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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, keeping kids entertained while traveling is key. On road trips, we don’t always want to listen to the girls Disney songs the whole drive. While we try to minimize screen time as much as possible road trips usually have them watching movies or playing with an iPad. These activities mean the kids needs headphones but we want to make sure they’re safe as we can’t always monitor the volume on their devices. We were so happy when BuddyPhones sent us two pairs of their volume controlled headphones specifically made for kids. After using them for some time we felt comfortable in writing a BuddyPhones review.
Why BuddyPhones Headphones are Necessary
In ear headphones are too big for toddlers ears so over the ear headphones are best. If I’m in the front seat driving or watching my own movie on the plane I don’t want to worry about the volume being too loud and hurting the kids eardrums. I researched toddler headphones and realized they make ones that limit the volume. Unfortunately in my research I also found a lot of them had ways kids could easily bypass the volume control function. I previously bought a pair with decent reviews. They were affordable but they broke on our first trip using them. I was back to the drawing board when I discovered Buddy Phones.
Are BuddyPhones Worth the Price?
Having two young children and traveling a lot throughout the year with them made BuddyPhones a top pick for me. The headphones are bendable, foldable, they come with an audio splinter so two kids can listen to one device, they have an inflight mode (if your purchase the inflight version like we have) which allows for better listening on flights and they come with a carrying case perfect for travel.
BuddyPhones are bendable so if your kids happen to be fighting over them or just bending them because that’s what kids do you don’t have to worry about them breaking them. Press play on the video below to see how much I was able to bend them.
The Inflight version of the BuddyPhones has a setting specifically for airplanes as the all around noise on a plane is higher than being at home. BuddyPhones come with an audio splinter so two kids can happily listen, watch, or play on one device.
BuddyPhones are foldable which make them smaller and take up less space. BuddyPhones come with a carrying case, perfect for kids on the go.
We have been pleased with our BuddyPhones. The inflight version is $39.99 but if you will be using them more on a daily basis or for road trips you can get the standard version for half the price. (Added May 2018) BuddyPhones now has a new wireless bluetooth version which we love.
There are many colors to choose from as well to keep any child happy with their favorite color!
Looking for other gear for traveling with kids? Check out my review of the Brica Car Seat Transporter, The Shrunks Toddler Bed, and The Shrunks Inflatable Bed Rails. Did you find this post helpful? Please share it!
I received our pairs of BuddyPhones as a gift in exchange for this review but all opinions are mine and true. Disclosure: “Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. ”
Natasha Dillinger says
Thanks for the recommendation! We have a long flight to Europe next month and our almost 2 year old will finally be old enough to play some games/watch a show or two. I’ve been looking for headphones she won’t break or rip off and love that these come with an airplane adapter. Ordered!