Like most people, when Christmas and birthdays come along, you really want to find that memorable gift that won’t end up unused at the back of the wardrobe or the bottom of the toybox.
In the Starmaker Selfie Mic, we have found such a gift, one that any child (or adult) will love. Especially if they enjoy performing and love to sing. With this karaoke kit, kids can sing or lip sync as they perform their favorite songs. They can then share it with friends or family using the same kit that they perform on.
This gift is bound to keep your child amused for hours, and the family can watch as they display their performing side.
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Starmaker Selfie Mic review
The Starmaker Selfie Mic is usually referred to as “selfie stick meets karaoke. It’s a lovely gift for any child between the ages of nine and fifteen, but there are certain aspects that you should consider before you buy one.
The toy can only work when used in conjunction with a smartphone. Any smartphone up to 85mm in width is suitable. The biggest such phone is the iPhone 6. The app needs iOS 9 or Android 4.3 or better to operate. The app is downloaded onto the phone and the mic plugged into it. Then you are ready to perform.
This is not a Bluetooth product. If you’d prefer Bluetooth, there are alternatives on the market. The Blue tooth wireless karaoke microphone is such an alternative but, in my opinion, it lacks the mature, professional finish of the Selfie Mic. No self-respecting teenager would want to use it.
Likewise, the Komvox Bluetooth karaoke mic is designed for younger children. The UVUXZLW Microphone for Kids is another blue tooth alternative.
Unlike the Starmaker Selfie mic, the aforementioned mics requires batteries and are more suitable for younger children.
A smartphone driven karaoke kit
The Starmaker Selfie mic is a smartphone-driven karaoke kit. It comes with an adjustable selfie stick, microphone and earpiece. The pack also contains a phone adaptor cable and instructions for use.
The product is designed for the older child with a target audience of nine to fifteen.
As with most products the Starmaker Selfie Mic has great features and some that are disappointing. Below we’ve listed what we think of this product
What we like about the Starmaker Selfie mic
- The toy is compatible with both Android and iOS phones
- It requires no batteries
- It’s good for all ages
- Sing, record, and share your own music videos
- The app has over three million songs to choose from
- This is a toy that the whole family can enjoy and share while learning creativity and honing musical skills
- The Selfie Mic is good for keeping groups at parties entertained
What we don’t like about the Starmaker Selfie mic
- The bolt that holds the microphone to the selfie stick is a little short and doesn’t always hold the mic upright
- The phone orientation in the holder is landscape but many songs are available only in portrait orientation
- The app can connect your children with strangers but this share function can be disabled
- It is not tablet compatible as tablets are too big for the holder.
Features and benefits of the selfie mic
Encourage your children’s creativity when you give the gift of music. The Selfie Mic is designed to allow children to make their own music videos.
The Starmaker app is included free of charge. You simply download the app and your child has access to thousands of their favorite tunes to which they can sing, lip sync or dance. The app features songs by some of the most famous current singers. Find hits from household names such as Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.
With more than fifty million users, the Starmaker app is the foremost karaoke software in the world, boasting a larger song catalog than any comparable app. It offers camera filters and voice editors and you can collaborate with other users on line. It is also possible to earn rewards for your singing on the platform, so that you can buy additional songs.
There are over three million songs to choose from. All are licensed and new songs are added every day. When you buy the Selfie mic you will receive 1000 tokens to buy new tunes for the app. This should get you around 30 tunes to start your collection. After you have finished the tokens, songs are available on subscription or at low cost.
The Starmaker Selfie Mic is used together with a smartphone. Any smartphone that measures up to 85mm in width, the biggest being the iPhone 6 is suitable. The app needs iOS 9 or Android 4.3 or better to operate.
This karaoke kit will give your child hours of creative fun. Not only can they sing along with their favorite songs, but they can also edit songs using a wide variety of special effects. The app is regularly updated with new features and functions to keep it current and interesting to use.
Once your child is happy with the performance that they have recorded and adjusted, they can play it back or share the masterpiece with friends and family. This toy is also good for family singalongs and offers great entertainment at parties.
The Starmaker Selfie Mic is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 15.
It offers good fun even to those who love to perform but have difficulty hitting the right notes as you can lip sync to the recording or record your own songs.
How to use the Selfie Stick Mic and StarMaker App
Here’s how to setup your Selfie Stick Mic and StarMaker App
- Download the app
Download the StarMaker app from the Google Play or Apple Store
- Set up your device
Place your phone in the selfie stick
Connect your phone to the Selfie Mic using the head phone jack.
Connect the earpiece into the microphone.
- Log into the StarMaker app on your cell phone
Log into the StarMaker app on your cell phone, select the song of your choice, and then hit “Sing”.
You can add any desired filter effect to your video after you finish recording it
- Save and Share
Save the video privately or publicly and share it online with your friends.
The Selfie Mic is the perfect gift for the child who loves to perform. Bring out the star in your little one and help them to develop their creativity with the special effects and a huge library of available songs. This is a toy that the whole family can enjoy, bringing laughter and fun into your home. Perhards the best way to describe this toy is Selfie stick meets Karaoke.