Prior to this past week, I had heard of Paper Jams, but hadn't really experienced them, and I'm really sorry I hadn't! I love to encourage my boys to be creative and have fun together and this is the best of both worlds. The singing, dancing, rocking and music-making are AWESOME! Take one 5 year old and one not-quite-two-year-old going on 5, and you get some really fun (and funny) music creations.
There are two basic funtions: kids can sing on their own, or they can sing-along to one of two-preloaded songs (don't worry - you can add more). There are five different fun and crazy sound features, and by far the boys favorite is to use ALL FIVE at the same time. The best part? They actually sound pretty good while they are rocking out.
When I first picked up this toy, I was a bit worried because it is light and sort of plain in features, or so I thought. Once we put the batteries in and started playing with it, it became obvious that there was MUCH more to the toy than we initially thought (which we found to be true with all the WowWee toys we got to play with). It is surprisingly sturdy, and works primarily with the use of sensitive touch points to turn features on or off, change songs, or adjust the volume. I've come to appreciate this because there are no buttons to break or fall off. Pretty neat!
The package says that it is recommended for ages 8+, but I find that silly, since our not-quite-two-year-old LOVES it and has no problems playing with it. He just needs a bit of help turning on the on/off switch. I do however think the toy is appropriate for kids of ALL ages, including adults who want to have some fun too.
Great for gift giving this holiday season, I can vouch that all week this has not been put away once!
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Edition Reviewed: Paper Jamz Pro Mic Style 1 - Review sample received courtesy of the manufacturer, many thanks for sending our family one to review!
About the Paper Jamz Pro Series Mic:
• 5 voice effects help you sing like a pro
• Auto mode to automatically adjust voice effects in real time
• Expand your set list with songs from your own collection
• Effects amp attaches to microphone and has built-in speaker and convenient belt clip
• 2 preloaded songs get you started on the road to pop stardom
• Store up to 3 songs at a time
• USB cable included
Five voice effects help you sing like a pro
The Paper Jamz Pro microphone starts up in Auto mode, which adjusts effects in real-time to recreate a song’s original sound. Turn off Auto mode to choose which of these 5 awesome effects you want to apply to your voice:
• Perfect Pitch™: Corrects your pitch so you’re automatically in tune
• Chorus: Multiplies your voice to add depth
• Auto Vibrato: Adds real vibrato to your voice
• Melody Match™: Tunes your voice so you always sing a perfect melody
• Auto Harmony: Makes a copy of your voice so you sound like part of a harmonized duo
Expand your set list with your own music
This is one of the rockin’ new features of the Pro Series!
Download the free Paper Jamz Pro app to add music from your own library and sing along to your favorite songs. You can store up to 3 songs at a time, depending on song length.
With the app, just drag and drop files from your PC or Mac to your Paper Jamz Pro microphone—so easy, you’ll sound like a star in no time!
Check out www.paperjamzpro.com to learn more.
Plug in an amplifier to throw your own concert or plug in headphones for a private performance.
There’s even a feature that lets your headphones double as a monitor, so you can better hear your own voice while singing.
Connect to a computer with the included USB cable and transfer your music to the Paper Jamz Pro microphone with the downloaded Paper Jamz Pro app.
• Age 8+
• Batteries: 3 x AAA (not included)
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