Keep in Touch Subscription Review – January 2015
Keep in Touch is a brand new subscription service that sends a monthly postcard that you can play on your turntable! How unique! I was completely intrigued when I heard about this subscription. I got an annual subscription for my best friend for Christmas, and one for myself!
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Keep in Touch
The Cost: $65 per year (at this time, they appear to only do annual subscriptions)
The Products: One postacrd per month featuring original artwork and a song that can be played on your turntable, plus an mp3 download code for the song.
Ships to: US
This was the first shipment from Keep in Touch, and they seem to have started off a little shaky. Before I even got the package, I got an email from them saying that some subscribers received postcards that were bent and unplayable, so to let them know if you had the same problem and they would send a replacement in the February mailer. They plan to use a firm mailer in the future.
I threw away the envelope accidentally before I remembered to take a photo, but it arrived in a regular thin plastic envelope. So, it is easy to see how some of the cards might have been bent. Mine was actually not bent, but it was a little curved at the edges and was totally unplayable!
This is the playable side of the postcard. I actually really like the artwork!
This note was included. I think they are doing a disservice to themselves by not disclosing that the postacrd will have an inferior sound (compared to vinyl) on their website.
This month’s song is “Driverless Passenger” by TOPS. I downloaded the song, and it’s actually gorgeous!
Verdict: It’s a beautiful song and beautiful artwork, which makes it worth the $5 to me. I am thinking about just downloading the tunes and hanging the postcards; they would make for some funky decor! Of course I’m disappointed that the postcard / record didn’t work, and honestly, I’m not sure it can work. I looked at the design on the postcard / flexidisc hybrid, and I actually can’t see how it could work with cardboard on one side. I’ve had lots of flexidiscs in my life and they all work fine, but I have my doubts about this model. I hope it does, though, it’s such a cool concept!
What do you think of Keep in Touch?