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KidzGear headphones are built (and sized) for children, but have all the features of headphones made for adults.  The design and look of these headphones are first rate.  Many of the parts are made of plastic to keep cost down, but the fit and finish are excellent and the details are high.

The ear cups are padded for both comfort and sound isolation... perfect for in-car use.   The technical specs of the speaker's frequency response are 20-20K Hz, just like the more expensive headphones we have in our sound lab.

There is a built in volume control with a shirt clip and a standard 3.5mm jack.  A 3.5mm jack means it will work with: a video game console, a CD/DVD player, and most other audio devices.  It will also work in the headphone sockets of most car and airline.  Yes... it does mean one more thing to keep track of when traveling :-)

One thing we wished KidzGear had done was to limit the dB output on the headphones.  It is capable of output of over 100dB...which is quite loud.  Hearing loss is a cumulative thing, so we would have preferred a lower upper limit on the volume.

The head band is easily adjustible as well as springy.  We liked the molded "click stops" in the adjustible band.  Unlike the "in ear" headphones which comes with most music players, the ear cups also swivel... making it easy to get the perfect fit on little heads.

We found the quality and constructions of these headphones to be first rate. The size is appropriate, and the price-to-performance ratio appears to be off the charts.  We love the idea of quality electronics for kids and we think most kids will as well. 

Now all we have to find out is how well it sounds and whether this gadget hold up to use.

Come back in a few weeks for the sound report and check back in a few months to see if it survived InTheWild :-)




Stereo Headphones

By Wan Chi Lau

Kids today are so much more comfortable with technology, since it's all around them. They expect it as a part of their lives.

Even though most electronics are fairly inexpensive, good gear is still not cheap.  It is in the intersection of these two segments that KidzGear saw potential for a niche...adult gadgets made especially for kids.

They envisioned a line of gear that is functional and durable, but engineered with the features, dimensions, and price points that make sense for younger users and the parents that pay for them.

In this FirstLook review, we'll examine the construction of these headphones.  In the FirstUse review, we'll find a small head and let them check it out!  We'll also let you know how long these headphones will survive in the hands of an average  (yeah, yeah, we know...they are all special) eight year old :-)


1. First Look

2. First Use

3. In The Wild Report


Review Summary:

Initial Impression- Nicely padded!

Usability- Sized for children

Durability- Test in progress

Price- $20

Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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