Summary: Completely changed experience of watching films etc on laptop. Use it every day. I bought a stereo set as well, but I carry my laptop up & down from kitchen to living room to studio & bedroom, with this lil guy hanging off the side ;-> The built-in volume control works, but it's much more practical for me to control sound from my keyboard.
Summary: This mini-speaker has good sound and is very compact. It picks up local stations with good sound but the antenna must be weak because the pickup range is minimal and it won't pick up stations in Spokane (70 miles away) that I pick up with my car radio with ease. I wish it had a few favorite stations buttons as you have to scroll through the frequencies one click at a time.
Summary: The speaker/radio set has a lot of things to like about it. It is super compact. It is light weight. It collapse into practically the size of a yoyo. The sound is good with excellent clarity. The low end of the spectrum is very deficient. It is a very small unit so expectation of bass sound perhaps is not realistic. There isn't much bass but the clarity of the high-end and mid-range is impressive. The radio is only FM. The sensitivity is ok but not great.
Summary: I first heard of X-mini from an article refering to the founder's difficulty with fighting cheap knock-offs of his product. Intrigued by what sounded like a well engineered item, which would augment my camera and iPod, I decided for the price I could afford to gamble. I was a little skeptical of the X-mini Rave sound quality as small packages often sound like a tin speaker in a cracker box. Not what I expected. It was so much better.
Summary: This is just the perfect little thing to have if you need portable music or a louder speaker for your phone or laptop when playing audio or video. Great build quality, great aesthetics, very compact, and sounds wonderful. It picks up FM radio better than I expected considering it is so small.
Defective product recevied, Non defective one works great for it's size
7 December 2012
Summary: I purchased a pair of rave. One plays perfect, the other one sounds broken when on high volume(makes no sounds with low volumn), like the music is tapped inside the speaker. Also, For the broken one, when it's charging from USB on 'OFF' setting, the LED shows blue light(which should be red). Once i turn it on Audio/Radio, the light turns red (which should be blue) and has the above broken behavior.
Summary: An item came in promptly, but it is not the item listed, described. An x-mini WAVE came in, not an x-mini RAVE. The x-mini RAVE has 8hrs battery life, 2.5w sound output. The x-mini WAVE has 6hrs battery life, 2.0w sound output. Going to contact seller about this.. maybe get an exchange for the product LISTED or a refund.... Similar, but not the same... The WAVE sounds good, but the RAVE is definitely and noticeably better.