Dance to the Door with Swann’s MP3 Doorbell
You might even look forward to those door-to-door solicitors with the Swann MP3 DJ Doorbell ($49.99, Swann.com). My son immediately programmed LMFAO’s “Party Rock” into the customizable wireless music doorbell, and now we all dance to the door for the arrival of the next political pollster or Los Angeles Times sales kid.
The unit comes with main speaker component that you can mount inside your house with two screws and a rectangular doorbell button, which you can mount outside by your door with double-sided tape or
screws, up to 330 feet from the speaker. Both parts are battery powered using an included 23A battery and three AA batteries (not included).
You know this doorbell is going to be fun when you open the instruction manual and read, “Sick of not hearing your favourite tunes when someone comes to the door? Tell us about it.”
Using the included software, you can edit your selected songs into clips. Then you simply upload onto the doorbell’s main component from your computer using a USB cable. You can add an SD card to expand the capacity up to 32GB card to hold 10,000 songs, though I can’t image anyone who would have that many visitors to get through a playlist like that.
The device also doubles as a USB mass storage device, much like a thumb drive, allowing you to copy music on or off the SD card without a dedicated card reader. The main unit acts like a giant MP3 player with a built-in speaker and basic controls on the front of the unit, so you can control the player, such as curtailing “Party Rock” when you’ve heard the clip one too many times in the past hour as your son keeps “testing” the doorbell.