Two weeks ago I was at the Mothercare Press Event for their Spring/Summer 2015 collection. It was a fab day, I got to meet and interview Jools Oliver and have a sneak-peak at the new collection…in between filming for the Mothercare YouTube channel, a further highlight was meeting the lovely Debbie from Stellé Audio who gave me a Go-Go speaker to try out. They have quickly become the best speakers ever (in my humble opinion).
I’m not sure why I’m pulling that face? – sometimes it does its own thing.
Best Speakers – Stelle Audio, Go-Go Speaker
I’ll be honest, I’m no tech whizz and I struggle to get excited about audio equipment but not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I sceptically took one.
The premise behind the Go-Go is it is for Mums (and Dads) to support their daily life with little kids. It connects to your device via bluetooth and is super portable, with loads of different fixtures to hang it on door handles or fix it to a cot/buggy (perhaps not while you’re walking down the street though!).
So, what’s got me so excited that I decided to write a full post AND ask Stellé Audio if they would like to give me another one for a competition for you lot?! Well, I love it. Simple as.
When I got home from London that night, I took the speaker out of its gorgeous packaging, had a little fiddle. Within about 3 minutes (probably less) music was coming out of this beautiful little sound disc. And Mike and I listened to it for the rest of the evening, despite the fact we have surround sound in the living room. It was easy, convenient and really great sound quality.
To set it up with your phone, simply switch on the speaker and go to your phone settings to search for the bluetooth devices. Click on “Stellé Go-Go” and voila! So easy.
This speaker is also a touch little nut (I should know, I’ve dropped it a few times) and is splash proof, passing the first of the kiddy tests. AND, it’s as smooth as a baby’s bum. Not only are there no sharp or gagedy bits but the outer casing is soooo soft to touch! So, the only way this device is going to hurt you is if it is thrown at you…always a possibility in this house, so I’m keeping a watchful eye!
Test driving the best speakers ever with Reuben
The next morning after a few days away for Mothercare, I was so happy to see my wee boy and have the day with him! We started the day off with some music for a change (a very welcome one, I am a bit sick of Peppa Pig!). We have a subscription to Rdio which means we have access to sooooo much music, so I had a hunt for something Reuben might like and found this album from his film-of-the-moment, Curious George.
I handed the speaker to him as the opening track from Curious George started to play and the wonder in his eyes was magical! What is this wondrous device? He sat for a while, really content and just listening. It was such a lovely moment and a lovely morning with him, listing to all our favourite tunes. I know we could do this all the time but it often feels like a bit of a hassle to set up. This just required me to press play on my phone!
Of course, now he’s got the hang of the speaker, it’s a firm favourite when we get in. And, if I’m honest I like the break away from our usual routine of popping the TV on while trying to cook dinner. Reuben is often happy (providing he isn’t STARVING!) to play with his trucks, especially if he hasn’t seen them all day. So having such an easy speaker means I can pop on some of his chooons instead (which also fits in nicely with these Rainy Day Activities for toddlers)!
Now Reuben is older, we also like to listen to audio books. What the Ladybird Heard is our current favourite – he knows all the words and loves to sing along to the song at the end!
And while we’re at changing up our routine, we’re trying to move away from the TV dinner!! And, having a bit of music to accompany dinner with my fella is much nicer…!
I know I don’t have a lot of experience, other than what’s been forced onto me by my other-half, but I genuinely think these are the best speakers – so easy to use, and as the designers had in mind, so portable! I love the fact that it’s so smooth it could be popped in a cot to quietly play a bit of white noise for a newborn, and so versatile that if you put the volume up to 11, it would be good enough for a toddler party (bring your ear plugs!).
It seems a bit over the top to place too much significance on a speaker but I do believe it has helped us to switch things up a bit and have a bit more fun with music and goof around. However, a word of caution, Reuben has been singing “Let it go” all week as Gabby had it on over the weekend…
Do you listen to music much at home? And what are your best speakers?!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on your routine and music choices and anything else really. Please do leave a comment below…
p.s. This is not a sponsored post. I was given the speaker with no obligation to write about it. But, I don’t know if you can tell, I loved it! You can win a Go-Go speaker NEXT WEEK! Make sure you sign up to the Mums’ Days Newsletter so you don’t miss out.