Red Hearts: Mini Speakers, Maxi Sound

RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today. Today's RED Hearts post is from Jordyn Turney, 19, reporting from Alpine, California, who writes about her new favorite audio equipment:

I’m not exactly a connoisseur of sound and speakers. I’m not even sure if speaker connoisseurs exist. But here’s what I do know: I like to listen to my music on loud when I’m cooking, cleaning, or home alone. And sometimes I want my sister to be able to hear what’s on my iPod without having to share the flimsy little ear buds. Also, I like to carry my music with me, not have it banished to my bedroom as if it’s in time out.

So iHome’s rechargeable mini speakers (tiny, cute, and deceptively powerful) are basically the best things ever for me. I was dubious at first, because there’s not much worse than hoping to blast some Alan Jackson and finding out you’ve got more static than twang.

But these things are amazing. They charge via USB port, connect to the headphone jack of whatever music player you’re using, and produce sound. There’s enough volume that I can have the speakers in my room upstairs and the music is clearly audible downstairs. Of course, since they’re so small, I could also just hook them up downstairs. But that’s missing the point of their power entirely.

The speakers (red, black, or silver) cost around $45 and are definitely more than what you expect them to be -- so much more that my dad wanted to steal mine as soon as he heard them.

RED Hearts guest poster Jordyn Turney is an author of RED: Teenage Girls in America Write On What Fires Up Their Lives Today, which was recently published in paperback.