Everything’s better with music in my opinion. There’s just something about listening to your favorite style of music that can make a person happier. According to Ravi Mehta, a business professor at the University of Illinois who studied the way a brain processes information against different levels of background noise, “a moderate level of noise (70 decibles to be exact) enhances creative problem-solving.” So when I spotted this personalized car speaker by Things Remembered, I thought this would make a perfect gift for Nate. This school year he became an Assistant Principal, something he’d been working towards for 4 years. I loved the idea of personalizing it for him, and that it not only looked really cool, but doubled as a speaker. With Bluetooth technology or USB he can connect his smartphone or iPad to the personalized car speaker. It also plays the radio, includes an adjustable volume control, and offers a docking station for his smartphone. The Things Remembered personalized car speaker is a multifaceted product that is sure to impress and a great gift for dad, a brother, son, husband or car enthusiast. The car speaker is available in red and offers 4 lines of engraving space. It’s available at Things Remembered for $60, $65 with engraving. Nate’s thoughts: He loves it! He mentioned when he is dealing with students that have made a bad choice, he uses the car speaker as a talking piece to get the kids to open up. He enjoys listening to music while working, and thinks the personalized car speaker is a perfect accessory to his office.