I have a couple of Bluetooth speakers scattered around the house right now. One of them is a big sound bar from Creative and while it really really sounds great, that thing needs to be plugged into a socket and is super big to be even used anywhere beside the TV rack.
Well the good thing is that bluetooth speakers have been getting smaller and smaller and X-mini’s Click is one really great example of that. Watch the video below for a quick overview and sound sample.
X-Mini Slick Technical Specs
- Dimension: 36.8mm x 43mm
- Loudspeaker Output: 2W
- Battery Charge Time: Minimum of 2.5 hours
- Net weight: 47.5g
- Frequency Response: 180Hz - 16kHz
- Battery Capacity: 300mAh
- Available Colours: Black
- Speaker: Magnetically Shielded 33mm (4Ω)
- Signal-to-Noise: ≥90db
- Battery Charging Voltage: 5V
- Bluetooth Operating Frequency Range: 2.4GHz - 2.48GHz
- Bluetooth Compliant: v2.1 + EDR
- Bluetooth Playback Time: Up to 6 hours
- Wireless Range: Up to 10 metres/33 feet
- Bluetooth Profile Support: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP
The X-mini Click is a super portable speaker that weighs roughly the same (or just slightly more) as a single AA battery. The build of the unit is metal and very sturdy.
You get a USB charging cable, manual and fastening “lanyard” cord inside the box.
Here is the X-Mini Click besides the Mogics speaker (and a Lego minifigure) for size comparison.
Both are bluetooth mini speakers and both have similar size footprint although I like the build and the feel of the metal X-Mini Click over the plasticky Mogics, but to be fair, the Mogics is also waterproof so maybe metal wouldn't be a great idea anyway.
The speaker only has a singular button that acts as a power button and camera shutter button. To turn it on, just make a long press on the device. It will then automatically be able to function as a bluetooth connected keyboard as well so you can use the button as a remote shutter control for your smartphone.
The Click can also serve as a hands-free phone companion to act as a receiver and microphone for voice calls. The box doesn’t advertise it plainly but from my testing, it does that feature very well.
One thing that I would have liked is an integrated magnet at the bottom of the device similar to my mini bluetooth Mogics speaker. It really makes for a creative way of mounting the speaker to any metal surface (like a bike handlebar for example). This one simple thing really added value for this other brand
Another thing that maybe X-Mini could improve on the next version of the Click is a way to stream audio for devices without bluetooth. So for example, if you have an older iPod Nano or any mp3 player that doesn’t support bluetooth, they would include an 3.5mm Aux cable that routes through the micro USB slot similar to what I can do with the Mogics.
Beside every nitpicking and comparison I did with its closest competitor on my collection of bluetooth speakers, one thing that the X-Mini Click does best, and really puts the Mogics to shame is the quality and vibrance of it’s audio output. The X-Mini Click really outshines any other mini speakers that I have ever tried. Period.
Even with it diminutive size, it still manages to blast a richer sound that you’d think wouldn’t ne possible on such a small frame. It wouldn’t realistically compare to a bigger speaker obviously but for its size, this thing is a really solid performer.
If you’re in the market for a very portable and good quality speaker, X-Mini Click is really a solid buy. Now, If you are planning to use this outdoor, or bring into a group get together that would mean sharing this speaker to others, I think it would be best to consider a speaker that you could easily just plug into any device with or without bluetooth. Also remember that Click is not waterproof so be careful where you place it since it’s small and quite slippery due to the metal body.
X-Mini Click is being sold at a SRP of Php1,399.
X-mini is available at the following stores: Electroworld, Abensons, PowerMac, Egghead Audiohub, Robinson’s Galleria, Astroplus, Takatack, Lazada, iTrueMart Philippines, Storm Benefits, Reeco.com.ph, Beeper City, Odyssey, 8Telcom Davao City