Wireless and Bluetooth-enabled for great mobility and connectivity
Great sound effects and speaker
Lots of fun for everyone
A bit big for tiny hands
Karaoke whenever, wherever? Yes, please! Wireless karaoke microphones are all the rage these days, and for good reason—it lets you and the whole fam sing to your favorite tunes within the comfort (and privacy) of your own home. Karaoke sessions can’t get any cozier than that. But the market is saturated, so which one should you pick? For the past month, my family and I rocked it out to some of our favorite classics (from PJ Masks to the Grease soundtrack) to find out if the E Tronic Edge Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone performed in the hands of adults and little ones alike. Here’s what we think.
Design: Easy to use, though not designed for unsupervised kid handling
Karaoke machines usually come at a price: lots and lots of cables and a bulky presence that can be hard to hide away in your kiddo’s playroom—but not the karaoke microphone by E Tronic Edge. It has no wires or cords; instead, it comes with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that, after one two-hour charge, allows little ones to sing the blues (probably in the tune of PJ Masks or Star Wars) for six to eight hours straight. This is particularly great for active kiddos who are always on the move. I personally loved that I didn’t have to worry about my son tripping on wires.
It’s relatively easy to use, though younger children will undoubtedly need assistance. Once charged, adjust the volume and echo to your liking and start singing. The built-in Bluetooth means that you can pair it to any device and change or pause a song without having to reach for your phone, tablet, or TV remote control. This is the part that your children will need help with, especially if you’d like to limit their access to smart devices, screens, and technology.
I loved that I didn’t have to worry about my son tripping on wires.
With the Bluetooth karaoke microphone, you can even record the tunes that your little one sings and save his performances on the device that’s paired with the microphone. We loved using this feature to send little keepsake songs to my son’s grandparents, who live abroad.
Though the manufacturer recommends this product as a great gift for kids who are 5 years old and up (more on that later), it feels more like a real microphone and less like a toy. To me, it was not designed specifically with kids in mind. Sure, it is light, but it is pretty big for little hands to securely hold. And just like any musical instrument, it needs to be handled with care—no banging or throwing across the room allowed. So if you want this item to last, you’ll need to supervise your children while they use it.
Sound Quality: Clear, crisp and powerful
As mentioned above, this microphone can get loud. But it’s also equipped with a smart chip, an audio processor with unique noise reduction technology that provides overall amazing sound quality. Unlike other non-professional microphones, this device offers a clear sound that doesn’t feel robotic or computerized, which, as a singer, I truly appreciate, even when my kids are the ones belting out tunes all day.
Unlike other non-professional microphones, this device offers a clear sound that doesn’t feel robotic or computerized, which, as a singer, I truly appreciate.
The 360-degree audio speaker at the base of the microphone offers good sound feedback and helps you fill every corner of the room with music. If your little one wants to keep his performance all to himself (or if you just want to, you know, keep the sound to a minimum for your own sake and the sake of your neighbors), you can connect a headset to the microphone, which I love.
Entertainment Value: Musical fun at home or on the go
If you’re musical and your little ones are rockstars in the making, the Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone is guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained for hours on end. From the get-go, both my sons (5 and 2) were excited about this Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone. They took turns performing multiple songs, and we all loved singing some of Disney’s classics, like songs from Moana and Lion King’s “Hakuna Matata.” Though if my kids had it their way, they’d be singing the PJ Masks theme song on repeat.
Of course, not all 5-year-olds are gifted with a silky voice … and this microphone does get really loud. So it may be difficult to withstand the cacophony that ensues when your tot gets inspired. Very soon, my son was mostly interested in hiking the volume all the way up to shout (not sing) made-up tunes that I quickly wanted to end. But with a little supervision and the right sound settings, this microphone is a whole lot of fun—even when your kids are not around and you want to put on a show of your own (insert microphone and dancing emoji here).
Note that if your children yearn for independent play, they may get frustrated when they can’t figure out how to pause or change a song without your help. This was definitely a source of frustration in our household that cut all the musical fun short.
Age Range: 7 and up
Again, the manufacturer mentions that this microphone is appropriate “for any age,” and specifically recommends it as a great gift kids ages 5 through 10. However, based on my experience, I would recommend this toy for children who are 7 or older. Though kids as young as 2 years old may appreciate the thrill of singing loudly into a microphone, the Bluetooth technology of this karaoke microphone either requires adult supervision or advanced knowledge of smart devices (along with literacy and YouTube access). Plus, it’s not really a toy microphone, which makes it a delicate piece of equipment.
If your children yearn for independent play, they may get frustrated when they can’t figure out how to pause or change a song without your help.
Ease of Cleaning: Easy to wipe clean
As with all battery-operated products, do not submerge in water to clean. If your microphone falls victim to dirty toddler hands, simply wipe clean with a cloth.
Price: More expensive than the competition
Retailing for around $50, this microphone is more expensive than many other options out there. That said, the hours of fun your family will have singing together is well worth the investment.
Competition: One of the best options, but not the cheapest
The competition is fierce in the world of karaoke microphone. Amazon alone has hundreds of options. But not all mics are made equal. Overall, the bluetooth karaoke microphone by E Tronic Edge surpasses the competition. Its sound is superior to most other devices, and it’s also sleek and minimalist, which I appreciate. That said, the quality comes at a price—close to $50. If you’re hoping for a more affordable option, you could choose Amazon bestseller BONAOK wireless microphone, which retails for just $28. It also has great-quality sound and comes complete with Bluetooth connectivity and a black case. Not to mention, you can choose from 11 fun, groovy colors.
- Product Name Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
- Product Brand E Tronic Edge
- MPN 4330236920
- Price $51.97
- Weight 11.2 oz.
- Product Dimensions 11.4 x 2.7 x 2.6 in.
- Manufacturer Recommended Age Range 5+ years
- What’s included Microphone, velvet storing bag, 2 wires, 1 lithium-ion battery