ROXI is a brand new 5 in 1 music entertainment product for families. It comes with Unlimited Music Streaming, Karaoke-style Singing, Music Trivia Games, Worldwide Radio and a therapeutic Sound Machine for relaxing/yoga/meditation.
There is also a motion sensitive controller with built-in microphone for voice control and karaoke, and Family Protect, a feature which switches off access to all explicit music on ROXI.
Inside this amazing box, it comes with a ROXI controller, ROXI TV hub, controller charger cable, power adapter, HDMI cable and 1 year premium music pass! Setting this up couldn’t be simpler! All you need is your Wi-Fi password and you are ready to go!
The TV hub is a small and stylish machine that sits flat on any surface. There is only one button on the hub which is the on/off switch. All you need is to plug in the power adapter and HDMI cable behind the hub.
The ROXI controller is a lightweight stick which is easy to hold and control. I love the soft touch material of the controller. This electric jukebox didn’t come with instructions. So before I turned on the jukebox, I charged the controller for a couple of hours before the red light on the microphone turned off. There are four buttons on one side of the controller: OK, Forward, Pause and Voice. The controller is very responsive to command. I especially love the voice activated search function where I can speak into the microphone to search for content rather than have to type the letters out one by one.
This is packed with Unlimited Music Streaming where you get unlimited access to tens of millions of songs from all the major labels and independents, updated with the latest releases every week. It comes with a one year free premium music pass and it will start the moment you set it up. It will tell you when it is due to expire. The music streaming features hundreds of playlists from the Curation Team and celebrity curators Sheryl Crowe, Robbie Williams, Alesha Dixon and Stephen Fry. There are also playlists for ladies night and kid’s classics. I love listening to music but I’ve always been too lazy to consolidate MP3s into different playlists. This is perfect for me, especially when I need to get background music for my party!
The next feature is the karaoke-style singing where you get to sing with the stars. My children enjoy this as they love to scream the lyrics into the controller’s built-in microphone while reading the on-screen lyrics. This is karaoke-style singing, so you won’t be able to turn off the singer’s vocal! It is more like a sing-along session. Also the volume of the microphone can be quite soft even though we have it set to high. I like that songs with explicit lyrics are noted to alert parents not to pick those songs.
Another great feature of this is that it comes with Music Trivia Games to keep everyone in the home entertained! ‘Name That Tune’ tests your knowledge across 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, rock, pop, classical, kids and many more. You can play as an individual or as a group. Each time you play, you will get three lives and 30 seconds to guess the music out of four albums. Sometimes you have to be quite patient, as some song intros takes a while to get going! This is a great feature that we all have fun with.
The fourth feature of ROXI is the Worldwide Radio with unlimited access to many radio stations. It is very quick at connecting to a local radio station but overseas radio stations can take a while longer. Most of the time I listen to Singapore stations which ROXI manages to find 5 Singapore stations but unfortunately not my favourite Chinese YES 93.3 FM. It is disappointing but nevertheless, I hope they will have it in near future.
Lastly, ROXI comes with its own Sound Machine which plays a range of relaxing melodies perfect for yoga and meditation, as well as therapeutic sounds such as rain and white noise to help babies sleep.
I love this modern looking jukebox that has everything under the roof for the family. It will sure be popular for families. Mr K really love the choices of music that can be found in there. You can also connect to your Facebook account to add photos for a slide show whilst playing music. It’s easy to search for music using the voice activated function and whenever your arrow hovers over the album, the icon will tell you if the music comes with lyrics or not.
ROXI is available in Red, Blue and Charcoal for £199 from www.myroxi.com or on Amazon.
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Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Contains Amazon affiliate links.