- Safer for young ears as an inbuilt volume-limiting system keeps sound pressure down
- Bright, delightful colors and astounding animal themes render them attractive for kids
- Peak volume capped at 85 decibels through the incorporation of a sound-control circuit that’s built-in and is ever on
- Commendable durability, adjustable and proportionate in size and quite lightweight
- Cushioned earpiece are perfectly integrated on the headphones thus easy for kids to handle
- Affordable prices
- The built-in technology of its various circuits makes it hard to fix them once broken
- Cases of code failures due to the headphones design; especially the frog design
- Sound quality is a little flat
- Headband has no padding
About MyPhones Headphones
Merely a week old in the market, the Griffin KaZoo MyPhones headphones are another invention of the KaZoo enterprise for kids’ commodities. These new, kids-friendly, over-the-ear headphones have been tagged with the name (brand) MyPhones.
The KaZoo MyPhones are over-ear headphones designed for kids, coming in three animal-themed varieties: monkey, frog, and penguin. While it’s easy to see the appeal for kids, the main selling point for parents is that the headphone’s built-in circuitry keeps volume levels down to a maximum of 85 decibels, the maximum level of noise recommended by many U.S. health organizations.
The modifications and upgrades that have been incorporated into these new releases are quite complimentary. Adjustability for instance; they can be adjusted to fit any head, even that of an ‘average-sized’ head adult.
For the parents who are always concerned about the sound (volume) implications emanating from high uncontrolled volumes of ordinary headphones, their fears and concerns have now been taken good care of by the built-in sound control circuits. Max volume settings as well are available, and you can tune up the levels that you, as the adult, are considering fit for your kid.
The fact that they are also eligible for return within a span of 30 days makes their purchase more adorable. MyPhones developer, Griffin technology, guarantees satisfaction and gives assures that upon buying these headphones, a receipt won’t be a necessity.
Addressing Changing Needs
As technology becomes more and more accessible, kids are becoming increasingly occupied with watching movies, playing games, and listening to music. While parents may revel in the relative silence of their distracted child, chances are they’re not interested in hearing the audio for the latest Spongebob episode for the twentieth time.
The KaZoo MyPhones keep kids from damaging their hearing over time, which is especially useful on long road trips where a good distraction is more of a necessity than a luxury.
Designed For Kids From The Ground Up
The over-ear design of the headphones blocks out a lot of surrounding background noise, giving kids less reason to crank up the volume on their devices. It also means that they aren’t inserting anything into their ear canals when putting on the headset.
Griffin has even gone as far as making the 3.5mm jack more kid-friendly, which is covered in fish-shaped rubber for easy plugging and unplugging. The cord itself has plenty of length for use with hand-held devices so that kids won’t be holding their screens right up to their faces.
Not To Be Used By Professionals
On the off-chance that adult music enthusiasts fall in love with the look of these headphones, they may find the sound quality a bit wanting. Due to the fact that the volume-limiting feature is hardwired into the headphones themselves, there isn’t much wiggle room in terms of fine-tuning volume and audio quality. The sound itself is fairly flat with not a whole lot of bass behind it.
The headband’s limited size-adjustment will not fit the heads of some smaller children, and is simply a plastic band with no padding on the underside. The cord is of a cheaper variety as well, and may not be entirely childproof in terms of its durability.
Purchase and Recommendations
Griffin KaZoo MyPhones headphones retail for different prices in the range of $7.99 – $19.99 as stated above. All in all, they are relatively cheap compared to the quality of comfort and experience that they deliver.
You can effortlessly purchase some for your kids at Griffin’s online store. To sweeten the deal, there are other numerous well-reputed sellers who retail other Griffin Tech Accessories from which you can buy these marvelous headphones such as;
- Target and Staples, and
- Best Buy
Just to name a few.
For families on a traveling escapade, or who would love silence while their children are playing with their electronic gadgets, MyPhones headphones could come in handy.
A thumb down though for the trendy MyPhones headphones. The frog designed version of the headphones has a flaw where the plastic part of the code makes it vulnerable and is under a constant risk of failure. This, however, is a simple hurdle that Griffin Tech can easy fix (upgrade).
As it stands, MyPhones headphones are facing stiff competition from other popular brands but still, they are what kids would die for right now.
Griffin’s KaZoo line of products aims to make technology safer and more accessible to kids, especially as it becomes more prominent in everyday life. MyPhones give parents some much-needed peace of mind when it comes to their child’s auditory health, while the variety of fun designs are enough to get kids clamoring for their favorite.
Despite the fairly basic audio quality, these headphones are pretty reasonably priced, retailing for about $20. Seems a pretty small price to pay to never have to listen to Spongebob in the car again.