Review: NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker #holidaygiftguide2013

NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips review

I was thrilled to receive the NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips to review. The timing was perfect, since Hubby and I had just purchased bicycles for ourselves and a bike seat for Baby J. Not only that, but a friend had asked if I’d like to ride with her in a 30-mile charity event in the spring. With all the riding and training I’ll be doing now, the speaker will come in really handy.

About and Our Experiences:

I’m not going to give you all the dimensions and specs for the NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, because I think it’s easier for you to just click on the link and check out the site’s description of the speaker. But I will say the speaker has a built-in microphone with noise cancellation, so you can pair it to your phone and talk with someone hands free. Also, the speaker is compatible with smart phones, BlackBerry, iPhones, iPods, and iPads. It comes with a USB charging cable, so you can charge it from your laptop or desktop. We also have a USB/wall adaptor (I don’t think that’s the technical term, sorry) that we can use with it. The battery lasts us around five hours, which, according to their website, is the average.

NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips review

I can easily pick the speaker up and hold it in my hand, but it’s still large enough that it can blast sound, if I want it to. The sound quality is great! It’s very clear and crisp. Even hubby was impressed by the sound. He also liked that it includes a little bag to keep the speaker from getting scratched. The bag’s not padded, though, so it won’t keep the speaker from breaking if dropped.

About that…sooooo I did actually drop the speaker on cement outside, but it didn’t smash into pieces, thankfully! It still works as well as before. I’m not planning on dropping it again to continue to test my theory, but it seems quite sturdy.

My favorite part about this speaker would have to be the bike clips. The speaker is definitely for more than just bicycles; in fact, as I’m sitting on my bed typing this, the speaker is next to me, playing music from my iPhone. BUT the fact that I can attach it to my bike is pretty cool. I followed the instructions to attach it, and the process was easy. I can actually leave the clips on my handlebars and just slide the speaker off of the clips when I want. This is nice if I want to leave my bike outside of a store or next to the playground. I can take the speaker off and put it in my purse or diaper bag. Then since the clips are already attached to the bike, the speaker is easy to get back on.

NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips review
Back of speaker
NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips review
Speaker removed from clips

This speaker will actually attach to strollers, but the area it attaches to has to be the same size as bike handlebars or smaller (in my experience). I tried it on three different strollers- a light weight stroller, a regular stroller, and a jogging stroller. The foam grips that come on most stroller handlebars are too wide for the bike clips to fit over. I was able to attach the speaker to the lightweight stroller, but it was further down by the seat. My son actually loved that. The other night we went for a walk around our local lake. I played an “Owl City” album from my iPod, and Baby J just chilled out and listened to the music while he walked. His little feet were kicking away, “dancing.” If I want him to sleep, I play some lullaby tracks. I’m determined to find other areas of his strollers to attach this speaker, especially the jogging stroller for my runs, so check back in a couple of weeks, and I’ll update this post!

NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with bike clips review
The only thing I don’t like about the speaker is the little tabs on the bike clips seem flimsy. Every time I remove the speakers from the clips, I’m afraid I’m going to break the tabs. I’m being really careful though. It’s been a few weeks of use, and so far so good!

All in all, it’s a great little speaker. If you’re going to spend anytime on a bicycle, or pushing a stroller, or if you’re just looking for a lightweight, portable wireless speaker with quality sound, I recommend checking out the NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.

If you’re a military family, you can now find this speaker as well as other NYNE speakers at AAFES! The NYNE NB-200 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is also available on (affiliate link>) Amazon. Find them on Facebook and Twitter for updates and giveaways.

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Getting fit at home: GROOV3 “Living Room Sessions”

I’ve been promising for a while now to start a “Body after Baby” series, and I’m happy to announce that series is still in the works! Look for “Body after Baby” next month. This series will feature a great line up of mom guest posters, including a Zumba instructor and a professional body builder.

But what if you don’t have the time or money to be a “gym rat?” Well, one of the things the Army taught me is that you can be in shape and get a great workout without using anything other than your body. If you’re not sure where to start, a free online fitness video may help. Since you’re reading this post, I’m going to assume you have Internet and can log onto YouTube! I’ve come across a few fitness videos and programs online that I like, but the most recent is GROOV3.

Benjamin Allen, dancer and celebrity choreographer, founded the cardio-dance workout GROOV3 with the idea that dance should be fun and for everyone, of all ages and abilities. Allen has now brought his classes right into everyone’s home. His “Living Room Sessions” are free and available for viewing on YouTube.

I’ve done several of Allen’s sessions now, and I’m really enjoying them. Even my mother-in-law got into it while visiting! The sessions start off slow, while Allen shows you the steps. As the session progresses, the intensity increases, and you put everything together. I always break a sweat by the end. Are you coordinated? I’m not! I’m the epitome of the white girl dancing stereotype. Some of the moves I was able to get after a few tries, but there are others I’ll have to work on. But I didn’t feel like any of the steps were so difficult that I’ll never get them.

You can subscribe to Living Room Sessions on the GROOV3 YouTube channel. There are currently six sessions ranging from about 12 minutes to 24. If you’re not sure about diving right in, Allen does have some basic tutorials.

If you check out Living Room Sessions, I’d love to hear what you think! What workouts do you do at home?

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Giveaway: Green Mama Goodies, 9/1-22

With the back-to-school shopping complete and the kids back in school, why not treat yourself to some goodies?
 
Today marks the first day of the Green Mama Goodies giveaway! We’d like to give a big thank you to all of the great sponsors for making this giveaway possible, our host Getting Green with Baby, our co-host at FaithFilled Footsteps, and all the promoting bloggers!

 
All week long Getting Green with Baby has been bringing readers reviews of great, natural bath and body products geared towards mom. If you would like to read the reviews, please follow the links below.

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The Green Mama Goodies giveaway prize package includes the following items:
  • Aromatherapy Foaming Hand Wash & Queen Bee Liquid Honey Skin Cleanser from Bee Naturals
  • 1 Beeswax Lotion Bar & 1 Beeswax Lip Balm from Lips N Lotions (Winner chooses scent/flavor!)
  • 2 oz. Container of Truly’s Natural Deodorant from Truly’s Natural Products
  • Two Shampoo Bars from Molly Muriel
  • 12 oz. Bottle of Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Wash in Lavender from The Seaweed Bath Co.
One fortunate reader will win the entire package listed above! For your chance to win, please enter using the Giveaway Tools form below! Only your e-mail address is mandatory (to contact you if you win), but keep in mind that the more entries you complete, the better your chances are of winning! Good luck!
 

Note: Getting Green with Baby, My Life: A Work in Progress, nor any of the promoting blogs were compensated monetarily for participation in this giveaway. Furthermore, they are also not responsible for prize shipment: that belongs to the sponsors. (Excluding Bee Naturals.) This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. All opinions expressed here are original and may differ from your own. If you have any questions or concerns about this giveaway, please contact Alicia at Getting Green with Baby at Alicia Owen 6814 at yahoo dot com.

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