There’s no obsession quite like karaoke. All over the world, millions of middling-to-average singers gather in lounges and parties to sing along to their favorite hits, while others try to appear interested. True karaoke freaks don’t need to wait to indulge their sonic pastime. These ten gifts for karaoke singers and fans keep the karaoke spirit alive wherever you may go, minus the long-suffering bartenders.
Have Song, Will Travel | BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
Available in a rainbow of colors, this party-starter is a mic and a speaker. It’s got every setting you need to make a strong vocal impression wherever you are. This sonic wand has echo and volume control, Bluetooth capability, and attitude. It’s wireless, so you can link with the song catalog on any karaoke player, even a smartphone. If the party won’t come to you, whip out 13 ounces of solid-state karaoke power on the bus, on the sidewalk, in couples therapy, or in the emergency room.
Name That Tune | Spontuneous – The Song Game
This musical board game is perfect for anyone who can’t control their impulse to burst into song. Players write down lists of “trigger words.” When it’s somebody’s turn, they announce one of the words. Other players then claw all over each other to sing songs relating to the word. If one of them gets through five words of the song, they move forward. The less successful players then hang their heads and ponder their shortcomings. Then it’s time for the next turn. The makers of Spontuneous boast “Talent Not Required!”, making this game awfully close to real life.
Live from Your Sofa | Singing Machine VIBE Hi-Def Digital Karaoke System
It’s time to move karaoke out of trashy dives and cocktail lounges and into your living room. The Singing Machine package includes everything you need to launch a vocal assault at home. All you need to bring are your friends, your pipes and your fearlessness. It’s got two microphones, Bluetooth connectivity, echo control, LED disco lights, an 8GB flash drive, HD video capability, and a cradle for your tablet. Stop searching for sketchy bars to display your lack of dignity — do it at home instead!
Turn Up the Volume | 500 Song Karaoke Hits CDG Starter
Some of us karaoke veterans still haven’t joined the online karaoke world. Our old-fashioned CDG players are doing just fine, thank you very much. But they look a little hungry. Fortunately, this astounding “starter pack” gives us a whopping 500 karaoke standards on sparkling compact discs. The songs cover every style: pop, rock, country, R&B, rap, disco, metal — basically every genre except opera. Besides, if you can actually sing opera, you’re probably overqualified for karaoke anyway.
The Smart Mic | Wireless Karaoke Microphone H8 2.0 with Smartphone Holder
This wireless microphone doesn’t just take care of your golden pipes. It also has room for your smartphone. Position your iPhone or Android in the holder, download a karaoke app or two, and belt away. As you sing, 48 LED lights on a box-like attachment will pulse and flicker to the beat. Onlookers will be impressed. Children will start dancing. Talent scouts will call their bosses. Small woodland animals will mysteriously gather around you in search of direction. It’s also Bluetooth-compatible.
Shower of Hits | INSMY IPX7 Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker
Sometimes your singing jones can’t wait for you to get out of the shower. Now it doesn’t have to with this waterproof, Bluetooth-empowered speaker. The INSMY Shower Speaker has volume, bass, and power that blows other speakers — well, out of the water. It can withstand submersion into one meter of water for 30 minutes if, for whatever reason, your shower gets flooded. A single battery charge delivers music for up to 12 hours, so don’t feel like you have to skip conditioning your hair.
See the Light | Party Lights LED Projector
Love a karaoke light show, but hate having to use flashlights, glowsticks, and stolen police lights? This portable LED projector is about to make your night. Mount the system on your favorite planed surface and flip it on. Choose one of several modes, turn out the room lights, and gaze upon your floors and walls. Spectacular light beams will soon overtake your living space in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns. They’ll even pulse to the beat of the music if you want to ramp up the crazy.
Take to the Highway | Official Carpool Karaoke Microphone Set
There are plenty of wireless karaoke microphones, but only one has the official approval of Carpool Karaoke. Now you too can turn your favorite vehicle into a traveling hit parade, just like on TV. The Carpool Karaoke set contains two mics. Both connect to your car’s FM tuner with the power of Bluetooth. With echo and volume control and a gaudy, gold mic screen, you’ll turn heads in every car, semi, or ambulance on the road. James Corden not included.
Get Your Tonsils in Shape | Roland VT-12 Vocal Trainer
Karaoke, unlike most kinds of performing arts, requires no talent. But it certainly doesn’t hurt. Should your local karaoke night become unexpectedly competitive, the Roland VT-12 vocal trainer can help. Developed in cooperation with the Berklee School of Music, this device helps singers get in tune. It steers them away from undesirable sharps and flats. It has a metronome to keep the rhythm. It can even be used to train two vocalists at once. Within a matter of weeks, the Roland VT-12 can turn you from a slurring, pitchy warbler into a near-diva.
Little Voice | Uniwit Mini Portable Microphone for Smartphones
This miniature microphone does a lot more than look adorable. It’s an actual, working mic that plugs into your smartphone, laptop, or notebook. Plug in your earpiece and start singing, talking, or practicing at the karaoke joint. It’s fully compatible with digital audio recording apps. It comes with a holder clip. It’s even got an extra-cute, little desktop mic stand. This working microphone is more than suitable for on-the-go singers and talkers. It’s also perfect for pet ferrets looking to break into the music biz.