Firstly a massive thank you to XMI for sending me this very small (thumb size) Bluetooth Speaker kit to review.
People often say that great things come in very small packets and with this speaker this is definitely the case.
Weighing less than 50g and measuring about the same size as my thumb the X-mini WE delivers excellent audio quality for up to six hours on one charge.
Key Features include
- Ultra-portable design - very small and compact, can even be hung from your bag or coat
- Excellent playback time on one charge - up to 6 hours
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Wired connectivity
- Ability to connect to older sound system as a Bluetooth dongle
- Impressive 1.5W sound output
The main selling point for me, however is the connectivity of this device. Firstly it is possible to connect multiple speakers together to make a louder sound system. Secondly the speaker has an audio out / headphone connector making it possible to turn this speaker into a Bluetooth dongle for older HiFi or stereo units. By simply connecting a normal mini-jack lead into the speaker it can be used as an audio source on a HiFI, sound system or even sound mixing desk. This is a great feature and can easily breathe new life into an older HiFI unit.
After testing the X-mini for a couple of days in the car and around the house my conclusions:
- Very good sound output at all volume levels with only a minimum of distortion at the highest volume
- Stylish, rugged design - looks good
- The ability to turn my old HiFi into a Bluetooth enabled device playing music from my iPhone is awesome
- Very good value for money
Do not be put off by the small size of the X-Mini WE as great things real do come in small packets!