“ Brand: Vivid Imaginations / Age: 5 Years+ „
I got this for my birthday and at first i did not know if it would be very good. It is. You put the shapes on one of the three spots on the base to make different sounds. Not only does it do that but you can connect an MP3 player to it and it acts as Speakers! Using the the three buttons on the console, you can change the volume, tempo, echo and ververb. Using the clear, solid cube you can record a sound you make using the other shapes. you can power the console using four AA batteries or a 9 Volt power supply. This "music maker" is very light weight so it is portable. there are 6 different types of sounds and 18 ways to put them together. Very fun to play with and it is also very relaxing. And for only £10 (approx) it is a very good deal.
The other day my girlfriend found this in Home Bargins for a bargin price of £5. On Firebox it cost £20 in the sale. To be honest i do not believe it is worth it for that much, but for a fiver, its great. What is it you ask. Well Zoundz lets you create your own sounds.
It works by having 'hot spots' where you place the shapes that it comes with on, and they in turn make create a beat. Each shape is a different kind of beat including strings, bass, keyboard etc. There is even a cube where you can record 5 seconds of the beat.
I found this highly amusing for a bit, however it didnt last long. There are only a few combinations of beats that i really like, and obiviously it gets repetitive. I tried out the alarm, hoping that it plays the combination that i left on the hot spots, but it was simply a tone. This dissapointed me some.
There is the bonus of being able to change the tempo, which makes it sound different, which prolongs the fun for a bit longer. You can also plug your ipod into it, but thats only as a speaker.
Create your own sound with Zoundz! Place one the geometric shapes on one of the three glowing hot spots. Each shape stimulates three different Zoundz depending on its position. Mix and match the shapes to create your Zoundz. Includes alarm clock feature so you can wake up to newly created Zoundz. Connects to your iPod (or other music source) for music playback.