Gadgets and Gifts for the Music Lover this Christmas (and a Holiday Playlist too!)
December 3, 2012
It seems that every year, Christmas music shows up earlier and earlier. Just a couple weeks ago, before Thanksgiving, I was flipping through radio stations in the car and landed on “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Fortunately, I kind of like early Christmas songs to get me in the mood for the holidays. But, if you happen to be one of those poor souls that can’t stand traditional holiday music, maybe some refreshing remakes and nontraditional songs will cheer you up–not to mention the electronics I’m introducing along with them!
For the hip-hop aficionado:
Got diamonds on ya’ chain? If not, well, there’s always diamond shaped speakers! This diamond-shaped speaker fits all MP3 players and iPhones with an attached 3.5mm stereo mini-plug earphone jack. It comes with a built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery and offers up to 6 hours of continuous play. Just plug it into your favorite device and rap along to these songs:
- Christmas Rappin’ – Kurtis Blow
- Christmas in Hollis – Run-D.M.C.
- Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West, featuring Big Sean, Pusha T, et al.
- Ludacrismas – Ludacris
For the techie hipster:
Show off your pioneering taste and enjoy good indie music with 500XL Desktop Speakers by Fred and Friends. These are giant ear bud home speakers that feature a built-in amp! In addition to that, these iPhone speakers have 3-way power, so you can run them on batteries, a USB port, or an AC adapter. The 500XL Desktop Speakers are perfect for blasting these delightful holiday ditties:
- Last Christmas – Jimmy Eat World
- All I Wonderful Christmas is You – Summer Camp
- All These Trees – Passion Pit
- Got Something For You – Best Coast & Wavves
For the ladies:
No matter what age you are, if you’ve got two X chromosomes, chances are you’ll love ChicBuds Designer Fauvette Bird Speaker. Designed to look like a bird (and in my opinion, a Christmas ornament), this speaker is both fun and functional. It’s a portable speaker that fits in the palm of your hand, featuring loud and clear volume. With a built-in rechargeable battery, you can sing along to the following tunes for up to 4 hours!
- It’s Christmas Time Again – Backstreet Boys
- Merry Christmas Baby – Colbie Caillat & Brad Paisley
- Shake Up Christmas – Train
- Christmas Wrapping – Glee Cast
For the Sophisticate:
Keep it classy with the Ceramic Sculptural iPod MP3 Audio Console Phonophone from Charles and Marie. It’s the perfect accessory for anyone who loves listening to Blues, Classical, and Folk music in the 21st century. Boost your audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibels with this phonophone, sit back in your comfy armchair, and take in the sounds of these modern classic-inspired songs: