JBL Flip and Make: It Robotics from RadioShack for the Holidays

The time is HERE!  Yes, you have almost missed the Christmas shopping season.  Whether or not your are ready, it is upon us.  I remember Christmas morning when I was a kid, receiving THAT gift, the one that was super cool, the one that you would play with All. Day. Long.

I have a couple of neat gifts that you might just wanna check out, thanks to the folks over at Radioshack and their #GiftSmart selection of gadgets and gifts this Holiday season.

I was originally going to tell you how these two items would make great gifts for your kids, but that is not the case.  NOPE!

They make great gifts for EVERYONE, all ages!  I would be happy to receive either of these under the “Dad” tree.

The JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker ROCKS!  I say this with all honesty.  I am a modest audiophile, and this thing is exactly what you need if you like music on the go.  If you are tailgating, camping, lounging at the pool, or just want some tunes at the office, THIS is what you need.  It’s small, but don’t let that fool you.  This baby has extremely great sound for its size.  I have pumped up the volume quite a few times and it REALLY sounds good.

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AND It’s completely wireless.  It is packed with a rechargeable battery that is rated to last 5 hours (and it does, I tested it).  So no matter where you are, if you don’t have a plug no biggie, JBL has you covered with the Flip 2.

Complete Specs for the Flip 2

The JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker features two high-performance drivers and a built-in bass port, allowing it to deliver room-filling JBL sound from a speaker that fits in your hand. It streams stereo music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-equipped device, so you can use it with a wide range of mobile devices, including tablets. Plus, it has a built-in microphone with SoundClear echo and noise cancellation, so you can use Flip 2 as a hands-free speakerphone and never miss a word.
  • Dual 40mm drivers and a custom tuned bass port for faithful sound reproduction
  • SoundClear echo/noise cancellation and custom microphone
  • Built-in microphone with SoundClear echo/noise cancellation so your calls sound crisp and clear
  • Easy Bluetooth setup with NFC and stable Bluetooth coaction
  • Signature JBL Flip design for portability that fits in your hand
  • Power output: 2x6W
  • Frequency response: 100-20,000Hz
  • Maximum SPL: 86dB

Next, and being a geek as a kid, this is one that I would have loved.   The Make: It Robotics Starter Kit


I say geek, but this is just the gadget that a young, inquisitive mind would like.  My son is 5, but as soon as I took this thing out of the box the questions started. “What is that?  What does this do?  Daddy, what are these?  How does this work?”


This is not just a Christmas gift, not a toy, not a robot.  

It’s a teaching tool.  These are just the very questions that lead young minds into critical and creative thought!  Great stuff in Dad’s opinion!


Just a reminder of a few of the great things that Radioshack has going on this Holiday Season:

  • RadioShack has curated a selection of interactive toys and innovative products that are perfect for anyone on your list this season.
  • RadioShack offers multiple ways to pay, giving customers the option to use the plan that best fits their lifestyle.
  • With enhanced price matching program and convenient locations, why buy anywhere else?
  • Additional R Promise–a combination of services meant to guarantee the consumer will get the right product at the right price from us.
  • Price Match Guarantee: Consumers can feel good about getting the best price from us without having to waste valuable time doing research and driving to different stores.
  • Ship 4 Free: If a store location is out of stock and we have it elsewhere in our inventory, RadioShack will ship for free directly to the consumer.

So if you want to shop online, head on over to RadioShack.com and checkout their #GiftSmart deals.  If you would rather see them in person, you can locate a store near you and put your hot paws on one of their hot deals.

Disclosure: I was paid to write this post, and provided the above products as compensation for this post.  However, as always, all opinions are 100% mine.  

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