Recommended for children aged from birth to around 6 years, Sing My Name have literally thousands of names to choose from, and even though both of my younger children have names that are traditional but not common, they were both included on the list.
We were sent a personalised alarm clock and a personalised CD. I was a bit unsure as to just how cheesy this was going to be, but it's actually really well done. The songs are fun and well sung, and not grating like some children's music.
The Sing My Name Personalised Alarm Clock is a traditional looking clock with bells and handle, available in 6 different designs. My son chose racing cars. Instead of ringing when the alarm goes off - it plays your personalised 'wake up' tune.
If you become bored of your own song, or fancy a change, it's really easy to change the song it plays by connecting the clock to your computer via a USB cable - it's a standard printer cable connection, so most people will have one already. This means you can use the personalised song, or any other audio files you have on your PC.
The software is pre-installed on the clock and it's really simple to choose to add extra songs or other audio, and change the volume of the clock so that it wakes up just the people it's supposed to! I have a feeling that 3 minutes of something dreadful at annoying volume would get a teenager out of bed much more quickly than me shouting at them!
Personalised alarm clock specifications include:
- High strength, durable ABS plastic body
- Solid chromed metal bells, feet and handles
- Great sound quality
- Demo function which lets the child play their song whenever they want
- Snooze function
- Re-programmable with your own music or sounds, making it a long lasting gift
- Easy to use software on board - nothing to download or install
*Product requires 3 x AA batteries, not included
We like this alarm clock a lot. My 5 year old grins every time it sings for him to wake up! It's great for letting small children know when they can get up and come and disturb us. My little boys always wake around 7am, which is when the household starts to get up on a school day, but they've just started playing in their room at weekends when they wake, so I can set this clock for 8am and they don't disturb me until then.....too much...When they get older then I can change it to play whatever latest pop tune they wish - who doesn't love waking up to their favourite music?
The Sing My Name 'My Music' Personalised Music CD contains 12 exclusive tracks and has a runtime of around 31 minutes.
Each song is personalised so that your child's name appears around 90 times over the whole CD. There are 3 CD's to choose from - My Music Volume 1, Animal Friends Volume 2 and My Christmas Volume 3, and you can even have a personal message printed on the CD front.
The songs are cheery and sung by a variety of friendly voices, including children. There are samples available to listen to on the website, so you can 'try before you buy'. My 4 year old thinks it's brilliant, and he's quite discerning, he usually prefers grunge.
The personalised alarm clock retails at £25 and the personalised CD's cost £14.95 and they are available from the SingMyName website or from various stores including Harrods, Fenwicks and Hamleys.
We were sent our CD and Alarm Clock for review.