Excerpt: In 1981 I remember getting my first Walkman, a device that changed how and where people listened to music. It was your own personal music library that could be carried with you where ever you went to be listened to with headphones. In 1981 I also remember buying my first set of external speakers as well. Let’s face it, in reality music tends to be a social medium.
Pros: -Small and portable, -Great clear and crisp sound for its size, -Wired and Bluetooth capable, -Can control your music from the speaker, -Speakerphone capability, -Bluetooth dongle capability
Cons: -Price (?), -Mono only, -Short inbuilt cable (hardwired to speaker), -Speaker exposed, -MiniUSB required to charge, -Distorts if overdriven (but then again so will everything)
Mobility Digest Review: X-mini KAI Capsule Speaker
27 January 2012
Excerpt: Press Releases flow out of the CES Show pretty hot and heavy and it is easy to miss, or to forget about some very interesting products. One such product for me was the X-mini KAI Capsule Speaker that packs a lot of features into a tiny little wireless speaker. As a matter of fact, the KAI Speaker is the first Bluetooth enabled speaker from X-mini, who has a large range of these mini speakers in the wired category.
Conclusion: The X-mini KAI is a great device, perfect for travelling and teleconferences. It is small and lightweight and produces an outstanding sound for its size. The battery is an issue, but this shouldn’t bother most people, as it doesn’t take long to recharge.
Pros: Small size; big sound; Bluetooth; microphone