How to Program the Re-recordable Light Sensor Module

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So you found this cool product from Invite by Voice called the re-recordable light sensor sound module, placed your order and now you have this awesome piece of technology in your grubby little hands...but now what? Time to make that baby sing! Or talk, or make any kind of noise you want. Let's program your sound module!

First things first - make sure you have all the necessary items necessary to program sound onto the re-recordable light sensor module.

Items Needed:

  • Re-recordable light sensor sound module
  • Double-sided Adapter (included in package)
  • Device with audio port (cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

Cool! Now that you have everything you need, let's dive into this super fast, easy process!

Step 1: Remove Tab

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Remove the tab from under the battery. Don't forget about this step...cuz nothing else will happen if that tab doesn't make like a tree and leave. (See what I did there??)

Step 2: Test Factory Recorded Message/Song, Then Insert Cap

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Take a quick second to test the sound module by removing the black cap that is covering the light sensor. Just slide the cap off, and the message should start as soon as the sensor hits the light. Once you've tested the module, slide the cap back on before proceeding to...

Step 3: Firmly Hold Down Audio Port With Your Fingers

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This one is pretty self explanatory, so hold that thought and keep charging ahead.

Step 4: Insert Double-Sided Adapter FULLY and FIRMLY

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So in Step 3, you got yourself a nice firm grip on the audio port with your thumb and pointer finger. With your other hand, insert either end of the double-sided adapter into the audio port. Did you do it? I bet you did, and I bet you ROCKED IT!

Step 5: Remove Any Protective Cover From Your Device

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I know, I know. Your fuzzy phone case is totes adorbs, but in order to get the other end of the double-sided adapter to function, you will have to take it off your phone. Don't worry - you can put it right back on again in a minute. The same goes for any other device that may have a decorative or protective cover on it: remove the cover before proceeding.

Step 6: Adjust Volume

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This is important! Ok, all of these steps are important, but I definitely don't want you to miss this one. The volume of the sound on your module is controlled by the volume on the device from with you are recording. So, if you want the sound on the module to be, let's say, REALLY loud, make sure the volume on your device is turned up all the way.

Step 7: Click Play On Your Device

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This step is about as high tech as this process gets, guys. On your device, pull up whatever sound you want to put onto your sound module. What might that be? A song, a personal recording, a YouTube video, a sound bite...the list goes on and on. Once you have that pulled up, click PLAY on your device...BUT WAIT A SECOND AND READ STEP 8 FIRST!

Step 8: Push Small Button To Start Recording

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Ok, sorry to get all dramatic in Step 7, but I wanted to make sure you had all the info so your recording turned out absolutely perfect (although, BONUS - if it didn't turn out perfect, you can just re-record AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!)

To start recording the sound from your device onto your sound module, push the small red button on the sound module. What that means is, if you want the sound to record from the moment is starts playing on your device, you have to hit PLAY and push the button at the same time. Don't fret, guys, you can do this. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Step 9: Push Small Button to Stop Recording

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You're recording! Sah-weet! But now you want to stop recording, so let me tell you how to do that. (It's SO easy.) Remember that little red button you pressed to start recording? Yep, that one. Just press it again to stop. BOOM!

Step 10: Pull Sensor Cap To Play

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Now let's test this baby out! To listen to your newly recorded sound module, just pull that black cap off the light sensor again. And there you go! You did it!

And that, folks, is all there is to it. It will literally take you longer to read this blog that to program your snazzy new re-recordable light sensor module. And, don't forget, you can re-record your sound module as many times as you want. To re-record, just follow these same steps again.

Well done, guys. I'm gonna leave you to your recording and re-recording and light sensing and all the magic that will result. Happy times, all!

How To Program the Re-Recordable Slide Tongue Module

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So you found this cool product from Invite by Voice called the re-recordable slide tongue sound module, placed your order and now you have this awesome piece of technology in your grubby little hands...but now what? Time to make that baby sing! Or talk, or make any kind of noise you want. Let's program your sound module!

First things first - make sure you have all the necessary items necessary to program sound onto the re-recordable slide tongue module.

Items Needed:

  • Re-recordable slide tongue sound module
  • Double-sided Adapter (included in package)
  • Device with audio port (cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

Cool! Now that you have everything you need, let's dive into this super fast, easy process!

Step 1: Remove Tab

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Remove the tab from under the battery. Don't forget about this step...cuz nothing else will happen if that tab doesn't make like a tree and leave. (See what I did there??)

Step 2: Factory Recorded Message/Song Will Play

As soon as the tab is removed from under the battery, the factory recorded message/song will play. This let's you know that everything is good to go! Now onto the next step!

Step 3: Firmly Hold Down Audio Port With Your Fingers

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This one is pretty self explanatory, so hold that thought and keep charging ahead.

Step 4: Insert Double-Sided Adapter FULLY and FIRMLY

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So in Step 3, you got yourself a nice firm grip on the audio port with your thumb and pointer finger. With your other hand, insert either end of the double-sided adapter into the audio port. Did you do it? I bet you did, and I bet you ROCKED IT!

Step 5: Remove Any Protective Cover From Your Device

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I know, I know. Your fuzzy phone case is totes adorbs, but in order to get the other end of the double-sided adapter to function, you will have to take it off your phone. Don't worry - you can put it right back on again in a minute. The same goes for any other device that may have a decorative or protective cover on it: remove the cover before proceeding.

Step 6: Adjust Volume

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This is important! Ok, all of these steps are important, but I definitely don't want you to miss this one. The volume of the sound on your module is controlled by the volume on the device from with you are recording. So, if you want the sound on the module to be, let's say, REALLY loud, make sure the volume on your device is turned up all the way.

Step 7: Click Play On Your Device

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This step is about as high tech as this process gets, guys. On your device, pull up whatever sound you want to put onto your sound module. What might that be? A song, a personal recording, a YouTube video, a sound bite...the list goes on and on. Once you have that pulled, click PLAY on your device...BUT WAIT A SECOND AND READ STEP 8 FIRST!

Step 8: Push Small Button To Start Recording

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Ok, sorry to get all dramatic in Step 7, but I wanted to make sure you had all the info so your recording turned out absolutely perfect (although, BONUS - if it didn't turn out perfect, you can just re-record AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!)

To start recording the sound from your device onto your sound module, push the small red button on the sound module. What that means is, if you want the sound to record from the moment it starts playing on your device, you have to hit PLAY and push the button at the same time. Don't fret, guys, you can do this. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Step 9: Push Small Button to Stop Recording

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You're recording! Sah-weet! But now you want to stop recording, so let me tell you how to do that. (It's SO easy.) Remember that little red button you pressed to start recording? Yep, that one. Just press it again to stop. BOOM!

Step 10: Insert, Then Remove Tab To Play

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Now let's test this baby out! To listen to your newly recorded sound module, just insert the tab under the batter and pull it out again. The sound should start up right away. And there you go! You did it!

d that, folks, is all there is to it. It will literally take you longer to read this blog that to program your snazzy new re-recordable slide tongue module. And, don't forget, you can re-record your sound module as many times as you want. To re-record, just follow these same steps again.

Well done, guys. I'm gonna leave you to your recording and re-recording and tongue sliding and all the magic that will result. Happy times, all!

How to Program the Re-recordable Push Button Module

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So you found this cool product from Invite by Voice called the re-recordable push button sound module, placed your order and now you have this awesome piece of technology in your grubby little hands...but now what? Time to make that baby sing! Or talk, or make any kind of noise you want. Let's program your sound module!

First things first - make sure you have all the necessary items necessary to program sound onto the re-recordable push button module.

Items Needed:

  • Re-recordable push button sound module
  • Double-sided Adapter (included in package)
  • Device with audio port (cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

Cool! Now that you have everything you need, let's dive into this super fast, easy process!

Step 1: Remove Tab

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Remove the tab from under the battery. Don't forget about this step...cuz nothing else will happen if that tab doesn't make like a tree and leave. (See what I did there??)

Step 2: Test Factory Recorded Message/Song

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As soon as the tab is removed from under the battery, take a second to test the sound module by pressing the black button to play the factory recorded message/song. This let's you know that everything is good to go! Now onto the next step!

Step 3: Firmly Hold Down Audio Port With Your Fingers

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This one is pretty self explanatory, so hold that thought and keep charging ahead.

Step 4: Insert Double-Sided Adapter FULLY and FIRMLY

 

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So in Step 3, you got yourself a nice firm grip on the audio port with your thumb and pointer finger. With your other hand, insert either end of the double-sided adapter into the audio port. Did you do it? I bet you did, and I bet you ROCKED IT!

Step 5: Remove Any Protective Cover From Your Device

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I know, I know. Your fuzzy phone case is totes adorbs, but in order to get the other end of the double-sided adapter to function, you will have to take it off your phone. Don't worry - you can put it right back on again in a minute. The same goes for any other device that may have a decorative or protective cover on it: remove the cover before proceeding.

Step 6: Adjust Volume

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This is important! Ok, all of these steps are important, but I definitely don't want you to miss this one. The volume of the sound on your module is controlled by the volume on the device from with you are recording. So, if you want the sound on the module to be, let's say, REALLY loud, make sure the volume on your device is turned up all the way.

Step 7: Click Play On Your Device

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This step is about as high tech as this process gets, guys. On your device, pull up whatever sound you want to put onto your sound module. What might that be? A song, a personal recording, a YouTube video, a sound bite...the list goes on and on. Once you have that pulled up, click PLAY on your device...BUT WAIT A SECOND AND READ STEP 8 FIRST!

Step 8: Push Small Button To Start Recording

 

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Ok, sorry to get all dramatic in Step 7, but I wanted to make sure you had all the info so your recording turned out absolutely perfect (although, BONUS - if it didn't turn out perfect, you can just re-record AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!)

To start recording the sound from your device onto your sound module, push the small red button on the sound module. What that means is, if you want the sound to record from the moment it starts playing on your device, you have to hit PLAY and push the button at the same time. Don't fret, guys, you can do this. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Step 9: Push Small Button to Stop Recording

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You're recording! Sah-weet! But now you want to stop recording, so let me tell you how to do that. (It's SO easy.) Remember that little red button you pressed to start recording? Yep, that one. Just press it again to stop. BOOM!

Step 10: Push Button To Play

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Now let's test this baby out! To listen to your newly recorded sound module, just press the black button on the sound module. The sound should start up right away. And there you go! You did it!

And that, folks, is all there is to it. It will literally take you longer to read this blog that to program your snazzy new re-recordable push button module. And, don't forget, you can re-record your sound module as many times as you want. To re-record, just follow these same steps again.

Well done, guys. I'm gonna leave you to your recording and re-recording and button pushing and all the magic that will result. Happy times, all!

How to Program the Re-recordable Wired Button Sound Box

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So you found this cool product from Invite by Voice called the re-recordable wired button sound box, placed your order and now you have this awesome piece of technology in your grubby little hands...but now what? Time to make that baby sing! Or talk, or make any kind of noise you want. Let's program your sound box!

First things first - make sure you have all the necessary items necessary to program sound onto the re-recordable wired button sound box.

Items Needed:

  • Re-recordable wired button sound box
  • Double-sided Adapter (included in package)
  • Three (3) AAA batteries (not included)
  • Device with audio port (cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

Cool! Now that you have everything you need, let's dive into this super fast, easy process!

Step 1: Remove Back Panel

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Use a small screw driver to remove the back panel from the sound box.

Step 2: Insert 3 AAA Batteries

Insert three (3) AAA batteries into the back of the sound box. Follow the diagram inside the battery box for specific placement instructions.

Step 3: Double Check Battery Placement

I have every confidence that you know how to insert a battery, but just in case this is your first time, take a second to double check that the batteries are placed correctly. Note the diagram in the battery box as well as the diagram in the directions that accompanied your sound box.

Step 4: Put Panel Back

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The batteries are in place, so let's slap, or rather screw, that back panel back onto the sound box.

Step 5: Switch To "ON" Position

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While we're still working with the backside of the sound box, take a moment to switch the ON/OFF toggle to "ON". Done and done!

Step 6: Test Factory Recorded Message/Song

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Take just a second to test the sound box by pressing the button at the end of the wire to play the factory recorded message/song. It should start playing as soon as the button is pressed.

Step 7: Remove Any Protective Cover From Your Device

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I know, I know. Your fuzzy phone case is totes adorbs, but in order to get the other end of the double-sided adapter to function, you will have to take it off your phone. Don't worry - you can put it right back on again in a minute. The same goes for any other device that may have a decorative or protective cover on it: remove the cover before proceeding.

Step 8: Insert Double-Sided Adapter FULLY and FIRMLY

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Insert either end of the double-sided adapter into the sound box and the other end into your device. Did you do it? I bet you did, and I bet you ROCKED IT!

Step 9: Adjust Volume

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This is important! Ok, all of these steps are important, but I definitely don't want you to miss this one. The volume of the sound on your sound box is controlled by the volume on the device from with you are recording. So, if you want the volume of the sound box to be, let's say, REALLY loud, make sure the volume on your device is turned up all the way.

Step 10: Click Play On Your Device

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This step is about as high tech as this process gets, guys. On your device, pull up whatever sound you want to put onto your sound box. What might that be? A song, a personal recording, a YouTube video, a sound bite...the list goes on and on. Once you have that pulled up, click PLAY on your device...BUT WAIT A SECOND AND READ STEP 11 FIRST!

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Ok, sorry to get all dramatic in Step 10, but I wanted to make sure you had all the info so your recording turned out absolutely perfect (although, BONUS - if it didn't turn out perfect, you can just re-record AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!)

To start recording the sound from your device onto your sound box, push the button on the front of the sound box (NOT the one on the wire!) What that means is, if you want the sound to record from the moment is starts playing on your device, you have to hit PLAY and push the button at the same time. Don't fret, guys, you can do this. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Step 12: Push Front Button to Stop Recording

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You're recording! Sah-weet! But now you want to stop recording, so let me tell you how to do that. (It's SO easy.) Remember that button on the front of the sound box that you pressed to start recording? Yep, that one. Just press it again to stop. BOOM!

Step 13: Push Wired Button To Play

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Now let's test this baby out! To listen to your newly recorded sound box, just press the button at the end of the wire. And there you go! You did it!

And that, folks, is all there is to it. It will literally take you longer to read this blog that to program your snazzy new re-recordable wired button sound box. And, don't forget, you can re-record your sound box as many times as you want. To re-record, just follow these same steps again.

Well done, guys. I'm gonna leave you to your recording and re-recording and all the magic that will result. Happy times, all!

How to Program the Re-recordable Sound Box

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So you found this cool product from Invite by Voice called the re-recordable sound box, placed your order and now you have this awesome piece of technology in your grubby little hands...but now what? Time to make that baby sing! Or talk, or make any kind of noise you want. Let's program your sound box!

First things first - make sure you have all the necessary items necessary to program sound onto the re-recordable sound box.

Items Needed:

  • Re-recordable sound box
  • Double-sided Adapter (included in package)
  • Three (3) AAA batteries (not included)
  • Device with audio port (cell phone, computer, iPad, etc.)

Cool! Now that you have everything you need, let's dive into this super fast, easy process!

Step 1: Remove Back Panel

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Use a small screw driver to remove the back panel from the sound box.

Step 2: Insert 3 AAA Batteries

Insert three (3) AAA batteries into the back of the sound box. Follow the diagram inside the battery box for specific placement instructions.

Step 3: Double Check Battery Placement

I have every confidence that you know how to insert a battery, but just in case this is your first time, take a second to double check that the batteries are placed correctly. Note the diagram in the battery box as well as the diagram in the directions that accompanied your sound box.

Step 4: Put Panel Back

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The batteries are in place, so let's slap, or rather screw, that back panel back onto the sound box.

Step 5: Switch To "ON" Position

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While we're still working with the backside of the sound box, take a moment to switch the ON/OFF toggle to "ON". Done and done!

Step 6: Test Factory Recorded Message/Song

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Take just a second to test the sound box by pressing the button at the on the front of the sound box to play the factory recorded message/song. It should start playing as soon as the button is pressed.

Step 7: Remove Any Protective Cover From Your Device

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I know, I know. Your fuzzy phone case is totes adorbs, but in order to get the other end of the double-sided adapter to function, you will have to take it off your phone. Don't worry - you can put it right back on again in a minute. The same goes for any other device that may have a decorative or protective cover on it: remove the cover before proceeding.

Step 8: Insert Double-Sided Adapter FULLY and FIRMLY

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Insert either end of the double-sided adapter into the sound box and the other end into your device. Did you do it? I bet you did, and I bet you ROCKED IT!

Step 9: Adjust Volume

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This is important! Ok, all of these steps are important, but I definitely don't want you to miss this one. The volume of the sound on your sound box is controlled by the volume on the device from with you are recording. So, if you want the volume of the sound box to be, let's say, REALLY loud, make sure the volume on your device is turned up all the way.

Step 10: Click Play On Your Device

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This step is about as high tech as this process gets, guys. On your device, pull up whatever sound you want to put onto your sound box. What might that be? A song, a personal recording, a YouTube video, a sound bite...the list goes on and on. Once you have that pulled up, click PLAY on your device...BUT WAIT A SECOND AND READ STEP 11 FIRST!

Step 11: Push Circle To Start Recording

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Ok, sorry to get all dramatic in Step 10, but I wanted to make sure you had all the info so your recording turned out absolutely perfect (although, BONUS - if it didn't turn out perfect, you can just re-record AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT!)

To start recording the sound from your device onto your sound box, push the little circle on the front of the sound box using some sort of pointy tool, like a ballpoint pen or a stylus. What that means is, if you want the sound to record from the moment is starts playing on your device, you have to hit PLAY and push the button at the same time. Don't fret, guys, you can do this. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

Step 12: Push Circle to Stop Recording

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You're recording! Sah-weet! But now you want to stop recording, so let me tell you how to do that. (It's SO easy.) Remember that circle on the front of the sound box that you pressed to start recording? Yep, that one. Just press it again to stop. BOOM!

Step 13: Push Button To Play

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Now let's test this baby out! To listen to your newly recorded sound box, just press the button on the front of the sound box. And there you go! You did it!

And that, folks, is all there is to it. It will literally take you longer to read this blog that to program your snazzy new re-recordable sound box. And, don't forget, you can re-record your sound box as many times as you want. To re-record, just follow these same steps again.

Well done, guys. I'm gonna leave you to your recording and re-recording and all the magic that will result. Happy times, all!

Push-Button Sound Module

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Invite by Voice is committed to bringing you the best of the best in customized sound products, and today we want to tell you about the fantastic push-button sound module.

The push-button sound can be used in any number of ways to add customized sound to gifts, presentations, books, and so on. These sound modules can be inserted into the plush toys from Invite by Voice to make a beautiful customized toy that plays a personalized messaged just from you.

Programming the push-button sound module is as easy as hitting the play button on your favorite playlist. The sound module comes with an audio cable that can be attached to any device with an headphone jack. It's compatible with iPhones, PCs, Macs, Androids, and so on. Let me say that again: ANY device with an headphone jack.

How to Program the Push Button Sound Module

  1. Pull the tab out from under the battery.
  2. Plug the audio cable into the sound device and the sound module. Either end of the audio cable can be inserted into either the sound module or the device.
  3. Prepare the audio you want to program on your device - once it is ready, hit "play" on your device and press the button attached to the red wire on the sound module at the same time. The sound module will beep once to indicate that recording has started. Note: Sound can be played from any program or website that generates sound - iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, movies, etc.
  4. Press the button attached to the red wire on the sound module to stop recording. The sound module will beep twice to indicate that recording has stopped. The sound module will hold up to approximately 100 seconds of sound and will record until capacity has been reached or until the button is pressed to stop recording.
  5. Test the sound module. To do this, push the button attached to the white wire to activate the sound.

Once the push-button sound module has been programmed, it can be assembled into any number of gifts, projects or presentations - including a plush toy from Invite by Voice. There are endless ways to use these sound module to communicate messages of joy, love, celebration, and sympathy. Use a push-button sound module to share a customized personal message with your family and friends.

 

EASY TO RECORD HIGH QUALITY SLIDE TONGUE SOUND MODULE

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Invite by Voice is committed to bringing you the best of the best in customized sound products, and today we want to tell you about the fantastic slide-tongue sound module.

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The slide-tongue sound module is used primarily in greeting cards from Invite by Voice. They are specifically designed to be fitted inside a greeting card once it has been programmed with your customized message.

Programming the slide-tongue sound module is as easy as hitting the play button on your favorite playlist. The sound module comes with an audio cable that can be attached to any device with an headphone jack. It's compatible with iPhones, PCs, Macs, Androids, and so on. Let me say that again: ANY device with an headphone jack.

How to Program the Slide-Tongue Sound Module

Pull the tab out from under the battery.

Plug the audio cable into the sound device and the sound module. Either end of the audio cable can be inserted into either the sound module or the device.

Prepare the audio you want to program on your device - once it is ready, hit "play" on your device and press the button on the sound module at the same time. The sound module will beep once to indicate that recording has started. Note: Sound can be played from any program or website that generates sound - iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, movies, etc.

Press the button on the sound module to stop recording. The sound module will beep twice to indicate that recording has stopped. The sound module will hold up to approximately 100 seconds of sound and will record until capacity has been reached or until the button is pressed to stop recording.

Test the sound module. To do this, re-insert the tab under the battery and remove it again to activate the sound module.

Once the slide-tongue sound module has been programmed, it can be assembled into a greeting card from Invite by Voice. There are endless ways to use these sound module to communicate messages of joy, love, celebration, and sympathy. Use a slide-tongue sound module to share a customized personal message with your family and friends.

SAY ANYTHING with PERSONALIZED RECORDABLE BLANK CARDS

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I'm sure you know that Invite by Voice offers a fantastic variety of Christmas and Valentine's Day cards, but did you also know that we offer blank cards that can be decorated to fit ANY occasion? You didn't? Well, allow me to fill you in, my friend!

Invite by Voice offers both a landscape and horizontal blank card that, like all of our products, can be fitted with a programmable sound module that is activated when the card is opened. These cards are SO customizable that even Hallmark cannot compete! Need an anniversary card? Done. Need a Mother's Day card? We got you covered. Need a card for your sister's best friend's nephew's confirmation? You're all set.

To get your greeting card juices flowing, I thought I'd decorate a few cards to show you all the fun ways you can get your crafty on and make someone the perfect card using one of our blank card options.

 

The first thing I did was make a trip to the nearest craft store to grab a few supplies. The scrapbooking isles are gold for this kind of project, but don't limit yourself - there are all kinds of ways to decorate an IBV card. I picked up some decorative paper, 3D stickers, and adhesive glue dots, and combined these with some stamps and washi tape that I already had at home (see image below).

I also pulled together any tools that I thought I might need: scissors, tape, ruler, and a pen, and, of course, the cards (see image below).

 

IBV Graduation Card

Then I just went to town! First I made a graduation card using decorative paper, some 3D stickers, and some free-hand doodling for a border (see image below).

 

Decorated Cards

Second, I made a birthday card. This one turned out really fun. Again, I used the decorative paper from the scrapbooking isle and some 3D stickers. In all the cards, you'll notice I pulled a little bit of the design on the front to the inside the card as well. It's a nice way to finish off the whole look. The blue striped border is washi tape. If you've never used washi tape, I would highly recommend giving it a try. It comes is all kinds of designs and patterns and can be attached to the card just as simply as you would apply a piece of Scotch tape.

 

IBV Graduation Card Inside

 

Finally, I made a wedding card. For this one, I decided to use a piece of resume paper to cover the entire front of the card to give it an off-white/tan background. Then I used scrapbooking paper, ribbon, and stickers to complete the design. I also drew some decoration into each of the corners with a felt pen. For all of these cards, I primarily used adhesive glue dots to attach everything to cards. These things are super handy - they aren't messy at all and come in different sizes.

IBV Birthday Card

 

 

I hope these cards give you some ideas on ways to decorate our blank cards any way you can. Like I said, most of my supplies came from the scrapbooking section of the craft store, but don't feel like that is the only way to go about decorating the card. Everyone is artistic in different ways - here are some additional ways to decorate your blank card:

  • Use photoshop or some other graphic design software to make a design that can be glued onto the card.
  • Make a photo collage.
  • Cut all your letters for the front of the card out of magazines.
  • Maybe you're giving a card from a large group of people - have everyone sign the front of the card (and maybe the inside) with different colors of ink. This could be fun to give a coach from the entire team or a director from the entire cast of the school play.
    • Audio Idea: record the whole team cheering "Go, <team name>!", or have the entire cast record a piece of a song from the show.
  • Use stamps to decorate the card.
  • Have your kids decorate the front of the card by drawing a special picture on it for Grandparents Day.
  • Attach photo corners and insert one special photo on the front.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is that you can decorate these cards in a plethora of ways! If you put your heart into it, it will be beautiful, and the recipient will love it. Let us know in the comments below how you decorated your cards!

For more information about our blank cards or any of our customized audio products, visit the Invite by Voice website.

PERSONAL VOICE / LOVE SONG added Valentines Day Cards

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We all know the Valentines' Day struggle, right? Find the perfect card - the card that perfectly says exactly how you feel about that special someone. Every year we comb through the racks of cards in the store - reading each one, hoping that the next one will be the right one. Guess what, guys? We got you covered! Don't waste your time reading hundreds of cards this Valentines Day. Tell your loved one exactly how you feel with a customized sound card from Invite by Voice

We offer three beautiful Valentines' Day Card designs.

 

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Just think of all the ways you can really wow your significant other with a personally recorded message when they open one of our cards.

In fact, we've come up with a Top Ten List of ways to really dazzle on Valentines Day with a card from Invite by Voice:

10. Load the card with your significant other's favorite love song.

9. Record a personalized Valentine's Day message.

8. Record a V-Day message from your pet to your loved one.

7. Load a personal message from the kiddos for a kid's Valentine's Day card to mom or dad.

6. Record a favorite conversation from your S.O.'s favorite romantic comedy and load it onto the card.

5. Record a list of the top 5 reasons that you love your man or woman.

4. Maybe you've been searching for the right way to ask out a special someone for the first time. Why not take the plunge with a customized recorded card!

3. Not all love is romantic, and that's ok! Send a personalized card to your parents, friend or favorite aunt!

2. Record yourself singing a song to your love.

1. If you're up for it, pop the question! Your loved one will open the card, hear the question, look at you, and there you are - down on one knee. I mean, can I get a tissue?

Check out our beautiful Valentines Day cards on our website here, and let us help you express you love this February as can only be done with a card from Invite by Voice.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR CUSTOMIZED AUDIO GREETING CARDS

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You made the bold decision to send out customized audio greeting cards! Good for you! A card with a specially chosen song or personally recorded message will be cherished and remembered. Now that you have your card and you've recorded your song or message on the sound module (if you haven't done that yet, click here for directions), you are ready to assemble the card. Don't worry! It's super easy, but we are going to walk through it together just to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. First of all, make sure you have all the necessary items:

  1. The card

2. The sound module

3. Double-sided tape

Items needed to assemble your card.

Items needed to assemble your card.

The first thing you'll want to do is fold and unfold along each crease.

Fold and unfold along each crease line.

Fold and unfold along each crease line.

Next, make note of all the directions and shaded areas printed on the inside of the card. These will guide you as you assemble the card.

Make note of the instructions and shaded areas printed inside the card.

Make note of the instructions and shaded areas printed inside the card.

Apply double-sided tape to the gray shaded areas around the edges of the card.

Apply double-sided tape along the shaded areas around the edge of the card.

Apply double-sided tape along the shaded areas around the edge of the card.

Now you're ready to apply the sound module. IMPORTANT: Before applying the sound module, make note of the two notches on the tongue of the module. These notches need to line up with the first crease of the card, as shown in the picture.

Align the notches on the tongue of the module vertically with the crease.

Align the notches on the tongue of the module vertically with the crease.

The top edge of the module should be aligned with the horizontal line that is printed approximately in the middle of the card. Remove the backing from the sound module and adhere it to the card using the above specifications. Once you've adhered the sound module, remove the clear plastic tab from underneath the battery.

Remove the backing from the sound module.

Remove the backing from the sound module.

Align the top edge of the sound module with the horizontal line printed in the middle of the card.

Align the top edge of the sound module with the horizontal line printed in the middle of the card.

Next, fold the far side of the card in to what will become the center of the completed card. Be sure to line up each edge carefully.

Now open your card and listen to your creation! Well done! You've assembled a beautiful custom greeting card for your friend or loved one.

Your completed card! Good job!

Your completed card! Good job!

Below is a video of these same instructions. Thank you for purchasing a customized audio greeting card from Invite by Voice Tell us about how you personalized your greeting cards in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

SEE DEMONSTRATION VIDEO HERE

RECORDABLE PERSONALIZED PLUSH TOYS

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Let's just be honest, plush toys are a great gift for anyone. Sure, we figure they are kids toys, but what they really are gifts given from the heart. And those kinds of gifts are special to all who receive them, regardless of age, gender, or culture. So let me tell you why the plush toys from Invite by Voice should be your next gift to a friend or loved one.

We have a fluffy, plush toy to tickle anyone's fancy. Some big, some small, dogs, bears, kittens, and bunnies…there isn't at least one of our cute, plush toys that won't make even the coldest heart melt. Not only are they soft and adorable, but they are customizable! Our plush toys come with a recordable sound box that inserts inside the toy and plays a personalized message or specially chosen song when activated.

Let me tell you how this all comes together!

So you get your toy in the mail from Invite by Voice. This is what you'll receive:

  • Plush toy of your choice
  • Filling material
  • Programming audio cable
  • Re-recordable sound box

There is a bit of assembly required, but I'm gonna tell you what to do, and it's super easy.

First, you want to program your sound box, for instructions to do so can be found here and here

 

After you've loaded the sound onto the sound box, it's time to stuff it safely inside the plush toy! We offer two different kinds of sound boxes, and I'm going to explain how to insert both of them into the toy.

The Sound Box with the Button on the Front

To insert the sound box with the activation button on the front, simply open the velcro pocket on the back of the toy (see image 1 below). Then open the zipper pocket inside the velcro pocket (see image 2 below).

Insert the sound box with the button facing the front of the toy (see image 3 below). Then close the zipper and velcro pockets. Viola! You did it!

 

The Sound Box with the Button on a Wire

To insert the sound box that has the activation button on the end of a wire, you'll start off the same as with the first set of instructions - open the velcro and zipper pockets (see images 1 & 2 below). Chose which arm or leg into which you want the button to go. Hold the button between your pointer and middle fingers and insert it into the back of the toy in the direction of the chosen limb (see image 3 below). Once you've gotten it as far as you can with your fingers, you can begin navigating it the rest of the way by pushing it with your thumb and directing the fabric from the outside with your other hand (see image 4 below).

Once you've gotten the button in place, you can insert the sound box inside the zipper pocket (see image 5 below). Then close both the zipper and velcro pockets (see image 6 below). And that's it! Good job!

Now you've got a special customized plush toy to give to a special person. There is a multitude of ways you can customize our plush toys. Maybe you want to put a song on it that means a lot to you and the recipient. Maybe you want to record yourself singing a song or delivering a special message. Perhaps you'll record yourself reading a children's book out loud to give to your son or daughter, grandchild, or younger sibling. There are so many ways you can make this a special and meaningful gift, and we are excited to be able to offer a product that will bring joy to so many.

Tell us in the comments how you personalized YOUR plush toy! We'd love to know!

Here is the video covering how to stuff your plush toy

All About the Sound Boxes

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Have you ever heard the expression, "If you can't say it out loud, say it with a customized recordable sound box"? You haven't? Not surprising, since I just made that up, but IT'S TRUE! Here at Invite by Voice, we have a really awesome product - a recordable sound box - that allows you to record whatever message, song, story, or sound effect you want and insert it into any number of items. For example, a plush toy! Or, if you like to live the more eccentric lifestyle, you could put it in your couch cushion and get an earful every time  you sit down! Basically, the possibilities are endless.

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In this post, I'm going to walk you through how to load sound onto your sound box. For those of you who are more visual, there is also an instructional video at the end of the post.

The sound boxes from Invite by Voice have quite a bit to offer. Here are some specs:

  • Dimensions: approximately 2” wide x 2 ¼” tall x 1” deep (50 mm x 55 mm x 25 mm)
  • Weight: approximately 1.5 oz (without batteries)
  • Electronic sound module is totally hidden inside the durable plastic enclosure
  • Operated by 3 AAA batteries (NOT INCLUDED). Once batteries die, replace them and unit will continue to play already recorded file. No re-recording required.
  • Re-recordable up to 104 seconds (@ 16kHz sampling rate)
  • Play type: Push button type. It will start playing once button is pushed, and will stop when button is pushed again. If no interruption, unit will play recorded music from the beginning to the end one time only, no looping. If button pressed before the unit plays the whole song, will stop and start playing from the beginning next time pressed.
  • Unit has ON/OFF switch button
  • Units comes with 18 inch long "USB 2.0 Type A to Mini USB Cable" (You will get only one cable regardless of quantity)
  • Batteries are not included.
  • SOFTWARE ONLY WORKS FOR PC, BOTH OPERATING SYSTEMS, 64 bit and 32 bit.

So now that you have all the details of what it looks like, how big it is, and what it comes with, let's talk about getting it make some noise!

First of all, both variations of the sound box (one with the button on the front of the box and one with the button on the end of the wire) load exactly the same.

Here is a list of what you will need handy to load sound onto your sound box:

- A computer

- The sound box

- USB cord (included with purchase of the sound box)

- Sound files (MP3 or .WAV)

- Programming software (a free download from Invite by Voice)

Start off by plugging the small end of the USB cord into the corresponding drive on the sound box. (See image 1 below.) Then plug the USB port into the USB drive on your computer. (See image 2 below.)

 

If you have not already downloaded our free programming software, do so now. Download the software by clicking here.

Once you have downloaded the software, go ahead and open it. I want to quickly point out the tabs at the bottom of the window and why they are significant. The first one you want to be aware of is the Sampling Rate tab. (See image below.) The sampling rate dictates both the quality of the sound that will be programmed onto the sound box and the length of recording time available. The lower the sampling rate - the lower the sound quality and the more recording time. The higher the sampling rate - the higher the sound quality and the less the recording time. You can see how many seconds of recording time you have available with any given sampling rate by looking at the message box at the bottom of the window. (See image below.) We recommend that you use at least a 12Hz sampling rate or higher, but it's really up to you.

The beauty of the sound box is that if you program sound onto the box using a lower sampling rate, and it turns out you don't like the sound quality, you can re-record our sound boxes as many times as you like! 

The other tab you should take a moment to look at is the Flash Size tab. For the sound boxes, it should already be set to 16MBit, but if it's not, go ahead and select it.

Now you are ready to select the sound files you want to load onto the sound box. To do that, click the Add button. (See image below.) This will cause a search window to open on your computer so that you can find the files that you are going to load. Tip: Hold the Control key down as you are selecting files to add multiple files at one time. You can add as many files as you want as long as their combined play length is within the available time on the sound box. Select the sound files in the order that you want them to be programmed onto the sound box.

Once you have added all the files you want to load, click the Write button to start programming the sound box. (See image below.)

 

It only takes a minute or less to program the sound box. You'll know when it's done when the message box at the bottom of the window reads "Write Success". At which point, you can click the Exit button to close the program. (See image below.)

 

And that's ALL there is to it! Way to go! You just programmed custom sound onto a sound box from Invite by Voice.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. We have lots of other great blog posts full of  great information - please feel free to check them out. Also, you can get more information about the sound boxes and all of our other great products on our website - www.invitebyvoice.com.

5-Button Module Project: Science Fair Project

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Good day, friends!

In a previous post, we highlighted one of our products - the 5-Button Sound Module. Today I want to demonstrate one of the many ways that this product can be used! I'm going to talk you through how I put together a pretty awesome, interactive science fair project using the 5-button sound module to add custom sound to the overall presentation. Keep in mind that while my particular project focuses on the calls of different birds, custom sound could be added to many different presentations or school projects! So here it is - my science fair project on Winter Birds of Minnesota!

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Above is a photo of the finished product. Here is a list of the supplies I used to put this together:

  1. 5-Button Sound Module (2)
  2. Tri-fold Display Board
  3. Clear Adhesive Dots
  4. 2" Adhesive Vinyl Letters
  5. Sound files for each bird call
  6. Scissors
  7. X-Acto knife
  8. Ruler
  9. Construction or scrapbooking paper
  10. Pencil
  11. Black permanent marker

Also, I used some addition supplies for decorations. These would be completely optional and can be exchanged for any number of other decorative options:

  1. Washi tape
  2. Arrow stencil
  3. Yellow distress sponge paint

First of all, prepare the picture and written description of each bird in the fashion you prefer. I chose to use the scrapbooking paper to frame the picture and description together as one unit. Once completed, arrange how you want to place each item on the board, including the titling letters for the project (see below.)

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At this point, you can add any decoration you would like to incorporate before adhering the letters and images to the board. I added some stenciling.

Now you need to load the sound onto the 5-Button Sound Modules. If you don't know how to load sound, click here to watch our instructional video on how to do so! Be sure to make note of which sound file is on each button. If the buttons are not already numbered, you can use a pen to number each button and the below picture shows you the order in which each button is loaded.

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Once you've loaded the sound onto the module, you can begin prepping the board to attach the modules.

The modules and the speakers can be cut apart using scissors (see below) - be sure NOT to cut any of the wires!!

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Arrange the module on the front of the board to determine where you will need to cut holes into the board for the speaker and buttons (see below).

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Use an X-Acto knife to cut slots in the board just wide enough to slide each button and speaker through from the back to the front (see below.)

 

 

Next, adhere each of the module components to the board: the programmed buttons and speaker should be adhered to the front of the board and the module should be adhered to the back (see below). There may be unused buttons depending on how many you need for the project. These can either be left hanging or adhered to the back to hold them in place.

You can either leave the buttons and speakers as they are on the front of the board or create a decorative button to place over them. I chose to create the decorative buttons out of scrapbooking paper and washi tape to add some more color to the board (see below).

 

And that's it! This is sure to be a hit at any school science fair! Let us know how this worked for you and how you customized it for your own project - we'd love to hear from you!

And check out our website to see other products from Invite by Voice.

Here's a video demonstrating the finished product:

5-Button Sound Module: Science Fair Project

How to Load Your 5-Button Sound Module

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So you have received you brand new 5-Button Sound Module in the mail from Invite by Voice and can’t wait to load those babies with some rockin’ audio, huh! But how? How do you get the sound onto the module? Don’t worry, my friend. You’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to find out

How to Load Sound onto Your 5-Button Sound Module

As the name implies, the 5-Button Sound Module has five buttons that can each be programmed with an individual sound file. The sound is activated when any button is pressed. Use this module to add customized sound to any number of projects, such as photo books, children's books, toys, presentations, displays, and more. Click here for more information on our 5-Button Sound Module.

Alright! Let's program your sound module!

First of all, make sure you are ready to begin by having all supplies and equipment in front of you. Here is what you will need:

  1. a PC
  2. the sound module
  3. the programming software – a free download at the bottom of the product page at Invite by Voice.
  4. the sound file to load onto the module
  5. the programmer that came with the module

To get started, connect the programmer to the module (see picture below.)

Then you can plug the programmer into the USB drive on your computer.

Next up, you want to open the free programming software that you downloaded from our website. If you haven’t done that yet, you can find the link to download the software at the bottom of the 5-Button Sound Module product page on our website OR click here to go there now!

Once you have downloaded and opened the software, we’ll start loading the sound! (Pictured below: Running programming software.)IMG_3017

But first…let’s take a second to make note of some options and settings. At the bottom of the window, there is a  tab labeled “Sampling Rate” (see picture below). The different sampling rates determine the length of play duration and sound quality on the sound module. The lower the sampling rate, the longer play duration on the module but at the expense of the sound quality. The higher the sampling rate, the shorter play duration but the sound quality will be better. You can see how many seconds each sampling size allows by looking at the message bar at the bottom of the window when any size is chosen. Our recommendation is to choose the 12Hz sampling rate or higher for the best sound quality.

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In that same vein, take a look at the “Flash Size” tab (see picture below). The appropriate size that corresponds with your particular module should already be selected. If not, choose a 16 Mbit flash size for the 5-Button Sound Module.IMG_3022

Once you’ve verified that the correct settings are selected, select “Add File” at the top right-hand side of the window (see picture below). This will allow you to navigate to the location that you have saved your sound files on your computer and select the ones that you want to load onto the module.

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TIP: Hold down the CTRL key while you are selecting each sound file in the order that you want them to play on each button. This allows you to choose all the files at one time. The order in which they are listed once added to the programming software is the order in which they will be programmed onto the five buttons.

Once you have selected your files, select “Write” (see picture below). The software will load the files onto the module. When it is successfully done loading, you will see a message at the very bottom of the window saying “Write Success”.

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At this point, you can remove the programmer from the USB drive and disconnect the programmer from the sound module. Also, pull the clear plastic tab out from underneath the battery (see picture below).

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Be sure to test all five buttons on the module to make sure the sound has loaded correctly!

TIP: The sound module can be re-programmed as many times as you like. If you re-program the sound module, you will need to be sure to re-load all five buttons. You cannot re-load individual buttons only.

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Congrats! You just loaded your sound module from Invite by Voice with some custom audio! Give yourself a high five, pat yourself on the back, and raise the roof because you’re awesome.

To watch our How-To video on how to program the 5-Button Sound Module, clear here!

Be sure to check out our website and blog for more info on how to assemble your custom sound greeting cards or how to incorporate our other products into fantastic custom gifts to give to friends, family, and anyone at all! And click HERE to follow us on Facebook.