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I love listening to music! I love singing a long and rocking out! I love that there are so many advances in technology today so you can take your music right along with you, however, I’m not a huge fan of earphones. That’s no big deal, I can usually just use my lap top, which has pretty nice speakers on it. However, what if I want to listen to music on a bike ride? I’ve seen some riders wear earphones but I feel like that’s a little unsafe. Thankfully Abco Tech came up with their new Wireless Bike Speaker- Amazing Multi Function Bag, that let’s me do both!

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In the instructions Abco Tech explains how to link your device (i.e. cell phone or mP3) to the bike speaker via Bluetooth. You can stream any music from your device. You can play songs you have on your device or stream from music stations like Pandora. You can also answer your phone through it too! My Man J called in once while I was using it and he said it just sounded like he was on speaker phone. If you don’t have a device that can be linked through Bluetooth, no sweat! It also has an FM radio built in as well. You just push the corresponding buttons to search through channels.

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The bike speaker has three different velcro straps. Two of the straps can be used to attach it between your handle bars, or you can use the middle to strap it hook it on anywhere else on your bike. It also come equipped with clips too. It has a compartment for keys, phone, or money that’s all enclosed with a sturdy zipper. The on and off switch is located inside of the compartment on the back of the speaker. I feel like this is a huge bonus so you don’t accidentally bump one of the buttons on your ride and turn off the music. They come in three colors; red, blue, and black. Included in the box is the awesome speaker, instructions, and a micro USB cord to charge it.

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I asked my super, sporty brother if he would give the speaker a test run on his next ride. He’s been looking for some way to listen to music while he rides without having earphones in. He said “It was pretty cool! It was lightweight and not too bulky.” He took it on a ride with another rider and said they could both hear it well. My only complaint, one that my brother shares as well, is that the speaker lacks the ability to play some of the deeper bass in songs and you can’t adjust the treble/ bass. Other than that I love this product!

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When we’re not on bike rides I really enjoy using it while we’re outside. Since the warm weather hit my kiddos and I are outside for the majority of the day. I like to bring the speaker with us and play music while we’re outside. More recently we’re working on putting a patio in our backyard and I decided we need some music to work to. It was the perfect addition to our project. It was loud enough for us to hear 10 feet away. If you are someone you know is looking for a safe way to add music to your bike ride, I think this is the product for you!

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The winner of this giveaway will win one Wireless Bike Speaker-Amazing Multi-Function Bag!

 

*This giveaway is open to entries in the US only.
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 20th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway are sponsored by Abco Tech, but all opinions are my own.

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Kinderfeets {Review}

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I have a five-year-old in my house!  We just celebrated his birthday last week, and I really can’t believe that he’s grown up so much into such an independent, fun-loving boy.  I’m really excited for this next year and all of the fun things he’ll be learning, and one of the things that popped into my head while we were outside the other day is that he should be losing the training wheels on his bike and learning how to ride a two-wheeler!

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I’m a little nervous to just take those training wheels off and send him on his way, so I was searching for something that could ease the transition and help him feel more confident before sending him into the world of skinned knees and banged-up elbows.  I was ecstatic to come across Kinderfeets, which is actually designed for children ages 2 to 5 years old!  This wooden bike helps children transition to any pedal-powered bicycle at their own comfort level, and they can quickly move their feet from the pedals to the ground as needed.

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” More than a toy, Kinderfeets is a father’s gift to his son. Disappointed with the push bikes available, Dutch designer Oscar Mulder decided to create his own balance bike for his son, Sebastiaan.  Oscar wanted Sebastiaan to be able to cruise once he became confident enough, so he broke the push bike mold and added footpegs. Knowing kids love to get dirty, he added a removable seat cover that can go in the wash with the rest of the laundry. Other push bikes have inflatable tires that go flat, interrupting the fun. But Kinderfeets’ tires don’t require air. Plus, Kinderfeets’ colorful chalkboard finish provides a reusable canvas for children to exercise their creativity. Older now, Sebastiaan rides a regular bike with ease and confidence – all thanks to the push bike his father designed with him in mind.

We received the red Kinderfeets bike to review, and this product actually arrived just days before my son’s birthday!  It’s always fun to have such a big present to open, and my son also loved assembling the Kinderfeets with Dad as much as he loved riding it!  From the very start, he immediately jumped on and was able to “walk” with the bike to get it started before lifting his feet onto the pedals and coasting down the driveway.  He was just fine when going straight, but it took some time and “getting used to” on turns and when he started to go a little faster than he planned.  It was easy for him to simply put his feet down and stop himself or to catch himself before falling.  His balance on the bike has become so much better over the week, and he’s able coast much further more confidently.

The other part that my son loved was the chalkboard finish — he spent a good part of the afternoon writing on his bike with chalk and decorating it with his name and other fun designs!  I thought this was a great way to personalize his bike without doing anything permanent, and this feature certainly set Kinderfeets apart from other bikes.

Since Kinderfeets is designed for both toddlers and preschoolers, I wondered how my two-year-old would do on the Kinderfeets bike.  I took him outside the other morning (while my five-year-old was at preschool, of course!), and I was surprised by how quickly he took to balancing and moving himself.  The seat was set a little high for him, but he was still able to catch on to the idea of maneuvering himself around using his own feet and then pulling his feet up once he got going.  Once my older son transitions to a two-wheeler bike, I imagine that this Kinderfeets will be quickly taken over by his little brother.  🙂

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YBIKE {Review}

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Over the past couple of months, I’ve commented to my husband about how our boys are at just the perfect ages.  I thought that those days would be fleeting since my youngest just turned two years old last week, but they’ve continued for the most part.  It has amazed me over the past few weeks as they’ve sat in the shopping cart while we go grocery shopping (as long as it’s the rocket cart!), eaten out at restaurants with us (for just the right amount of time — not too long!), and have had a great time at the reading fair at the mall (though the Cat in the Hat character might have helped in holding their attentions!).

One of our favorite “new” activities is taking all of the bikes and car toys outside in the driveway to ride in the afternoons/early evenings.  We noticed that some of the older kids in the circle have scooters, though, and the boys were enamored.  They begged to get a scooter, but I was sure that they weren’t going to be old enough.  My four-year-old, maybe, but my two-year-old?  Not a chance.

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I shouldn’t have spoken so soon, though; after a little research online, I came across the YBIKE website.  “YBIKE prepares youngsters (and their parents) for the fun and challenges of walking independently, pedaling a bike, gliding on a scooter or powering a go-kart. Along the way, kids improve their balance, coordination, gross motor skills and confidence.  YBIKE’s complete line of safe, fun and durable wheels features products that appeal to different age and developmental stages. Our energetic audience includes crawlers and pre-walkers through preschoolers and grade school children.”

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Yes, you read that correctly — includes crawlers and pre-walkers!  These products are designed for children as young as one year old and are developmentally appropriate and safe for their growing bodies.  The YBIKE Pewi is a kid-powered hybrid “Walking/Buddy” ride-on.  YBIKE Pewi lets toddlers as young as nine months old who are crawling or early walkers have freedom of movement to explore their environment.

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The Original YBike balance bike prepares toddlers for the fun and challenges of riding a pedal bike by improving balance, coordination, gross motor skills and confidence.  This bike is recommended for ages 2-4.

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The YBIKE Kicker was designed with toddlers in mind.  Perfectly sized for preschoolers ages 2 – 5, YBIKE Kicker’s oversized 9 inch rubber wheels and wide footbed lend stability on all surfaces from smooth driveways to off road backyard riding

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The YBIKE Extreme is perfect for any pre-schooler who’s not quite ready for a pedal bike and is looking for a more advanced ride to improve their balance and coordination.  Forget the training wheels and give the Extreme a try!

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And for ages 5 and up, the YBIKE Explorer has back wheel steering and two easy to grip steering handles that make the ride secure and easy to maneuver.  Sturdy puncture proof tires make riding on and off pavement a breeze.  Kids engage their muscles while having fun, using “kid power” on this sleek three-wheeled Go-Kart.

gliderWe received the YBIKE Glider just in time for my son’s two-year-old birthday, and the boys were so excited to have a chance to try out their very own scooter that was just for them!  I was so happy to see how easy it was to assemble — literally two pieces that snapped right together.  Once everything was in place, I was a little anxious to think of my youngest (who measures in the 25-35th percentile for both height and weight) tearing off down the driveway on this scooter, but I shouldn’t have been concerned.  Once they got the hang of it, both boys were able to easily maneuver the YBIKE Glider and stop as needed.

 We love this YBIKE Glider, and I’m impressed with the durability of the product as well as the sturdiness of the materials.  It’s a well-made scooter that is perfectly suited for toddlers and preschoolers.  If you’re looking for a new outside toy for your young kids this spring, I would highly recommend taking a look at YBIKE.

**This post and review was sponsored by YBIKE, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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