Today I am excited to introduce you to Party Animals, a one-of-a-kind plush animal and speaker system that allows you to easily hook up an audio device (iPhone, MP3 player, laptop and more) to a plush toy via an audio input (cord included). The animals will recognize the beat of the music you play and will adjust their speed and rhythm to dance along the music.
We received little Spike to try out and I have to say that he is really adorable, once he comes to life and starts dancing he is a lot of fun to watch.
After plugging in my iPhone Spike was dancing for us and playing our music. Here is a little video I captured of the first time my 2-year-old saw it in action (he loved it!):
I like that you can control the volume of the music that is playing on your own device and you can easily shuffle through your library to play other songs.
Each Party Animal has a battery compartment in the back with a velcro closure and an on/off switch.
If you want to give your Party Animal a break from all the dancing you can simply squeeze his paw to switch the dance mode off. I like that when you switch it off it just becomes a regular speaker. The speaker has o.k. sound quality and it is quite powerful.
It’s worth mentioning that a portion of the profits for each Party Animal sold go to benefit three animal related organizations (PETA, PAWS Chicago, and The Anti-Cruelty Society) which support the adoption of homeless cats and dogs.
Party animals would make a wonderful gift for children 6+ and even adults. I can see people wanting to keep these funny little Party Animals on their desks at work.
Visit www.dancingpartyanimals.com for more information. You can purchase your own Party Animal now at Walgreen’s ($24.95) and at www.amazon.com.
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.