oneeyeddick wrote:FYI on your harshiness, those little things are only $20, you will easily get your $20 of fun out of it, even before you break it at BM.
I am ordering two and giving one to myself for Xmas.
Sure I didn't sugar-coat the message. The OP asked if that Rock It thing is a "good investment." It is not. An investment is something you'll want to keep and use for a long time. An investment
is something that pays you dividends even after you've used up its "$20 worth of fun."
"Only" $20? Still too high. Certainly too high for a disposable gadget. I can have $20 worth of fun at the tables in Vegas too, but that's no investment either. Maybe for $3 or something it would be worth getting one
of those things to attach to a porta-potty for some amusement--if it came with some memory to play music with. More than that, and it's some overpriced, lo-fi contraption will be purchased, laughed at, and then tossed into a drawer to never be used again. What a great "investment."
Nobody will want to listen to your 1980s pop ballads using that thing; certainly not at Burning Man. "Whoa man, your weird-ass cell phone is vibrating on that chair there. I didn't know we got cell phone reception out here." You can't even get good volume out of them without additional power cords, and if it's not going to be a good portable
"speaker" what exactly is the point of the thing?
Buying dumb shit like this is why many poor people don't live rich. You don't need lots of money to live well, you just need to spend the money you do have on things that are worth buying, i.e. investments. Get something good, something you'll want to bring back more than once. Something that isn't just "$20 worth of fun" and the remainder not worth a dime.