Giveaway: SOL Republic DECK Wireless Speaker

Have you ever had something you didn't really think you needed, but once you had it, you wondered how you ever lived without it?

Yeah. I feel that way about my SOL Republic DECK Wireless Speaker.

I already knew that I love SOL Republic's products - I've written before about my awesome Jax earphones - so I was definitely eager to get in on a review for their DECK Wireless Speaker. I wasn't sure what, exactly, I would use it for ... but darn it, I'd find something.

When I got it, I was impressed by its compact size:

But could big sound really come out of such a little thing?

The answer was ......


Seriously, I was blown away by the reach this gadget has. The quality is amazing: crystal-clear. When I have it all the way up, it literally fills my whole house with great sound.

I was worried that I'd only be able to use it on rare occasions - I mean, how often does anyone say, "Hmm, I wish I had a portable speaker handy?" But y'all - I have used it almost every day. I love, love, love this thing. I turn on music while I'm in the shower. While I'm cooking dinner. For impromptu dance parties with my kids. I use it for better sound while I practice my Zumba choreography (I'm an instructor, in case you're wondering, not just some weirdo who memorizes Zumba routines for fun).

The DECK is especially great in the summer, when you're getting a bunch of people together outside. It's wireless, so you can take it anywhere, and it's got a really long battery life (it helps that, when you turn it on, a voice tells you how much charge you have left). It also comes with a sleek, stretchy cover so you can keep it clean, wherever you happen to go.

The thing I find the most awesome about the DECK is how user-friendly it is. Seriously, it has just a couple of buttons. And no matter what kind of music I'm trying to listen to - whether it's already stored on my phone or whether I'm trying to stream it wirelessly through Bluetooth, like on Pandora or something - the DECK automatically picks up on it. (You can get up to 300 feet away from the device without interruption of signal, which is sweet.) Plus, it's got this feature called HEIST MODE where up to five people can pair to the DECK at once, allowing for a bunch of different deejays. (This is especially handy when your friend has better music than you do.)

Needless to say, I'm hooked on this thing. It has been an awesome addition to my life, even though I didn't realize before how much I'd enjoy it (come to think of it, I can pretty much say the same for my kids). And now, thanks to the generosity of the people at SOL Republic, I get to give one away - a $200 value!

All you've got to do is this:

- Leave me a comment telling me how you'd use your DECK wireless speaker (make sure to include your email so I can contact you!)
- "Like" Fighting off Frumpy on Facebook or follow me on Twitter
- "Like" SOL Republic on Facebook or follow them on Twitter

And that's it! I'll randomly select a winner in one week. Good luck you guys!