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gear4 X-Factor Karaoke PC kit

gear4 has joined forces with karaoke company Lucky Voice to launch a gadget that will turn your laptop or PC into a karaoke machine. We're sure you'll be able to give the current crop of X-Factor contestants a run for their money.

Connect the X-Factor Party Box Mixer to your PC or laptop and you'll be able to control the volume of each microphone, background music and echo. Then log on to Lucky Voice's X Factor Karaoke website where you can stream karaoke versions of the songs featured on the TV show to sing along to.

You'll also need a set of PC speakers to ensure you can hear the backing track and yourself singing, as these do not come with the kit.

Lucky Voice says as soon as the show has finished on a Saturday night, the song from that episode will be made available on the website so whether its Big Band week or Rock night, you'll be able put your own twist on the track you've just heard X Factor contestants sing.

The £69 device comes with a voucher for one month's unlimited streaming of tracks from Lucky Voice's 7,500-strong catalogue. After that, you'll either need to those between purchasing another month's unlimited streaming for £7.99, or song credits, which cost £4.99 for 50 and can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis. .

The X Factor Party Box is priced at £69.99 and available from HMV, John Lewis, Argos and Currys now.

See also: Portable karaoke system fits in your pocket

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