Product Type: XMI in PC Speakers
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A perfect little speaker for our needs!
XMI X-mini II
Member Name: taramorg23
XMI X-mini II
Advantages: Great sound quality!
Disadvantages: Small cable
I bought my daughter a Hello Kitty car DVD player in September time as we were going on a long drive and I wanted to keep her amused for the journey. I hadn't really tested the DVD player before we went and the volume we found was too low particularly when we were on the motorway. I looked around for a little speaker to enhance the sound and this speaker caught my eye on Amazon as there was a wide choice of colours. I settled on white, not that it makes any difference to a 2 year old. The speaker cost me £17.99.
The speaker comes in a small tub, inside there is also a micro usb cable and a small case to keep the speaker protected.
The speaker is a compact size it is like a small orange. The wire is hidden inside the bottom of the speaker it folds neatly away. The wire is very small, it would work well if it were being used with an iPod or something similar, as my intention for using this was in the car I bought an extension cable to go from the DVD player to the speaker which would enable me to tuck the speaker away behind my daughter's car seat so she wouldn't play with it.
I am not going to run through the technical spec of these speakers as it is something I really don't understand! I just read the reviews on Amazon before purchasing and as I am not a technological person I simply picked the best item for my needs.
The speaker is rechargable using the micro usb, as I have a wall adapter I plug it into the wall it takes an hour or so to charge. Once the speaker is charged it will last up to 11 hours. The speaker can be opened up by twisting it to create a better sound. The first time we used this I was amazed at how good the sound quality was, the bass is perfect and it really enhances my daughters DVD player. The speaker has an on/off switch located next to the volume so to preserve the battery we turn it off and place it back in the pouch when not in use. I only need to use the speaker on a low setting for the DVD player to get a good sound, the bonus is that the sound can still be controlled through the DVD player for which I have a remote control making it easy for me to adjust the volume while we are on the go (not while driving).
I would thoroughly recommend this speaker, it is brilliant, I am amazed that such a small item can produce such a good sound. I have also used this with my iPod while in the house and I am very impressed. The battery life is decent too, I think I managed about 10 hours last time which is good considering I turn it right up when I attach it to the iPod.
This is a brilliant little speaker I would give it 5 out of 5.
Summary: Big sound from a tiny speaker!