“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint Sound Session. I received a sample of the HTC One to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”
You guys! I just had a blast in NYC last weekend! I was totally jazzed to hear about the latest new devices when it comes to music and audio with Sprint. A few of us bloggers were wined and dined at the ritzy Lamb’s Club right off Times Square. We had a private room where we were completely enveloped with crystal clear music and some hands-on demos with the latest and greatest from Sprint!
A few weeks ago, my toddler jammed some coins into our car’s cd player and totally fried the system. Since then, we’ve been driving around in silence and it was absolutely killing me!! I tried to pump up the volume on my phone to get some Pandora flowing through the car, but it just wasn’t cutting it. I never realized how music plays a HUGE role in my life, and not only that, but excellent quality music.
With these frustrations on my mind, I was even more enthralled, sold, smitten and wooed by the new Harman Kardon speaker! What you see below is the Harman/Kardon Onyx Studio, which is a companion to all Bluetooth devices. It is portable, lightweight, powerful, and offers the most crystal clear music I’ve ever heard from a speaker this size. The same technology that went into this speaker has been incorporated into the HTC One Hardman Kardon edition, which I’ve had a chance to play with over the last week! I received this phone at no cost to facilitate this review, along with the opportunity to try out Spotify, which is just a part of the portfolio of music services that Sprint offers, including Sprint Sound Sessions, Sprint Music Plus, and NextRadio. Visit the Sprint Music Page to learn more!
Since I’ve had this hot little phone in my hands, I’ve been taking it anywhere I can to enjoy music on the go. Its been playing in our car replacing the lame radio stations we used to listen to, and since we live just a block from the beach, you can bet we’ve taking it to the sandy beaches a couple times already. The sound!! 10x better than any phone I’ve used or seen. The key is in the duo speakers (on both sides) and on the front of the phone. The audio sound is unreal! It can fill. the. room. You’d never believe this kind of sound was coming from a phone. I play this in the car and it sounds like its coming from the car speakers. Spotify is new favorite way to get my music. I can listen to it on any device, I can download music and still listen when I’m offline, there are no ads like Pandora, and the sound quality is supreme. You’ve got 20 MILLION songs at your disposal. You can visit Sprint.com/Spotify to learn more about that and how you can a few months for free!
More about the phone: This phone is valued at $679.99. My husband can’t keep his hands off it. He keeps saying “this is such a sexy phone”. The gold plating and the dual speakers really get me too. We love the premium headphones (which are priced at around $80 on their own), but have found that you really have to jam them into your ears to enjoy the sound at its fullest potential with the rich base and crisp high frequencies. The screen is clear, bright, and rich in color with full-HD resolution.
This is my kind of phone and I will be 100% recommending this phone to my friends, specifically those who take their music seriously.
Now surely you’ve seen those odd and memorable Sprint commercials about the Framily Plan. The hamster? The animated birds? Gordon? Of course you’ve seen them. I think the Framily Plan is a genius idea. We’ve already played that “family plan shuffle” where we hunt for family members or friends with that 5th wheel slot open. Currently, my husband and I are on two different family plans with other in-laws. The Framily Plan doesn’t limit your family size to 5 for the best deal, and lets you customize your plan. Bills are separate; everyone’s happy. I’D be happy to be on that plan.
Ok, the cherry on top of the already fantastic day was getting to hear Jermaine Paul live! Jermaine was Season 2 winner of The Voice, and oh does he have a voice. Like butter. He was literally less than 5 feet away from me, serenading us all with his original songs and charm! What a voice! I came home and downloaded one of his songs he sang, “Next to You”. Current ringtone? Maybe so.
I appreciated getting to spend time chatting with HTC and Sprint representatives at the Sound Session Event. I loved how family-friendly the team was, how excited they were about the products, and that they all had extensive experience with them in their homes. Sprint, you have wooed me, and I can’t get enough of this HTC One! Thanks Sprint and Mom Central for such a great event!