Product Type: XMI in PC Speakers
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The best portable noise I've seen
XMI X-mini II
Member Name: Nigh
XMI X-mini II
Advantages: Loud, clear, small and light, rechargeable and ultimately convenient.
Disadvantages: bass can make it jump about, very small cable.
This little ball packs a might wallop when it comes to portable speaker systems, it really is louder than you expect it to be when you look at it. Firstly, it is very small and fits nicely in your pocket, while its also rechargeable via usb, which you can also handily plug into the same charger you use for Ipod or Iphone, so you dont have to keep it plugged in or carry around batteries. When you unscrew it and it springs up the sound becomes even fuller, louder and bassy. The sub-woofer really is quite astonishing, producing so much bass you need to make sure its set down on a stable surface or it will move around. The sound is loud enough to fill a good sized room and for a sunny day in the park its really perfect, keeping a good sized group of people entertained (so long as your music choice is good).
The sound quality is good too, about as clear and crisp as you would need from a portable system and far better than many of the larger more expensive ones out there. The little ball is stylish and different, with people always asking questions about where I got it and for much. Luckily I can tell them that it is a really good value product; at under £15 you couldn't really want or expect much better than this.
The only possible down side is that the cable for connecting it to ipods and laptops is tiny, though you do not usually need it to be any bigger, it can be annoying if you want to change the track and have to move the speaker too.
Summary: Great little gadget, perfect for its job and an interesting little talking piece