Of course do not expect thumping bass and super crisp mids and highs from the x-mini, it merely provides a decent quality sound with clarity and bass that you can take anywhere you want and use it for your laptops, smartphones or mp3 players — the design itself makes it interesting, the two speakers can be attached to one another through magnets on their bases – thus forming like a cool egg-shaped compact speakers.
These speakers are powered by internal rechargeable batteries that you can charge through the supplied USB cable. I have yet to test the longevity of the batteries but as the product info brags about, they can hold up to 12 hours of music playback from one full charge — seems to be true though, I’ve been using these speakers for hours since I bought them and haven’t had the need to recharge the batteries yet.
[update] I went on a road trip with my friends where we had no stereo in the car, we used these speakers from 2pm in the afternoon until 1am — non-stop. That’s 11 hours of straight playback. Cool.
Not to forget, another cool thing about this product is that you can also attach other x-minis to form a chain of speakers that enhances the quality of the sound, I have tried attaching just one x-mini (mono) and not only did it amplify the loudness, it also added more depth and clarity to the sound.
No need to bring bulky iPod docks or plug-in speakers when you have the x-mini – yes! it saves space and the hassle of finding an outlet when you’re out-of-town, on the beach.. or in the bathroom jamming to some of your favorite music while you’re doing your thing – whatever that may be!