Lil' Mib (Message in a Box)

With Lil' MIB, you can leave a sweet nothing for your little one or the love of your life.
created by

Richard Upchurch

$66.00

Richard Upchurch created by

Richard Upchurch

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Speaks to the Heart

With Lil' Mib, you can leave a sweet nothing for your little one or the love of your life. Press the red button to record a 30-second speech, shout-out, or serenade and raise the red flag to let your love know that they've got mail. Experiment with the pitch knob to distort your message for added whimsy and endless amusement. Handmade by Richard Upchurch in Brooklyn, New York.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in New York

Richard Upchurch

created by

Richard Upchurch

location

New York

created by

Richard Upchurch

location

New York

“Everything we do is built on previous days and our ability to move forward into something positive. Those days add up.”

While visiting his family in Mississippi, Richard Upchurch was sitting in the living room with his nephew, who was lost in a sea of toys. In the cacophony of beeps and pre-recorded noises, he thought it would be fun to build him a device to explore his own voice. Richard started out cutting and sanding wood on his apartment roof, gluing parts in his bedroom, and assembling in the kitchen. A year later, he began to build his business and community at a wood shop in Brooklyn. His company became an internship provider for local programs that promote self-sufficiency for inner-city students ages 15–19. "My goal for all who work with us is to feel a sense of place and pride in building something with their own hands, and find a voice in a world that often tells them to be quiet" he says.

Vist our blog to take a tour of Richard's Brooklyn studio and to read more about his tech toys.

Handmade Made in the USA
Ages
14+
Made from
plastic, electrical components, acrylic paint, plywood
Measurements
3" L x 2" W x 5.5" H
Care
Batteries can be replaced by unscrewing back cover and removing battery pack lid.
Notes
Includes 2 AAA batteries.
Item ID
26109

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsLil' Mib (Message in a Box)
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Good sound quality (4)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13)

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5.0

Lots O Fun

By 

from Springvale, Maine

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • headphone jack

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

    I had fun with it before I gave it as a gift. I can hardly wait to give it to her! She is going to love it and I bet it will be the best present at the party! Her mom and dad will probably be happy that it has a phone jack. (smile)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    A Sweet Anniversary Gift

    By 

    from Houston

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Charming
    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Good Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

        I bought this as a charming little anniversary gift for my husband. It's adorable and well made, plus it's fun to leave each other messages this way vs. texting or leaving notes scrawled on paper - I'm sure we'll use it almost daily. The perfect combination of form and function.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Fun! ( And yes, I'd buy it again)

        By 

        from Ventura, ca

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Controls
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Unique
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Home Use

          Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

          We use this to leave each other positive or sweet little messages during times when our work schedules don't allow for much in-person time together. It's turned out to be much nicer and more personal than texting, or even voicemail. It's like getting a little present every time one of us gets home and sees the little red flag up.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So Cute! Everyone who sees it Loves it

          By 

          from CT

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Controls
          • Good Sound Quality
          • Long Battery Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Fun

            Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

            Out team uses it for Fun

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hit of the all the gifts

            By 

            from Boston Ma

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Controls
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Home Use

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

              We love this, was a gift for a hard to buy for 15 year old son. It was a gift and he loved it, In fact we all love it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I couldn't be happier

              By 

              from Mars, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

              This product was the perfect gift. Prompt service, awesome product!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lil' Fun In A Box

              By 

              from Texas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • fun
              • Goofy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Love Messages

                Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

                This is a fun, cute lil' gift for kids and adults. I got it for a loved one, and they liked the first message I left so much that they won't record over it. Ha

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love Lil' Mib

                By 

                from colorado

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

                    Well, my son's birthday hasn't come along yet so he doesn't have it. Meanwhile, I love playing with it. So much so I may have to change the batteries before I wrap it. It's exactly as in their videos about it. You can warp your message in so many fun ways. I would have bought a different version of it but I love the red flag so much I had to have this one. Read the description of the size so you know what you're getting... I was expecting something bigger but only because I didn't look at the dimensions they stated.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    fun, functional gift

                    By 

                    from wilton, CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

                    You know when you have to leave a note about something before you head out the door but it is kind of involved and has several parts? Well this little recording box is perfect for THOSE messages. The red flag is an added bonus because when you get back you see that the message was listened to (or NOT) and act accordingly! Cute and functional.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    nice purchase

                    By 

                    from Burlington County, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Lil' Mib (Message in a Box):

                    This was a very cute gift. My only complaint was that I accidently hit the REC button after I had recorded a message. The message was then 'overwritten' and I had to re-record. There should be some sort of protection against accidently hitting the REC button.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes

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