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@ About, remote control, features @
This little box will turn any flat surface into a speaker. You put it down and vibrations are sent through the material it is sitting on and they will be amplified as sound. That does mean you have to have a hard metal or wooden surface for it to work on. Picking it up off a table will just make it hiss some noise - it does have some output of its own but only the very high notes and high hats. The other thing is, it sounds terrible on metal, so you are best with a wooden surface.
The remote control with this is tiny, and has a short range. About five meters away when i angle the remote somewhat near the box it wont work and if you angle it too far away from the box, even close up it wont register either. The remote is almost pointless because its a lot easier and quicker just to get up and change the volume from the back of the box. At the back there is an up and down button and an on and off switch so you can live without the remote.
The box lights up red when it. Is switched off and lights up blue when on. The one thing i hate about this thing is the volume control. You have to press the button three times just to go up to a clearly different volume level. Pressing it once does almost nothing and twice makes a very very small difference. You will be stood there for hours holding down the volume button or constantly pressing it to go up.
@ Build Quality, Sound Quality @
Where volume is concerned, this is not just loud for a PC speaker, its loud altogether. On my desk it puts out a thumping amount of bass, enough to slowly vibrate the pens off the top. The concern for me though is the audio quality which depends on what surface you put it on, and what music you are playing. On a wooden desk it lacks the warmth and depth of other regular speakers and on metal it sounds tinny and flat. Power ballads seem like they are being sung with half the effort.
Build quality though is another plus for this little thing - i often leave it on for several hours a day and not once has it had a fault, and despite being constantly knocked over, it hasn't got a dent or mark. Even where the remote is concerned, this little thing has done alright. Perfect build quality, and reliable.
@ Overall @
This is not cheap and £70 and for that money you could get yourself some seriously good PC speakers. I would recommend getting the speakers because whilst this is an interesting gadget, it isn't very good.
Place the innocent looking cube on any flat surface and be amazed at what it can do! Connected to any sound source, the Nimzy Vibro MAX turns the flat surface into a speaker. Designed to go beyond conventional speaker technology, the Nimzy Vibro MAX uses an advance patented electro acoustic technology, projecting audio vibrations on to solid surface to produce sound. Crystal clear sound is produced through hard surface like wood, plastic or glass. Integrating digital amplifier, volume control and on/off buttons all in one tiny cube, the Nimzy Vibro MAX is more powerful than any of its predecessors. It comes with a handy slim remote control with adjustable bass, treble and volume.