory email entry.
  • You can get up to six entries by completing all tasks mentioned in the rafflecopter form below. Some earn you more entries than others.


Entry Guidelines:


  • This giveaway is open for entry from Wednesday, July 16th to Thursday, July 24th at 12:00am (PST)
  • The winning entry will be drawn on Thursday, July 24th. I will notify the winner via email.
  • The winner will need to reply to me within 72 hours of my email. If there is no response, a new winner will be drawn.
  • See our Official Giveaway Rules for complete guidelines. US Residents only.
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This post is sponsored by Onanoff. I was compensated for the time and effort I spent to review the product and host a giveaway. Payment does not guarantee a positive review. All opinions in this post are mine. 

118 comments:

  1. I want blue! I wish they came in more colors though!

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  2. Blue please! I'd love these for my 3 yo son. It would be great to put a movie on without bothering his brother while he's napping!

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  3. These look perfect - I would really love two pairs! But would start with one blue. : )

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  4. Blue please! I'd love these for my 3 yo son!

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  5. This would be so amazing for my boys!!!!!

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  6. Thanks for the great giveaway! The kid headphone struggle is real in our house with my 4 year old. I'd love to try these! I think she would choose blue!

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  7. I really like the shade of blue too!

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  8. I would like blue. Thanks. These are great.

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  9. These look pretty cool!

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  10. This post has been really helpful. I have been looking for some headphones for my 4 year old son and these look great. I love that he will be able to customize them and that there is a cap on the volume.

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  11. I would pick blue!

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  12. I bet you could easily wipe off the white ear pads. I think if I win I'd like blue.

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  13. Mandy MontgomeryJuly 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

    I'd love the blue ones for my 2.5 year old son! Then we wouldn't have to listen to the same Paw Patrol episodes over and over on every road trip :)

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  14. Love the blue ones! And the built in splitter. That's genius!

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  15. I would absolutely LOVE a blue pair!! My daughter & son would get a lot of use out of these!!

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  16. I've been looking for some just like this! For my two munchkins who are destructive as well!

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  17. Oh, I don't care about color! My kiddos like both! Thanks!

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  18. I can't tell whether it published my comment... my son would love to have a blue pair. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  19. I would pick pink for my 3 and 5 year old!!

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  20. I'm not sure if my comment was posted, but if not. I would like the blue ones for my son.

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  21. I would love the pink ones for my girls!

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  22. What a great product, we listen to hours of Adventures In Odyssey and headphones are always being used around here by someone. Love the "extras" this one provides! We would choose blue if we won.

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  23. Looks like my other comment didn't register.
    Either color would be awesome!!

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  24. My son would love the Blue headphones! :-)

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  25. Would love to have these for my girls to use on car trips to Grandma's house!

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  26. Blue! My son would love these!!

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  27. I think the blue pair is super cute!

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  28. I think the blue set is super cute!

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  29. Pink would be the winner at our house!

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  30. Pink please! Great for my daughter 'cause we are often in a plane.

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  31. Pink please! These would be perfect to keep my daughter occupied as she needs to come to one of my 3 hour lectures every week.

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  32. would love these for my 2 year old great granddaughter.she is on my computor listening to minnie mouse and 3 stooges all the time.yea 3 stooges.she is just too funny

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    1. That's to funny! When my daughter was 2 my dad kept her for a night and she wouldn't sleep well so they stayed up all night watching the Three Stooges and she loved it!

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  33. My almost 2-year-old son would love the blue headphones!

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  34. Thank you for sharing the wonderful product information and it's review. Appreciate the time that you take and the knowledge that you share.
    Blue please. :)

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  35. We've got boys and girls so either color is fine.

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  36. Christine PetrowJuly 17, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    I want the pink for my daughter now, but will need a blue pair for my baby boy in a year or so!

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  37. I would love the pink for my niece Jillian!

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  38. Kid headphones are on our to-get list so this is perfect timing:) And currently, my daughter also watches videos without sound on airplanes - just waiting to see when she'll get sick of that.

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  39. Well... eventually, there would be a need for both colors, but I think I might start with the blue so that big brother could work on the computer while I read with little sister

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  40. I would love the blue ones for my grandson! Thank you.

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  41. I have twin girls who LOVE music and games. I would love to have these!!

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  42. These would work great for my classroom! Blue would be my color choice. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. I would go blue. Love that these are volume limiting to prevent hearing loss!

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  44. These are adorable! Pink ones for my beautiful 3 yr old girl to use with her iPad please!! :)

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  45. Pink for my baby girl Keira Amor please! :)

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  46. These would be wonderful for my son! he loves music and I haven't been able to find headphones I like for his individual listening! Blue for my Boy!

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  47. Me sweetie Brynn would love either of these cute headphones, but PINK is definitely her favorite!

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  48. Pink for my princess :)

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  49. Blue would be great for my son!!!

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  50. I would love to win a blue set for use at my listening center in my kindergarten classroom.

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  51. I would LOVE to win a pink pair for my daughter. =D

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  52. I'd love the blue ones for my son!

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  53. Since there isn't a yellow option for my yellow loving 2 year old I suppose the blue will have to do. ;-)

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  54. Pink for my two girls :)

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  55. Blue is always the color to choose! Thanks!

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  56. Blue is always the color to choose! Thanks!

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  57. My 11/2 yr old would love these! Blue please!!

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  58. My boys would love the blue

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  59. Blue please... my little dude loves to copy Mum and Dad. He would look cool in these. They also look very safe and sturdy!

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  60. I would love Blue

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  61. Blue would be great! My little one would love these!

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  62. My 3 year old would prefer blue please!

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  63. I'd like the blue ones if I were to win. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  64. I would like pink please :)

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  65. Blue please! :)

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