You all know that I am not Queen of Tech, but I do love listening to music, as does my nearly 8 year old son. Whilst I can’t persuade him to strut his stuff at the school disco, he does love having a bop around the living room at home. We were recently introduced to the ROXI Electric Jukebox and it looked like something I could set up easily, and that we could both enjoy.
The ROXI Electric Jukebox is a home music entertainment system offering five different products in one compact little box. You can try music streaming, karaoke, listen to radio from across the world, play music games and there’s even a therapeutic sound machine for those of you who enjoy yoga and meditation. The system comes with a one year premium music pass which you renew for your second year at £52.00.
I’m rubbish when it comes to anything technical, but the ROXI Electric Jukebox was made with me in mind. it’s so simple to install, I think my son could actually have done it without my help. The set comes with a ROXI controller, ROXI TV hub, controller charger cable, power adapter, and a HDMI cable. It’s literally a case of charging the controller, fitting the HDMI cable to the hub and the relevant port on your TV, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your wifi router. It takes a couple of minutes and then you are ready for some music fun.
So far we’ve really concentrated on the music streaming and karaoke elements of the ROXI Electric Jukebox and my son has claimed ownership of the controller. But that’s fine with me, when he’s at school I’ll be searching through the worldwide radio options for some background music to work to.
My son and I have both found the ROXI Electric Jukebox really easy to use and navigate through the various options. You can search through the millions of song on offer by artist, album, song and genre. There really is something to please everyone. Although now my son has found Taylor Swift features, I’m unlikely to get to hear anyone else for some time to come! Talk into the controller and the ROXI Electric Jukebox will find your request.
There are suggested playlists available but you can easily create your own by selecting the heart symbol that shows by each song. You literally just point the controller at it and click. My son grasped this concept very quickly and we’ve already started to collating a playlist of some of our favourite tunes. I’ve also got to introduce him to some of my favourite 80’s electro synth sounds. I can see this being a great educational tool in his music appreciation lessons.
The streaming is updated every week and features both major and independent labels, offering a wide range of options to choose from.
Who knew I had a karaoke star in the house? My son loves this option on our ROXI Electric Jukebox and hes’ had so much fun with it. He’s a notoriously reluctant reader, so I might have been extra happy to, not only see him having fun, but seeing him actually reading lyrics. Anything that encourages him to read is a winner in my books.
The controller is motion sensitive and comes with a built-in microphone for voice control and karaoke. The unit also features Family Protect, which switches off access to all explicit music on ROXI at the touch of a button. Phew!
As my son’s music knowledge improves I’m going to introduce the music games that are available with the ROXI Electric Jukebox. I’ve got quite a broad taste for music but I’m rubbish for remembering music titles so I’m sure he’ll be beating me at Name that Tune before I know it.
I’ve tried and failed with meditation before but there is a Sound Machine option on the ROXI Electric Jukebox which plays a range of relaxing melodies for those who are more inclined than I am. There is an option that families with babies might appreciate too though. I have friends with kids who are terrible sleepers, and need white noise to get them to sleep. Well the ROXI Electric Jukebox helps with that too, as the sound machine also includes rain and white noise sounds to help get baby to sleep.
Now if that’s not enough, you can also add photos from your Facebook account and create a visualiser which plays on-screen whilst you are listening to music. It’s all very clever.
If like us, your TV only has two HDMI ports and both are used, then do what I’ve done (yes a friend helped me!) buy a HDMI mini switcher. My Sky box goes to one port and I use the switcher for our DVD and ROXI Electric Jukebox, which makes life easy for everyone.
If you’ve got time with family and friends planned for the festive season, then I can see the ROXI Electric Jukebox being very useful to keep everyone entertained. We’re certainly pleased with our unit. It’s available in Red, Blue and Charcoal for £199 from www.myroxi.com.
disclosure: we received the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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