Review: Adorable but Practical Volume-Limiting Headphones for Kids

Why do kids have all the fun? The latest kid-friendly gadget that I, as an adult would like to have, is the BoostCare Kid Headphones ($24.99) from the appropriately-named iClever. First, if it was just about looks, the BoostCare headphones would be in demand. The model I tried is pink and has cat ears! The headphones have a rubberized coating and are flexible and durable to stand up to kids's abuse. There are other designs too.

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They are specifically designed for kids, as the size is smaller than adult headsets, and the ear cups are smaller, too. Most importantly, they have volume limiting capabilities to protect kids' ears. I would like to see a version with a microphone, for gaming and chat capability, but I'm not the target audience. Oh, to be young again!

Pros

  • Adorable design
  • Comfortable materials
  • Flexible and kid safe
  • Volume limiting
  • Kids-sized ear cups

Cons

  • Removable cable would be nice

  • Adult-sized version would be popular
  • Could add a microphone option for gaming

Final Verdict

If you want your kids to wear volume-limiting headphones, but they need a little encouragement, the BoostCare headphones could be an attractive choice. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.