Karaoke machines are one of the most entertaining and popular gifts for kids.
As every parent knows, children like to sing, dance and play. That is why karaoke machines are so effective at getting your child’s attention.
Since there are a lot of unique kinds of karaoke machines to choose from, you have a good chance of finding the right one for your child. From pink and girls to blue and cool, manufacturers offer an endless number of options to choose from. Finding comprehensive karaoke machine reviews is a challenge and that’s why I generated this post and other in-depth reviews to help you when purchasing such machine.
Let me briefly remind here some essential features required for a good karaoke machine for kids:
It has to be easy enough to use, preferably with no setup required. Also, it would be nice if it also function with batteries. This way your machine would be much more portable and kids can carry it around and play with it anywhere possible.
Note also that having a built in screen is a big plus. Also, I would check if the karaoke machine can also hook up to your TV. This is a great and convenient feature to consider when purchasing such machines.
Connectivity to smart devices such as iPhones, iPods, and iPads for easy song add-ons and playing is another good feature to consider when purchasing a kids karaoke machine.
From my experience, themed karaoke machines are very popular among kids, especially girls. Barbie, Hello Kitty and monster high are just few examples.
In this review, I have summarized a few very popular karaoke machines with their features and various options offered. I am sure, you can find what you are looking for among the following selection. By the way, before we get started, if you are more serious about your kids and their skills, you can try some singing lessons online, some of them have proved to be very effective. Now let’s get started with reviews.
Hello Kitty Karaoke machine
- 1 Hello Kitty Karaoke machine
- 2 Frozen Karaoke Machine
- 3 Monster High Karaoke Machine
- 4 Memorex Portable Karaoke Machine
- 5 Barbie Karaoke Machine
- 6 Kids Portable Sing Along CD Player with 2 Microphones
- 7 Disney Princess karaoke Machine
- 8 Summary of the Best Karaoke Machine features
- 9 Take a Break
This is a great karaoke machine for kids and has various models. The most popular one is called the Pink and While Hello Kitty Karaoke machine. You can find my in-depth review of this one together with two other models here.
Pink/White Hello Kitty
This is the only model offering a 5” built in screen. Moreover, this machine can hook up to your TV using the AV cable that comes with it.
This model is CDG compatible and offers enhanced vocal effects. It comes with a microphone but dual microphone inputs so you can add a second one (to be purchased separately). This way, your children can play and sing along with their siblings or playmates.
This Hello Kitty Karaoke machine function also using batteries and is portable. Great sales are going on right now for this model and it can be purchased for real cheap.
Disco Themed Hello Kitty
The disco-themed karaoke system offers CDG compatibility as well as an LED light feature. This model can work with both batteries and AC power. It also has a built in radio and digital media input. The design is different and might be a bit more appealing to younger kids.
The same way as with previously mentioned models, the mini Hello Kitty Karaoke has a top loading CD/CDG player and comes with a 2-digit LED display to show you which track you’re on. It also offers voice controls such as AVC control and Echo control. These are cool sound controls that are highly entertaining for kids.
The Mini is also portable and has separate volume controls, one master control and the other one for only microphone. The design is nice with a built in handle which makes this machine easier to carry around. This is a great karaoke machine for kids, especially girls, offering standard features that a more advanced system would offer.
There is also the cute Sing-a-Long Hello Kitty Karaoke. This one also comes with one microphone. Since its battery operated, you can take it anywhere you go. The system also has built-in radio and digital media input, my favorite feature as it allows playing your own tunes and sing along. The design is cute and shows a sitting hello kitty with the microphone attached in the back with its connecting cable.
iSing Hello Kitty
We finish this section with the iSing Hello Kitty. It’s compatible with older iPad versions and like the Sing-a-Long, it has a built-in radio system and digital media input. It’s also battery operated and is therefore portable.
Last but not least, I have read most of the reviews for various models. The consumer ratings are overall very good with minor complaints and in my opinion the pricings are very fair given the versatile features that this kids karaoke machine and its various models have to offer.
If you are looking for more details about this system, please take a look at this post.
Frozen Karaoke Machine
This karaoke machine has become extremely popular. More in particular, girls within the age range of 5 to 12 year old love this machine.
I have done extensive research on this one and you can see my in-depth review of various model by clicking the image below:
This karaoke system offers four different models.
I will start with my highly recommended and favorite one which is also the most popular among kids. You can read my comprehensive review of this machine here.
This model has a CD/CDG player as the main song source and comes with a 5-inch black and white monitor where you can view the lyrics of the song. The system has a microphone included and a built-in speaker system with descent quality. This is a portable karaoke machine offering tons of features for a very fair price.
The disco themed Monster High Portable Karaoke system includes flashing lights and uses three triple A batteries or LR 03 1.5V batteries, which is not included in the package. This system is a portable karaoke player available for less than around $70.
Portable Monster High Karaoke Machine
The last model I would mention here, called portable, is smaller compared to the earlier ones presented. This set is highly portable and features a built-in highly sensitive AM/FM radio and built-in microphone. Additionally, this machine also uses three triple A batteries or LR 03 1.5V batteries that is not included in the package. The design is kind of sleek and cool and the price is cheaper given more limited options offered.
Memorex Portable Karaoke Machine
This machine can hook up to your TV through an RCA cable that comes with your purchase. You get also a microphone with descent quality when buying this karaoke system,
Another important feature offered with this product is Echo and AVC control. These are cool options to have when playing with a karaoke machine.
The system also has a built in handle to make it easy to carry around and this makes it very convenient for kids. Moreover, it works both with batteries and AC power.
Easy enough to use for even an 8-year-old, the portable karaoke machine is available at a price of less than $90. This is a system with a very descent quality for the price.
Barbie Karaoke Machine
This is a great karaoke machine for 4 to 8 year old girls that love Barbie. Comes in color pink and offers some fun light effects which is quite appealing to young girls when singing along their tunes.
The Barbie machine does not need any setup, it is portable as well as straightforward to use for younger kids. It comes with one microphone but also provides two microphone jacks for those who would like to buy a second microphone. This is a great idea as girls love to sing duets when playing together..
This cute little system has built in speakers with reasonable quality and a player compatible with the following formats: CD+G/CD/CD-R/CD-RW. It also comes with an FM radio which is a feature that a typical karaoke machine for kids would not offer.
In terms of voice controls, this machine offers both Echo and AVC control to add some more excitement to the experience. The consumer ratings and pricing are good given the features that this machine has to offer.
Kids Portable Sing Along CD Player with 2 Microphones
Looking for simplicity? Here’s the Kids Portable Sing Along CD Player, a simple kids karaoke machine featuring a fully programmable CD player with a 2 digit LED display in front of it. Two kids can sing a duet with this portable sing along CD player, since it comes with 2 microphones.
The microphones can be turned on and off and there is also a separate microphone volume control knob that you can adjust depending on how loud you want to be heard. However, as seen, the microphones are not exactly detachable, so you should be careful on handling them.
Not enough? Well, the Kids Portable Sing Along CD Player also features functions such as skip ahead, skip back, repeat play either single or multiple times and pause. With high quality sound system and sound detection flashing lights, your children are sure to love playing and singing along with this. Using easy to load CDs for kids to sing along with, you can go ahead and play it and then let your child just sing to their hearts content.
Easy to control and adjust, the settings of the portable Sing Along CD Player is straightforward and would even teach your children how to handle a song player by themselves. Since it can be bought at an affordable price of around $45, you won’t have to worry about the machine being accidentally broken by your children as well.
The Kids Portable Sing Along CD Player runs on 6 “C” batteries. The machine also includes a jack for headphones as well as an AC 9V jack.
Disney Princess karaoke Machine
Then finally, there is the Disney Princess Karaoke Machine or Enchanting Sing-Along Boom box. Especially made for your princesses, this machine takes the shape of Cinderella’s pumpkin with a heart in the middle and three Disney Princesses drawn inside.
The karaoke machine has built in Disney princess songs in it, where your children can then sing along with the songs using the built in microphone that really does the work. Like the previous karaoke machines, the Disney Princess Karaoke Machine also has lights that flash with the music and just gives you the feeling of dancing to the music.
Recommended for ages 36 months to 6 years old, the portable sing along Disney Princess Enchanting Boom box uses 3 double “A” batteries that is already included in the package.
Let your princesses feel like they’re singing in the palace as one of the lead princesses in any of Disney’s Princess movies as they wait for their prince, singing and dancing as they carry the karaoke machine along with its carrying handle.
The built-in pre-programmed songs inside the system are namely; “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, “Someday my Prince will Come” (remix version) from Snow White and then another remix song of “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” from Cinderella.
Are the built-in Disney songs not enough? Plug in your MP3 player and sing to your own playlist. The machine works with any MP3 player, and using line-in connection you should be able to add and include some of the other songs that your child wants to sing to.
As mentioned, the songs are built into the portable karaoke machine or boom box. At the same time, this machine can work with MP3 players, iPod, iPhone and similar smart phones. This is a great feature that allows you to play your own tunes for more excitement.
Summary of the Best Karaoke Machine features
I have a good news for the impatient readers that would like to get the most useful information while spending the least amount of time. The following chart is a perfect tool for you to note what are the features to look for when buying the best karaoke machine. Enjoy!
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Take a Break
Congratulations! If you have read this far, this means you are really motivated in buying a nice karaoke machine for your child. Hope you have enjoyed this post and I am confident that you know more than enough to know what system you will choose for your purchase. If this is the case, I have achieved my goal.
For those who are a bit more serious about singing and would like to go beyond just having a karaoke machine, take a look at our post about Singing lesson and Tips. In those posts I have provided you with tons of simple yet powerful tips to improve your singing, learn how to sing Falsetto and hit higher notes, learn how to increase your vocal range and much more.