I have spent a disgusting amount of money on earphones for my children. I’ve never wanted to spend more than ten dollars on a pair but the pairs I buy over and over never last. They get tangled, they fall apart, they don’t fit right. Lately my girls have been using some of our old iPod headphones but those are looking pretty darn sad. We tend to have a problem with our Apple headphones where the wires begin to show and fray at the at the bottom of the cord. Those wires may be harmless but they make me nervous when I see my kids with them. Since we’ve never had great luck with our headphones I jumped at the chance to try out MyPhones from Griffin. I saw them featured on a list at Mashable.com and really wanted to see what they were like. The folks at Griffin were kind enough to send me a test set and I appreciate the chance to let my children experience quality headphones.
MyPhones are a sturdy pair of child sized headphones. They have a wide band that fits securely on the head and adjusts for older children. My only complaint about the headphones is that they seem to run a little small. My five and eight year old can wear them comfortably but they don’t fit my eleven year old very well. These will be best for younger children. The earphones themselves swivel so they’ll sit comfortably on your child’s ears. The audio cord is a good length and nice and thick. My favorite part? The earphones are covered with soft, comfortable pads. I would like a pair of these in my size. The MyPhones have been designed to cap out volume at 85 decibels. That is the maximum level that experts advise you listen to long term. The headphones won’t prevent your child from cranking up the volume but they’ll help a bit.
MyPhones come with interchangeable paper inserts that can be placed in the headphone’s ear caps. They come with an orange set covered in stars, light blue with a large robot and pink with a panda. The inserts give the headphones personality and my children loved them. What they loved even more were the extra blank templates that they can use to design their own inserts and make the headphones completely their own. The MyPhones come in a sturdy, plastic carrying case, meant to be kept for storage. Do not throw it away! It has a handle so your children can easily carry it around and keep track of the earphones. No more tangled cords. There are also inserts for the case that coordinate with the ear cap inserts. Your case can look as cool as your headphones and if you choose to design your own ear caps then don’t worry, MyPhones included blank templates for that too.
I’m going on record as saying that I wish I had never wasted my money on the cheap earphones I’ve been buying for years. In the long run it would have saved me money to buy a nice set like this. They are comfortable, fun and will last. Nicely done Griffin!
Learn more about MyPhones at www.myphoneskids.com.