Saturday, August 31, 2013

Zazoo Kids Photo Clock (Review & Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



I've got a fun review and giveaway today!! Zazoo Kids has created a photo clock that is so much more than a clock. This clock is also a rotating digital photo frame, audio book player, music player, and maybe most important, a guide to help children know when it is okay to get out of bed, and when they should stay put.

The side of the clock has a USB port and slots for SD cards or flash drives, which makes uploading a cinch. Or there are photos, music, and stories already programmed into the clock.

The back has a sturdy fold-out leg to ensure stability.

The remote control that comes with it is simple to use (my 5-yr. old can do it with ease) or there are buttons on the back to navigate you through the menu.

The Zazoo photo clock is for everyone, but is exceptionally awesome for early risers. Using visuals for children that are easy to understand, such as a bright yellow sunshine, or a night time theme such as a moon, the clock allows children to know when they can or should not get out of bed. There is also a separate photo alarm for nap time, which helps little ones know when it's time to get up or stay in bed a little longer. You can program any picture you want for the two separate nap time alarms too (or use one already loaded).

For the older children, a traditional digital time display can be used in lieu of the colorful children's pictures, making it a clock that easily grows with your child. There is also a headset feature, if children want to plug in their earrbuds or headphones to listen to their music (or stories/audio books for the younger crowd).



There are many frame styles to choose from, for boys or girls, or there are neutral designs. We selected the fish frame above. There are also special displays you can purchase, many for less than one dollar, that denote things like "First Day of School," "Good Morning Anna (insert your child's name here)," holidays, etc.  I think that is a nice addition that can help keep the clock fun.

Breaking down the pros and cons after using it for a week:

Pros:
Nice bright colors
Completely personalizable
Easy to navigate
Easy to program
Multiple ways to upload movies, stories, songs, and/or pictures
Separate alarms for naps
When it's unplugged it doesn't reset everything, so you can move it from place to place without starting the programming from scratch

Other Pros as noted by Zazoo Kids:
Kids get more sleep
Parents get more sleep
Healthy sleep patterns are developed

Cons:
We had one freeze when I was testing it. That could have been from me pressing too many things, too quickly, but I thought I should mention it. Unfreezing it was as easy as unplugging it for a few seconds.

The Zazoo Kids Photo Alarm Clock is easily way better than any standard alarm clock I've come across, and because it can be used by children of any age effectively, whether they can tell time or not, it gets a huge thumbs up from me.

My son sleeps great, and goes to bed when he is supposed to, but for the child who has a challenge with it, this could be so useful and make bedtime/wake-up time so much less stressful that it might otherwise be.  I highly recommend the company and the product.

You can learn more about the Zazoo Kids, Wake-Up Clock by visiting their website here:
http://www.zazookids.com/

You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or YouTube.

One lucky winner is going to get to choose from their top three favorite frame styles by entering on the Rafflecopter form below. US Entrants only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway





85 comments:

  1. I like the candy stripe or peace sign frames. This would be good for my son. Sometimes we find him up and playing video games at 3 AM. The simple pictures of night and day will help us teach him that he need to be asleep at night.

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  2. I love that you can personalize it with your childs name and picture! Its such a good idea! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  3. I love digital picture albums and think this is really a neat idea. Why didn't I think of it? ;)

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  4. I love the candy stripes and the pink peace one.

    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  5. I like the peace one and the owls in a tree. I think this is a great clock and love that it grows with your child!

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  6. I like the peace sign (the gray and blue one)

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  7. That is awesome, good for all ages

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  8. I really like that it gives the option for visual queues for waking or sleeping. I think my favorite frame is the Yellow Fish frame.

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  9. I like the blue clock with the fishies

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  10. I like the Yellow Fish style! These are great clocks!

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  11. This thing sounds awesome! I know I sound old, but I'm amazed at technology for kids these days. I just checked it out and like the digital picture album component. It's a special way for kids to personalize.

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  12. How cute are these!? I love the Candy Stripes Frame, but they are all super cool!

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  13. I would like to get my daughter the Blue Peace ZAZOO photo clock

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love that there are many ways to upload movies, stories, songs, and pictures.

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  15. I like the blue peace frame. My boys would love this clock.

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  16. I like the peace sign frame and the white frame but I don't see that one listed on the store, just on the main image.

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  17. I like ZAZOO Photo Clock - Yellow Fish

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  18. I like the blue clock with the fishies

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  19. I learned that the clock can be personalized with a photo/name! What a great idea!

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  20. The ZAZOO PHOTO CLOCK - Blue Peace would be what I would pick for my GS

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  21. I really like that you can personalize it with your child's name or photo.

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  22. I think my granddaughter would love the peace one...especially with her name on it

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  23. I learned they have awesome music features.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  24. I like that you can personalize it with your childs name and picture!

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  25. I like the peace signs frame....they have some cute stuff for sure.

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  26. There are some cute frames to choose from!! I think my favorite is the Candy Stripes frame :) Something the girls would love to have in their room, I'm sure!

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  27. my daughter would love the pink stars!

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  28. I like the Owls in a Tree frame :-)

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  29. I love this idea. I think it is awesome to have the visual prompt so that my son can see for himself when it is too early to be up and that for school days I can set an alarm so he doesn't sleep in. Love it and my fave is the owls in the tree.

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  30. My favorite is the OWLS IN TREE design.

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  31. My daughter loves the Candy Stripes. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. I love that you can have it say their names and I really like the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Blue Peace

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  33. This is so cool. I like the Dd day photo design.

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  34. I like the candy stripes or the pink stars the most

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  35. I can upload movies, songs, and pictures into it.
    xuanthaohkus(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. My favorite is the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Pink Stars

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  37. I like them all, but my favorite is ZAZOO Photo Clock - Owls in Tree

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  38. I love the Candy Stripes Frame and the Owls In Tree Frame!

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  39. I like that you can change the images and I think my favorite for my son would be the blue peace frame. This is a very cute unique clock.

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  40. I like the fishy frame and I like how it can say their name!
    shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I like that they can be personalized with their name.

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  42. The personalized name is cool, but I wonder about the extra charge when they don't carry a kid's name. My nephew's name is not listed.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. I just e-mailed the sponsor to ask, thanks for the ?, Joyce.

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  43. My favorite frame is the yellow fish.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. http://shop.zazookids.com/ZAZOO-Photo-Clock-Owls-in-Tree_c25.htm

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  45. I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Pink Stars
    Nicole Carter Weasley on Facebook

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  46. I like the pink stars frame, it is what I would choose for my granddaughter.

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  47. I love the blue clock with fishies!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  48. Love the green one with the number! It's too cute. I know the kiddos would love it . Cheyennerose420(@)aol.(com)

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  49. I like the Owls In Tree frame
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  50. I love the the pink stars.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  51. I really like the pink stars design for my daughter Carly

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  52. I like that it comes with "awake" and "asleep" images so your child can see it and know if they should get up or not. Thanks!

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  53. I really like this one ZAZOO Photo Clock - Owls in Tree


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  54. I like that even though they can't tell time yet - the pictures will help to establish a time table - let them know easily when it's way too early to get up - LOL

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  55. I love the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Owls in Tree

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  56. The Owls in the Tree design is so adorable. My son and I love owls!

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  57. I liked the Pink Stars design. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. i like the pink stars frame the best
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  59. My daughter would love the peace one. (Coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

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  60. My daughter would love the peace one. (Coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

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  61. I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Yellow Fish.

    Michelle Tucker

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  62. I like the ZAZOO Photo Clock - Yellow Fish
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  63. candy stripe or peace sign frames!!

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