Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Review: Selfie Mic

My latest giveaway is the brilliant Selfie Mic. Selected as one of the top 12 toys for Christmas 2016 by the DreamToys selection committee I would have loved this when I was younger. I'll be honest I'm quite a big fan of it now. Add a smartphone and the Starmaker app (free download from Google Play or App Store) and you have a personal karaoke machine that will even record a music video.

It’s basically a selfie stick with a microphone you can use as a handle and an earpiece to help you hear the backing music better. If you know someone who likes to sing with a hairbrush while looking in the mirror this is the perfect gift for them. It takes it one step further with the background music, lyrics and you can even add special effects to your video. 

With the Starmaker app this Selfie Mic is hilarious for both children and adults. Pick a song (from a limited range) and you can record yourself with just audio or video too. If you want to record a video you can add filters which might go some way to cover the dodgy singing (maybe that’s just me). At 5 years old my daughter is a bit too young for it as there aren’t enough songs she knows (It’s got “Let it Go” and a few other Disney songs) and she can’t read the lyrics, but if she was a few years older I don’t think I would be able to get her off it.
Win this Selfie Mic in my giveaway
When you have saved your video the default setting is to make it public so there is a risk that your child could make a recording of themselves available to everyone who uses the app. I couldn’t find away to turn this off so leave them alone with caution.

You need to have connection to the internet for it to access the songs and there doesn’t appear to be away with playing with it offline. I have a small suspicion that it might run slightly slowly on Christmas day as thousands of people open their presents and want to use it, but I haven’t noticed any performance issues so far.  There are a number of free songs and more are available when you have tokens, you earn tokens for your performance, but the 1000 tokens free with the SelfieMic is more than enough for you to access all the songs so you don't need to worry about spending any more money.

The RRP is £19.99 and it's made by Worlds Apart.


If you would like to win one in my giveaway enter via Rafflecopter below. Open to UK only and closes midnight Sunday 4th December. 


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93 comments

  1. Shadow On The Wall by Mike Oldfield sung in the Roger Chapman style

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  2. james arthur say you wont let you x

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  3. I would like to sing Sound and Vision by David Bowie.

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  4. Rockin all over the world by Status Quo

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  5. dancing queen by abba i love abba

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  6. James Arthur say you won't let go

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  7. Me and my girls do a cracking version of little mix Black Magic in the car on the way to school so that would be my first choice!

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  8. Gold by Spandau Ballet- Ann Marie Gould

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  9. Shola Ama's You Might Need Somebody

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  10. Bon Jovi, Always. My fave song :D x

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  11. as its nearly christmas i would sing 'santa baby' x

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  12. R. Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly

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  13. I would sing I will Survive by Gloria Gaynor :)

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  14. I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith

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  15. I love lots of songs & singing but I'd probably choose something from the 80s group erasure.. stop

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  17. that's my girl by fifth harmony

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  18. Love on the Rocks by Neil Diamond

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  20. Mariah Carey always be my baby. I'm good at that one

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  21. into the groove madonna but i sound like a cat crying when i sing lol x

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    1. Nothing wrong with that, a cat crying would be a youtube sensation

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  22. Meatloaf paradise by the dashboard lights! everytime!

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  23. Where is your Heart from Moulin Rouge

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  24. I would sing All Saints Never Ever

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  25. all I want for christmas is youoooooo!Kim Styles)

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  26. Daydream Believer by the Monkees is a long time favourite.

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  27. Sex on Fire. I love singing that song!

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  28. I will Always Love You by Whitney .

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  29. Never gonna give you up by Rick Astley

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  30. Never gonna give you up by Rick Astley

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  31. the chainsmokers featuring halsey- closer

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  32. This month it would have to be Fairytale of New York .

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  33. I want to break free by Queen love that song

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  34. Have you heard me sing? eeekk.... as it is now the festive season: Jingle Bells Rock

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  35. Journey - Don't Stop Believing

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  36. Mustang sally the commitments

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  37. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now (though everyone would want to!)

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  38. I'm not brave enough to sing alone so i would sing Islands in the stream with my hubby.

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  39. The Time of My Life - Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes - Christopher Read @TheChrissyComps

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  40. I would love to sing Rock DJ, by Robbie Williams x

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