A few posts ago I mentioned that I wanted to get Melody’s Electric Piano as my birthday present. Originally I was going to wait until Evil Twin and I went to the new pop-up store in Pittsburgh. My plans all changed though when we not only postponed our trip, but I also discovered that it doesn’t seem to be available in any of the pop-up stores! I decided to just go ahead and order it so I was sure it was here by my birthday and after a bit of fuss and hassle, I finally managed to get the order placed. It arrived this past weekend and I just had to show it to everyone! Happy Happy Birthday to Me indeed!!
The first thing I got a chuckle out of was on the box where it said “adult assembly required”. They apparently don’t know the same children I do, just about any of the kids I know could have put this together in seconds. I did. You basically just pop the legs into place. Unscrew the battery compartment, insert batteries, put the cover back on and you’re ready to go!
I was very disappointed when I got everything out of the box and discovered that the sheet music was just floating around in the box, all by itself. Mine got a little bent up because of that, fortunately not mangled. I thought for sure it would come in some sort of envelope, or in a plastic bag with the instructions, but nope, just floating around in the box. Weird.
Here it is assembled:
A shot of the underside so you can see where the legs pop in:
And a view of the on/off switch (which is also the volume control) and the battery compartment.
One thing I was very pleased to see is that the speakers on it are in the right place! This is where they would be on a real piano keyboard or even the more modern synthesizer type keyboard we have now. Very cool.
Overall, I’m really thrilled with this piece. It’s a toss up between this and the camper as to which I like the best! I think this is a terrific accessory for the price too, $48 is not horribly out of line, especially if you compare it to some of the other items they have for sale that don’t do anything special.
I had a couple of questions that I suspect others do too, so I decided to do a quick demonstration video of how it works. I apologize for the poor lighting, one of the drawbacks of living where I do, even natural light doesn’t always do the trick! (unless you go outside) And ignore the barking dog in the background, I don’t know what she thought she heard, but you all can hear her! 🙂
You can view the video here:
**note: If you noticed the keyboard rocking in the video, it’s not a reflection of the keyboard. It’s more an issue of the very old and warped surface I had it sitting on! I later moved it to my dining room table and it didn’t budge. Unfortunately the light there is almost non-existent. 😦