Monday, July 25, 2011
World of Pink and Hello Kitty CD Clock Radio from Sparkle Bee Review
When I found out I was having a girl, I was so excited because I was finally going to be able to do all the mother-daughter things for which I would envy my friends with daughters whenever I heard about them. The mother-daughter teas, watching princess movies, shopping at the mall just to shop, and getting excited about cute pink things. I had let R indulge his pink fascination because I thought he was my only outlet. So R has a pink bedding set, pink drinking cups and sand buckets, pink bouncy balls and numerous other pink toys. Little did I know that there is a Korean custom that if you want to have a daughter, you give your son lots of girl toys and dress him in girl clothes. I have to admit, I did the latter once, when R threw a fit about not having a pink shirt. I took one of the size 2T shirts that Baby E had received as a hand-me-down (before she was born) and let R wear it. I had almost gotten him pink shoes but refrained after a quick facebook poll put the kibosh on it. Anyway, my mom said so much pink is why I finally was able to have a daughter!
So now that Baby E has made her appearance in the world and pink is everywhere, I'm at a loss as to what to do about R. Do I continue to let him have everything in pink or transition him to a different favorite color so he won't be ridiculed by his peers as he gets older? Well, I'll have to see what happens over the next year as Baby E gets older. When she starts reaching for all the pink products, will R fight for them or pick something else? For now, I'm happy to let R have them. He was so excited when he saw the Hello Kitty CD clock radio that I received to review from Sparkle Bee.
If you love Hello Kitty like I do then you should definitely check out Sparkle Bee from Marino Andriani on Facebook and Twitter. The company has great giveaways every week of their hottest Hello Kitty products and even does surveys to get direct input from consumers on what styles should go into production. I really like the fact that Marino Andriani, the President of Sparkle Bee, takes a personal interest in every product and responds to comments personally. He makes sure that consumers know the person behind Sparkle Bee.
These are the features of the Hello Kitty CD clock radio we reviewed:
* Top Loading CD Player
* CD-R/RW Compatible
* Skip/Search Forward and Back
* Repeat and Random Play
* Programmable Memory
* AM/FM Stereo Radio
* FM Stereo Indicator
* Multi-function 0.6" Red LED Display with Dimmer
* Wake to CD, Radio or Alarm
* Power, Repeat, Program and Random Indicators
* Sleep Function
* Snooze Function
* Power: Unit - AC 120V 60Hz
* Battery Back-up (1 x 9V/not included)
So far R has figured out how to play CDs without breaking the machine so it definitely passes the kid-friendly test. The buttons are large enough and spaced out widely enough for kids can memorize what they are for if they, like R, aren't readers yet. Someone told me that kids wake up early until they need to get up in time for school so we're looking forward to testing out that theory once H has to go to kindergarten in September. If it turns out to be true, Hello Kitty will definitely be waking up the boys! As for me, I found out on the Sparkle Bee website that there is a Hello Kitty bluetooth device. I think Stewart will be getting me yet another push present. Here's to more pink and more Hello Kitty!
I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive a product sample to facilitate my review.