The X-mini II Capsule Speaker Review
Pros:Small, light, great sound and long battery life
Cons:The cable is a bit short
The X-Mini Speaker II Capsule Speaker promises to deliver “sound beyond its size” and it is no lie. This tiny speaker packs one hell of a punch and can be cranked up to a surprising volume. The X-Mini II features a very simplistic design. Small and round, the speaker can plug into your computer, phone, [...]
The X-Mini Speaker II Capsule Speaker promises to deliver “sound beyond its size” and it is no lie. This tiny speaker packs one hell of a punch and can be cranked up to a surprising volume.
The X-Mini II features a very simplistic design. Small and round, the speaker can plug into your computer, phone, stereo or anything with a headphone jack. While closed the speaker has an impressive sound, but with a slight twist the X-Mini pops open with an accordion-like centre for a deeper base sound. If you want to transport it, simply push and twist it closed and lock it into place.
This is one tough little speaker that has a surprisingly long battery life. After regular use I have only had to charge it once or twice – which I have very easily been able to do by hooking up to my laptop. Perfect for all those moments when you need some music but can’t be arsed to lug around a large set of professional speakers. I’ve taken this speaker to the beach, onto the roof top, to a friend’s place and use it every evening as I am cooking dinner. The quality of the speaker for the small price tag of under $30 can’t really be topped. The quality of the sound depends slightly on what surface you put it on (I found that the top of the microwave is an excellent spot for it).
The X-Mini speaker has proved itself to be invaluable to my musical household. The only Con I have noticed is that the cable that you use to hook the speaker up to your phone or computer is a touch short. While it does fit perfectly into the carved out nook at the bottom of the speaker, it can make it challenging if you have more distance to cover. It’s perfect for a phone, but if you have a big computer you will have to be a bit more creative with how you plug it in.
The speaker comes in a variety of cool colours. I have the black and red version, which I love as it’s classic looking and stylish. I can definitely see the advantage of having one of the brighter colours though as when you’re in a rush it is easier to spot it if it is bright purple or orange.