Kids Can Build Their Own Speaker Dock

You’ve probably heard me say before that I love toys with educational value.  One of SmartLab newest kits, the DJ Rock Dock, is no exception.  With it, kids build their own plug-n-play portable speaker set they can use with their MP3 player, iPod, or smartphone.  While making something pretty awesome, they are learning about digital vs. analog music, what electricity is, and how it works.  The DJ Rock Dock makes a cool gift for kids ages 8 and up.

DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys
DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys

DJ Rock Dock From SmartLab Toys – What’s In It?

This SmartLab kit comes with everything needed to create a cool portable speaker system:

  • Circuit board
  • Audio plug
  • 1 set of speakers
  • LED
  • On/off switch
  • 2 optional paper housing designs
  • 2 sheets double-stick tape


DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys
DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys

Kids don’t even need any tools to complete this fun project!  The kit includes a great booklet that not only contains the instructions on how to put the speaker dock together, but also teaches all about electricity in a kid-friendly, interesting way.

DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys
DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys

I’ve gotta tell you, they present the whole proton, neutron, electron thing in a much more engaging way than I learned in school!  Plus, how neat is it to know the ins and outs – literally – of something that we use every day?  You know how much kids use their MP3 Players and iPods!  With this kit, kids learn to be experts in not only how to build a speaker, but how electricity and sound waves work.

DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys
DJ Rock Dock from SmartLab Toys

I can’t wait to complete this kit with my daughter while she’s on Christmas vacation.  Who do you know that would have fun building, learning, and listening to tunes on their own speaker dock?!  The DJ Rock Dock is designed for kids ages 8 and up.

DJ Rock Dock Wins Toy Awards

You don’t even have to take my word it that the DJ Rock Dock is a great toy – It has won the 2012 Parents Magazine Best Toy Award, and the 2012 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products Award.

Smart Lab Toys Website Has a Free Zone

If your kids are at all like mine, they love to learn cool trivia and do experiments at home.  The fun people at Smart Lab Toys have an entire section on their website called the FREE ZONE, where kids can find a ton of free activities, trivia, crafts, and experiments. Just as with their toys, the SmartLab Toys Free Zone is designed to be fun and educational. And, it’s updated each week. Love that!

Buy the DJ Rock Dock  with a Special Coupon Code

The DJ Rock Dock can be purchased on Smart Lab Toys website. And right now, Smart Lab Toys is offering a special discount to Akron Ohio readers! Save 25% at by entering BLOGDEAL1212 at checkout! (code expires December 31, 2012) You can also purchase the DJ Rock Dock on, or at other toy retailers for about $20.

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