Hark! The holiday season is upon us! Even earlier than last year, I'm afraid, as some cable networks out there did us all a favor and kicked off holiday programming on Halloween. That gets a humongous thumbs down from me, people. I love Halloween and I love Thanksgiving. I don't need Christmas any sooner than November 30 on my TV, but for whatever reason, they won't let me run the TV industry.
A lot of bloggers put together gift guides but that's never been my style. Hell, it's too much work. What you can count on from me, though, is an occasional gift recommendation. And as I am a huge audiophile, I decided my first one needed to be in that vein... AND this is a giveaway so pay attention!
Here's why I love the SOL REPUBLIC PUNK bluetooth speaker.
- It's small. You can hold it in one hand. As evident in the photo above.
- Subsequently, the Punk is light-weight and you can easily pack it or put it in your purse/work-bag/backpack, etc.
- But don't let the size deceive you! The sound is amazing -- it gets pretty loud! There is no reason you couldn't use it to play music at a holiday party with it, bring it to the park, the beach, and so on. I wanted you to experience it a little, so I took video:
- The exterior shell is essentially rubber. And while I'm not saying you should throw it into the floor, I imagine it will survive a few drops.
- It comes in a few colors, so while I always buy black everything, you are welcome to get it in blue or red as well.
- Sleek packaging. Because when I give someone a gift for the holidays, I want it to look expensive and chic. This certainly does.
- And hey, it looks pretty cool outside the box. No wires necessary except to charge it (or if you want to play the music with a wire for whatever reason, you can). BTW, the charge lasts eight hours.
You may recall I'm quite a Sol Republic fan in general so I had high expectations for this device and am pleased it met and exceeded all of them. I think any music lover would be thrilled to unwrap this so add it to the list! It is available now for $69.99 from Best Buy or directly from Sol Republic.
I know I mentioned a giveaway. Don't worry, I'm not a fibber: