Hello Kitty 68109 CD Karaoke System with Screen,...
- Features detailed images of Hello Kitty on the face of the machine
- Includes a dock to hold, connect, and play your favorite songs from your music-enabled device
Hello Kitty Karaoke FeaturesThis unit has just about every kid-friendly feature you could ask for in a karaoke machine. It comes with a built-in, 5 inch black and white screen for reading lyrics, built-in speakers for audio, support for two microphones at once (each with their own audio control!) so you can sing duets, and is battery operated for maximum portability. It also includes a built-in dock where you can directly connect your iPod, mp3 player, etc, so you can player whatever songs you want through the karaoke machine. It does come with a front-loading CD/CD-G player as well, so you can play all of your favorite CDs. It's worth noting that if you want lyrics to appear on the screen, this will only work with CD-G format discs - the G stands for Graphics and means that there are associated lyrics, images, etc on the disc alongside the audio. Your best bet with these discs is to stick with CDs that are specifically labeled as karaoke CDs. The karaoke machine also boasts an internal, 20-track programmable memory so you'll always have something to sing along with, even if you leave your iPod and CDs at home. The unit is powered by 8 C batteries, but also ships with an AC adapter so you can save on battery costs whenever you're able to plug the machine into a wall outlet.
Hello Kitty Karaoke PortabilityThe Hello Kitty Karaoke machine is extremely portable, in my opinion. It measures in at 11 x 13 x 16.5 inches, and weighs under 10 pounds. It's honestly the perfect size for kids to carry around with them, wherever they might want to take it. Like I said, the unit is powered by 8 C batteries, which do contribute to it being a little bit heavier. But, they also make it more portable than a unit requiring a dedicated power source. Again, the Hello Kitty machine does also ship with an AC power adapter that you can plug directly into a normal socket if you wish to do so!
Hello Kitty Karaoke DurabilityThis is a bit of a toss-up. Personally, the unit I received was perfect right out of the box, well-built, and definitely as durable as a kids karaoke machine should be. However, if you poke around other customer reviews a bit, it seems like there may be a bit of a quality control issue with the manufacturer. Some units seem to arrive partially broken or with faulty functionality. The manufacturer does seem to have a 30 day warranty in place though, so you can always send it right back if you get an issue-prone model. Otherwise, the plastic is thick and well-constructed, as are the screen and the controls. The microphone definitely feels a little cheap at times, but I wasn't expecting much on the front to begin with.
Hello Kitty Karaoke VersatilityThis is where many kid's karaoke machines really lack. Surprisingly, I was quite happy with the robust array of features that the Hello Kitty karaoke system ships with. It's much more than I was expecting from a simple kid's setup, and the auxiliary connectivity, screen, and audio modulation settings really turn this karaoke machine into a polished, all-in-one unit. It's extremely portable to boot - perfect for any kid 5+, which is the manufacturer's recommendation. Some kid's machines end up being too heavy or too unwieldy, but I've seen my 7 year old niece tear around the room while clutching Hello Kitty karaoke machine the whole time.
Hello Kitty Karaoke ConclusionI was much more impressed with the Hello Kitty karaoke machine than I thought I would be. I was actually a little sad to see it go when I packaged it up and gifted it to my niece! I must say though, she absolutely adores this little karaoke machine. All in all, I definitely recommend this system as the perfect gift for any kid who likes karaoke and singing. It entertains fantastically, and I expect my niece to get years of use out of it!
Summary of features
- 5 inch black-and-white screen
- 20 track programmable internal memory
- Front-loading CD and CD+Graphics player
- Comes with one microphone, can expand to two microphones for duets
- Powered by 8 C batteries OR normal wall-power AC adapter
- Audio manipulation settings included