By Andrew Liszewski
While most of the world is content to privately enjoy their MP3 players with a pair of headphones there are still those who think everyone else is interested in hearing their music. But while MP3 players are small enough to conveniently fit in your pocket it’s next to impossible to find a similarly sized speaker that doesn’t sound like crap. Of course according to their website that’s not the case with the X-mini which claims to be the world’s first speaker that strikes the “perfect balance of pocketsize portability with uncompromising sound quality.”
To pull this off it uses an accordion like vacuum chamber that’s supposed to mimic the resonance of a sub-woofer when expanded and a high-fidelity speaker for reproducing all the mids and highs. I do like the fact that it has a built-in rechargeable battery since there are many other non-powered portable speakers on the market that are just too quiet to be of any use.
But don’t go pulling out the credit card just yet unless it’s to book a flight because it seems the X-mini is only available in Singapore right now for about $32.