A cool gift for Dad (or anyone, really)

When I was a kid, my mom used to love to play her records – they were plastic discs that could play music, for those born after 1990 – so loudly that you could hear the music throughout the house. I can still remember her dancing around with household cleaning implements as Fats Domino blared from the speakers. Since I live in a townhouse with neighbors sharing the walls on either side of my home, that’s not realistic for me, but I still love the idea of being able to listen to my music through something better than a pair of earbuds.

I became aware of the new – or is it just new to me? – Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi system last month and I think they have a wonderful idea. In a nutshell, you can play all of the music from your own libraries and music services as well as more than 100,000 free radio stations, podcasts, and shows with excellent quality, using wireless technology so that you can move the player around the room or around the house (even outside, as long as you can pick up the wireless). Perhaps more intriguing to me is the fact that you can connect several systems, if you like, to play the same music throughout the house – isn’t that cool?

If you’re thinking about picking up one of the started systems (Play:3 or Play:5), Sonos and Target stores have an interesting deal for your consideration. Now through June 16th in-store at Target, you’ll receive a $30 Target gift card with the purchase of a Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi Play:3 unit or a $40 Target gift card if you purchase a Sonos Play:5 unit. The suggested retail for the Play:3 unit is $299 and for the Play:5 unit it’s $399.

This isn’t my mother’s hi-fi stereo system but it just might be the next best thing for music lovers like me who live in shared spaces like apartments, condominiums, and townhouses.

This post is part of a campaign I’m participating in as a member of One2One Network and I’m eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.