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Scosche Double Review, Double Giveaway!

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To start off with, I want to say sorry for my unintentional absence from iPhoneinCanada over the last few weeks, I had a sudden last-minute move on my hands, and now things have just settled down. I’ve got a large backlog of Apps and a few Accessories that I want to tell you guys about.

I thought I’d come back with a Bang so today I’m writing about a couple of Scosche products, both of which will be up for grabs as a prize for our readers!

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Firstly we have the Scosche ReviveLite. I’m totally not making this up – it’s an iPod/iPhone wall charger and nightlight. How great is that?

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Although Scosche boasts this product as a great accessory for Travel, I tend to think that the majority of people will likely use this the only place that most Grown-Ups use nightlights – in the Bathroom. As you’ll see in the photo above, it comes with several foam inserts to properly fit various models of iPhones and iPods (3G to Nanos) – which is thoughtful.

Both my 2G iPhone and 5th Gen Video iPod fit and charged perfectly, and the LED nightlight automatically turns on/off depending on light levels.

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For all intents and purposes this is a neat little gadget, although I’m not convinced that a product like this needs to exist, it’s certainly unique and I’m sure that it will appeal to at least a few of you – so that’s why I’m giving my review unit away, see the end of this post for details on how to enter. If you want to buy one for yourself (it’s also available in Black) check out the Scosche site.

One last thing, the cost: $39.99. Honestly. Obviously that’s really quite high and think the Scosche people should consider the very niche market that this product appeals too – if the price was more around $19.99 I think more people would be inclined to give it a try.

Second up is something we can all get a bit more excited about, headphones! Specifically, Scosche’s IDR400m Headphones. Even more specifically, they’re called ‘Increased Dynamic Range noise isolation earphones with handsfree microphone’, fancy, right? Well because I’m no Audio expert, I had to look up just what ‘Increased Dynamic Range’ meant – I mean, I’ve heard of Noise-Cancelling Headphones , but that’s not what these are.

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As usual, wiki to the rescue. As best I can tell,Β  Dynamic RangeΒ  pretty much means the range in decibels that your ear can hear, right. So then Increased Dynamic Range headphones give you louder Louds and quieter Quiets. I’m certain there’s more to it than that, so let me just dive into explaining how they sound.

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I compared these headphones to every other set of headphones I had on hand. Standard-Issue iPhone Headphone/Mic,Β  Inexpensive Earbuds, Apple In-Ear Headphones (no mic), and Rival Mp3 Player* Premium In-Ear Heaphones (no mic). And I have to say, these outperformed them all. I have not used regular earbuds in a while (opting for Apple in-ear headphones the day I bought my iPod), so having to compare these to those doesn’t even require comment.

I’d ashamedly been using the Rival Mp3 Player* Premium In-Ear Headphones for the better part of a year and were very happy with them, they were an improvement over even Apple’s own In-Ear Headphones. So when the IDR400m’s sounded better, I was very impressed. Although I don’t have the audio geek vernacular to describe in intricate detail how the bass was deeper, or the music was much crisper, the one description I can come up with is that they made the music Clearer – not just Louder (which I’ve only just realized is why I thought in-ear headphones were so much better in the first place).

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You don’t need to have your iPhone cranked to 11 to hear your music clearly. Additionally, the buds themselves were extremely comfortable, given that they provide you with 6 sets of silicone earpieces you can use. Also, although I didn’t extensively test the mic (actually only once – on accident when someone called while I was in the middle of a particularly good part of a Josh Groban song), but it worked great. And to be honest, these have become my daily headphones now.

I know there are people out there who spend hundreds on the right earphones, then there are people like me, who probably wouldn’t spend more than $50. However, with that said, if you like in-ear phones and you want really great sound quality, and handsfree, I highly recommend picking up a pair of these. They’re $79.99 – in my books, worth it.

Of course, as promised, I do have a pair to give away! (Don’t worry, I still have mine, yours will be brand new).

So, either comment below or Tweet me on Twitter (@ChantelleJoytwt) to let me know which product you want ReviveLite or the Headphones. (And I know there will be at least a few hundred entries for the ReviveLite, right?!) I’ll announce the winners next weekend.

* (Starts with a Z)

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  • Full Moto Jacket

    Finally companies are starting to come out with decent earbuds with inline mics. I don’t bother using the Apple ones that came with the phone, and have been looking for a decent pair.

  • Full Moto Jacket

    Finally companies are starting to come out with decent earbuds with inline mics. I don’t bother using the Apple ones that came with the phone, and have been looking for a decent pair.

  • Full Moto Jacket

    Finally companies are starting to come out with decent earbuds with inline mics. I don’t bother using the Apple ones that came with the phone, and have been looking for a decent pair.

  • Chris

    The headphones sound interesting. I’m tempted to buy a pair. Of course I’ll wait to see I can win a pair first. πŸ™‚

  • Chris

    The headphones sound interesting. I’m tempted to buy a pair. Of course I’ll wait to see I can win a pair first. πŸ™‚

  • Chris

    The headphones sound interesting. I’m tempted to buy a pair. Of course I’ll wait to see I can win a pair first. πŸ™‚

  • Matr

    Those headphones look great!

  • Matr

    Those headphones look great!

  • Matr

    Those headphones look great!

  • paskos

    I really would like the headphones πŸ™‚

  • paskos

    I really would like the headphones πŸ™‚

  • paskos

    I really would like the headphones πŸ™‚

  • iGuy

    Good review, headphones please! Mine fell out of my pocket when I was at sea training for the navy and ruined πŸ™

  • iGuy

    Good review, headphones please! Mine fell out of my pocket when I was at sea training for the navy and ruined πŸ™

  • iGuy

    Good review, headphones please! Mine fell out of my pocket when I was at sea training for the navy and ruined πŸ™

  • I’ll put my hat in for the night lite. Thanks!

  • I’ll put my hat in for the night lite. Thanks!

  • Guest

    Welcome back Chantelle!
    I think the revivelite is really cool and would be usefull with my older iPods πŸ˜‰ The headphones sounds really cool to LOL Either item u can enter me in, but I would love/prefer to get my hands on a revivelite! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for ur post and goodluck everyone!

  • Dusty

    Welcome back Chantelle!
    I think the revivelite is really cool and would be usefull with my older iPods πŸ˜‰ The headphones sounds really cool to LOL Either item u can enter me in, but I would love/prefer to get my hands on a revivelite! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for ur post and goodluck everyone!

  • Chris W

    I’d like the headphones please. I work in a call centre, and the silicone earbuds are the headset of choice among the employees. Very comfy, even over a 12 hour shift!

  • Chris W

    I’d like the headphones please. I work in a call centre, and the silicone earbuds are the headset of choice among the employees. Very comfy, even over a 12 hour shift!

  • Rob

    Would love to try these headphones.

  • Rob

    Would love to try these headphones.

  • dashparr

    Count me in for the headphones! Welcome back Chantelle.

  • dashparr

    Count me in for the headphones! Welcome back Chantelle.

  • Tony

    Hey I’m digging the headphones, put my name in the hat please!! Thank you.

  • Tony

    Hey I’m digging the headphones, put my name in the hat please!! Thank you.

  • Stef

    Well, the light thingy is a cute novelty, but not as appealing as the headphones… I sure would love the headphones for my iPhone cuz the Apple one’s keep falling off from my ears…

  • Stef

    Well, the light thingy is a cute novelty, but not as appealing as the headphones… I sure would love the headphones for my iPhone cuz the Apple one’s keep falling off from my ears…

  • Daniel

    I’d really like those headphones

  • John H

    I’d love a pair of the headphones.

  • Daniel

    I’d really like those headphones

  • John H

    I’d love a pair of the headphones.

  • Esteboon

    I would Heart the headphones!

  • Esteboon

    I would Heart the headphones!

  • Terry

    The headphones look great, been looking to upgrade! Would love to win a pair!

  • Terry

    The headphones look great, been looking to upgrade! Would love to win a pair!

  • Jenn

    The headphones look awesome πŸ™‚ I think they would like to come live with me. Thanks for the informative post.

  • Jenn

    The headphones look awesome πŸ™‚ I think they would like to come live with me. Thanks for the informative post.

  • lesk

    What?!?!? Better than the apple buds……come on now! Ok, I believe you!

  • lesk

    What?!?!? Better than the apple buds……come on now! Ok, I believe you!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Thanks Dusty, I missed ya’ll! Looks like you’re not the only one interested in the ReviveLite (see comment above yours) πŸ˜‰

  • ChantelleJoy

    Thanks Dusty, I missed ya’ll! Looks like you’re not the only one interested in the ReviveLite (see comment above yours) πŸ˜‰

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha, thanks for the confidance. Honestly, the Apple In-Ear buds with mic is more expensive anyways – so it’s definitly a product that I wanted to tell people about!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Haha, thanks for the confidance. Honestly, the Apple In-Ear buds with mic is more expensive anyways – so it’s definitly a product that I wanted to tell people about!

  • harp

    I’d love to be entered for the headphones please.

  • harp

    I’d love to be entered for the headphones please.

  • S Singh

    The headphones look cool. Would be awesome if I won. Thanks for the review. And yes the nightlight was very appealing haha.

  • S Singh

    The headphones look cool. Would be awesome if I won. Thanks for the review. And yes the nightlight was very appealing haha.

  • Mark Giles

    I would be interested in the earphones. Great review.

  • Mark Giles

    I would be interested in the earphones. Great review.

  • SSK13

    Hahaha at the nightlight picture. I love the look of those headphones and I REALLY need them right now since the clicky button on mine doesn’t work anymore :(. Please enter me in the draw for headphones.

  • SSK13

    Hahaha at the nightlight picture. I love the look of those headphones and I REALLY need them right now since the clicky button on mine doesn’t work anymore :(. Please enter me in the draw for headphones.

  • Kaleim

    Those headphones look sweeeeet. Nice review, you explained exactly why I’m gonna buy a pair (if I don’t win em, lol)… this site itself is another reason to love our iphones.

  • Those headphones look sweeeeet. Nice review, you explained exactly why I’m gonna buy a pair (if I don’t win em, lol)… this site itself is another reason to love our iphones.

  • Stevie G

    headphones!

  • Stevie G

    headphones!

  • andrew szalontai

    Just in time for new ear buds… Please put my name in for these, I left my ear buds on the couch and my curious little dog decided that they would look better chewed up, maybe this is his way of saying I don’t spend enough time with him???

  • andrew szalontai

    Just in time for new ear buds… Please put my name in for these, I left my ear buds on the couch and my curious little dog decided that they would look better chewed up, maybe this is his way of saying I don’t spend enough time with him???

  • Carlos

    I will love to get one of that Headphones, i really need them in Nunavut where i live.

  • Carlos

    I will love to get one of that Headphones, i really need them in Nunavut where i live.

  • Anthony

    Good job on the review. ReviveLite please!

  • Anthony

    Good job on the review. ReviveLite please!

  • I’m in. And thanks for the review ^_^

  • I’m in. And thanks for the review ^_^

  • Mrexcuse

    Headphones would be great. The rubber on my apple ones wore out so I have been using some random ones I have at home.
    Awesome give aways as usual.

  • Mrexcuse

    Headphones would be great. The rubber on my apple ones wore out so I have been using some random ones I have at home.
    Awesome give aways as usual.

  • Dynomity

    Please enter me in the draw for the headphones.. I’ve always wanted a great pair for commuting…. thanks!!!

  • Dynomity

    Please enter me in the draw for the headphones.. I’ve always wanted a great pair for commuting…. thanks!!!

  • Flav2000

    This sounds great! (no pun intended) – Any one knows how does this pair compare to other ones in this range? (say ones from Shure, Bose, etc. with in-line mics?)

  • Flav2000

    This sounds great! (no pun intended) – Any one knows how does this pair compare to other ones in this range? (say ones from Shure, Bose, etc. with in-line mics?)

  • AJ

    I’d Love to win the earphones!!! πŸ™‚

  • AJ

    I’d Love to win the earphones!!! πŸ™‚

  • Nutchos

    The revivelite is actually something I’d be very interested in if it were just cheaper.

    I use my Iphone as an alarm clock so I keep it by my bedside. Problem is, I don’t have the room to put a side table near the bed since there is no room. So right now I have this little basket thing I’ve nailed to the wall which holds the phone while it charges.

    There is a socket right beside the headboard where this thing could be plugged in and it would work perfectly. So I’d like to be entered in to the contest for the revivelite.

  • Nutchos

    The revivelite is actually something I’d be very interested in if it were just cheaper.

    I use my Iphone as an alarm clock so I keep it by my bedside. Problem is, I don’t have the room to put a side table near the bed since there is no room. So right now I have this little basket thing I’ve nailed to the wall which holds the phone while it charges.

    There is a socket right beside the headboard where this thing could be plugged in and it would work perfectly. So I’d like to be entered in to the contest for the revivelite.

  • Leonard

    could you enter me into the headphones please, im using some cheap walmart ones after i lost mine :(, would love those new ones tho πŸ™‚

  • Leonard

    could you enter me into the headphones please, im using some cheap walmart ones after i lost mine :(, would love those new ones tho πŸ™‚

  • Xeon

    Headphones please, my apple ones wore out (again), though the charger sounds interesting too.

  • Xeon

    Headphones please, my apple ones wore out (again), though the charger sounds interesting too.

  • Teebs

    In-Ear iphone buds. Droooool.. ghhaghhhhhhhhhh

  • Teebs

    In-Ear iphone buds. Droooool.. ghhaghhhhhhhhhh

  • Osnaz

    Good to see you back! Enter me in for the headphones please!

  • Osnaz

    Good to see you back! Enter me in for the headphones please!

  • LoWd0Wn

    The earphones would be an excellent addition to my iphone.
    Thanks!!

  • LoWd0Wn

    The earphones would be an excellent addition to my iphone.
    Thanks!!

  • Cliff McCollum

    I’d love to win those headphones. Mine on on their last legs.

  • Cliff McCollum

    I’d love to win those headphones. Mine on on their last legs.

  • Superbman

    by far, the best pair i have ever seen are the nuforce ne-7m

    i got them for my iphone recently and the mic works very well and the sound beats out phones over 3 times their price ($50).

    get them from amazon

  • Superbman

    by far, the best pair i have ever seen are the nuforce ne-7m

    i got them for my iphone recently and the mic works very well and the sound beats out phones over 3 times their price ($50).

    get them from amazon

  • Jorelle

    Love to get a new set of headphones since mine are frayed behind recognition!

  • Jorelle

    Love to get a new set of headphones since mine are frayed behind recognition!

  • Ron

    These earphones are just what I need. Hopefully I win them. πŸ™‚

  • Ron

    These earphones are just what I need. Hopefully I win them. πŸ™‚

  • michael

    I would love the headphones.

  • michael

    I would love the headphones.

  • Ronaldoo

    i want the headphones please & thank you.

  • Ronaldoo

    i want the headphones please & thank you.

  • Ali

    Wow! The revivelite looks awesome! Would be perfect for the dark, dark corner the socket beside my bed is in…

  • Ali

    Wow! The revivelite looks awesome! Would be perfect for the dark, dark corner the socket beside my bed is in…

  • x00carly

    Ahhhh, the revivelite sounds amazing!!! I can’t fit a nighttable beside my bed, so I’ve kind of been plugging my iPhone into the socket next to my bed and well, putting it under my pillow. I know I know, it’s all *bad bad x00carly* because of all that radioactive cellphone cancer stuff but I have nowhere else to put it! I have other plugs in my room, but that was force me to get up off my lazy butt in the morning and make the long 2m trek to iPhone before reading the blog in my inbox! And we all know that would be impossible.
    Sooo, the revivelite would really really help me! Thanks for a great post and a chance to win some great prizes! πŸ™‚

  • x00carly

    Ahhhh, the revivelite sounds amazing!!! I can’t fit a nighttable beside my bed, so I’ve kind of been plugging my iPhone into the socket next to my bed and well, putting it under my pillow. I know I know, it’s all *bad bad x00carly* because of all that radioactive cellphone cancer stuff but I have nowhere else to put it! I have other plugs in my room, but that was force me to get up off my lazy butt in the morning and make the long 2m trek to iPhone before reading the blog in my inbox! And we all know that would be impossible.
    Sooo, the revivelite would really really help me! Thanks for a great post and a chance to win some great prizes! πŸ™‚

  • ReaperRob

    I would love a pair of those headphones, those are the only ones I’ve seen so far that make me want to ditch my Apple ones.

  • ReaperRob

    I would love a pair of those headphones, those are the only ones I’ve seen so far that make me want to ditch my Apple ones.

  • Sam

    I like the sound of the earphones, i wished they where $50…

  • Sam

    I like the sound of the earphones, i wished they where $50…

  • Shogun

    I can use the headphones! Thanks!

    But I can find a use the nite light too..in the bathroom so i wont miss the target when i go pee without my light on! πŸ˜›

  • Shogun

    I can use the headphones! Thanks!

    But I can find a use the nite light too..in the bathroom so i wont miss the target when i go pee without my light on! πŸ˜›

  • bringer666

    I would like the headphones please.

  • bringer666

    I would like the headphones please.

  • Ilya

    revivelight please

  • Ilya

    revivelight please

  • Northernotis

    Both products look great, however I would like to enter for the nightlife thingy revivelite

  • Northernotis

    Both products look great, however I would like to enter for the nightlife thingy revivelite

  • Nestor

    I would like the headphone please

  • Nestor

    I would like the headphone please

  • stevoooooo

    I could use the headphones. The iphone ones won’t stay in my ears.

  • stevoooooo

    I could use the headphones. The iphone ones won’t stay in my ears.

  • Steve

    nice review, I would like the headphones, standard apple headphones, just arent cutting it anymore.

  • Steve

    nice review, I would like the headphones, standard apple headphones, just arent cutting it anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Headphones for me please. Got more than enough charging methods. πŸ˜€

  • Headphones for me please. Got more than enough charging methods. πŸ˜€

  • Macdim

    Headphones!!! πŸ˜€

  • Macdim

    Headphones!!! πŸ˜€

  • Ricky

    Headphones for me please. I always seem to break my headphones:(, I recently purchased the Iluv headphones, they are pretty good. However, those broke as well. So I’m looking for a decent pair of headphones. (Ill try not 2 break these).

  • Ricky

    Headphones for me please. I always seem to break my headphones:(, I recently purchased the Iluv headphones, they are pretty good. However, those broke as well. So I’m looking for a decent pair of headphones. (Ill try not 2 break these).

  • Jan

    Hey Chantelle, I was wondering about those slick headphones. I was talking with somebody at my school the other day about headphones. We were particularly frustrated that the headphones offered by most companies (Apple included) were rather crappy, and didn’t provide very decent sound quality. The reason it matters to us is that we are actually both music students. When I read your blog I was happy to see that I wasn’t the only one who listened for the subtle quiets and loud’s when listening to a favorite track. I find that a well “spaced” or balanced recording can make a huge difference, and often find myself missing that quality when I listen to my headphones. I actually modded my stock Apple ones, and put some SkullCandy buds on them. But its a bit of a hack job, and the mic/control selector has started to act up lately (I think because it gets so cold in Winnipeg) and would really like to have some “Musician quality” headphones.

    Anyway, cheers, and props on a great review!

    Jan

  • Jan

    Hey Chantelle, I was wondering about those slick headphones. I was talking with somebody at my school the other day about headphones. We were particularly frustrated that the headphones offered by most companies (Apple included) were rather crappy, and didn’t provide very decent sound quality. The reason it matters to us is that we are actually both music students. When I read your blog I was happy to see that I wasn’t the only one who listened for the subtle quiets and loud’s when listening to a favorite track. I find that a well “spaced” or balanced recording can make a huge difference, and often find myself missing that quality when I listen to my headphones. I actually modded my stock Apple ones, and put some SkullCandy buds on them. But its a bit of a hack job, and the mic/control selector has started to act up lately (I think because it gets so cold in Winnipeg) and would really like to have some “Musician quality” headphones.

    Anyway, cheers, and props on a great review!

    Jan

  • Jamieson Anderson

    Hey, great reviews. My buddy has a pair of the Apple in-ear headphones, and I was quite impressed by the improvement in sound quality. So if the Scosche headphones are even better, then these must be a quality product.

    Would love a chance to win a pair!

  • Jamieson Anderson

    Hey, great reviews. My buddy has a pair of the Apple in-ear headphones, and I was quite impressed by the improvement in sound quality. So if the Scosche headphones are even better, then these must be a quality product.

    Would love a chance to win a pair!

  • Justin S.

    would love the headphones! thanks for the chance!

  • Justin S.

    would love the headphones! thanks for the chance!

  • Putting my name in the hat for headphones πŸ™‚

  • Putting my name in the hat for headphones πŸ™‚

  • Sign me up for the headphone draw! πŸ™‚

  • Sign me up for the headphone draw! πŸ™‚

  • Jamieson Anderson

    Great reviews. My buddy’s got a pair of the Apple in-ear headphones and I was amazed at how much better they sound in comparison to the generic iPod headphones that came with my iPhone. So these headphones would probably blow me away.

    So I’d love to enter to win the headphones! Thanks!

  • Jamieson Anderson

    Great reviews. My buddy’s got a pair of the Apple in-ear headphones and I was amazed at how much better they sound in comparison to the generic iPod headphones that came with my iPhone. So these headphones would probably blow me away.

    So I’d love to enter to win the headphones! Thanks!

  • William

    I love to have the headphones !

  • William

    I love to have the headphones !

  • G Lin

    I hope I win the headphones. =)

  • G Lin

    I hope I win the headphones. =)

  • ChantelleJoy

    Jan, it seems we have very similar taste in headphones (even though I’m certainly no audio aficionado) – thanks for sharing your info, and I’m happy you found my review helpful!

  • ChantelleJoy

    Jan, it seems we have very similar taste in headphones (even though I’m certainly no audio aficionado) – thanks for sharing your info, and I’m happy you found my review helpful!

  • Derrick

    I’d love to win the headphones! I’m still using the default Apple headphones – the ones that fall out of your ears every time you move your head – as I’ve not been able to find any decent headphones with an integral mic/button for controlling iphone/ipod playback.

  • Derrick

    I’d love to win the headphones! I’m still using the default Apple headphones – the ones that fall out of your ears every time you move your head – as I’ve not been able to find any decent headphones with an integral mic/button for controlling iphone/ipod playback.

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