Music Without Sound
- What: SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 Player
- When: 8 years and up
- Why: Quiet, individual, affordable
- Where: Amazon
Does your kid love music? Have you grown tired of hearing their same three favorite songs over and over again? Maybe your kids can never agree on what songs to play or in what order. If you never want to hear their music again, gift them a SanDisk Clip Jam MP3 Player and let the quiet begin.
While not meant for kids, this small MP3 player gets the job done. With its reasonable price point, you won’t fret if your kid loses it, or it gets damaged. With multiple bright colors to choose from, including pink, blue, and green, it appeals to the younger crowd. It comes with earbuds that provide a decent fit for older kids, or you can plug in your child’s favorite headphones. It holds up to eight gigabytes of music or audiobook files, letting them listen for hours on end. And the battery will last long enough to give you some peace and quiet. If you need more storage, you can add a microSD card, while the USB cord makes it easy to transfer music from a computer and charge it between uses.
My ten year old got this player as a gift this spring, and he uses it daily. It provides a great way for him to enjoy music without disturbing siblings or parents. The audiobooks only work with the Audible format, which limits options somewhat in that regard. But it can also tune into FM radio stations, meaning you don’t even have to transfer any music files to start using it right out of the box.
If you want a lightweight, affordable music player to see how your kid handles the responsibility of electronics, give the SanDisk Clip Jam a try, and let your kid enjoy their own music without subjecting the entire household to their musical tastes.