Giveaway: cubo Sound System from sonoro

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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Home for the Holidays! We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

It’s been such a fun week — I love blessing you guys with the chance to win these great gifts for the holidays. We really do have the best readers around here. So for the grand finale here, today I’m giving away this sonoro cubo , valued at $299!

This beautiful piece is a CD player, mp3 player, radio, and alarm clock. And the sound for something so small is impeccable.

Have a music lover in your life? Or just a gadget guy? Learn more about this company and how to win this cubo.

As soon as the FedEx guy pulled in to our driveway, Kyle shot out of his seat and ran out the door like he’d just seen Santa. He knew sonoro was sending us their cubo, and — well, let’s just say Kyle has a special relationship with gadgets. He couldn’t wait to get his mitts on this thing.

And that’s just what he did after he opened the box — except first, he put the enclosed white gloves on his mitts.

This sound system is beautiful. Beautiful. And I don’t call electronics beautiful very often. This music player is only about 8×10 inches, barely taking up any space on our shelf, and it looks modern and sophisticated. That’s my kind of electronic — the smaller, the better, in my opinion.

Each cubo is wrapped in all wood, and either hand sprayed and polished to a high gloss lacquer, or wrapped in real wood veneer. Ours is black, and it works perfectly in our simple home. Tate, of course, wished it were pink. We told her to enter today’s giveaway and maybe she can get her own.

(Just kidding. She’s not allowed to enter the giveaway.)

Most importantly, the sound is exquisite. We play music around our house nearly non-stop, so our cubo has already logged plenty of hours. Up till now, we’ve plugged in simple portable speakers to our iPods. That works okay. But the sonoro cubo picks up on layers and form to music I didn’t know I was missing.

Just a few days ago, in fact, I was playing Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear, and on the track While You Wait for the Others, I heard guitars I didn’t even know were in the song. I had to play it again. And I was mesmerized. (That’s also because this band is absolutely amazing. They’re Reed’s favorite right now.)

We’ve also plugged our television in to the cubo for our family movie night, and the sound is better from there than the TV itself. Go figure.

Lapine is the exclusive U.S. sonoro Audio distributor, and Sonoro is a German company, a region known for its design and engineering. Founded in 2005, sonoro audio set out to redefine the audio world.  The goal – to replace drab, plastic radios and desktop devices that resemble household appliances with high style, high quality compact audio solutions.

sonoro creates other high-quality sound systems as well. Their elements w also plays Internet radio and includes a high-quality remote control, and their eklipse includes a top-loading iPod loading dock and a remote control that will even operate your mp3 player.

Each cubo comes complete with a Certificate of Authenticity.  These minimalist alarm clock radios and CD/mp3 players are made for the iPod generation. sonoro products are recognized as innovative, easy to use and distinctive by numerous experts in the consumer electronics and design fields.

One Simple Mom reader will win a sonoro cubo!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What is your favorite Christmas song?

2. For an extra entry, follow Simple Mom on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you include my Twitter handle, the post’s URL, and the hashtag #sonoro. Your tweet can be something like this:

Win a German designed sound system from #sonoro and @simplemom! #Giveaway is today only.

This giveaway will end tonight, Friday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

Enter today’s other Home for the Holidays giveaways:

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. MY favorite Christmas song in Carol of the Bells.

  2. My favorite Christmas song is Away in a Manger.

  3. We had an old ensemble Christmas album from the early sixties when I was a kid – had a killer version of “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Never heard another version like it.

  4. O Holy Night

  5. My fav is Have yourself a merry little christmas by judy garland from Meet me in St. louis. It makes me think of home.

  6. Neat! I’ve never heard of these.

    My favourite Christmas song (I have so many…) is probably Gabriel’s Message. So beautiful.

  7. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

  8. Anything by Peter, Paul, and Mary! Love those old songs…..

  9. Carol of the Bells – so beautiful!

  10. favorite Christmas song hands down is Christmas Bells by John Gorka (from A Winter’s Solstice III)

  11. My Christmas song is Jingle Bells because it’s so very happy!

    A close second is Silent Night.

  12. I follow Simple Mom on twitter and I tweeted!

  13. I love all of them.

    But if I had to name one, I’ll Be Home For Christmas

  14. i tweeted (@aprilemery)

  15. Sarah Nottle says:

    Stevie Nicks version of Silent Night : )

  16. jingle bells! My boys and I love it!

  17. Holly and the Ivy – so beautiful…

  18. Joy To Everyone This Christmas by Jenny Jordan Frogley & David Osmond

  19. My favorite holiday song — ooooo that’s hard. I am so bad at list making and putting anything at #1. I can usually narrow it to a top 5. But off the top of my head, I’ll go with Nat King Cole’s “Christmas Song” as my mom always played that when we were little. It reminds me of her.

  20. Hands down, Oh Holy Night.

  21. Little Town of Bethlehem! 🙂

  22. My favorite Christmas song would be Ave Maria by the Kents. You can find it on an album called An Elephant Hug vol. 3. It’s actually free on (I don’t know any of the musicians or have anything to do with them, by the way. – I just really like the albums.)

  23. O Holy Night. I get chills every time!

  24. Love, love, LOVE Christmas music. My favorite song is, Joy to the World…my girlies actually sing it all year!

  25. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Dean Martin version. Love it!

  26. Oh holy night / Do you hear what I hear

  27. i love The Little Drummer Boy!

  28. I love Mary did you Know?

  29. My favorite Christmas song is Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

  30. Christy F. says:

    My favorite song is O Holy Night or Away in a Manger.

  31. I adore “The Christmas Waltz” as sung by Frank Sinatra and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” 🙂 Merry Christmas everyone!

  32. silent night, but watching the kids dance to jingle bell rock makes me really happy too.

  33. I am not sure. I really like “Santa Baby” (Earth Kitt) and Aimee Mann’s cover of Joni Mitchel’s “River.”

  34. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has been playing in my head the past couple of weeks!

  35. My husband would totally wind up wearing the gloves too. Too funny! I think at the moment I’d claim “Santa Baby” as a favorite Christmas song, mainly because it always makes me smile.

  36. “You’re Here” by Francesca Batistelli

  37. O Holy Night has always been a favorite…

  38. My favorite Christmas song is hands down Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

  39. Silent Night. When my kids were babies, I would sing it to them at bedtime – all year long.

  40. My favorite Christmas song is “Away In a Manger”. The third verse makes me cry.

  41. I love White Christmas.

  42. My favorite Christmas song is “Born This Day” by Yolanda Adams!

  43. Hark the Herald Angels Sing!!

  44. AWESOME prize! Favorite Christmas song: “Here comes Santa Claus” because how my four year old sings it is awesome!

  45. Becky Kankelfritz says:

    Oh Holy Night! I never get tired of it.

  46. O Come Emmanuel is my favorite.

  47. I tweeted!

  48. “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” is one of my favorites.

  49. Silent Night, O Holy Night, and Go Tell it on the Mountain, and Away in the Manger equally. Those 4 songs remind me of my childhood Christmas plays at church and bring back happy and calm feelings.

  50. The theme song from Charlie Brown Christmas.

  51. As a kid: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    Teenager: O Holy Night
    Now: ?? Silent Night.

  52. I adore Oh Holy Night, and I sing it to my daughter every night!

  53. My favorite song is a tie between O Holy Night and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. I bet either would sound fabulous on that Cubo! 🙂

  54. All the songs from Bing Crosby’s old Christmas albums just make me think Christmas because we always listened to them on old records when we decorated the tree. I’m particularly fond of his Silent Night and Mele Kalikimaka.

  55. O come all ye faithful

  56. I love all the classics, but one of my favorites is Mary Did You Know?

  57. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas. We always watched the movie when I was a kid, and we loved it all the more for its military theme since my father was in the U.S. Army (as my grandfather was in the Navy and my brother is now in the Air Force). Now this song reminds me of sharing time with my family I adore even if they’re across the country or the world (and they are!).

  58. O Holy NIGHT

  59. My favorite Christmas song is “O come, O come, Emmanuel”.

  60. My favorite Christmas song is “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.”

  61. “Mary did you Know” is one of my favorites.

  62. I wonder as I wander is my favorite Christmas song.

  63. I follow you and twitter and I tweeted.

  64. Abigail Gunter says:

    My girls and I are having fun singing “Jingle Bells” at the top of our lungs right now.

  65. O Come O Come Emmanuel

  66. I can’t go the season without hearing “Carol of the Bells.” It puts me in the spirit every time.

  67. I’ll have to join in with another “O Holy Night”. Beautiful song.

    As for the radio…a new one is on my list for the thrifts, but this would be SO much better! Thanks for the chance,

  68. Anything from Bing Crosby – esp. Mele Kalikimaka!!!

  69. twitter follow & post in!!

  70. Lo, how a rose is my favorite Christmas song.

  71. I love O Holy Night. I also love While You Wait for the Others. I’m in reading, not writing mode right now, so I wasn’t going to use my one tired hand (the other being pinned by a sleeping babe) to enter the giveaway, but then you had to go and hook me with the mention of hidden guitars . . .

  72. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

  73. Silent Night!

  74. My favorite song is “It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas”

  75. My favorite is Rudolph. Love that one!

  76. Melanie Trattner says:

    O Holy Night. Best Christmas song ever!

  77. My favourite Christmas song is “What Child Is This”.

  78. Oh my. Only one? I have so many:) But O Holy Night just might be my fave.

  79. Silent Night. I love it.

  80. My favorite song is O Holy Night by Cameron Potter.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  81. My favourite is an Australian one that is actually suitable for our climate and the fact that Christmas falls in the middle of summer, and not winter.

    It is called Christmas Day and starts like this;

    The north wind is tossing the leaves,
    The red dust is over the town;
    The sparrows are under the eaves,
    And the grass in the paddock is brown
    As we lift up our voices and sing
    To the Christ-Child the Heavenly King…………

  82. Mary Did You Know

  83. My favorite is “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

  84. Silent Night – after living in Austria, it always brings my second home to mind.

  85. Kirsten Dehmlow says:

    Silent Night

  86. Reggae Christmas by Bryan Adams!

  87. O Holy Night is a favorite of mine.

  88. We don’t celebrate Christmas anymore (only observing Biblical holidays now) but my favorite song is O Come, O Come Emmanuel.

  89. Ooh, what a good question. Probably “Mary Did You Know”, right now. But some of the Christmas hymns always give me goosebumps…

  90. Baby it’s cold outside is my favorite.

  91. Santa Baby!

  92. O Holy Night!

  93. Carrie Eacker says:

    silent night. Gotta love that song sung with harmnies, guitar and raspy voices! 🙂

  94. I also tweeted this giveaway and am following you

  95. Christmas Shoes. I tear up every freaking time I hear it. Sometimes I have to change the station when it comes on.

  96. Jill Ramaker Hendricks says:

    Joy to the World! My daughter learned it on the piano today.

  97. White Christmas- the one where Bing whistles!

  98. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

  99. Erin Zackey says:

    the muppets album, any!
    + feliz navidad, love that one for dancing with the kids, which of course we’d do lots of with this new item!