The Giveaway is closed. The winners will be announced on Monday.
Often, we’re asked what kind of “stuff” we’d recommend for apartments. Kitchen Stuff. Living Room Stuff. Bedroom and Bathroom and beyond. So, while there are certain items I know well and can heartily recommend (hello, husband pillow!), I thought it might be nice for us to start including a few product reviews. But only stuff ya’ll would actually use. No uncool stuff!
Personally, living in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, I tend to gravitate towards products that give me a greater bang for my buck and that I can use for multiple needs. Think, a TV stand that also showcases books/DVDs/board games.
Along that vein, we got to play around with two types of speakers from Altec Lansing that pull double duty, appealing to either your need for absolutely tiny or your need for pick-up and go. Also, your need to throw an awesome dance party! AND, We’re going to give them away – read down for details!
The first speaker was the above Octiv Mini ($49.99), which works with multiple iPhones and iPods. It’s about 4’’ wide by 5‘’inches in length and can fit pretty much anywhere.
It also has a cool geo-shape and. . . can easily serve as an alarm clock with one quick (free) download. In terms of sound quality, for its size the sound is definitely good. That said, if you’re very picky about sound quality (Hi Dad, if you’re reading this!) you may be more interested in the second speaker we got to jam with this weekend. Also, small downside is that the sound jumps a bit from low volume to medium etc. and there’s no adjuster on the speaker system itself – have to do it on your device. But, considering the small size, neither is so surprising.
The inMotion Compact ($79.99) is one sweet speaker system. I was cooking this weekend and seriously rocking out to Tom Petty. I thought there was a live concert next to me –the sound was THAT good. Tom Petty also produces great live tracks(!), but I digress. What’s nifty about the inMotion is that the design is quite compactable. It can fold easily in any purse to bring to the park, beach, what have you – and then uses the same fold-ability to serve as a prop, to stand up the system. It’s one of the sleekest boom boxes (sans radio), I’ve ever seen.
So, yes, it’s true – two lucky readers are going to win one of the above speakers! How so? Tell us the best piece of advice you’ve found on My First Apartment and we’ll pick a winner for each speaker system at random end of next week, on Friday October 1st. (US Residents only). Enter by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page.
(We received free products from Altec Lansing for review purposes)